About HOBNOB Restaurant
The Dining Room is located in the old parlour and still features its original crystal chandeliers. The room is now painted a warm persimmon colour and offers comfortable upholstered banquettes and wing back chairs along with the more traditional dining chair. Whether taking afternoon tea and scones or savouring a multi-course meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Steve Sperling, dining at the HOBNOB Restaurant is always special.
Our wine list features the best that Niagara has to offer including a wonderful selection of ice wines to accompany that special dessert. During the warmer months, a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed on the side verandah which overlooks the gardens as well as North America's oldest golf course.
After dinner, guests are welcome to enjoy a glass of port or ice wine or perhaps a specialty coffee in the adjoining lounge or sit on the verandah to enjoy the evening sky.
The dining room is open seven days a week.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday only from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Dining at the HOBNOB Restaurant is always special. Enjoy the delicious cuisine with your guests as the attentive wait staff cater to your every need. Celebrating at the Charles Inn will ensure your event is one to remember.
HOBNOB Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Food was fantastic - modern twists on tr ...
Food was fantastic - modern twists on traditional with accents of unique. Dont go if you are in a hurry as it was just over a half hour for appetizer, then another half hour before entree arrived. Would we go here again? For sure.
The food was simply outstanding, and the ...
The food was simply outstanding, and the service was informative, friendly, and courteous. I would strongly recommend this restaurant as dining for a more mature or refined clientele. A little pricier, but certainly a good value which would meet expectations for that tyoe of dining experience.
We arrived at this establishment which s ...
We arrived at this establishment which said it had a wine bar. Unfortunately there is not a bar at this place. There is a limited menu and when I ordered the recommended "staple dish" it was overcooked. They made another which was too rare. You would think with only a handful of items on the menu they could prepare the only beef option correctly. So I would not recommend this place.
Been coming here for the past few years, ...
Been coming here for the past few years, and even before the name change. Food has been consistently good, nothing too adventurous but always an interesting twist, ie quails egg on bread pudding. Service is solid and friendly. Lovely dining room with period furniture and fireplace. All said well done. Will definitely return.
The food was very good and the room we w ...
The food was very good and the room we were in was very comfortable. Then came an animated group who forced us to want another table. We had to focus on our food and speak loudly to be heard. No fault of the restaurant
I was a big fan of The Charles Inn but t ...
I was a big fan of The Charles Inn but the last 2 visits have been disappointing. Over cooked food, bad service and the dining room smelled musty with the addition of a fishy smell. There is something going on in the kitchen and with the staff that is not standing up to this restaurants past.
Beautiful dining room in 19th century b ...
Beautiful dining room in 19th century building. However, We were chosen to sit in narrow glass enclosed veranda. We chose to sit outside on patio. Food was ok at best. There was a twist on French frizzy salad which had frizzy salad flanked by runny poached egg and piece of pork belly. I would say it was not successful. Then there was a twist on chicken pot pie which had pulled chicken and vegetables in a sauce with a piece ofpastry dough on top. It was fairly tasteless. My wife ordered a hamburger which was over cooked and dry. All in all, better places to choose from.
We were four for lunch- I had the Shephe ...
We were four for lunch- I had the Shepherds Pie which was actually a deconstructed version with tender sirloin tips. Our friends had the salmon with lentils and fennel, they said it was delicious. My husband had the burger, which was huge and very fresh.
We sat outside on the front patio and were fortunate enough to have perfect weather. Service was good.
My husband and I enjoyed the wine and fo ...
My husband and I enjoyed the wine and food pairing.
The chefs presentations and flavours were superb.
Our table was uninspiring.Given the nature of the meal,a more intimate setting would have been preferred,rather than being located on the veranda.Our server though very well informed about the wine and food,appeared to be run off his feet.He was so intent on our enjoying the moment that it was not relaxing.He did not appear to have confidence in the rest of the servers around him which created an agitated atmosphere.It was unfortunate for him as well.
