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Cafe Restaurant Compose

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235 George Street | 235 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were delighted to take in this restaurant in our host's recommendation. The hostess was the Austrian owner herself and made very sure we were comfortable and well looked after. One of the best dinners we had in our trip. 2 had seafood pastas, I had the Vienna Goulash. Fabulous meal and a wonderful staff.

Thank thekrecsys
Kamloops, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner and sat in the outside covered patio with a fantastic view and ocean breezes. We had Lobster Taigilatella homemade pasta & fresh haddock and Digby scallops. Both dishes were very well cooked and fresh. Compliments to the Chef. We highly recommend having dinner here. Our server was very accommodating , friendly and offered great attentive service/

Thank WoodsyJim
Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely waterfront spot on George Street. Sit on the patio and watch the sun set over the hills. I enjoyed a beautiful lobster linguine and a nice, crisp salad. Really nice spot.

Thank karenscian1
Surrey, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch at Restaurant Compose, ordering the seafood chowder. It was by far the best meal we had while traveling in the Maritimes! Don't miss it.

Thank Sid183462
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by owner of the cottage we stayed and we were glad that he pointed us in that direction. We did make reservation as this place gets busy with locals. Place is amazing, located on the waterfront. We had a place on the deck that is sheltered, staff was amazing in making sure that our... More 

Thank Waldi12
Grenoble, France
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we entered the restaurant from the main street, we did not expect to have the best dinner experience in a long time. We sat in the veranda facing the bay and enlightened by the last sun rays of the day. We had direct access to the boardwalk allowing us to take great pictures of the little lighthouse nearby. At... More 

Thank stism
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I appreciate a restaurant that specializes in a few quality items, as it should allow the chef to master those few things rather than try to make one of everything. Composé does have a limited menu, and I've enjoyed the soups and chowder whenever I've had them here. However I was disappointed in some of the other options. You'd think... More 

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

You are correct in saying that we are very lucky to be located in a beautiful farming area with plenty of local ingredients. However, you say that we do not take advantage of this and you are entirely incorrect in saying that. To the best of our ability, we purchase goods from local farmers and use vegetables that are in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rang in advance to book a table and were told the terrace was full but we could have a table inside . When we arrived we were shown to our table ( inside ). Two minutes later we were offered a table ( on the half empty ) terrace . What a stunning view , ok it was a... More 

Thank 7777markw
Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The deck overlooking the water sold us on Compose. It's a great spot by the boardwalk, among the flowers and nearby lighthouse. The food and the service were outstanding. We came for lunch. I loved my lobster roll, served on a warm baguette, with a salad topped with a tangy citrus dressing. Normally I pass on desert but I couldn't... More 

Thank Roma S
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called to make a reservation and got no answer on the phone; 30 minutes later we were phoned back by the owner. We showed up at 5 and got a seat on the patio with a beautiful view of the Annapolis Basin, even though the best tables were already reserved. Our food was delicious--I had the Haddock Filet Beurre... More 

Thank Justin J

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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 - $20
Canadian, Gluten Free, 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
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?