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The Red Pump Inn & Restaurant

Canadian, French
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21 Main Stree North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
+1 519-565-2576
12:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Rodney, Canada
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370 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hesitated to dine at The Red Pump due to the many poor reviews but am glad I decided to try it anyways. First to note is this is a very nice restaurant, the dining room is clean with a great ambiance and the service was impecable. Food came out at a comfortable pace and quality was excellent. I had... More 

1 Thank TheBugGuy
Zurich, Canada
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have tried this restaurant a couple of times over the last couple of years and the last 3 times the food has been inedible. We have sent our meals back all 3 times and they still were well below par. Very expensive as well. Many other excellent places to eat in Bayfield, I would never recommend The Red Pump.... More 

Thank Luanne M
Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were staying at the Little Inn of Bayfield for a few days and went here for lunch one day. They accommodated our party of 6 even though they didn't look like they were expecting anyone to walk in a couple days after Christmas in the middle of the day. My brother and boyfriend said the burger was the best... More 

Thank Maria5531
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Food was not edible Service good They Compton food as it was obviously below their standard. Been there before and it was great. Chef must have been away

Thank Rainyday2013
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for dinner because we hadn't been in years. The good things: great ambience, amazing service and very clean place. Mixed drinks were good. The mussels were plentiful, but the toast was burnt that came with it. For a vegetarian, there is one option for entrees. The poached eggs with red wine sauce was more like... More 

Thank Sally J
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1,037 reviews
698 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This a very comfortable spot, with friendly service and great food. The wine and drinks lists are solid, too. We started with the warm shrimp cocktail and caesar salad, and for mains the steak and the salmon. All were solidly prepared and beautifully plated. To finish, I had the cheese plate and my husband had the cheese cake. Again, both... More 

Thank MaraFromToronto
Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Bayfield is a lovely, short drive from Stratford and we always go for a half day trip. This year we found the ArtSee Cafe, a favorite, has gone out of business. So, we had lunch at the Red Pump Inn's restaurant and it was WONDERFUL! The food was fresh and delicious and we sat in the back garden- peaceful and... More 

Thank cofasheville
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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286 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

just had a couple oysters and drinks and feel the tranquility of the backyard. Nice oysters and flatbread

Thank Dave O
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We have been eating lunch at the Red Pump on our trips to Batfield, since 1984. We now only go up annually and this most recent visit did not disappoint us. We had a very quiet, peaceful lunch in the back garden and were very pleased with the food and the service. Please allow time to enjoy the atmosphere. It... More 

Thank WrightInnBandBOwner
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of five (three teens two adults) arrived to a semi empty restaurant and the very first question before greeting us was 'do you have a reservation?' Note to servers: I understand why you ask the question but realize that it made our family feel like we were inconveniencing you by arriving to spend our money. Secondly, it should... More 

1 Thank Susan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Stree North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Huron County  >  Bluewater  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 519-565-2576

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?