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Friends in our Kitchen

35 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
+1 519-836-0273
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread basket” (2 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
“lamb shank” (2 reviews)
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Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
35 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

It closed September 29, 2017 due to Ging's illness.No update is available at this time. It was the best restaurant in Guelph for value and balance. It was also quiet and well run. It was an inside secret.

Thank Hochalovitch
Reviewed September 4, 2017

A cozy little place for a tasty lunch. My wife and I stopped in this summer. The food was very good and reasonably priced. It struck me as being a popular spot for women because I was the only male present apart from the cook.

Thank Len R
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has stolen my heart. The food is prepared with so much love and attention to detail. I have never ate so many different and wonderful cuisines. Family run, authentic, with a genuine joy for cooking.

Thank SisaMarisa
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This is small restaurant in Guelph with the most tasty food I think I ever had. Not an overly dressy place and very reasonably priced. They also have a massive selection of desserts. My advise, call ahead and make a reservation. I'd be more then...More

Thank Paolo F
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Friends is a nice quaint cafe with personalized and friendly service and an open kitchen concept that makes you feel like you are guests at a friend's place. The food is always very good with unique as well as classic specials and prices are very...More

Thank Calum M
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

With plum tomatoes, leeks, garlic, white wine & Saffron with mashed potatoes. Entered at 723pm, sat immediately and ordered by 725pm. I love this quaint yet classy little gem downtown! (Don't let the whipped butter packets or plastic knife handle fool you...) The staff is...More

Thank MacVandal
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Always freshly cooked, high quality and full of flavour. Seafood is always prepared well. One of only 2 places in Guelph to order a great caesar salad.

Thank rbk1232016
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Every time we are in Guelph, visiting family, this is one place that we HAVE to go to. Never been disappointed yet. It's a very small place with a half wall, around the kitchen where Ging cooks his wonderful meals. Lisa is always so upbeat...More

Thank marnibev
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Fantastic food. Just like mom used to make. And great service, despite being understaffed and busy!!

Thank Pete D
Reviewed December 30, 2016

If you go, save room for dessert. They all looked amazing. However repeat visits have shown that the wine is blah and the food is so so. Cab Merlot like dishwater for $8 a glass. Veal shank ($26) was a nice piece of bone in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-0273
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