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“Excellent service, delicious food served in old world atmosphere”
Review of Hob Nob Restaurant

Hob Nob Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Simcoe St
Description: The HobNob restaurant & wine bar serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Visit the dining room, lounge, wine bar or fully licensed patio where you can enjoy a wide range of delicacies accompanied by a vast selection of Niagara wines. The Charles Hotel dining room has been recommended in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator and Toronto Life and is the proud recipient of the CAA Four Diamond Award as well as the VQA Gold Award of Excellence.
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The service and food at this small, intimate restaurant are at par with the best! We enjoyed a three course meal as part of a two-day getaway package at the Harbour House Hotel. Although the prices are on the higher side, they are truly worth it for such an exquisite dining experience. From the scallops & salad appetizer, to the beef tenderloin entree (cooked to perfection), to the scrumptious sour cream cheesecake dessert, the food was on par with the best. Our compliments to the chef!

1  Thank Leslie E
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

A strange experience. It was a Sunday night but the quiet stately atmosphere didn't feel too welcoming. Much of the food was very good but tended to be a bit bland, despite the mass of components described on the menu.Service was also odd too. First, the waitress joked about the flies, which were a bit of a pain. Second, we wanted a break before dessert and asked for one, but oddly were told by the waitress that we couldn't do so, seemingly because it was getting close to 9.00 though we didn't fully understand the explanation. Given some other diners only sat down to eat at around 8.30 we couldn't see why the chef couldn't serve us desserts beyond 9. This left a sour taste in the mouth especially given the size of the bill - better service would be expected.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We have eaten at the Charles Inn Restaurant several times over the last decade and have never been disappointed. The food is inventive (but not too "exotic") and well presented. Service has always been great -- efficient and knowledgeable yet personable and relaxed. Our most recent visit was again excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
A special feature of the dining room, which is attractively decorated with paintings and a historic architectural features, is that it is not noisy! Conversations can be easily carried on without shouting over that horrid "buzz" so many restaurants now seem to crave. Altogether a fine restaurant experience in NOTL.

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1  Thank bjlOshawa_Ontario
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and eat every night in the restaurant or bar area. I wasn't expecting such really good food!

2  Thank 81Caroline
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had a really great meal at very reasonable price. Wonderful crisp skin salmon over a bed of vegetables and wild rice. Friendly, attentive and efficient staff

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