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McGill's Cafe and Restaurant

18 Kentucky Crt | Nova Scotia, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 4N2, Canada
+1 902-681-3225
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (6 reviews)
“halibut” (4 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
Cafe, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Kentucky Crt | Nova Scotia, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 4N2, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

McGill's is a hidden treasure. The menu is unique and the food is very good, well prepared and presented. It serves an upscale lunch menu. The atmosphere is neat and clean. Good service and friendly staff. Pricing is moderate. Great specialty Coffee and Teas and...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a good experience at McGill’s. The staff are friendly, and the food is always fresh, well presented, delicious and reasonably priced.

1  Thank MHEBB2014
Robert S, Owner at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate hearing from our guests. It will soon be patio time again, stay tuned for our Friday nights entertainment lineup. Cheers Judy

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we entered the lower area of the restaurant, designated for fine dining, the ambiance was perfect. It was good that we had a reservation as there was the quiet yet healthy hum of a goodly number of happy diners. We sat in...More

1  Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at McGill's several times and are never dissapointed. We returned for lunch again this week. As always an intriguing and interesting menu was presented and our selections were superb. I especially loved the roasted vegetable soup. A very pleasant and effecient server...More

3  Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Pesto penne I had was amazing and the wild mushroom risotto my girlfriend said was “really no words to be honest, heavenly would be the closest” we would recommend this to anyone.

2  Thank patrick1221
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Always a warm welcome. Friendly staff and delicious food. The staff makes you feel that they really appreciate you being there.

2  Thank 643maurice
Robert S, Owner at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves in providing great food & service. This weekend Feb 22-24 is featuring our Indian theme menu, the butter chicken & spiced carrot cake are so delicious. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Judy :)

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The modest exterior of this restaurant in New Minas contains a scrumptious secret within. I knew from friends to ask for the cellar portion of the restaurant for our lunch for an added treat. The setting was inspired, and reminiscent of my trips to Italy....More

1  Thank Shirley R
Robert S, Owner at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Shirley. We appreciate hearing from our guests. I highly recommend the rack of lamb it is superb. We look forward to seeing you on your anniversary. Judy

Reviewed 2 February 2018

We had been seeing Facebook posts popping up more and more on friends' accounts and thought it worthy of a try. Not at all disappointed. The food was absolutely excellent and this was our first try. It's moderately expensive but well worth the money. The...More

2  Thank Pipemeister
Reviewed 20 January 2018

My friend and I stopped in for lunch and were greeted by a very friendly, helpful waitress. Our lunch was served promptly and with a smile. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend McGill's Café to anyone wanting to eat...More

2  Thank JAConrad
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We stop in for lunch whenever we are in the area. You can always feel comfortable that you will get good food and good service. They go out of their way to please people. The food is fresh and made from local products. Brittany always...More

2  Thank cpnanny
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Questions & Answers
24 November 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your inquiry, on Friday's we serve an oven roasted tenderloin of beef with all the trimming, including yourkshire puddings. I must same it is absolutely delicious! Come see and taste for yourself... More
24 November 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
Hi there, we serve roasted tenderloin with all the trimmings including yourkshire pudding on Friday's only. Please call for reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Kentucky Crt | Nova Scotia, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Kentville  >  New Minas
  • Phone Number: +1 902-681-3225
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