Noteworthy Food & Drink
Our restaurants take full advantage of the fresh produce of Haldimand County to make unique and original dishes that will have visitors coming back for more.
Writers and bloggers rave about our restaurants and food shops. Check out some of the hot spots featured:
Built in 1853 as a hotel for travelling salesmen, the Fisherville Hotel & Tavern remains a destination for tourists and travelers alike. Featured in Live Small Town Magazine, this historic restaurant is a great stop for craft beer, delicious food, and now has two 2-bedroom suites available for guests.
The Twisted Lemon Restaurant and Flavour Junkies offers a casual fine dining experience. Winners of Ontario Southwest’s 2017 Innovative Business of the Year and featured in Let’s Discover ON, the company focuses on locally grown ingredients including greens from its own garden.
Debb’s Cuisine on Queen is known for its specialty Caesars that are an appetizer and drink in one. Check out this rave review from Dream Travel Magazine.
Take a walk down memory lane when you step into Sweet Retro-Spect. This candy and sweets shop has everything you could ever want – you may find an old favourite or something new, like one of its 26 flavours of popcorn bagged in-store. Read Dream Travel Magazine’s review.
The Sunflower Café was recognized on a “To Eat Before You Die” list published in Canada’s National Post newspaper for its classic version of Carrot Cake. Don’t miss a slice!
The Carolinian Café was featured in Hike Bike Travel for its picnic lunch. Take your packed lunch and latté down to the riverside park to eat.
Julia’s Bistro n Dunnville serves more than just pasta “like dad used to make” and is featured in Live Small Town Magazine for their grand breakfast and great burgers.
The Minga was also featured in Let’s Discover ON. As a non-profit coffee shop and vegan fare restaurant, the Minga uses locally grown produce from its sister business Shared Harvest Community Farm & Education Centre.
Locally made hard cider, cocktails, and beer that will please every palate. Local flavours and ingredients means you will only find it here.
Something completed unexpected is Clarity Unruffled Cocktails created by Twisted Lemon Restaurant. These clear, aromatic, well-balanced drinks can be enjoyed in the restaurant, or you can buy them to take home, either individually or in flights to enjoy with friends and family. Thanks to liquid alchemy and a clarification method using whole milk, which dates back nearly three centuries, they are a refined clear cocktail for the times.
Concession Road Brewing is Haldimand’s first micro-brewery and taproom in the Old Firehall at the corner of Highway 3 & Highway 6 in Jarvis, Ontario. They opened their doors in February 2018 with only 3 beers on tap and now have 11 rotating taps serving everything from light to dark & seltzers to sours. The taproom plays host many events such as “Pints & Punchlines” the hilarious monthly comedy show, weekly trivia nights, live music, date nights, and more.
Bains Road Cider produces a unique and locally sourced line of ciders. By purchasing excess fruit from local farmers, harvesting fence-row fruit that would go to waste, and growing their own produce, Bains Road Cider creates delicious ciders that have an extremely small environmental footprint. Available at the on-farm store by appointment or at select farmers markets.
Caledonia’s Oranje Son Brewing is one of Ontario’s smallest breweries, operating out of a renovated home garage. Oranje Son is taking Small Batch Brewing seriously. At 50 litres per batch, they take a very hands-on approach. Beer is available for to-go pick-up on Saturdays from 12 – 6pm (as well as some random days which will be updated on Facebook & Instragram).