Friday & Saturday
Lunch 11am – 3pm
11am – 3pm
Reservations can be made through open table here
or via email at [email protected]
or by phone at 613-476-8338
Towards the water’s edge you’ll find The Restaurant at Waupoos Estates, a gazebo-style building nestled amongst vineyards with a panoramic view of Lake Ontario. What started as a humble outdoor eatery has since evolved to entertain guests year-round with (when permitted) both indoor and alfresco dining.
The Restaurant’s food philosophy is simple – use sustainable, fresh ingredients grown on our property for a true Farm-to-Table experience. Our multi-course prefix menus offer a combination of family style and plated courses in a refined yet casual dining experience. We showcase the region’s seasonally fresh ingredients, with vegetables and herbs stagger-planted in the property’s garden plots and proteins such as cattle, pork, lamb, poultry and game birds raised on our estate farm.
The Restaurant at Waupoos Estates is a proud member of Feast ON, a not-for-profit that connects foodies with restaurants dedicated to Farm-to-Table cuisine, showcasing the best of Ontario produce and proteins
Head Chef Kevin McKenna
Born in Canada and raised in Perth Western Australia, Kevin traveled at a young age which has inspired his cooking style today. After graduating from the elite Niagara-on-the-Lake Culinary School under Chef’s Andrew Dymond, Jason Rosso and Tony Deluca , he moved to England to do stages at the Fat Duck and Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. In 2003, Kevin returned to Canada to work with some of the best Chefs in Canada, Owen Steinberg, Michael Stadtlander, and Michael Potters. Following his passion for “farm-to-table” cuisine, Kevin has held increasingly prestigious positions in Ontario’s fine dining establishments, including:
Executive Chef at Globe Bistro in Toronto (2008-2012)
Successfully opened Earth Rosedale (2009) Top 10 T.O.Life and subsequently Earth Bloor West (2011)
Founding member of The Group of 7 Chefs Ltd. (2011)
Invited to cook at The James Beard House in New York (2012) Group of 7 Chefs
Invited to cook at The James Beard House in New York (2015) Kevin McKenna
Chef de Cuisine at Taboo Resort, Golf and Spa (2012)
Executive Chef Viamede Resort (2014)
Executive Chef South Pond Farms- As Seen on Netflix – Taste of the County (2017)
Opening Executive Chef The Pie Eyed Monk Brewery 2018
Executive Chef Fleming College 2019
Chef Consultant Rhubarb Restaurant Haliburton 2020
Kevin believes in supporting Local & Ontario producers, and prides himself on creating menus that will showcase the freshest local ingredients. He credits his recent experiences with Chefs Stadtländer and Potters as the inspiration for his love of fresh Canadian cuisine.
“A Farm to Table philosophy is the guiding force of our restaurant. We take pride in harvesting our produce at its peak and raising our protein with care”