The over abundance of fruit flies,especially in our wine was unappealing.Perhaps leaving the door to the outside garden open was not a good choice.Or perhaps the bottles themselves were left open for too long between other patrons.
The food was ample.In fact we were unable to eat the fish portion of the meal.We left with a small portion and dessert which we enjoyed the following day on a picnic in Port Hope.
Food,as usual, was great. Prices , howev ...
Food,as usual, was great. Prices , however, have gone up immensely and, with the exception of the Hen dish, are at least $5-$10 too high. Not too sure I will return so quickly in the near future due to the new owners prices hikes in the Main restaurant. We have been regulars in the Restaurant. Regrettable and the dining room was not full as it normally is.
Opt for the lounge menu at this unexpect ...
Opt for the lounge menu at this unexpectedly outstanding restaurant. 5 or 6 mains well below $20 and each one treated with care and invention: the cool lentil salad with the grilled salmon unilatéral, the delicious, tender sirloin tips in a deconstructed shepherd's pie, the parmesan truffle mac and cheese!
Menu available on the front patio as well.
Very disappointed poor service it took 2 ...
Very disappointed poor service it took 2 hours for dinner . We waited an hour for first course . Server very sorry for poor service understaffed. Asked to speak to the manager he had left for the evening .Meal was ok but nothing special for the cost
NOTL restaurants are getting pretty pricey close to Toronto prices and no where near the quality
The meal we had with our friends was abs ...
The meal we had with our friends was absolutely delicious. We had a lovely evening and were able to hear each other which at a lot of restaurants doesn't happen these days. We had a lovely evening and we all commented on how great the food was.
This is definitely one of our favourite ...
This is definitely one of our favourite restaurants in NOTL. The Exec Chef is always very creative with his food. Like the ratatouille hidden inside a tomato. Even our French friend was very impressed. The Amuse-bouche is always a nice touch and so yummy!!! We had the duck this time. I had the Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare and I can eat a million of them. My main was the Cornish Game Hen and OMG, I loved it. Hubby had the Chinook Crisp Skin Salmon and it was divine. Our French friend had the Beef Tenderloin and she mopped up everything. Dessert was the Fruit Crumble for hubby and my friend and I had the Raspberry sorbet with the beautiful melted and smeared across mashmallow. It was stunny and delicious. We couldn't ask for a more lovely evening.
Long wait for drinks, longer wait for st ...
Long wait for drinks, longer wait for starter, over an hour wait for entree and bread which finally came with the entree
Server just went through the motions. No interaction and mostly ignored us throughout the meal. Most everything was done by the back servers. Even though the food was good, it was so overshadowed by the poor service that it ruined our meal. Other servers were cheerful and interactive, too bad we got a poor one!
The food at this property was good, the ...
The food at this property was good, the location and cleanliness was just fine. The Hostess was less than hospitable when we arrived 20 minutes late for our reservation - there were a number of tables open at the time. We had clients with us, so not particularly appreciated.
The main purpose of this review is to report the price gouging. The prices on our bill were almost ALL over the web site and local menu prices.
$CAD13.75 for a Manhattan? Queen's Landing - same town, same drink - was $CAD9.50
Again, with clients, we were in no position to argue.
In summary... WOW!
It wasn't the first time we dined here a ...
It wasn't the first time we dined here and as usual it didn't disappoint. The tasting menu was fabulous along with the wines chosen by our fabulous server Alan. My only disappointment was that all parties he able need to order the tasting menu in order for one person to order it. Although it is fabulous it can be of food for someone and not all people may be able or want to have it. I hope you revisit this policy
After asking to be seated in the main di ...
After asking to be seated in the main dining room rather than the patio area, and then asking to be moved from a table that was pushed up against an open door and had the A/C vent under it, we had a fabulous meal. Our server, Gillian, was very engaging and knew the menu very well. the meal was sumptuous and very well presented.
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