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Cafe Restaurant Compose

235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
(902) 532-1251
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Weaverville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here one night while in Annapolis Royale. Everyone was very pleasant. Our server was delightful and fun to talk to. The view of the water is pleasant. My wife and I both had seafood. It was well prepared and of ample size. Wine election was limited, but adequate.

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Nova Scotia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was a first visit and we would definitely return. The restaurant offers Austrian food as well as specializing in local seafood. Having eaten schnitzel at home a few days before, we opted for seafood. The pan-seared scallops were excellent, as were the desserts. The restaurant has a great location looking out over the water and on a warm night... More

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Kanata, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I were at a loss as to where to go for dinner on a recent visit to Annapolis Royal. We decided to give Café Restaurant Composé a try. The Restaurant itself was warm and charming, nicely decorated. It is located next to the water and lovely gardens. The first night we ate inside. John and I had... More

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Coquitlam, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This family trip has been putting Tripadvisor's no. 1s to the test. Sometimes, no 1 is not for us and have found runner ups better. This is the case here. We found Cafe Compose a better choice for dinner for our family of three. If you don't have reservations, it still works if you dine early (as with many places).... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of dining at Restaurant Compose. The restaurant offers both Canadian and Austrian specialties. The restaurant is very charming with a beautifully set table. Our waitress did a great job. Our appetizers were seafood chowder and spinach salad. Both were excellent. Being in the Digby area we had scallops, they were cooked perfectly. They came with... More

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Belwood, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We wanted water-side dining and walked in at 15 minutes before 2:00 in the afternoon. We were greeted by a rude woman who said they close at 2:30 and she didn't have time to serve us. We were a group of 4 and there were empty tables. She had a towel in her hand and waved it at us in... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were recommended to this place by our hotel. The visit was most disappointing. The place was very hot and riddled with biting flies. I ordered a steak as my main and asked for mustard to be told that there was none. My husband's meal was mediocre too. We complained and the owner/chef appeared who told us that we were... More

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hlfx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had dined here a few years ago and had scallops then. This is the reason we wanted to go back to Annapolis Royal. We were not disappointed. Again, the Scallops were done to perfection, seared just right, locking in the flavour. It was a beautiful sunny day as we enjoyed our meal on the patio. We are looking forward... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ordered lobster risotto. It came with its main constituent (rice) only partially cooked. Same fate at adjacent table. Waitress said the rice was an "Aboriginal Rice" (?) and that was how it is supposed to be served. I've had risotto in many fine Italian restaurants from Europe to New York City and never experienced such a fate. Terrible! Oh, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

First experience was great, except they messed up our dinner reservation. No worries, we were accommodated and had a fabulous meal. Back in town this week, so went there for lunch. Worse chicken club sandwich EVER! More like a thrown together chicken sandwich with stale bread, and what's with the owner? Her staff are terrified of her. Plenty of other... More

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