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“Fun pub night”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hob Nob Restaurant

Hob Nob Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Fonthill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun pub night”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We walked in to the Charles for a drink and discovered it was their pub night. They introduced us to a great pub munu and a flight of 5 ounce beer tasters from craft brewers. Add to that excellent pub food, pickerel,fries and mashed fresh peas, awesome onion rings and the biggest wings I have ever seen and we settled in. Needless to say, driving home was not a good idea, so we asked for a room. Beautiful room and very comfortable bed. What a super experience. Thanks everyone.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Bob N
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Steve S, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you for joining us for our first of many “Pub Nights” here at The Charles Inn, and taking a moment to share your thoughts with us. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your food, as well as the craft beers that we have to offer. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future, either for another casual night in the lounge or a memorable meal in our dining room.
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Guelph, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“After Afternoon Theatre Delight”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Our experience here was entirely positive. Niagara on the Lake has its own charm and this restaurant seems to represent this feeling extremely well. The staff were very welcoming and their service was top-notch. We enjoyed a table at the window. All food presentation was beautiful and DELICIOUS. I don't feel that items were over-priced. I would love to return.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Laurie C
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Steve S, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at The Charles Inn, and for taking a brief moment to share your wonderful comments. I am happy to hear that your meals were both visually appealing and that they also tasted as good as they looked!! We would love for you to return and we look forward to welcoming you back when you do!!
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Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We ate at the restaurant while visiting Niagara on the Lake. The food were great and the service was excellent. It was in late October and the restaurant wasn't crowded. The fall colors outside the restaurant was great. The only complaint I had was the two cups of the water served wasn't clean.

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Encinitas, California
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128 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, fabulous meal”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

A friend and I hadn't seen each other for 15 years and wanted enjoy a special dinner and lots of conversation - the Charles Inn was the perfect spot. The service was excellent but without making us feel rushed, on the contrary, they let us set the pace. The atmosphere was absolutely perfect for a fall evening: cold outside, fireplace glowing in the dining room and the appropriate fall decorations throughout the Inn.
Our meal was excellent, we shared an appetizer (scallops) and shared the beef tenderloin as our entree. The staff split both orders in the kitchen and it was more than ample for the two of us. The chef included a tasting of butternut squash soup with parsley oil & the flavors were perfect. For the dessert we had the Creme Brûlée which was very good but not exceptional.
I would highly recommend dining at the Charles Inn.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Jan G
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Norfolk
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great evening pricey but hey worth it”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Lovely meal with excellent presentation and quality. The wine is good - local wines from vineyards in the area. The ambience of the place is good and service very attentive. Was in the higher range of cost but for that special occasion it is worth it to feel special and to see your guests enjoy it as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank NorfolkRedbaron
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