I frequently dined there in the past. I haven't been in over a year. A colleague just went earlier this summer with his wife and had a good dinner. It's a good place in a country casual kind of way. In other words, don't expect the standards of a Toronto fine dining experience. Expect a well-prepared dinner, decent casual service, and a room any grandma would be comfortable in. Imagine boathouse with tablecloths if I had to construct a visual.
What are you looking for in the area?
Thanks for the response. It sounds pretty good for our purposes.
We're taking an 82 year old out for his birthday. He has lived in Cobourg for decades, and doesn't have much good to say about any of the restaurants in the area, other than Corfu and The Gondola (Hastings). We're looking for something a little more upscale. Woodlawn in was my first idea, but the birthday boy quickly nixed it.
I figured that the Victoria Inn might fit the bill since he's never been there! LOL!
WOW. I can't imagine never going if you live in the area. He or his wife must be a darn good cook.
Not sure if you've ever lived the country life, but I'll tell you one thing. Pretty much only city folk sit on the patio for dinner. Country folk prefer to dine without the bugs. They get all the fresh air and sunshine they need already just living there.
That said, I never care if they know I'm a tourist (though my family has been in the area since they first needed to clear-cut to build the family home). I usually book the northeast table of the patio so I can take in the full view of Rice Lake as the sun sets. Quite beautiful.