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Kettle Drums Restaurant and Bar

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American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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224 Hunter St W | 224 Hunter Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
+1 705-874-1500
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Peterborough
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

THe appetiser we chose was bruchetta, some of the best I've ever tasted! I had the meatloaf, and my husband had the special...which was butter fried chicken. The meatloaf was good, crispy outside, which is different. THe chicken was awesome. The cheese cake was delicious! The decor was nice, bathrooms were clean, though more lighting could be useful when trying... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Food was excellent. Service was great. It's expensive - sort of high end casual. So there's that. Worst part was the screaming kids, three of them at one table. 12 to 8 years. Parents not saying or doing anything. Letting them run wild. Every diner around was affected and we all couldn't wait to leave. Maybe should start... More 

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Cavan Monaghan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is great, it's a small restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. It's best to get a reservation, it's a busy spot.

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Thank Grant D
Management response:

Hi Grant, My name is John, I am the General Manager at Kettle Drums. Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate the feedback. You are right about the reservation...we tend to fill up quickly. See you again, -John More 

Peterborough, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food! Love the ravioli pasta with extra sauce. Nice to have the space to talk for an extended period of time without feeling rushed. Staff were super friendly.

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Thank Elly H
Management response:

Hi Elly, My name is John, I am the General Manager at Kettle Drums. We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant, always great to hear feedback (positive and constructive) The ravioli is definitely a house favorite here. We hope to see you again. Many thanks, -John More 

Sidney, Canada
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slow service, tables crammed, food average, good place to watch the game with friends, not so good for dinner and conversation.

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Thank louise B
Peterborough, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great food, with many items locally sourced. Lovely salads and great burgers. Was there with a group of friends for dinner.

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Thank stitchann
Peterborough, ON
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215 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We had the Greek lamb burger (side of carrot, ginger soup), the black bean and mushroom veggie burger (side of sweet potato chips), and the margherita pizza. It was all great! Nice interior/atmosphere, cool 'grater' lighting, and efficient service. On site parking. We would try it again sometime.

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Thank Jurora
Management response:

Hi Jurora, Just wanted to thank you for your great review! Hope to see you again. -John (GM at Kettle Drums) More 

Hamilton, Canada
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

This place wasn't too bad!! Atmosphere was quiet. Had a few big tables but service was good. Ordered the steam Muscles. They were really good with the garlic wine sauce. Selection of drinks were good. Enjoyed the steak dinner which I could a little small with more fat on it then expected. Food was tasty. Pending in what you order... More 

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Thank Lyne R D
Management response:

Hi Lyne, Thanks for you review, we really appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you again. -John (GM at Kettle) More 

Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I'd been here a couple time since they opened and wasn't overly impressed with the service. I've since returned to have a simple beer and appetizer to test the waters again. I sat at the bar and ordered the Calamari. I'm glad I returned as I thoroughly enjoyed the Calamari and am willing to come back and try an entree... More 

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Thank Ted O
Management response:

Hi 1968Slater, Im glad you gave us another chance, we have definitely come a long way in the past couple of years. Thanks for the great review, see you again. -John (GM at Kettle) More 

Peterborough, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I had been to this restaurant a few months ago for dinner and it was ok. Nothing to rave about. However, today's lunch was PERFECT!!!!! My cider (on tap) arrived in a chilled glass. The Spicy Deli Sandwich was so fresh. The filling : artichoke, salami, sauce, red onion on fresh ciabatta was this Italian chef's idea of a great... More 

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Thank Diane C
Management response:

Hi Diane, Thanks for your great review, I am happy we were able to wow you! Hope to see you again. -John (GM at Kettle) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Hunter St W | 224 Hunter Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-874-1500

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