Castlegarth Reviews
Reviews
"For me, everything you need to know about Castlegarth is in a bowl of its pappa al pomodoro... Nothing could more readily transport you to the hills of the Tuscany countryside... What makes it so good? First of all it’s the heirloom tomatoes grown in astonishing variety up the road on his family’s farm, the source of the lion’s share of the restaurant’s ingredients. Still warm from the sun, those tomatoes never knew the inside of a refrigerator. Farm fresh ingredients are one thing, but what Castlegarth offers is the increasingly rare opportunity to taste familiar ingredients as if for the first time. Perhaps that is what entices Ottawa diners to make the hour long drive to White Lake... there is nothing quite like it."
Where to Eat Right Now: Ottawa Magazine's Top Ten List—November 2010 Shawna Wagma

Star of Excellence awarded in restaurant guide
Where to Eat in Canada—2008/2009 and 2009/2010 Edition

the epicurean Awards / Les Prix Epicuriens

Gold Award for Service and Bronze Award for the Wine List 2007
Bronze Award for Best Restaurant 2008

“A seriously good rural eatery.”
November 5th, 2006—Ottawa Citizen, Anne DesBrisay

Voted number 2 out of 10 “Don’t Miss Restaurants.”
Ottawa Magazine—November 2006

“…the two have honed cooking to quite an art…Brearleys have proven themselves: their ingenuity remains fresh…In White Lake, I’m having my cake. And loving it too.”
Ottawa City Woman—Summer 2004 by Cindy Deachman

“Castlegarth’s dining style is pure, clean & fresh. Two young chefs serve diners at their best…seared sea scallops – magnificent, fat, milky sweet ones…filet of fresh rainbow trout is buttery, moist inside and the vanilla-bean infused creme brulée is everything a creme brulée should be. Jennifer attends to our table with obvious skill and unaffected charm… Castlegarth’s prices are considerably lower than those you’d find in Ottawa and the other great pleasure is the wine list including interesting finds and kind prices.”
Ottawa Citizen by Anne DesBrisay—October 2003

“I can think of nothing better than an experience surpassing one’s expectations, such is the case at Castlegarth…utterly satisfying.”—Four Stars****
Ottawa City Magazine Restaurant Reviews—June/July 2003

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