Wellington Court Restaurant + Catering

4.6
188 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
Located in the heart of the Niagara Region in the city of St. Catharines, Wellington Court established as one of the top spots. Known for contemporary Canadian farm-to-table cuisine, a clever Ontario wine list + classically crafted cocktails. In the summer enjoy the pretty patio and Friday night musical entertainment under the stars. The second floor of the restaurant, UP at Wellington, is a contemporary private dining + event space available for celebrations and meetings. The food, service and atmosphere are a reflection of the love Erik and his wife Dale, who manages the front of the house, have for Niagara and the hospitality industry. Erik + Dale also operate The Coach House Cafe located at Henry of Pelham Winery, Chilero - damn awesome tacos located at the Outlet Mall in Niagara on the Lake, as well as The Duke airbnb, a fun modern space feating 3 bedrooms and awesome location!
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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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RY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit and brought a group of 5. It was as great as first visit. Wonderful attentive staff great food!

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always expect the best in food quality, imaginative menu and dedicated professional service - a must for any visitor to Niagara!

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food and service, and it is such a nice atmosphere!

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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H
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been a customer since Eric was a waiter. Still think it's the best in St. Catharines.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally excellent in every way!

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DL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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RY
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience . Smaller menu but excellent choices something for everyone. Chef is outstanding and accomadation. Service was excellent. Will go back and recommend it.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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KS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, exceptional service, overall just an amazing experience. We will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. All four meals were excellent.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!!!!

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P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

dinner was fabulous and the waitress was wonderful

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VS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food. excellent service. Nice to meet people

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A place for excellent food and attentive service. My wife and I choose Wellington Court
regularly for our New Year's Eve meal out.

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WT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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GS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Wellington Court for an annual friends Christmas dinner. Our food was phenomenal from appetizer to dessert.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch. Delicious food ,friendly,knowledgeable and efficient staff. Thank-you Sherry.

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f
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. A notch above the typical restaurants we frequent!

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wellington Court has been my favourite place to dine since it opened!!
I’ve never been disappointed.

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Meal! The house pate melted in my mouth!

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SW
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good as usual food outstanding and nice live music on that occasion

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food.
Amazing service.
Just tons of flies and gnats flying around screwing up the ambience.

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