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The Birches Restaurant

Welcome to The Birches Restaurant - Muskoka hospitality and dining at its finest, overlooking Peninsula Lake Huntsville Muskoka.

The Birches Restaurant promotes local suppliers and features menu offerings that highlight local products.

New Thanksgiving Table d'hôte Dinner Menu available for booking between: 
Sunday, October 11th – Monday, October 12th

Check out our seasonal menu here

THE BIRCHES RESTAURANT and our PATIO will officially open on Friday, July 24th

Call toll-free at 1-800-465-4171 to RESERVE TODAY

Special Restaurant Hours

7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 

Grab and Go Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
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Meet our Sous Chef Matt Kropf (left) and our Executive Chef Guy Bedard (right)

Chef Guy Bedard

I grew up in in the small town of Temagami in Northern Ontario. There was always a passion for food in our house. Wild game and fresh caught fish were common place at our dinner table as well as many friends and family. At a young age, I made soups and wrote very simple recipes that I placed into my mother’s recipe holder. I always loved to cook and better yet, eat. 

I never expected to be a chef, taking computer programing in college, but you never know where the path of life is going to take you. I flipped burgers in high school and after college, I moved to Ottawa our nation’s capital. I easily found work in the restaurants of the Byward market. Looking to move up, I got a job cooking at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. After receiving employee of the month only 3 months later, the door was open to my culinary career. I completed my apprenticeship and journeyman for Cook while working at the Chateau and attending Algonquin college.

I worked at four different Canadian Pacific / Fairmont resorts including Deerhurst resort in Muskoka, Chateau Lake Louise in Banff national park and the Southampton Princess in Bermuda. On my life’s journey, I’ve worked a few different times in Ottawa, Kingston, Muskoka and Prince George for Wyndham Resorts, Sheraton, Marriott, Coast hotels and Killarney Mountain Lodge. But Muskoka called out to me. As I get older, it feels natural to be in a town like the one where I grew up. There is calmness and a way with nature that gets lost in the urban centers.

I started working at the Hidden Valley Resort in the spring of 2019. It is a very exciting and rewarding experience. With the renovations and the vibrancy of the new owners, great culinary experiences are encouraged and sought out. It’s that passion that my brigade and I bring to your table.

Bon Appétite,
Chef Guy

“I just wanted to let you know what a great time the AFA staff had on Friday evening...everyone raved about their meals and we had a good time visiting and catching up in such a relaxed atmosphere!
Thank you so much for putting this together for us!”

-Algonquin Forestry Authority, Huntsville, ON