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Lane's Privateer Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, American, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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27 Bristol Ave, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
+1 902-354-3456
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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245 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the hotel and ate breakfast and dinner. Awesome place. Great people wonderful service. Food is great, I love this place.

Thank Will G
White Point, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends for dinner on Friday night. It was Lane's Curry night so my husband and I both decided to have the Curry special. The dish was delicious. Not too hot but with the right amount of spice. For dessert we decided on the lemon cheesecake with a shortbread crust. Talk about good, it was absolutely delicious! I was... More 

Thank Debbie H
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were forced to change our travel plans at the last minute over the Christmas period so were very pleased when Lane's had space for us for their Christmas Day meal during a busy period. We were not disappointed. We arrived early and had time to browse the attached shop which is well worth a visit in its own right... More 

Thank Swallow73
Bridgewater, Canada
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

We did stay at inn, just ate at their restaurant.We sat at a back table with candlight on each table. There was lots of space between the tables. The over all restraunt was Nicely lit . With a nice amphere . I had a biscuit it was warm. The coffee was nice mild taste. The caption platter. The fries was... More 

Thank Wallace C
Caledon, Canada
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Their Menu is a seafood lovers affair. Located in the centre of Liverpool next to the River front. We were staying at the Best Western close to the highway and it only took 5-10 mins to get there however they do have rooms upstairs & it is an inn. The ambiance is great, romantic if you are a couple and... More 

Thank Patti K
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, Patti. We appreciate that you dined with us and yes, we have 23 individually appointed rooms and suites. We are sorry about the lack of greeting when you arrived. We have several dining areas and in the winter, we have less staff. Sometimes they are in another section when guests arrive. We will be... More 

Rhodes Corner, NS
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Lane's has always been top notch in all respects, and we had not been for about a year as it is out of town for us. So, we were looking forward to it, and had booked ahead - and early before a popular show in town as advised on the phone. We were told it would be busy, but the... More 

Thank GenuineBluenosers
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Oh my. This is the kind of reveiw that restaurateurs dread, however, we appreciate that you have taken the time to express your concerns. We were, indeed, busy on this particular evening and we were properly staffed. Your server made a grave error by not submitting your order to the kitchen and then made things worse by not informing you... More 

Kentville, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This is an older place that is slowly being modernized. The food is good but not special but the staff are very good, helpful and friendly. We have stayed here in the past and will definitely look at it again after the reno is finished.

Thank grmisner
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Lane's and for taking the time to write a review. We are a work in progress as this is a circa 1798 building, however, none of the renovations interfer with our day to day operations or with the comfort of our guests. As anyone who has renovated a historic building will say...are we ever really finished?... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice breakfast. The Eggs Benedict was on a homemade English muffin with homemade hollandaise sauce. The server was very pleasant as well. We gave it a 4 out 5 because the coffee was lacking umph. It was hot but not delicious.

Thank Shannon F
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Hello Shannon~ Thank you for coming in for breakfast and taking the time to write a review. The eggs benny is a favourite and normally our coffee is a rave, as well. It's organic french roast roasted by Nova Coffee. This review prompted us to delve into the issue. We dismantled the coffee machine and discovered that the water wasn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The waitress was wonderful ,the atmshere was good ,the food was terrible and the prices were a bit high.

Thank Rose E
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

A message was sent to Rose E as we believe her to be the guest who called us about her experience. We had a long chat and resolved the issue that she wasn't happy about at a kitchen meeting. She found the chunks of lobster in the lobster roll were too large and didn't enjoy dessert. We invited she and... More 

Eastern Canada
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

A quaint place. Very cosy. Our server was so informative. If you want fresh seafood, this is the place to go! Would return in a heartbeat. It was established as an inn in 1962. We just visited the restaurant but it might be neat to stay overnight another time. I recommend this as an excellent place to dine.

Thank peisummer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $28
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, American, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Bristol Ave, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +1 902-354-3456
Lane's Privateer Inn serves the freshest locally-sourced foods to visitors and Liverpudlians alike. The extensive menu has something to please every palate. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends. Experience the newly renovated Restaurant & Pub or step outside onto the two-level Stone Patio. Both offer spectacular views of the Mersey River and beautiful sunsets as you sip local beer or Nova Scotian wines. Enjoy the freshest, local haddock & chips, or a succulent striploin steak. It's a beautiful place for your romantic evenings, or get-togethers with family or friends. Wine Tastings, Atlantic Canada Concerts.

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