The Cuisine Scene
The new wave in local cuisine is not new in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. For hundreds of years, the fruits of our centuries-old farmlands and passionate people have been and continue to be the most important ingredient in our local food scene. Blend that with the area’s long, storied history of brewing connected to Canada’s Treasured Waterway with today’s growing number craft beverage makers and you have the perfect pairing for a mouthwatering experience.
Eat Like a Local
Ashburnham Ale House
Craft Beer Café with simple yet delicious food, craft-brewed beer, fine wine and exceptional coffee.
At Rare is a FeastON Certified Restaurant committed to locally sourced ingredients. They have spent years building amazing relationships with the top farmers and growers in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Simply put, Rare believes great conversation, exquisite drink and high quality food are the three ingredients that make a Rare experience.
Blackhoney is the answer to everyone’s sweet tooth. A café with many fancy espressos, locally sourced food, house made desserts, with catering and custom baking too. Vegan options available.
Kawartha Country Wines
A picturesque, family-owned winery specializes in innovative fruit wines, cider, vinegars, and gourmet preserves. Their delicious creations are all made using locally grown, farm-fresh fruits that are processed with the highest standards to produce premium award-winning wines. Nestled in the heart of the Kawarthas, they are an ideal cottage country destination to visit during your next day trip, vacation or family outing.
Rolling Grape Vineyard
On the family farm in the middle of their vineyard is where you will find their winery. There you can enjoy their estate wines and learn about the vineyard.
Belmont Lake Brewery
A small, craft brewery on the shores of the beautiful Belmont Lake. Originally from England the owners moved here in 2011 with a brewery in their shipping container, their rescue dog Jack and a vision of brewing traditional English beer with a Canadian twist. The recently built brewery is sympathetic to the environment, using local timber for the board and battening. Inserted in the interior walls are a few Victorian stained glass panels- also originating from England!
Black’s Distillery uses local grains to make fine spirits. Black’s signature Heritage Vodka is made from the locally developed (circa 1842) Red Fife Wheat. Tasting room, retail and tours are available.
The Olde Stone Brewing Company & Restaurant
For 22 years they’ve been supplying their guests with a warm, rich pub atmosphere, simple yet delicious food and, of course, a perfectly hand-crafted selection of ales. The Stone is a perfect place for dining, celebrating a significant event or just getting together with friends over a delicious in house brewed pint or glass of wine.
The Publican House Brewery and Pub
Publican House Brewery is a craft brewery creating some of the finest and most interesting brews in Ontario. Attached to the Brewery is the FeastON CertifiedPublican House Brew Pub nestled in the 150-year old building that inspired our brands. With a focus on local ingredients.
While you’re here, check out what our neighbours have to offer!
Pie Eyed Monk
Pie Eyed Monk is a Brewery & Restaurant located in the historical C.L. Baker building (built in 1868) in downtown Lindsay, Ontario.
Church-Key Brewing Compay
Church-Key takes pride in producing authentic ales while supporting their local communities. Their beer is made by real people, using only the highest quality local ingredients. Grab some to go on your way to your lakeside retreat in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
Accommodations with a Bite
The Old Bridge Inn
Young's Point, Ontario
Welcome to the Old Bridge Inn, a quaint hideaway originally built in 1887. At that time it was operated as a general store known as “Kearny’s Store”. This wonderful old building resonates with history. Casual Fine Dining, Riverside Patio, and a Bed and Breakfast.
Burleigh Falls Inn
North Kawartha, Ontario
Burleigh Falls Inn is a resort located on beautiful Stoney Lake, on the Trent Severn System. We offer lake view motels, luxury inn rooms, dining, marina.
Burleigh Falls Inn has been awarded the Safe Travel Stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Frederick’s at Beachwood Resort
Experience Frederick’s at Beachwood’s fine country cuisine while taking in the panoramic view of Lower Buckhorn Lake from your table. Enjoy a glass of wine while Chef Michael Henson prepares your dinner. There is nothing more exquisite than good wine, great food, cheerful service and a superb view. Make sure you take some time to walk the property and take in the surroundings, or sit by the fireplace, relaxing after a fine meal is good for the soul.
Elmhirst’s Resort is an all season, cottage resort and conference facility. It offers a spa and a host of activities for the whole family. There is a large working farm with animals raised and produce grown on site. These foods, known as Elmhirst’s Own, are solely for consumption by their FeastON Certified restaurant. They also maintain partnerships with local suppliers to round out their menu offerings and reflect their commitment to sustainability. When visiting keep an eye out for, Angus Beef, turkeys and Pekin ducks, Fiddleheads, Greenhouse herbs and harvested vegetables featured seasonally.
Elmhirst’s Resort has been awarded the Safe Travel Stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
The Perfect Pairing
Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Largest known concentration of Indigenous rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada, depicting turtles, snakes, birds, humans and more; this sacred site is known as “The Teaching Rocks”.
Peterborough Lift Lock
The Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada is located on the Otonabee River section of the Trent Canal. One of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
The Canadian Canoe Museum
The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding. The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, through the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft.
Lang Pioneer Village Grist Mill
At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Peterborough County’s history is brought to life as costumed interpreters welcome you into over 30 homes and businesses located in the picturesque village. Representing a full century in time, the Village will not only take you back in time, but also through time. Mills provided an invaluable service to farmers who, prior to having access to a mill, had been forced to carry wheat long distances to be ground into flour. Many Peterborough County villages, such as Lakefield, Warsaw, Young’s Point, Buckhorn, Norwood and Lang all developed around mills.
Whetung Ojibwa Centre
Curve Lake, Ontario
Whetung Ojibwa Centre offers a spectacular collection of Native crafts as well as Fine Art, Jewelry, Moccasins, Leather Work, Sculptures and much more from Curve Lake First Nation and across Canada.