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Twisted Lemon

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3 Norton Street West, Cayuga, Ontario N0A 1E0, Canada
+1 905-772-6636
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Simcoe, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is tucked away in rural Haldimand County, but it such a find. Definitely a culinary delightful meal with flavours not in your standard restaurant. The staff were attentive and the chef's watchful and willing to discuss recipes and to my husbands delight even gave him a second helping of their version of what we would call potatoes au... More 

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Thank Bonnie L
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Twisted Lemon is a visit we travel to once a year to experience the wonderful food. Always something unique and different which makes it a great experience. The food is delicious especially the soup of the day. The service is impeccable and very friendly. A must visit.

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Thank Frank M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious lunch with a friend who agreed it was a special treat and worth it. Service and food impeccable and delicious. Look forward to returning on any occasion, for a casual but classy, warm, inviting ambience and taste.

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Thank Huitema
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were taken to Twisted Lemon by my sister and brother in law. Everyone who had been there raved about it but for some reason, we had doubts. We have been to restaurants where the food was pretty but not amazing, even somewhat bland. Well.........the presentation was spectacular but the taste trumped the presentation!! WOW! And, just enough to fill... More 

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Thank Lori S
Brantford, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Three friends took a drive to Cayuga to enjoy the wonderful food and ambiance at Twisted Lemon today. We had pleasant service, including a great conversation with the chef and staff in the kitchen. Lunch was delicious. It was really nice to find the food as good as it was a few years ago when it opened.... as it is... More 

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Thank linorefines
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous atmosphere ...fast friendly and helpful servers. A different menu than I am used to however everything was delicious. The only downfall was the portions are small and the prices are high.

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Thank Diana R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

First off, if you are looking for a restaurant with fantastic atmosphere, friendly & knowledgable staff, and a kitchen that WANTS to create something special for you and your taste buds, you can't beat the Twisted Lemon. Their menu is always changing, they use local sources whenever possible and their food is incredible. Although they are situated in a small... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Joined colleagues here for lunch and it was the best meal I've had in a while. The crispy chips they brought out before we ordered were addictive. I had steak frites and substituted sweet potatoes. Excellent! For dessert, the chocolate pate was very flavourful. Not too sweet, just lots of unique tastes popping in my mouth. Service was very good.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had dinner at the Twisted Lemon while we were in town visiting friends. Great little restaurant. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent. We highly recommend the Carpaccio Hand Rolls. I have never had carpaccio done like this and it was fantastic. They have an excellent selection of wines beyond those one the menu. Ask for the... More 

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Binbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My husband and I have been going to The Twisted Lemon for 5 years now and there is a reason why. The food is incredible!!! We especially love that Owner Chef Dan buys everything fresh that he can locally to support the surrounding communities and for us this is a big deal. Last night we started with the Butternut Squash... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 37
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Norton Street West, Cayuga, Ontario N0A 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cayuga
  • Phone Number: +1 905-772-6636
Description
Forty years of combined experience in the hospitality industry has taught the husband and wife team of Chef Dan Megna and Laurie Lilliman much about food and wine. The driving force behind Twisted Lemon is that, "fine dining is great food and great service, and is an experience that all should enjoy".

And so began the concept of "redefine dining", only bringing in those pieces of the industry that they love into Twisted Lemon's positive philosophy.

Located in the picturesque villiage of Cayuga, Haldimand County, Ontario, Twisted Lemon is described as a "hidden gem", which now attracts a faithful following of 'flavour junkies' and experienced diners from far and wide.

Featuring a lively open-concept kitchen in a tasteful and eclectic ambiance, Chef Dan Megna's dishes are well thought out in their design. Careful consideration is put into each dish, intended to illuminate all of the senses and offer depth and balance in flavour and texture.

In addition to a core menu, Twisted Lemon offers seasonal and locally inspired cuisine, including exciting monthly features, house-baked breads and pastries, tasting menu's on Tuesday's and Wednesday's and a prix fixe menu every Thursday evening. Chef Dan Megna doesn't try to be like anyone else. Here you will find quality food and service that stands on its own merit.

Mission. Passion. Humour. Balance. There is a great story here....

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?