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Cafe Restaurant Compose

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Austrian, European, Canadian
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235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
(902) 532-1251
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, great location

This doesn't look promising from the street, dark and uninviting. Don't be fooled. The main dining area is at the back of the building and beyond that a perfect patio eating area, close by the boardwalk and the water's edge. Look out across the water while you eat - perfect on a sunny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
deedub47
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Caledonia, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Caledonia, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This doesn't look promising from the street, dark and uninviting. Don't be fooled. The main dining area is at the back of the building and beyond that a perfect patio eating area, close by the boardwalk and the water's edge. Look out across the water while you eat - perfect on a sunny day. Cheerful, friendly, informal service with good... More 

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nova scotia canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good food, lovely desserts, and a really cool atmosphere...water view..the only restaurant in town with a true water view. The owner is a character who comes out to meet almost everyone in the place. She is friendly and gives out shots of shcapps to end the evening. Oh, and do not get fooled into going anyplace else for lunch...which ends... More 

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Annapolis, MD
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had dinner here on their back patio overlooking the water. The setting was very pleasant and the waitress was delightful. The menu was varied with a nice selection, and the food and wine were very good. Very much enjoyed our evening and would recommend.

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have ate at Restaurant Compose many times over the last few years and have been very pleased with my meals every time . The Austrian cuisine is very good , also the local scallops are great and my favorite the steak is the best in town. The back deck which is sheltered from the wind by glass walls is... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was part of a six-day "Backroads Company" biking tour of Nova Scotia which included many cuisine experiences as well as the ride. Many in our group dined at Cafe Restaurant Compose and consider it one of the best in an area that had many great restaurants. Every meal at the table, especially the scallops, drew praise. The service was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a very good dinner with excellent Austrian cuisine! Amanda does a really good job! Thank you very much!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were at this restaurant for the first time and it was really nice. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was really great. We sat outside by the windbreak and the view was absolutely beautiful. We had the golden Haddock and Schnitzel. It is a really great place to eat.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Came here because of trip advisor and was not disappointed. Digby scallops delicious . Nothing deep fried . Scenic with a beautiful sunset .

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Parkers Cove, Nova Scotia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had gone to town on the spur of the moment for a late dinner and didn't have reservations anywhere. We went into Compose thinking we would be turned away as it was very busy. However, the lovely owner came out of the kitchen and said we could stay if we would sit in the front room. This area isn't... More 

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Penticton, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were so pleased to come across this restaurant and to experience the amazing patio and view at the back. There was also a lovely walkway beyond the patio along the water. The Austrian chef excelled at the Digby scallops, seafood chowder, schnitzel and apple strudel. Our server was most pleasant and accommodating. Enjoyed the lovely classical music as well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Annapolis Royal
  • Phone Number: (902) 532-1251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian, European, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?