People around a table enjoying a meal.

Elora Brewing Company | Daniel Dunlop Photography @the__stash

17 awesome spots to pair drinks and a meal in Ontario

People around a table enjoying a meal.

Elora Brewing Company | Daniel Dunlop Photography @the__stash

Pair your drink with a delicious meal at their Instagram-able onsite eateries that will have you foodies feeling gratified and craving more.

Southern Ontario

The Restaurant at Pearl Morrissette

Never one to conform, Pearl Morrissette has opened its doors to diners with an ever-changing, carte blanche menu of seasonally inspired French style fare, perfectly paired with their outstanding wines.
Note: Let them know about any dietary restrictions in advance so the Chefs can fully accommodate you.

Location: 3953 Jordan Road, Jordan Station

Bistro at Good Earth Food & Wine Co.

One of Niagara’s original farm-to-table dining spots, this bistro also offers unique cooking classes and demos, as well as awesome events with local chefs and wineries, including of course, their own.

Location: 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville

Burger Rebellion and Refined Fools Brewery

Sarnia’s midtown location of popular Burger Rebellion is conveniently located at the Refined Fools Brewery, local craft brews with a hipster flair and high-brow burgers. A perfect union.

Location: 1326 London Road, Sarnia

Viewpointe Estate Winery

Perched on the edge of Lake Erie, Viewpointe is one of Essex County’s treasures, showcasing culinary diversity and a magnificent panorama from the patio.

Location: 151 County Road 50 East, Harrow

Bushfire Smoke BBQ at Niagara Oast House Brewers

What better complements an old 1800s barn than great craft beer and old school barbeque? Possibly the hippest renovated cowshed in Niagara, Oast House Brewers invites you to the big red barn for Friday night pints, live music and BBQ.

Location: 2017 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Restaurant at Waupoos Estate Winery

Visit the oldest winery in The County, nestled among the vines and orchards, overlooking Prince Edward Bay. The full-service restaurant features grand windows with a commanding view of Lake Ontario, and a menu that includes poultry and produce from the winery’s own operational farm and gardens.

Location: 3016 County Road 8, Picton

Kitchen 76 at Two Sisters Vineyard

Looking for an authentic, rustic Italian menu perfectly paired with full bodied red wine overlooking over 100 acres of vineyard? Look no further; just get yourself to Two Sisters (reservations are recommended).

Location: 240 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Restaurant at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

One of Niagara’s heritage vineyards, Ravine Winery employs green practices both in the winemaking and in the kitchen. They grow their own organic vegetables onsite, bake their own bread and sell their own canned preserves. Farm dining at its best.

Location: 1366 York Road, St. Davids

Bistro 42 at North 42 Degrees Estate Winery

Surrounded by vineyards, Carolinian forests, Lake Erie shores and lavender fields, there’s no end to the views at this lovely fusion-style bistro in southwestern Ontario’s EPIC wine country.

Location: 130 Essex County Road 50, Harrow

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery

Dine in a restored 1885 Queen Anne Victorian style manor at Peninsula Estates Winery for lunch, dinner or leisurely Sunday brunch. On a clear day, you can see the Toronto skyline from the vineyard.

Location: 5600 King Street West, Beamsville

The Patio Restaurant at County Cider

What pairs extremely well with a delicious cider? Lamb sliders and wood fired pizza, of course. Add in a breathtaking view overlooking Prince Edward Bay and you have yet another reason to visit Prince Edward County.

Location: 657 Bongards Crossroad, Waupoos

Central Ontario

Riverside Brewpub at Whitewater Brewery

Located right by the Ottawa River, Whitewater Brewing Company brings the same passion and priorities they invest in their craft beer to their seasonal, locally sourced brewpub menu.

Location: 503 Rafting Road, Foresters Falls

Bistro at Spirit Tree Cidery

Spend an afternoon at this oasis in the Caledon countryside. May we recommend the Cider Master’s Charcuterie Board; five cider samples paired with artisan cheeses, cured meats, Ice Cider Pate, Cafe de Paris Butter and artisan bread made onsite.

Location: 1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon

Rhubarb at Boshkung Brewing Co

Located just below Haliburton and Muskoka, Boshkung serves as a gateway to cottage country and has become an essential stop for tasty small batch brews and the local seasonal food at Rhubarb. Tip: on warm fall days, snag a picnic table overlooking Mirror Lake. Instagram gold!

Location: 9201 ON-118, Algonquin Highlands, Minden

Paddock Cafe at Adamo Estate Winery

Come for the award –winning wine, stay a bit longer for the farm-to-table fare and views overlooking the vineyard and countryside. The selection of charcuterie plates featuring salumi and cheese, cured and aged onsite, come highly recommended.

Location: 793366 3rd Line EHS, Mono

The Kitchen at Elora Brewing Company

One of Ontario’s most enchanting villages is home to a craft beer and ‘farm-to-table’ gem of a brewery, gastropub and bottle shop. The heritage architecture, Grand River, Elora Gorge and the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa invite you to stay awhile.

Location: 107 Geddes Street, Elora

Northern Ontario

Tap Room at Lake of the Woods Brewing Company

Inspired by the clean, fresh water of northern Ontario, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company’s Sultana Gold Blonde Ale is a Royal Winter Fair winner – best paired with comfort pub fare at the tap room. Ask about onsite brewery tours.

Location: 350 2nd Street South, Kenora

Each of these incredible destinations offer a delightful and unforgettable food & drink experience. Get ready to indulge in a variety of mouth-watering flavors that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Last updated: March 25, 2024

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