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Hob Nob Restaurant

209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4588
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The mac and cheese and crispy skinned salmon are to die for! Excellent service and lovely atmosphere whether you dine on the verandah, the dining room or the pub.More

Thank yahooca
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you yahooca for telling us about your lunch, the mac and cheese is a guest favourite, and my personal favourite as well - and our locals absolutely love the crisp skin salmon. I hope we will see you again soon, perhaps for dinner, we...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

We ate at this restaurant for dinner on the outdoor patio when visiting NOTL for the day. We had eaten here two years previous when Hob Nob was "THE RESTAURANT" to go to. Unfortunately, the food has gone downhill since then. The service and atmosphere...More

Thank NorthTDot
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hello NorthTDot, thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed the atmosphere & service, and our French Press coffee which is superb. Please accept our apologies that you didn't enjoy your main dishes....More

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try afternoon tea here as it looked like it might be a little different than the standard, and it was, but not entirely in a good way. Last year we tried to come but although our 5 pm reservation made several months...More

Thank H M
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hello H M, I appreciate you taking the time to provide us a detailed review of your Afternoon Tea experience. We require advanced notice for our afternoon tea as all of the items are baked & prepared specifically for the service, so I am happy...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

Spending three days at the Shaw Festival, we needed three nice lunches and three good dinners. We started with lunch at Hob Nob, which is in easy walking distance of all three theatres. Ate there last year and thought the food interesting though we found...More

Thank JervDelTally
Kyle B, Guest Relations Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

What a lovely review JervDelTally, we appreciate you taking the time to detail your lunch with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind comments to Jasmine, she will be quite happy to know she improved upon your experience this year. The crisp...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

The chef has created an excellent menu of carefully selected dishes. It is top notch cuisine served in a beautiful historic house embodying the charm of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The service is very friendly and efficient. It's a wonderful place for a fine dinnerMore

Thank carole t
Jason B, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your experience with us! Our service team is thrilled to be able to share such amazing dishes created by Chef Steve in our beautiful historic home to thousands of foodies...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

We enjoyed a truly delicious meal and excellent service on a beautiful outdoor covered porch. The Charles Hotel is lovely inside and out and we will definitely return.More

Thank Deb D
Jason B, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we truly appreciate it. I am thrilled you were able to enjoy a table on the covered veranda. It provides a great view of the lake and the golf course next door, not to mention the best...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food was reasonable but could have had slightly more bold flavours for the price. This is considered fine dining and would be a nice night out.More

Thank PracticalDude
Jason B, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We value all feedback, both positive and constructive as it allows us the opportunity to improve when needed such as taking a look at enhancing some of the flavours of our dishes. I hope that on your...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

The restaurant is in The Charles Hotel, a big old Victoria home, complete with chandeliers and striking mouldings, patio doors, deep windows, white tablecloths. The food was excellent. I had the baby romaine salad den with a roasted buttermilk dressing, smoked bacon, and lemon. For...More

Thank kraemer057
Jason B, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and the charm our Victorian home offers. The house was built in 1832 and the chandeliers you mentioned are actually original to the house. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

this is in an inn....a little tired looking....we ate in the bar....there is a dining room and an outside terrace The food was not exceptional by any means I wouldn't rush back or recommend it to friendsMore

Thank didisacks
Jason B, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your dinner in the lounge. We truly value your feedback as it allows us to work on improving our guest experience, as we speak...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ate at Hob Knobs as part of the Vintage wine tour. Fantastic food set in the Charles Hotel. Lovely formal meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Lovely selection of wines to go with the meal.More

Thank Scott C
Jason B, Manager at Hob Nob Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to share your experience of HobNob as part of the wine tour group. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and hope that you had a fantastic day touring the wineries. We hope to...More

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awjohn
3 August 2016|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you behave in a gentlemanly fashion.
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pianoman22
8 October 2015|
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RJCTeach
29 August 2015|
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there is no dress code required, we just kindly ask that you remove your hat when dining in the formal room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$47
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Queen Street | Located in the Charles Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
    (Simcoe St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-4588
  • E-mail
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.
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