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“Amazing anniversary dinner.”
Review of Hob Nob Restaurant

Hob Nob Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$43
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Ottawa, Ontario
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing anniversary dinner.”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We tried the wine and food pairing menu and absolutely adored every bite. Our waitress was amazing, friendly and did a fabulous job! I would recommend dinner at the Charles Inn to couples who would like to celebrate a special evening.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly staff but most of all good food.”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

The menu the offer is very complete, and what we got was very high quality.
From the starter, foie gras, the bay white fish up to the dessert everything was very well done. Next to that the staff very friendly and supportive , of course also with the wine selection.
Most of all the place is the best on the main street.

  • Visited June 2012
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Niagara
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Another fantastic experience at The Charles Inn”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Although we live in town, we save this place for a special meal, and once again it was very special! We had drinks at the bar first, then moved to the dining room. Our waitress Jasmine was very pleasant but also professional, and served us with a smile. I had the Tagliatelle for starters, which was amazing - just the perfect portion, then had the White fish, served with fingerling potatoes - with a Wine sauce garnish. My partner had the greens with the quail eggs, followed by the pork tenderloin. The presentation was wonderful and the portions a really good size. For dessert, I had the Panacotta, and that was served with Rhubarb and Sorbet - again - a really good portion. Then we had a selection of cheese and crackers to follow- which we love as we are originally from England and this is normally on a fine dining menu but you don't often see it here. We are never disappointed when we go to The Charles Inn - everything is fantastic. Tip - for summer dining, there are three outdoor patio's - the front is on the main street, and a small one with table for 2 on a breezeway and the back patio is quieter. A nice spot for a romantic meal outside with candlelight for couples. As it is towards the end of the busy part of Queen street it is in a quieter section of town yet still within walking distance to everything. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank AGSNiagara
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montreal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charles inn”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This place is beautiful and has great food. Service is also excellent and the view cannot be beat! Especially good is all food with local produce, which tastes like they picked it in their back yard!

  • Visited June 2012
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Markham, Canada
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“The vanilla panna cotta is a "must try"!”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Everything at The Charles Inn restaurant was beautifully prepared and tasted delicious. We were especially impressed with the care that was put into the hypoallergenic diet requested by one member of our group.

Every dish was delicious but there were a few standouts. For the appetizers, the scallops with berkshire pork belly which was served with a carrot puree and raison and shallot chutney was outstanding. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the generout pork belly portion melted in your mouth. The celeriac soup was also outstanding. This soup changed my mind about celery and celeriac. I was expecting something a little on the bland side but it was anything but! For the main, the standout dish was the berkshire pork tenderloin served with an intensely flavoured chicken jus. Trust me it works!

We were so full from dinner that we only ordered a couple of desserts for the six of us to share. The vanilla panna cotta was so light and creamy and perfectly balanced – it’s worth the drive to NOTL just to try it!

The service was equally impressive as the food. Our server was knowledgeable about all of the dishes and her recommendations were excellent.

Visited June 2012
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