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“Fine dining without the attitude” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Domus Cafe - CLOSED

Domus Cafe
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fine dining without the attitude”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Decided to abandon the fast food and splash the cash on some 'proper' food. If you're after a taste of Canadian regional fare, you can't go wrong with this place: sure, it's more pricey, but compared to London it's excellent value.

The (?) maitre d' explained each dish in great detail, was extremely professional and attentive and I was looked after well. The dishes were beautifully presented, a complex array of local ingredients in each but integrated well. The wines are (to my surprise - but then I'm no wine expert) all Canadian - and the Pinot Noir selected for me was a treat for the palate ... and the price I'd pay for a large glass in a pub back home.

But beyond the food and great value the lasting impression was the friendliness and lack of attitude of the staff. Recommend.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank jeizza
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Thunder Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fabulous food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Went with another couple. The menu changes based on the fresh food available. Every dish was a delicate balance of exceptional flavours. From the appetizers (we shared all of them), through the main course dishes and the deserts (we had two puddings, but there was little sharing) the food was a culinary experience.
The food was great and our server attentive and helpful. At 935 pm we were the last ones in the restaurant and although there was no pressure to leave, the unspoken feel was that it was "closing time".

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin K
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Fredericton, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

It was my pleasure to be back at Dolmus to enjoy a beautiful meal. The soup today was a carrot ginger that was smooth and creamy with just enough bite to be interesting. For my main, the scallops - oh, what a treat. And for dessert, the lemon tart...Devine. Great service and ambiance put this restaurant tops in my book.

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Thank Beth F
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Montreal, Quebec
Level Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A sure thing in Ottawa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Had been referred by a friend. He was right, this place does it great. Had a special of Lamb confit. It was awesome. Menu is imaginative, the location is excellent and it's easy to see why you need a reservation. These are given in 15 minute intervals. That way, the service is prompt and effective. Good wine list and nice atmosphere. Friendly chefs in the open kitchen add a nice touch. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vacances04
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

Went to Domus Cafe with a group of 12 and all of us enjoyed our meals. The menu is small and I think that we had all of the main courses. All were excellent. For appetizers the soup and tomato salad were particularly outstanding. A little bit pricey but high quality food

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Slabotsky
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