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The Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
+1 902-407-4002
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:00
Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Antigonish, Canada
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met some friends here for drinks and dessert and I have to tell you the atmosphere and the drinks were great. We had a dessert too and it was great. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank jdeleeb
Nova Scotia, Canada
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is very good and the drinks are amazing, but a dairy free option for dessert is definitely needed. Especially in a time where gluten-free is absolutely so trendy, and there are certain people that are suffering from it and they have a few options at the middle spoon but for people who are dairy free there is absolutely... More 

Thank dkelliott01
Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quiet when we came in on a Wednesday evening but the servers were friendly, extremely attentive and happy to let us keep chatting after our food was done. Excellent, generously proportioned desserts. Limited wine selection but many cocktails from to choose from.

Thank babelfishtravels
Halifax, Canada
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here recently with a large group for dessert & cocktails. Despite us not having a reservation we were seated promptly. Our server was excellent and very enthusiastic about the food & drink on offer, customizing many of the orders. I had the lemon pavlova and a cocktail and both were fantastic. Everyone at our table was very pleased... More 

Thank EllaCat11
Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was pretty good - Had a lemon dessert that was light and quite nice. Everyone seems to like it there. Only thing is I would have preferred more tang to the lemon! Just personal preference though.

Thank MiloMiaReview
Halifax, NS, Canada
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great spot in Bedford, nicely set up, a variety of seating styles. Service was prompt, but we had to ask to have our candle lit (candle was already on the table), and the waitress didn't seem too knowledgeable about the teas they had. They bring tea in tea pots, so with pots, cups, candle, and other things... More 

Thank mekesw
Halifax, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the dessert was very good! We had the strawberry cheesecake with extra whip cream and the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream. Both were good but the lava cake was our favourite. The cheesecake was good but found it a tad salty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Their peanut butter pie is a light, not too sweet dessert. The chocolate lava cake done with peanut butter fixings is incredible but very sweet. Great ambiance throughout. It was too filling immediately after dinner, my only suggestion would be spend some time exploring downtown between your dinner and and your stop here for dessert. It is well worth the... More 

Thank Dan M
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The food is insanely good. The sticky toffee pudding is beyond delicious, and the portion is generous. I believe friends have ordered other things, but this is what I get any time we go. The cocktails are outstanding, and I believe if you order the 'adult hot chocolate' you can earn the password to the speakeasy in the basement. Definitely... More 

Thank Jill A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Saturday sure was a day to remember! My new husband and I tied the knot and we wanted to do something different to celebrate our BIG day. During our search for a space that would suit or style and what we were hoping to achieve in terms of a space where we could enjoy good drinks with good friends, we... More 

Thank Bobby V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-407-4002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?