Wellington Court Restaurant + Catering
This was our first time to Wellington Court, and we will definitely go back. Brendan was very personable and knowledgable. Even though the menu was smaller, there were several items that we wanted to try. The wine list was also varied and very reasonably priced. I'm looking forward to returning and introducing our friends to Wellington Court.
Some 30 years ago, before moving into town, my builder took me here as his favourite spot. It has
remained consistently great throughout that time. It has been a while since I have returned, but
it has managed to maintain it’s excellence in ambience and cuisine, both things that I appreciate as an old restaurant operator myself. You will not be disappointed.
Fantastic beef and duck. Need to work on dietary specialities. Gluten-free, dairy-free in each stage of the menu would better live up to this restaurant's reputation.
Would definitely return for the entrees.
This was our second visit and brought a group of 5. It was as great as first visit. Wonderful attentive staff great food!
Fantastic dinner out! Food was wonderful! Had the Oysters and Tuna Tataki as apps, wonderful flavours! Pasta with Beef and Short Rib special was delicious 😋.
They have a good selection of Canadian Wines, but also do corkage if you prefer something different.
Great service in a old home in Downtown St. Catharines.
Will be back again for sure.
As always, the food here is the best in St Catharines. Service is friendly and prices competitive. A lovely ambiance with the decor refresh. The calamari with candied lemon peel is always a favourite shared appetizer. My salmon was excellent as was my guest's Rigatoni. Sticky toffee pudding is always great for those who have never tried it here; just be forewarned everyone at your table will want a bite!
Always expect the best in food quality, imaginative menu and dedicated professional service - a must for any visitor to Niagara!
Great quality food and service, and it is such a nice atmosphere!
Our overall experience was pleasant, but we are both vegetarian and found the vegetarian main to be very weak. Cauliflower "steaks" do not visualize as a pile of cauliflower florets...which is what we were served. Truthfully, I'm not sure if we would return, even though everything else was nice.
A local gem. Been going for years and always very consistent. Have never had a bad meal/ experience and Dale’s great smile puts my evening over the top.
Have been a customer since Eric was a waiter. Still think it's the best in St. Catharines.
I must say it's the first time I've been to Wellington Court. Shelley greeted us at the door and sat us at our table. She explained the changes to the menu and served us our drinks very quickly. We had a couple of appetizers and I must say the calamari were probably the best we've ever had. the caesar salad was large and again very very good. I had the lamb shepherd's pie and not only was it filling it was great. I expected ground lamb but no it was so tender you could cut it just using your fork. My wife had the cod and enjoyed it along withe rapini and rossato. Although I would have liked to try the pickerel it must be just coming into season. All i all I would highly recommend the Wellington Court restaurant to everyone.
Totally excellent in every way!
Continues to impress on every visit
Great starter, carrot, apple soup with candied pecans with fresh focaccia. Super wine selection, including some I have never tried. Enjoyed Ravine’s Sand and Gravel blend. Yum!
I tell people that wellington Court is the best restaurant in St catharines but we were a victim of a bad seating situation. Out for a special occassion dinner, we (a couple) were seated beside a large family with two small children who shrieked and hollored most of the time. There were 2 other tables for two in the adjoining room that we could have been offered.
The service was very good and Ross midgley's cooking is suberb. Unfortunately the evening was marred by a total lack of ambience.
Great experience . Smaller menu but excellent choices something for everyone. Chef is outstanding and accomadation. Service was excellent. Will go back and recommend it.
We had been recommended to this restaurant by friends who eat out a lot, so I'm not sure if it was just a bad kitchen night or its regular standard.
It was a prix fixe menu from Valentines Day - already disappointed because no where on its website did it say that. Limited choices of food - good for restaurant's bottom line, not so much for the diner - unless you're Pearl Morrisette and it's been lovingly curated.
Do we give it another try? Not sure
Beautiful food, exceptional service, overall just an amazing experience. We will be back!
