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IDLEWYLD INN & SPA: London’s Premier Historic Inn

The Editors
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In addition to boasting one of the city’s most distinguished dining experiences, the Idlewyld also offers 21 guest rooms, each uniquely decorated to enhance the Inn’s distinctive allure. A day spa has been added to the Inn’s amenities, with two massage beds, and manicure and pedicure stations. 

The Scene 

Seared Filet of Beef with potato fondant

Two well-appointed dining rooms are a reflection of the casual elegance that the Idlewyld has built its reputation around. The rooms are smart and impeccable, combined with well-spaced tables, comfortable armchairs and banquettes. With unique furnishings and gleaming exotic woods and other amenities, the Idlewyld is a step across the threshold of a grander era. Savour the comfort of the sun-filled dining room, enjoy al fresco dining on the gracious front porch, or escape to Idlewyld’s hidden Garden Courtyard.


White Chocolate

Menu Highlights 

Chef de cuisine Trevor Stephens offers a locally-inspired menu of contemporary and traditional choices, complemented by an international and local selection of wines, and draught ales are on tap. There is a prix fixe Sunday Brunch. Idlewyld service is knowledgeable, polished and deferential.

Menus are loaded with ingredients that, along with the stylish dining room, evoke the phrase “fine dining.” Try the Asian 5-Spice Roast Rack of Lamb with roasted fennel, arancini, sorrel pesto, cucumber kimchi and mint raita. Creamy White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake is served with White Chocolate Ganache. Other delicious recommendations include:

Pan Seared Chicken Supreme with roasted garlic & tarragon brioche pudding, braised daikon, pea shoot & red daikon sprout garnish; spring pea tendrils;

House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta with wild mushrooms, asparagus, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, thyme & parsley, onion & garlic Soubise; 

Seared Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Duchess potato, orange-caraway glazed carrots, tomato à la Provençale, baked bone marrow canoe; horseradish gremolata butter and glace de veau.

Contemporary Farm-to-Table

36 Grand Avenue (W of High)

MON–FRI 7 am–10 am
SAT, SUN & Holidays 8 am– 11 am

MON–FRI 11 am–3 pm
SAT 11:30 am–2 pm

Dinner: DAILY 5 pm– 9 pm

Brunch: SUNDAY 11 am–2 pm

Afternoon Tea: 2 pm–4 (3rd Saturday of the month)

LUNCH: $8 – $24
DINNER: $8 – $43

Saturday Afternoon Tea
Prix Fixe Sunday Brunch
Conference and Wedding Venue
A Short Walk to Wortley Village
Multi-media Capabilities
Al Fresco Dining on the porch or on the Garden Courtyard Patio

Private Dining Rooms Available

21 Unique Guest Rooms

On-site Day Spa

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