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Hearthside Dining Room

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Canadian, American
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1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada (Settler"s Line and Lakeview Road)
+1 705-295-4591
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Keene, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is our favourite restaurant in the Peterborough region. On winter nights, there's a welcoming log fire in the hearth; in summer you have a view over Rice Lake and its islands. The menu offers variety to suit the adventurous as well as the more traditional palate and almost all the beef, chicken, pork, duck and turkey served is produced... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a reservation for four on a Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. The restaurant was quite busy and after being seated we were ignored for ten minutes. When the server finally acknowledged us she handed us the dinner menus but no wine list. After getting the servers attention (she whizzed right by our table several times) we asked for... More 

Thank sunset07
Sarnia, Canada
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175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate here on a Friday night for my parents anniversary. We were told we needed a reservation but the restaurant wasn't full so they seated us. Some of my family had dietary restrictions so they allowed us to also order off the pub menu from next door. The view of the lake from the restaurant at... More 

Thank Erin B
Kingston, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My wife and I ate here a couple of times while we stayed at the resort. The food is local, fresh, and tasty. Steaks are well seasoned and well cooked. Fresh vegetables. Good Canadian wines on the menu. All the desserts were delicious. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Stephen T
Guelph, Ontario
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The breakfast and brunch that we had in the dining room was excellent. We did the "couch potato" special that included breakfast, dinner and brunch.

1 Thank heathermZ6375KI
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177 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Hearthside Dining at Elmhirst Resort is a beautiful cottage resort snuggled on the shore of Rice Lake just off Settlers Line. Unfortunately our GPS suggested we take Settlers Line all the way from highway 7 rather than taking county road 2 from Keene to Settlers Line. The first 7 kilometres of Settlers Line(which is un paved road) from highway 7... More 

Thank 243Furby
Greg E, Owner at Hearthside Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your posting! We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Hearthside Room at Elmhirst's Resort. Great to hear you were celebrating the New Year in style with ice wine from our all VQA wine list as well....delicious. Settler's Line is gorgeous countryside and great for testing yourself on a mountain bike but we... More 

Ontario, Canada
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable with an upscale ambiance. The serving staff are professional, presentation wonderful and the meal perfectly prepared wonderful dining experience

Thank CrawdadJCW
Trent Hills, Canada
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287 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Sunday brunch is fabulous. Great variety with something for every diet. And the view of the Lake is stunning. Good service and lovely piano music in the background. When it's busy, it may take a few minutes to get an omelet made to order! The restaurant is a wonderful place to take out of area guests.

Thank GuinnessBoy1950
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We travelled to Elmhirst's Resort for a wedding for 1 week through July this summer. The wedding set up for ceremony and reception was outstanding but the lodging and grounds left a lot to be desired. The cabins are quite old and some are in need of some updates. We had stayed in cabin 8 and called 4 days of... More 

Thank Shelleybean03
Greg E, Owner at Hearthside Dining Room, responded to this review

Hello and thanks you for your posting. It required some thought as it appears on our restaurant profile but is largely accommodation related. First and foremost thank you for mentioning your enjoyment of the wedding and of our restaurant experience. It’s a real treat to be part of such a special occasion. We are sorry your perceived value expectations were... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Since we were there for a wedding recepyion dinner, we opted for lunch at their lounge/pub which had great plane decor. The food was average and the service a little slow with only one server for Saturday lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Ontario K0L 2G0, Canada
    (Settler"s Line and Lakeview Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Otonabee-South Monaghan  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 705-295-4591
We're locavores! Central to the Elmhirst experience is locally-sourced food. Farm-to-table freshness is a key ingredient in our seasonal culinary creations. We raise our own chickens, cows, ducks and turkey right on the resort, and our plentiful gardens offer us our very own herbs, honey and vegetables. Partnerships with local farmers and producers allow us to round out our extraordinary offerings. Join us in casual elegance at our Hearthside Dining Room. In addition to breathtaking views of the lake, we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. We're renowned for our Sunday Brunch, featuring freshly-carved roast beef with fresh vegetables. Our guests come from far and wide for our desserts made in-house by our very own pastry chef.

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