Oaklands celebrates simplicity, the season, and a sense of place. We connect people to place through respect for our history, our land, artisans and our commitment to warm hospitality and service. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from Niagara’s ingredient driven cuisine, rooted in the breadth and depth of global French culinary influence.
The beautiful setting encourages you to lose track of time enjoying stunning vineyard views and our sister property, Peller Estates, while enjoying a menu that changes with the seasons.
Open for Breakfast
Daily 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Open for Lunch
Thursday to Monday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Open for Dinner
Thursday to Monday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ansley Sparkling Terrace
Thursday to Monday 12 PM – 8 PM
Oaklands will be closed Tuesday & Wednesday for Lunch and Dinner
Dining Events at Oaklands
Join us on our scenic back lawn at Riverbend Inn & Vineyard for our themed dining events. Reserve your spot via myWineCountry.com or by calling our Wine Country Concierge at 1-888-510-5537.
PEI Lobster Boil – Friday, September 30
Reserve your Spot
Hosted by our very own Executive Chef and East Coast native, Ross Midgley, join us at Riverbend for this exciting event to kick off your summer. Would you trust your lobster boil to anyone else not from PEI?
The night will begin at 5:30 pm for a sparkling wine and canape reception. The dinner portion will begin at 6:30 pm, where you will be seated at a communal table and served family style with the rest of the lobster loving guests. You will enjoy fresh cracked lobster, drawn butter, coleslaw, and finger rolls, along with a glass of Chardonnay – a perfect pairing! Complete the evening with a classic lemon meringue tart.
Harvest Dinner – October 21
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Harvest Dinner Menu 2022
Dive deep into the heart of Niagara Wine Country with Chef Ross for an exclusive five-course harvest dinner with wine pairing in our Coach House. This event will allow you to experience a local, French-influenced cuisine unlike any other. Enjoy exquisite food, extraordinary wine and phenomenal company here at the Riverbend Inn & Vineyard.
Start the evening with a sparkling wine reception & canapé at 6:30PM with dinner to follow at 7PM. Guests will be seated at a long harvest table. Additional wines will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Raised in Prince Edward Island, Ross grew up around honest hospitality. His mother hated cooking but was, nonetheless, a consummate entertainer and from a young age he learned the intricacies of hosting a good party. He likes to refer to himself as a ‘born-again Chef’, having turned to the stoves after a couple of university degrees and stints in teaching, small business and banking. In 1996 he returned to his Charlottetown home to study at The Culinary Institute of Canada and has never looked back.
Soon after graduation, Ross moved to Niagara where he has worked in many of the area’s most renowned kitchens, holding the Executive Chef role in several.
Ross loves the full-service integration of food and lifestyle a boutique Inn affords, having spent months on ‘stage’ in Hampshire, England at the idyllic Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa. The acquisition and relaunch of The Riverbend Inn by Andrew Peller Limited is also a sort of homecoming for him as he was sous chef of our sister property, Trius/Hillebrand Estates from 2001-2005.
Motivated by all things ‘entertainment’, Ross is always on a quest for how to throw an even better party. When he is not cooking, Ross dreams of one day rock and roll stardom with his band, The Hopyards.