Old Orchard Inn Sunday Brunch
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own. However, if you try it for yourself, rest assured you will have the same opinions!**
Our plan to go to the Old Orchard Inn for brunch started a year ago.
Last year, we had an etiquette party for the boys and their friends.
Read about Etiquette 101 for kids
The kids (not to mention the adults, too) learned all the proper table manners. As a reward for keeping up with their manners, their instructor, Nicole, suggested that we take them somewhere really nice to put these new behaviours into practice.
The Old Orchard Inn’s Sunday Brunch was our immediate thought!
After a year of not getting around to doing it, we finally decided to put them to the test. And our family headed to the Old Orchard Inn for Sunday Brunch.
I had often hear about this amazing brunch buffet, but had never gone before. And, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to take the kids or not.
When arrived at the Inn. We barely got through the main doors when the boys were distracted by all the amazing things on the walls – especially the bison heads! They kept going back over and over again to have a look!
As we walked into the room, I could immediately see that this was a family-friendly restaurant. There were many families there with children who were infants, toddlers, up to teenagers. Having our boys (7 and 8) here was NOT going to be a problem. That immediately set us at ease.
Our carload arrived first. Daniel wanted to immediately start loading up his plate. However, I reminded him that it was polite until everyone in our party arrived.
“Mom, this is just torture seeing all of this amazing food and having to wait.” He kept repeating this until everyone arrived and he could dig in.
This Sunday brunch buffet really is a paradise for kids. I know my kids love and will willingly eat without complaint breakfast food. To have all of it spread before them, for them to eat as much as they wanted, was heaven!
“My goal is to have a 15 metre high pile of bacon,” said Daniel. The boy loves his bacon and couldn’t wait to dig in.
Absolutely everything on the buffet was delicious. The flavours, the variety – everything.
“The only problem is,” said my husband, “I know I have a limited amount I can eat. Do I go back for the things I really loved, or do I try the rest of the things, which I know are going to be equally as delicious?”
Such are the problems of life.
Daniel had the same problem. At one point, he looked at his plate and looked so sad.
“I know I’m going to be full after this, and there are so many good things I want to try!”
I think this just means we are going to have to come back!
We are already planning who we will invite with us next time, and how much they will enjoy it!
After brunch, while the adults were finishing up, the boys went out on the balcony to enjoy the view and the sun.
It was an all-round perfect morning, and Daniel said it was the best weekend he’s had in a very long time, and that this meal was his highlight.
Two big thumbs up from the boys, not to mention from the adults!
Great value for the cost, delicious food, nice atmosphere, and kid-friendly all round!
Details about the Sunday Brunch
• Dates: From Thanksgiving till Father’s Day
• Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
• Price: $21.95
• Holidays and special occasions: $25.95
• Reservations Recommended: (902)542-5751
The price above is for adults. Although not listed on the website, children 5-12 are half price. Children under 5 are free.
You really should make a reservation before you go. Especially on special occasions. Phone or book online.
Plus if you book in advance, you will have a greater chance at being seated in front of the window with the incredible view of Blomidon!
Overall, the Sunday Brunch at the Old Orchard Inn is definitely worth checking out.
It was a safe place for kids to try out their manners – and they did a great job and we were so proud of them!
However, we couldn’t resist getting a few sillies out!
We can’t wait to go back!