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South Branch Bistro

$$ - $$$, ,
15 Clothier Street East, Kemptville, North Grenville, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
+1 613-258-3737
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (2 reviews)
“carbonara” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Gastropub, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15 Clothier Street East, Kemptville, North Grenville, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We’ve been in the south end of Kemptville that last few days on business and on one evening we decided to go to South Branch Bistro for dinner. South Branch Bistro is a pub style place on Clothier Street that has an interesting choice of...More

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Based on my meal, I'm giving it an average rating. However, service and selection of beer is terrific. We ordered the seafood fondue and charcuterie board. The seafood fondue was lacking in seafood and after awhile the cheese sauce got clumpy however it was palatable...More

1  Thank Patrizia D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is the cutest little old stone restaurant in Kemptville. We enjoyed our meal so much. We had the date night menu which was excellent value with super choices. The food was outstanding and we loved our server, Keiffer, who was very honest and accommodating....More

1  Thank HAWOV
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Thursday night, not terribly busy, but let's say about 8-10 tables, including patio where we sat. We had the seafood fondue for an appetizer, which was delicious. For entrees we had the jambalaya which was very good, we ordered the linguini carbonara but got the...More

1  Thank Boatshoppe
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My Daughter and I went in for drinks between a wedding. The drinks were good, and we didn't have any food, BUT, why would the new owners cover up the beauty of this building with painted blue drywall? They hid the stone walls! So disappointed.

1  Thank cranberrydog
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We go to the Bistro all the time and unfortunately it was not great tonight. The restaurant was very busy, service was very slow. Waitress didn't come to the table to ask how our meal was I had to flag her down to tell her...More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Amazing food with great service! I came in for lunch with my mom and sister and had the best burger I have eaten in I don't even know how long. The service was quick and very friendly, even though the waitress had a few tables....More

1  Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We loved the old Branch so it was with sadness when the owners sold. We have been back to the new South Branch Bistro and it is different. Nice renovations inside I prefer this to the old restaurant. The food is still good but with...More

1  Thank Susan N
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The food and service was good. The atmosphere and dining set-up was average. I believe this Bistro can improve it's dining area, however, appreciated the bar away from the eating area.

Thank RobbOttawa
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had the good fortune of getting a reservation for two on the evening of February 14th and my significant other and I enjoyed a truly wonderful evening at the Bistro. The meal consisted of a very nice salad and a sumptuous surf and turf...More

Thank Raymond E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Bar, Gastropub, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Clothier Street East, Kemptville, North Grenville, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  North Grenville  >  Kemptville
  • Phone Number: +1 613-258-3737
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The South Branch Bistro is an upscale casual restaurant and live music venue located in the Old Town of Kemptville, just 15 minutes from Manotick. Locally owned and operated by longtime residents - Ken Baird and Shelley Stinson. Their passion for fresh food and great entertainment is clear when you visit South Branch Bistro. The South Branch Bistro team is dedicated to providing fresh, locally sourced ingredients offering a wide variety of chef inspired dishes. Starting with daily breakfast lunch and dinner specials to an in-house smoke brisket and micro brews. There is always something new as the menu changes with the seasons. To top things off, not only is South Branch Bistro a great place to come and dine, they also offer live entertainment to top off your experience. Visit our Facebook Music page for upcoming events. Join us and experience the South Branch Bistro difference! Ken & Shelley
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