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“Love the local flavours” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Painted Peppercorn

The Painted Peppercorn
172 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 65 Restaurants in Picton
Cuisines: Canadian
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love the local flavours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Have eaten here on almost every visit to the county - their soups in the fall are amazing! Everything so full of flavour and fresh. Staff has always been friendly. Loads of character. Worth the effort to find - just off the main road. Park at the end of the street in the municipal parking.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 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
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Oozing with smiles, homeliness and experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of our ways to spend the weekend is to rent a car and travel to a far out county and eat at a local restaurant. We had picked Picton, the other weekend and I checked up the Painted Peppercorn.

A little difficult to locate while you are driving around, I had to get down, park the car and locate the restaurant on foot. A few signs for the weak sighted and distracted would have helped.

Not knowing what to expect, we went in and were lucky enough to get the last seats at a the packed small joint. The restaurant had the outlook of a well maintained and cared for establishment.

Being vegetarians and travelling with a child, our options are generally limited to greens and something that our kid will take a liking to. My child's pizza on a pita, and the lentil curry along with a quesadilla (that was made vegetarian on request) were good (not great though). But what really made the food absolutely lovely was the care that was put into the process. Right from guiding us on the order to serving desserts we were delighted with the warm reception.

I would probably not recommend the restaurant for vegetarians but it fulfilled the purpose for which we had undertaken the trip from Toronto to Picton - to visit some place new and be charmed by the county and its people.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Small and cozy with big flavour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant for a good lunch. The meals are well prepared and flavourful and the staff is quick and very nice.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best cozy lunch in Picton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Whether it is the smoked pork, chilli, tortiere, brie and maple fondue (wife's favorite), or other fine meals, it is my favorite place for lunch in the County...and they always have a great soup.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kingston, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We found this place on the recommendation of a woman in a local clothing store. our lunch was absolutely delicious. amazing elk burger,delicious crepes, heavenly cheesecake. really friendly service. entrees are all 11 or 12 dollars. Good local beer and cider. this will definitely be a regular lunch spot now that we know about it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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