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116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 822-5692
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great summer afternoon spot to stop!

We love going here in the summer.....the food is fresh and delicious. The staff friendly and polite. The ice cream.....well who doesn't like ice cream. For those of you who love a nice Cream Tea...they do very nice version....although the cream is whipped cream not clotted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Guelph, Canada
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English first
Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We love going here in the summer.....the food is fresh and delicious. The staff friendly and polite. The ice cream.....well who doesn't like ice cream. For those of you who love a nice Cream Tea...they do very nice version....although the cream is whipped cream not clotted.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Another stop in Guelph Ontario and another excellent visit to The Boathouse. Love the view along the river and in fair weather the seats on the patio are fabulous. Even inside the windows are large and provide a wonderful view of the river. The food is excellent and a great choice to please all palettes. Reasonably priced and excellent service.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My party of four loved our lunch and tea. Very unique and historic setting, great service, excellent wraps and tea..one of the best wraps I have ever had. We will be back, I guess many times.....

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a very different experience with mismatched dishes, tables and chairs. However, the lunch menu has its own uniqueness - one of a kind salads, High Tea with sandwiches and scones, tasty soup and sandwiches

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great location with nice view of the river. Although it was windy we sat outside and felt quite sheltered. The food was good and enough choices for everyone's taste. Our waitress was very friendly and more than happy to make suggestions about local attractions, other places to eat etc. Definitely recommend this place for a nice light lunch and then... More 

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Guelph
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On steamy summer days Guelphites walk, bike, or drive to the little old boat house located right on the Speed River, across the street from the park. An interesting collection of ice cream flavours and a casual, comfortable outdoor environment, including a covered patio, make it a popular place for local people. Kiddie cones available to everyone and there's no... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Brought my daughter for lunch today and was told it would be a 15 minute wait. Totally fine, not an issue. Then was told there was a table outside but that it was in the sun, that was fine with me, I said I would take it. So they directed me to a table outside just to the rigt of... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is my most favourite place to go to in Guelph whenever I need some "quiet time" or like meet girlfriends. This place has never disappointed me! I love the friendly staff, charming interior and exterior and the varied and excellent menu. There are always daily specials. The coffee is excellent and the staff offer free refills, too. Their scone... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It was raining and there was little or no parking close by. Service was good...staff was friendly. Vegetable soup was excellent...quiche was soso. For a nice snack by the river when you're in downtown Guelph I'd recommend it. Not a high end eatery as I was anticipating.

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Cambridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I took my mother there for high tea on mothers day and was a bit disappointed the tea was flavorless weak and lukewarm and the sandwiches were dry also I think the cream for the scones was out of a can haven't decided if I'm going to go back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 822-5692
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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