Local restaurants have worked hard to make sure we can all enjoy the flavours of the region over the last year. It’s time to show them some love, and we’re helping you do just that.
We’re giving away fifty $50 gift certificates to participating restaurants every week between March 1st and March 26th.
The KN Eats Giveaway is designed to encourage residents of the Kawarthas Northumberland region to support local independent restaurants by ordering delivery, curb-side pickup, or in-person dining (where and when it is safe to do so).
Looking to go beyond the basic burrito? Try La Hacienda’s delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine. This Hunter St. institution has been delighting foodies since 2002 with its rich and varied menu. Sopas, pollo con mole, cochinita pibil, and other Mexican classics make for a flavourful experience every time.
Peterborough’s The Food Forest is a top choice for ethically minded diners with its gluten-free, 100% plant-based cuisine. You’ll find nourishing and healthful options like ginger miso protein bowls, pulled jackfruit, and a delicious chipotle mushroom burger, as well as a wide selection of teas, organic fair-trade coffee, and creative desserts.
If steak is at the top of your fine dining wishlist, look no further than Berc’s Steakhouse. Serving exclusively certified Angus beef, passionate chefs assemble delectable, made-to-order meals with only the freshest ingredients. A range of chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes rounds out the menu. Try it and see why the Berc’s has been a local favourite for years running.
The richness and variety of Indian cuisine has made Shafiq’s Taste of India a perennial favourite for discerning diners. Sample a diverse menu of appetizers, mouthwatering curries, and delicately spiced entrées from the Tandoor clay oven. From creamy korma to spicy vindaloos, Shafiq’s will leave you satisfied and looking forward to a return trip.
Fresh Dreams offers a truly authentic take on Spanish cuisine. Serving meals made fresh “como en casa,” ordering from Fresh Dreams is as close as you can get to dining with a passionate chef in the Mediterranean. Traditional tapas, paella, gazpacho, and a range of delectable entrées make this a highlight of the Peterborough culinary scene.
Situated in a venerable 1887 building, the Old Bridge Inn marries an elegant yet casual aesthetic with fantastic food. Chef Evan Podd’s menu features ingredients like grass-fed beef, Ontario lamb, and local vegetables in a range of creative dishes. Treat your to an order of baked brie, confit of duck, maple BBQ ribs, or other house specialties.
This Ennismore favourite is a go-to choice for hearty comfort food like Cajun calamari, chicken wings and ribs, house-made battered fish, and more. Pizzas, pastas, wraps, and a variety of rotating specials round out a menu that’s perfect for sharing with family, and great service makes the experience that much more memorable.
Lakefield’s Cassis Bistro has earned a reputation for top-quality French cuisine. Freshly prepared ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, enrich classic dishes like coquilles Saint Jacques, filet mignon, escargots, and more. The ideal choice for a romantic dinner, or simply a culinary treat for discerning foodies.
Hamburgers are an artform, and Woody’s Burger serves up a satisfying range of styles and flavours. Whether you choose the Blue Moon with blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon, the Five-Alarm Fire with jalapeno, or just a classic patty with fresh ground beef you’ll find something to savour, but if burgers aren’t your thing, the pizza menu has more options to tempt you.
The Ranch Country Restaurant western exterior suggests exactly the kind of country-style home cooking that goes on inside. From burgers to pork chops to striploin steak, you’ll find a variety of gratifying meals here, whether you spent the day rustling cattle or you’re just hungry for some old-fashioned comfort food.
Call it Modern Italian or Cal-Ital cuisine, Pane Vino is on the vanguard of Kawartha Lakes restaurants serving innovative food. In close collaboration with local farmers, Pane Vino’s head chef Justin Gartshore incorporates local meat and produce into his exactingly prepared signature dishes. Owner and sommelier Louis Elias Karkabasis, meanwhile, can suggest a wine pairing that will bring out the best in your meal.
Hobart’s operates on the principle “our table is your table.” Passion and attention to detail infuses every dish, from deli favourites like the Philly steak sandwich to the decadent Kentucky bourbon ribeye. Settle in for a night of fine dining and conversation, and save room for sophisticated desserts like cherry amaretto ravioli.
This inviting, personable restaurant offers an excellent view of Fenelon Falls. It also offers an excellent range of palate pleasers like fish and chips, reuben sandwiches, yorkie bowls, and towering burgers. If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, try the bang bang cauliflower “wings” or Taste of Autumn salad with grapefruit balsamic dressing.
That Place on Cameron earns its name with commanding view of Cameron Lake. It earns its reputation with quality pub fare like juicy pulled pork, a crispy shrimp po boy, and falling off the bone BBQ back ribs. Their Thursday and Friday wing nights are not to be missed!
Orchid Thai Bistro brings some spice to the Fenelon food scene with its authentic Thai recipes. Standbys like Pad Thai and mango salad are lovingly prepared, alongside other Thai classics like massaman curry and basil beef. All provide a refreshing, lively treat for the palate.
Bobcaygeon’s Just for the Halibut is about more than just classic fish and chips – coconut shrimp, salt and pepper calamari, PEI mussels, sautéed scallops, and more provide a captain’s bounty of seafood options. Not to steer you away from the halibut and chips, of course, because the light and flaky batter and fresh-cut fries are to die for.
Che Figata translates as “that’s awesome” in Italian, and it’s the perfect slogan for this Bobcaygeon restaurant. Authentic pasta and pizza dishes bring the quality of the ingredients to the fore, while appetizers like friend polenta and fritto misto provide a dining experience that’s hard to find this side of the Atlantic.
Fuel your culinary curiosity with the Riverside’s varied menu. Here you’ll find an internationally inspired menu that includes signature salads, southern-style crispy chicken, Austrian-inspired pork tenderloin, and butter chicken. An absolute gem nestled in the heart of cottage country.
From breakfast to dinner, Rosie’s Dockside Bar & Grill serves up gratifying family fare for the Coboconk area. Expect classic recipes well made, like the Dockside Original burger and haddock fish and chips, as well as dishes like chicken tetrazzini, tempura battered shrimp with spicy Thai sauce, and beef hoagie au jus.
This barbeque lover’s paradise features pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, blackened fish tacos, fried chicken, and more. Entrées pair well with shareable apps like deep-fried pickle chips, potato skins, and breaded mushrooms. If Coboconk is Canada’s Freshwater Summit, the Pattie House is a local high-water mark for southern-style comfort food.