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“Pathetic”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Little Inn

The Little Inn
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $48
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary destinations, the Willow Room, and the Four In Hand Taproom. Both venues will feature bespoke menu concepts by renowned Chef Michael Potters, featuring locally sourced Huron County produce & proteins. Wine, spirits & cocktails are being realized by John Szabo, Master Sommelier.
Burlington, Canada
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pathetic”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Booked select suite for family. Appalling. Paid penalty of lost deposit and left immediately. Rooms totally outdated and dirty and stuffy and small. Hardly one of Ontario's finest.

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2016
Thank you for your review, we the new owners have made many changes to the Inn since taking it over in October 2014. This has included upgrading all the beds, linens, towels , amenities and most of the rooms in the original Inn.

Hope you will give us the opportunity to show you the changes if you are ever back in the Bayfield area.

Regards,

Joanne Oliver -Owner
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English first
Newmarket, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A four night stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

we filed a full review on the Little Inn that is a great place with superiour staff but it needs a little work to make it more comfortable

Visited August 2012
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Thank Peter B
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Ontario, Canada
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“A Lovely Romantic Setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed at the Little Inn in Bayfield for a 3-night getaway. We reserved the package in which breakfast and dinner were included. We were glad we did!! Every meal we enjoyed was excellent!

Breakfast included a buffet of fresh fruit, cereal, and juice; plus, a hot breakfast item. My husband always had the Eggs Benedict and I, the Blueberry pancakes, both with a side of side bacon. Our plates were always empty when picked up by our server!! Fresh ingredients, excellent presentation and delicious flavours were the norm.

The dinners were always outstanding as well. The Lobster Risotto was our favourite appetizer and we loved every main we had: Black Angus Faux Filet, Charred Scallops, and the Lamb. The presentation was always lovely and the smells were enticing! Our meals tasted even better then they smelled!! We must also comment on the fantastic Chocolate Flourless Cake dessert that we enjoyed every night. It was out of this world!!!

We must also comment on the outstanding service we received at every single meal! We were welcomed like special guests, who were also old friends, nothing was overlooked by our waitstaff, who always refilled our water glasses, made sure we were happy with our meal, brought fresh pepper to grind, and made us feel welcome without being overbearing. Their attentiveness was perfect!!

We have nothing to criticize about our meals and service at the Little Inn. We also had an amazing time during our entire stay. Please see my review re our fantastic accommodations - they were perfect!!!

So, thank you to everyone in the Restaurant at the Little Inn. You made our stay a very special one and we WILL be back!!

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank TerrierWhoTravels
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Hagersville, Canada
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“go to Mac Donalds for a better Angus meat”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

I went to this restaurant last night had the Angus Steak the worst meal ever... told the server and she told me where the meat came from not why it was full of fat and had NO taste it did have a lot of vegs etc to try a cover up on flavour as the meat in my opion had none ..Mentioned to the the clerk when I paid $96 and not a cent off .. look elsewhere for a nice meal ,,,disaponted

  • Visited August 2012
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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2016
While we did not own the Inn during your time here taking over in October 2014 we can assure you that all our food is sourced as local as possible and we take great pride in the quality of our food today.

Hope you get a chance to try us again.

Joanne Oliver -Owner
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Ottawa, Canada
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Beautiful dining room and shady porches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Little Inn is that rare wonderful restaurant where the food is fabulous, the wine list excellent and which can happily accommodate a party of 8 (including 4 kids, 4 to 12 years old) while keeping the rest of their clietele happy.

We had fabulous salads, fresh heirloom beets, tender faux filet and duck topped off with a gorgeous flour less chocolate cake. Kids could enjoy a 3 course meal and hang out in the games room while adults sipped some lovely California wines .. Some great Ontario selections too. I'd love to go back and try the bed and breakfast package and get to know beautiful better.

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