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Olde School Restaurant

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Hwy 2 W & Powerline Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L8, Canada
(519) 753-3131
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Day Brunch

Enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day Sunday brunch at the Olde School restaurant. Dress code would be smart casual but some people were in jeans. Make reservations is probably not necessary but we did anyway. Parking lot is small approximately 50 cars, enter the main entrance of restaurant to a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
JazzyButtons
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Brantford, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Brantford, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day Sunday brunch at the Olde School restaurant. Dress code would be smart casual but some people were in jeans. Make reservations is probably not necessary but we did anyway. Parking lot is small approximately 50 cars, enter the main entrance of restaurant to a small flight of stairs to the left. A reservation desk with... More 

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Paris, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We go for brunch and it is very good,service is excellent they owner is there and always greating customers

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Brantford, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful ambiance, generous servings of great good, amazing service and surprisingly great prices. (Really not much more than an East Sides...for much better quality and atmosphere.). Love the piano, as well...again, it's a really nice atmosphere.

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Brantford, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I went for the Valentines Day special dinner yesterday, and it was wonderful, I have been going to The Olde Schoolhouse since it opened, and have always been pleased. Took my twin daughters there for their 16th, 19th, and 21st birthdays, anniversaries etcetera, and have always been happy with it. You will be hard pressed to find... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

For a fancy restaurant service is not great. The owner is so busy yelling at staff in from of customers they are always on edge. This takes away form the nice quiet atmosphere you would expect in a fancy restaurant. Food not enough for what you pay

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Every year our staff goes here for Christmas get together. As always we're extremely satisfied. Food is out of the this world. cooked exactly how you want. . Our server also had an assistant and we were doted on the entire time. Service was exceptional. They haven't changed much of the decor inside so its very intimate & quaint. There... More 

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Ingersoll, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On New Year's Eve my boyfriend and I went to the Olde School Restaurant for our first time. The place was packed and they were doing 3 seating’s. We chose to do the last seating at 8:30pm. When we walked in, the doorway was jammed with people trying to get their coats and also people waiting to be seated and... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Many years ago I had eaten at this establishment. So I was delighted that we were able to go back and enjoy several great meals. The owner is present and very focused on running a tight ship with outstanding service complemented with good food. Our server Penny took great care of us to round out a great experience.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

A great restaurant just outside of Brantford. A rear old school house that's been converted to a restaurant, it's has great ambience with lots of choices of dining rooms. The serving staff is old school and very traditional. The food was excellent, I had the Venice medallions with lobster tail with Greek rice soup to start. We were a party... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant is true to form with the school theme. As you walk into the restaurant you feel as if you have gone back in time . The decor is something to look at and all the old school articles make it a delight and bring back memories when I went to school lol. My husband and I actually had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 2 W & Powerline Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brantford
  • Phone Number: (519) 753-3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

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