There were some unfortunate experiences that were had on the night in question. Though we showed up on time as per our reservation we had to wait for our table still, and there is really no where to wait. We had to dodge patrons and wait staff while people navigated between the upstairs and downstairs. Also I ordered the lobster bisque, as well as the prawn and lobster risotto. The bisque it would seem broke, and while flavourful as it was runny and not characteristic of a bisque at all. I had to send the risotto back the as the rice was not cooked and basically had to watch my partner eat while I waited for them to make another one. The entire experience was a more negative one than positive one, and because of this I feel I will not be back.
Great food and service. All four meals were excellent.
Had a great time at Wellington court. I was dining alone and my server was attentive, friendly but knew that I was also looking to be independent and have my space. The food was excellent, but the chicken a little too salty for my taste. Their split pea soup was amazing, however and if they have it as a feature on the menu I’d highly recommend it. Also great cocktails!!!!
As always , the tastes are perfect. The menu is small but covers all the tastes I might want. Music lovely and not intrusive. Service great. A great meal experience.
Did miss the mushrooms on toast!
dinner was fabulous and the waitress was wonderful
excellent food. excellent service. Nice to meet people
A place for excellent food and attentive service. My wife and I choose Wellington Court
regularly for our New Year's Eve meal out.
First time there but heard lots of good things. Service was great, environment was comfortable and food was very good with a very reasonable wine list. We would definitely return!
Our dinner was wonderful... every dish was carefully crafted and delicious, and setting and service was perfect. Highlights included the smoked scallops with savoury bread pudding, the pickerel, the brussel sprouts, and last but definitely not least the beyond amazing mushrooms and polenta. All excellent! Would highly recommend this restaurant to return to again and again.
Went with a group of 6 friends. Made reservations before, which they accommodated at the right time. They have a good selection of local wines, however no choices aside from local. The menu only had a few options. I had the Duo of Beef, which was out of this world!! Our server was awesome. Prices were ecpensive. It was truly a fine dining experience.
We had a great experience at Wellington Court for an annual friends Christmas dinner. Our food was phenomenal from appetizer to dessert.
Lovely birthday lunch. Delicious food ,friendly,knowledgeable and efficient staff. Thank-you Sherry.
Our evening was just right in most respects. But what is off-putting is that the Open Table request for 7:00 was met with the choice of 6:30 or 7:30.
We took the earlier option, at the end of a very busy week, but although the food and service were both great, there really did not seem to be the traffic that would justify “locking out” 7:00 that evening.
Food excellent. A notch above the typical restaurants we frequent!
Wellington Court has been my favourite place to dine since it opened!!
I’ve never been disappointed.
Fantastic Meal! The house pate melted in my mouth!
The restaurant is fantastic. The owner was also helping the staff and is very proficient. It would be a better experience if the chef would find a roast beef or steak sandwich to include on the lunch menu.
Very good as usual food outstanding and nice live music on that occasion
Wellington Court restaurant was a lovely spot to have dinner for my significant and I to celebrate our first anniversary! Right on the edge of downtown St. Catherine's, it is quite convenient to go from the station and have a nice stroll to the restaurant. It gives the feel of a quaint, quiet and cozy place to have dinner. There were very few tables for some couples and groups, but overall small - which was great for conversation as the volume was not very loud. Service was exceptional, which was fast, polite and helpful. However what was most delightful was the quality of the food which was absolutely delicious. It was easy to tell the ingredients were well prepared, and attention was given to preparing our food. Every bite along with the sauces it was served with was top notch. For five dollars I would definitely recommend the fingerlings, they were absolutely exceptional as a side dish. Overall would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant to a friend!
Has been one of our go-to places for decades, but menu was uninspired, service absolutely deplorable and food so-so. It was a Saturday night and almost no other diners. It would appear we aren’t the only ones to have noticed the decline.
Just tons of flies and gnats flying around screwing up the ambience.