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Cafe Restaurant Compose

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
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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
great setting, competent cooking

This is not fine dining, but decent food is competently cooked and served. We went on a lovely evening but sat inside as it was getting late. Our window seat had a great view. I had scallops and they were not the best I have ever had but they were OK. I cannot remember what my partner had (fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
maryann-ns
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Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is not fine dining, but decent food is competently cooked and served. We went on a lovely evening but sat inside as it was getting late. Our window seat had a great view. I had scallops and they were not the best I have ever had but they were OK. I cannot remember what my partner had (fish of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We sat in the veranda as it was a nice evening and had a lovely view of the water. The food was good - we tried the spazel I think it was - traditional Austrian accompaniment, which was nice. The chefs are Austrian and Swiss apparently. Seafood chowder was good too. The staff was polite and helpful. We only had... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Best service, food and view in Annapolis Royal. Don't miss this one! Popular spot so make sure you make a reservation especially for dinner. Enjoy!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant looked nice, but when they wouldn't go through the bother of making a grilled cheese sandwich for my daughter (two slices of bread, cheese in the middle, it's not rocket science) during what looked to be a slow lunch service (10 other people in the resto), we left. Ridiculous level of service; very disappointing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I came in with my family and was given a bogus excuse about how there were too many reservations and couldn't accommodate us. We were a group of 5 adults and 3 small children. They suggested we go to another restaurant nearby. So we did and it was great. We walked back to our car and looked into Compose and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ended up at Café Compose on an evening that was cool and threatening rain, so we chose NOT to eat on the back deck, with it's unrestricted view of the Annapolis Basin. On an evening with sunset, the view would be spectacular. It was still a sight to watch the ever-changing clouds that kept promising rain. The wood panelling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We first tried to eat here on the first night just before 8pm, but the restaurant was already closing, hard to fathom for a European ;-). Decided to try again the next evening and were not disappointed. The Milano schnitzel was very good, and so were the starters. Would definitely eat here again if we were in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

great views overlooking water. Amy, who served us was top rate. Food was really good. Salmon starter and fish chowder both excellent. My main of steak in a pepper sauce with king prawns was one of the better meals. ,particularly liked the vegetables with it. Timings lousy in nearly 40 min wait for starter( in no hurry) then main brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We wanted lunch on the water and something more than fish and chips and this cafe exceeded our expectations in both categories. We sat on a patio behind the main dining room that was partly shielded from the breeze. WE looked out over a charming garden onto the water. The food, chowder, Digby scallops and a smoked salmon brioche -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quick review: excellent scallops and schnitzel. Nice waterview location. The service needs to be more attentive to get my top rating. The menu has a wide variety, from a number of seafood dishes to schnitzels, sausages, and sandwiches. Lobster risotto and Thai-flavored lobster pasta are also options. First, excellent bread was delivered to the table. This is noteworthy because the... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Restaurant Compose

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

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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