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The Magic Rolling Pin

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302 King St, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2S5, Canada
+1 705-745-6556
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got there in the nick of time and without a reservation. Shortly after we arrived they had to turn people away. Even with the restaurant being busy, we received our food within a good amount of time. My Rueben was delicious and I love how they presented their side salad (horizontal sliced cucumbers surrounded the lettuce in the middle)... More 

Thank Fourby4
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked into this very homey place to be greeted by the cheery and friendly women working there. Food was very tasty -- quiche was surprisingly light (tho still filling), and apple crepe had great flavour. Nice selection of teas.

Thank skvaca
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my view, this is the best , most consistent , restaurant in Peterborough. There are new lunch specials every week, great service, lovely setting, and fabulous food, teas, and desserts. The bacon jam is delicious and high tea is worth doing at least once. I have loved everything I eat there. I would give it a 4.5 if this... More 

Thank Susan H
Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had lunch at The Magic Rolling Pin, and the experience was top-notch, starting with the ease booking reservations online. The new Fall menu has just been offered, and it is full of tempting, delicious dishes that feature the bounty of Fall harvest. I had the poached peach salad, and it was incredibly delicious! The salad was definitely a... More 

Thank DGW552014
Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

With my Canadian Family we went to the "Magic Rolling Pin" Resturant in Peterborough, wonderful "cottage "atmosphere, very friendly people and a very warm welcome. My meal (of which there are many to choose from) was ham and cheese crepe, a good choice for me. For dessert I had raspberry scone with cream and homemade raspberry jelly. All food was... More 

Thank 110lilys
Peterborough, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited the Magic Rolling Pin for a work luncheon and was pleasantly surprised! One of Peterborough’s hidden gems. Elegant yet casual setting. The food was amazing & their desserts are homemade on site. They even offer catering services and take home meals that you can pre order. Even more amazing was that our lovely server remembered all of... More 

Thank zookeepr8
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I recently had old friends make a first time visit to Peterborough, ON. Hmmm where to go for lunch. I had been to the Magic Rolling Pin a number of years ago and remembered that I had enjoyed it. It is located in a repurposed old residence and serves lunch and high tea only. It is not licensed for liquor... More 

Thank Katherine P
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

What a personable restaurant. The staff were very friendly and I was most impressed to be thanked by name as I left. My friend introduced me to the owners wife and I know she will have spoken to many so I was so impressed she thanked me by name. Such a lovely touch. The food for lunch was lovely and... More 

Thank Ruth S
Cobourg, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

This cozy restaurant in a period building away from mainstreet offers delicious food. However as they prepare it for you it does take time. You may ask to have them serve the soup/salad separately before the main dish - your stomach will thank you as there is nothing to eat until they serve the whole order. Also not licensed right... More 

Thank Wilfrid L
Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Our lunch was quite good. I had a green salad topped with Cajun shrimp. It was very tasty. The menu that is attached to this site is not accurate. The menu has changed significantly. We sat in the room where I faced down the kitchen open hallway, the ladies bathroom door and the cash counter. This made for poor ambience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $12
Canadian, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 King St, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-745-6556
The Magic Rolling Pin is set in a beautiful Victorian style home in the downtown Peterborough area. Our intimate rooms are perfect for that special lunch or "just because" tea and dessert. Our warm atmosphere and friendly faces add to the ambiance of the elegant tea room and delicate decor.

Our service staff is focused on delivering a memorable experience sure to be talked about afterwards.

Please join us! We look forward to having you.

Join us for an elegantly served lunch starting at 10:30 am, including finely crafted entrees, seasonal salads, and divine desserts all enjoyed with your

favourite loose-leaf tea.

We are also known for our traditional afternoon tea service beginning at 2:30 pm.

Catering, take-out and private functions are available.

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