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The Counter Bar

Silver serving plate with a baked goods, two cups of tea, and orange juice

We cherish our friendships, which is why The Counter Bar is open all day long.

Mingle with our neighbours and out-of-towners alike, catch up with old friends at a cozy booth or watch the world go by from a bistro table on the outdoor laneway terrace. Before heading on your way, pick up a snack and beverage to fuel your journey, a bottle of wine and a freshly baked loaf of bread or some prepared meals and grocery items to savour later on.

  • Sun to Thurs:
  • Breakfast: 8am — 10:30am, Lunch: 11am — 3pm, Dinner 4:30pm — 9pm
  • Fri:
  • Breakfast: 8am — 10:30am, Lunch: 11am — 3pm, Dinner: 4:30pm — 10pm
  • Sat:
  • Breakfast: 8am — 10:30am, Brunch: 11am — 3pm, Dinner: 4:30pm — 10pm

Walk-in guests are welcome. Reservations may be accepted when The Dining Room is closed for an event.


The Dining Room & Terrace

The culinary heartbeat of The Royal Hotel.

Executive chef Albert Ponzo has put his signature touch on an inspired menu, one that honours our regional terroir and celebrates the bounty of our own Edwin County Farms and the many incredible growers in the County. With an open archway on one side that offers a view into the kitchen, this warm, inviting room also extends graciously onto an expansive outdoor dining area that overlooks our lush garden.

  • Sun to Wed:
  • 8:00am — 10:30am, 11am — 3pm, 4:30pm — 9pm
  • Fri to Sat:
  • 8:00am — 10:30am, 11am — 3pm, 4:30pm — 10pm

Open for dinner, lunch and seasonal weekend brunch. Click here for reservations. Walk-in guests are welcome. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us.


The Garden

Tucked behind The Royal, The Garden offers a secluded escape for savouring all of life’s moments—big and small—beneath swaying tree branches and wisteria vines.

For a gathering of your nearest and dearest, join us at The Harvest Table, an intimate spot seating 10 with a pergola overhead and an outdoor fireplace. When lounging is your top priority, enjoy cocktails from The Trailer Bar, our custom RV that evokes vintage vacations of days gone by.

  • OPEN

No Reservations

The Parlour

Welcoming bar with stools, beautiful light fixture overhead

Whether you’re staying awhile or just passing through, your arrival at The Royal is something for us to celebrate.

Unwind in The Parlour, a comfortable lobby lounge that offers beverages, small bites and a welcoming fireside spot to relax.

  • Mon to Thurs:
  • 11am - 9pm
  • Sat:
  • 11am - 10pm
  • Sunday:
  • 11am - 9pm

Walk-in guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

the chef

Executive chef Albert Ponzo brings over two decades of award-winning experience and passion to his seasonal and locally inspired food.

Working closely with The Royal’s Edwin County Farms, his passion for sustainable farming and nose-to-tail butchery are being explored like never before. Albert honed his craft in the kitchens of some of Toronto’s most beloved and respected culinary institutions, including Canoe, Crush Wine Bar and Le Sélect Bistro, where he was executive chef for 11 years.

Albert traces his love of food back to Sardegna where, as a young boy, he spent countless hours in his Nonna Maria’s kitchen. This love of food, its relationship to the land and the past, are what drive his passion today. When he’s not at The Royal, Albert can be found tending to the Ponzo Family Farm with Marlise and their three children.

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meetings & retreats

Away from distractions and far from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Royal has a relaxed atmosphere that makes it an ideal escape for productive meetings and gatherings.

Our meeting room seats 14 at its boardroom table and is equipped with fully integrated A/V capabilities. Chef Ponzo’s kitchen team is available to prepare menus that suit your team’s needs and meetings, private meals and semi-private meals can also be booked in our restaurants.


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For more details, please contact us