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“restaurant excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amherst Shore Country Inn

Amherst Shore Country Inn
5091 Hwy 366 (RR#2), Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3X9, Canada
902-661-4800
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Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Amherst
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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116 reviews 116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“restaurant excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Have eaten here a few timed over the years and the food has always been consistently of high quality. The menu is pre-set and pre-ordered so there is no choice - but the quality of food yu get is out of this world. They also grow a lot of their food right on the property and you can even walk around their gardens. They also have a little area where they sell a few items from local vendors - beautiful antique furniture - great place to view treasures while you are enjoying your meal.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Moncton NB Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Four delighted customers celebrate Valentine's and Birthday in style!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Since I knew that my sister-in-law's birthday was coming up and that sadly, my husband was going to be out of town for Valentine's day; I was excited to see that the Amherst Shore Inn was offering their 4 course Valentine's dinner each night between Feb 12-14. I immediately booked for 4 on Feb 12th even though it was a month ahead of time! When the 12th arrived we all appeared anxious to try the wonderful dinners we had heard about from other patrons. We were met warmly at the door by the wife of the chef and owner and after removing our winter garb, we were lead to a lovely parlour where we were offered pre-dinner drinks. Another 4 guests arrived, and we started a lively discussion about the benefits of retiring to the country with its' peaceful lifestyle!
Dinner was announced and we were all lead to the cozy dining room where the fireplace enticed us with its' warmth and our antique wooden tables were set elegantly with ample cutlery and fine china! The first of 4 courses a homemade soup arrived promptly. I should mention that a full loaf of home made whole-grain bread was on each table, ready to slice! The second course was a delicious salad with pickled vegetables.It was enjoyed by all. There was a choice for the main of salmon or proscuetto wrapped pork loin with beets,asparagus potato and carrots. Both selections were delicious. (we did some sharing!) Finally the dessert with coffee or tea; another tough choice to be made between a frozen chocolate mousse or an Almond raspberry torte. Everything was superb: the meal, the service, the atmosphere and even the attention to detail. They put a lit candle on my sister-in-law's almond torte and we all sang "Happy Birthday" to celebrate! One other important detail, their wine list was excellent with some interesting choices.We tried an Australian Pinot Noir which was very good.
Since the restaurant is the dining room of the Seasonnal Inn and cottages, it is necessary to make reservations in advance and select your menu from the choices offered for that evening. This is a hidden gem located on the beautiful Sunrise Trail, do make a point of visiting next season! Be sure to check out their website for more info!.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss this if you are in Amherst area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The meals had been raved about and our experience confirmed that this inn and their proprietors really know their stuff! The food is wonderful - delicious, well prepared and presented. The menus are carefully developed, the food is fresh and much of the produce and herbs are grown on-site in beautiful gardens overlooking the ocean. Tables overlook the grounds and the sea. Cocktails are served preceeding dinner for guests, background music is well chosen, the view is beautiful, the meals are excellent and the staff is attentive but unobtrusive. Entire experience leaves you wanting to repeat!

Visited August 2012
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Barbados
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best place to stay and dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

The Inn and cottages are spacious and well equipped and airy and clean. The view is superb. The food is a delight. Just a lovely place to stay.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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