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The Little Inn

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26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
519 565 2611
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary...
The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary destinations, the Willow Room, and the Four In Hand Taproom. Both venues will feature bespoke menu concepts by renowned Chef Michael Potters, featuring locally sourced Huron County produce & proteins. Wine, spirits & cocktails are being realized by John Szabo, Master Sommelier.
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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really great service

Our server, Keegan, was knowledgeable and helpful without being intrusive. We dined at the Inn for breakfast after staying the night before. Our meals were quick and good, but nothing overly remarkable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
CCbud
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Barrie, ON
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stratford, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Little Inn has just reopened and if tonight's experience was how things are going to be, we will not be back. Service was awkward and inexperienced, it took 45 minutes after seating to have our food order taken and 3 hours to dine on a 2 course meal. A lot of waiting. Food was warm and the first course... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent dining experience at the Inn, we appreciate all manner of feedback, and apologize that we fell short of your expectations. Having just re-opened a few weeks ago, we are striving to provide the best guest experience possible, and understand there may be a few tweaks that need to be... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The restaurant at the Little Inn in Bayfield has just been completely renovated. And it has only been open in its new incarnation for a few days. (It has a new name too -- The Willow Room) We stayed for three days and ate several meals -- 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners and a brunch in the restaurant. The new staff... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Dear Helen, thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to the newly renovated Inn. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, as we strive daily to improve our guest experience in all aspects, from our rooms right through to the dining product, and appreciate all manner of feedback. We hope to... More 

Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we attended with a large group from work. An entire room was dedicated to us, with excellent service, good house wine and a well decorated table. We did not look at the wine list and proceeded to taste our choices of arctic char (on a mille feuille crust) , an excellent (but a bit small sized) pickerel, and a tasty... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your event held at the the Inn this past winter, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back now that winter has finally left us! More 

Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had the wonderful pleasure of eating at the Little Inn in Bayfield. Inn keeping since 1832 this place has not missed anything in it's atmosphere or delivering of services. It was like walking back in time upon entering the front doors and the dining room was amazing. The food was well presented with healthy choices, from local producers. The... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We sat at the bar and each enjoyed a wonderful glass of wine which we believed was served by the owner/manager. He engaged us in just the right amount of conversation and ensured that we were comfortable and offered seating in soft chairs in front of the fireplace as well. Upon leaving we advised how much we had enjoyed the... More 

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Barrie, ON
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our server, Keegan, was knowledgeable and helpful without being intrusive. We dined at the Inn for breakfast after staying the night before. Our meals were quick and good, but nothing overly remarkable.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent Victorian settings combined with well prepared and well presented healthy choice, based on local producers. Good for a date or a small company

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Moments walk to the beach, quite and beautiful little town. We stayed in the cottage area of the Inn and had a private balcony and entrance which we loved. Very rustic but clean.

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Kincardine
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

A former Bayfield Chef recommend the Little Inn for dinner so I made a reservation. I was pleased with all from start to finish. Our kind and helpful waitress brought us to our seat in a beautiful dining room with a view outside. A lovely atmosphere! We were brought an amuse-bouche to start- a delicious dumpling- along with fresh baguette.... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Unremarkable. Very long wait. The grain portion of the meal was so crusty it could have broken a tooth.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Huron County  >  Bluewater  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 519 565 2611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary destinations, the Willow Room, and the Four In Hand Taproom. Both venues will feature bespoke menu concepts by renowned Chef Michael Potters, featuring locally sourced Huron County produce & proteins. Wine, spirits & cocktails are being realized by John Szabo, Master Sommelier.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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