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The New Rideau Restaurant

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7780 Merlyn Wilson Rd, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
+1 613-258-7272
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Chesterville, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

away overpriced $22.69 2 REG.. 2 EGGS & bacon small portion hash browns same breakfast only bigger with baked beans golf coarse Iroquois inside $12.00?marion.. m..

1 Thank papajoe63
Hemke V, Owner at The New Rideau Restaurant, responded to this review

We're not completely sure about the validity of your complaint,but we would like resolve it. The New Rideau restaurant is currently serving fresh fruit as a side dish at breakfast. Home-baked beans will not be offered until later in November. We do not compete with the discounted breakfasts that are served at venues such as golf courses. These venues serve... More 

Lake Placid, Florida
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a great place to meet & have breakfast. Comfortable decor, never rushed if you want to linger & chat over coffee. Best of all the great selection is all tasty. I have always had a positive experience here.

Thank flmarg1
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Been here a few times for dinner and our last visit was the best by far! Very accommodating and polite staff. Great menu and wine knowledge. When my food arrived at the table I was in awe at the beautiful colours of fresh vegetables and salmon. I was told there is a new chef and a new menu well on... More 

Thank halfglassfull219
ottawa canada
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332 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went there with friends who have come to this restaurant a lot. The atmosphere was casual. We were there for Sunday Brunch or lunch. It was a modest menu of breakfast and lunch selections. I'd say more heavily on the breakfast selections. Service and fast and friendly.Once we ordered it was very quick to get our meals. 3 of... More 

1 Thank canadian-eh777
Kemptville, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The New Rideau has been a restaurant we've frequented over the last few years, and is close to the Ottawa River just south of Kemptville. It's a nice space, and has been a nice spot for dinner up until the last year or so. Our latest visit was our third less-than-satisfactory experience in a row, and we won't be back.... More 

2 Thank kvillekgn
Hemke V, Owner at The New Rideau Restaurant, responded to this review

kvillekgn, We are very sorry that you had a sub standard experience eating with us, just over a month ago we took on a new and very talented chef and we would like to invite you back and offer you a 50% discount on your next meal. Please feel free to send a private message to make arrangments Thank you,... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I have been going to this Restaurant for 2-3 years for breakfast, however, it will be my last one. Not only have they reduced the portion, they have increased the price slightly and now charge extra for coffee, which makes a grand total of $15+ (includes tax/tip). The atmosphere is still nice and relatively clean, however, it is now out... More 

1 Thank RobbOttawa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to this restaurant since they changed management. Friends told us that the fish and chips on Fridays was a pretty good deal. We decided to try it with our grandchildren on (Friday the 13th ). The kids meal was pretty good, hamburger, fries, drink and ice cream for $7.50. My wife and I ordered the fish and... More 

3 Thank RichardM6092013
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Food was mediocre (fish and chips well done, Vermicilli had no flavor for my 20 year old who eats anything) and service was poor. They had only one waitress covering the entire place, couldn't get water, a tea/coffee and had to finally go up to the till to pay because she never came back to the table and didn't make... More 

2 Thank Joanne L
Ottawa, Canada
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677 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Had a birthday breakfast here. 8 people. Busy. We had a reservation They were going to sit us on the heated, enclosed patio - it was a bit chilly. Eventually sat indoors. Able to have nice conversation. Service was not blazing. The waitress forgot to punch in our order. We were accommodating. When everything arrived it was well cooked and... More 

Thank bwimpyow
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We've been to the New Rideau several times for lunch and for dinner. We've always found the servers to be friendly, the food invariably hearty and the portions generous. The menu is extensive with some European flair, particularly Dutch, but there could be more choices of draught beers and the wine list is a bit limited.

Thank finiston

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7780 Merlyn Wilson Rd, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kemptville
  • Phone Number: +1 613-258-7272
Full-service family dining open 7 Days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beautiful patio and screened-in porch for outdoor dining. Special occasion and large group celebrations. Watch for our live music and Dine & Dance events.

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