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5153 East Bay Hwy, Big Pond, Nova Scotia B1J 1P1, Canada
+1 902-828-2277
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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Only question would be on the sauce served with the duck. Neither I or my spouse enjoyed. Halibut was an A- experience, very tasty. Wines by he glass were nice. Lovely setting. Good service.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

I guess when you only have one option for fine dining, you play whatever and suck it up. The food was so-so, the chicken and pork dishes we had were both under cooked. The service was very, very good however.

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Thank Ruth G
Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stopped at The Birches on our way back to Halifax after attending a wedding in Sydney, as a relative had raved about the restaurant. I was totally surprised not only at the size of the inn but also the quality of our dining experience. We also had the seafood risotto and halibut - divine! And another surprise was to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

The menu is small but the choices are all appealing. The service was by far the best I have experienced. The wait staff were very knowledgable both of the menu and of the local area. Both the lamb and the halibut were very well prepared. The seafood risotto that came with the halibut was divine. The beet salad was great..a... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Malcolm's is the restaurant at The Birches Inn and is located in Ben Eoin Nova Scotia. They have a small dining room with a nice comfortable atmosphere, lots of windows and you can see trees, the ski hill/golf course and or the water depending on your table. We have eaten here before and decided to return for our anniversary. The... More 

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Thank MamaIv
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Excellent service, and wonderful food. Equally good to any of our favourite restaurants in Halifax. We will certainly return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5153 East Bay Hwy, Big Pond, Nova Scotia B1J 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Big Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 902-828-2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?