Regional Restaurants

THE VILLAGE TEAPOT: Ilderton’s Oldest New Tearoom/Bistro

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Located in one of the oldest properties in Ilderton, circa 1873 and retaining many of its period features, The Village Teapot is a charming tearoom by day and a casual bistro in the evening. Launched in 2017 by friends Jana Yassine and Gaynor Deeks (originally from the UK), their warm and welcoming service and good food prepared in-house has been well-received by townspeople and visitors alike.

Owners Jana Yassine and Gaynor Deeks (standing)

The Scene

Quaint touches include vintage cups, saucers and tea services that complement the historic building and the wooden floors, tables and chairs. “We are both tea drinkers, sandwich makers and we know a good scone when we see one,” says Jana. She and Gaynor took their years of experience and created a place that they would enjoy themselves. A soothing ambiance and friendly service provides a welcome respite for a bite and a cuppa, a step back to a simpler time.

Menu Highlights

Pure leaf teas come in silk pyramids, and cream tea is offered daily. Enjoy hand-roasted, French press coffee from O-Joe, or a cold craft beer from Cowbell or Forked River. Wines are available from Alton Farms or Dark Horse Winery. 

Popular menu items include homemade soups, croissants filled with in-house baked ham and mature cheddar, homemade quiches, buttery scones, ploughman’s lunch plates and creative seasonal salads. An afternoon tea platter is offered daily and weekend brunch includes a variety of Breakfast Bites. Vegetarian options and gluten-free and dietary needs can be accommodated.

Monthly Sunday roasts at lunch, routinely booked out,have been extended to include evening service. 

Tearoom & Casual Bistro

13257 Ilderton Road
8 kilometres north of London
519-298-TEAS (8327)

HOURS:
WED & THURS 10 am–3 pm 
FRI 10 am–7:30 pm 
SAT & SUN: 10 am–2 pm

Check website for seasonal changes

thevillageteapot.ca 

Afternoon Tea & Lunches
Weekend Brunch & Dinner
Ample Street Parking
Gluten-free & Vegetarian Options
Kids Meals
Catering and Bookings for Private Functions Available

Homemade Soups & Sandwiches

 

Creative Seasonal Salads

 

Buttery Scones with Cream & Jam

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