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Cafe Restaurant Compose

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Austrian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, European
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235 George Street | 235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Upper Granville, Nova Scotia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I returned to Cafe Restaurant Compose on the weekend, after having had an anniversary dinner there last summer that was delicious. We were not disappointed. It was another beautiful evening and we were seated on the patio overlooking the water. (A reservation ensured this.) Our server was very pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. The smoked salmon we shared... More 

Thank JLMain
Clementsport, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live locally, year round. This is my favourite place to eat out, usually around 6 times a year and usually for lunch. The food is always excellent, freshly prepared and nicely presented. When I've had seafood, it's always been good. Their lobster roll is the best I've had and the open faced sandwiches are also a good option. I... More 

Thank Nora P
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a marvelous dinner for our anniversary here. We ate on the patio so had a great evening view out over the bay. Though the winds that day did bother folks at a couple of other tables we were in a corner that was sheltered. The food was excellent, including dessert and the wine. We had made reservations, luckily,... More 

Thank Jeanette B
Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a chance of getting into this very popular restaurant one evening and were seated on the back porch. It has a nice view of a walkway where people and puppies were strolling by. My first dish, the chowder was pretty lousy. It had a small amount of thin nicely spiced liquid in the bottom part of the bowl... More 

Thank ERJ-f12
Amanda E, Owner at Cafe Restaurant Compose, responded to this review

ERJ-f12, I am sorry to read that you had a bad experience at a restaurant in beautiful Annapolis Royal. I was baffled upon reading this review as this does not describe my seafood chowder or the experience at my restaurant. I never use carrots in my soup and potatoes are blended so if you had my chowder you would not... More 

Bangor, Maine
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Wasn't expecting Austrian cuisine options in Nova Scotia! We were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation.

Thank kirkbngr
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food! Clearly the wait staff were not trained. We called at 5pm for a reservation for 7 which was not available( she said the restaurant was full for the evening). We explained we were only a couple and she agreed to accomodate us for 8pm but ONLY inside as the patio would be full ( which we were happy... More 

1 Thank darylfowler
Amanda E, Owner at Cafe Restaurant Compose, responded to this review

Darylfowler, I am sorry to read that you had a bad experience at my restaurant but pleased to hear that the food was amazing. I would like to respond to your last comment in particular. The week during which you visited was a very difficult time, my father passed away and I was unable to attend the funeral in Austria.... More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the patio is wonderful, and the food, once you actually get it, if at all, is delicious. The service is gruff and rude, and it took us 25 minutes to get a drink. We were also told we couldn't share a dinner (scallops) as an appetizer which was bizarre, so my partner just ordered it for himself... More 

Thank Hannah M
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by a local person that they served 'European and Seafood', which was enough for me to come back in the evening for supper. Reservations are really necessary if you want to have a room with a view. We didn't, but the food was easily the best meal that we had in Nova Scotia. I had the Digby... More 

Thank Michael5508
Atlanta, United States
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By all means sit on the mostly enclosed patio and enjoy the view over the river as you watch the tide move in or out as you dine. The interior dining was a bit dark and not particularly appealing, but even if you have to bundle up a bit, sitting on the patio is worth it. Excellent seafood platters, fresh... More 

Thank Diane S
Toronto, Ontario
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal and service here. The patio is lovley with a view of the sunset over Annapolis Bay. The seafood Tagliatelle had huge chunks of lobster, perfect grilled scallops, huge grilled shrimp in a creamy rose sauce over the pasta. It was. Delicious.

Thank klindascott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $21
Austrian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, European
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 George Street | 235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Annapolis Royal
  • Phone Number: 19025321251
Restaurant Composé is an authentic Austrian Restaurant. We offer a range of traditional Austrian Food. Furthermore our professional Chefs create extraorinary seafood-dishes with the "Special european Touch" Amazing waterview and excellent Service grant an unforgettable experience for you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?