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The Magic Rolling Pin

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302 King St, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2S5, Canada
+1 705-745-6556
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Jetlag2009
Sidney, Canada
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Food is fresh, creative and delicious, the menu is varied, and the desserts are wonderful. Great service with lovely tea sets, they make you feel very special! Its quite small, so make reservations.

Thank Susan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

food is fresh. also tasty. varied menu, very friendly service. Relaxing atmosphere. Food place to take Mom or Grandmother for a nice treat. Phone ahead for reservation

Thank Florance G
Peterborough, Canada
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had lunch here last week and ordered the seafood crepe. Most of us know the size of a crepe. I was disappointed with not only the size of my small crepe. It looked to be a 1/4 of what I was expecting. The presentation was awkward and messy looking. Also, my salmon was dry and overcooked. The crepe was barely... More 

Thank Finerway01
Toronto, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Visited for a mother-daughter birthday treat with friends (another mother & daughter). Service was excellent. We were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in the door. Orders were taken promptly and staff fulfilled all requests in a professional & timely manner. Attention was excellent. Staff were friendly and explained the menu specifics. They didn't hover but were available... More 

1 Thank 4_Aussies_in_Canada
Picton, Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Met a Peterborough friend for lunch at her fave spot. Excellent range of choices for lunch, and a separate tea menu with about 30 different teas (maybe more)! Chef & wife are owner-operators. Had crab salad sandwich on flatbread, with carrot-ginger soup. Lovely!

Thank Janice E
Peterborough, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Always a delicious and relaxing lunch. Service is good and menu selections are light and well-prepared.

1 Thank Wanda R
Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Haven't been here for a couple of years so was looking forward to going back. I ordered the seafood crepe which I have had a couple of times here before. Salmon was dry and I initially had trouble identifying what it was. Scallops and shrimp were also overcooked but not as much as the salmon. Crepe not presented well on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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
Special occasions, Romantic
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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