Welcome to The Birches Restaurant
We are currently open for dine-in! Our staff will be following strict safety protocols, seating will be limited to follow strict social distancing regulations.
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.
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 to 2:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday Only)
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
No Late-Night Menu
Meet Our Chefs
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.
“Eaten here many times.. For dinner, we always sit out on the outside patio overlooking the grounds and lake. Just a beautiful place. The fish and chips are always a must!! For breakfast, not sure if it’s every day or just weekends, but they have a great breakfast buffet”
“Sumptuous serving of mussels, pasta of the day plate with a bottle of wine was relaxing as you look out at the sunset at the end of a summer day”
“Service was awesome. Food arrived quickly and was hot. My wife had the margiritta pizza and she was amazed how good it was. I had the plain burger and fries. The burger was hot and juicy, it was one of the best tasting burger I ever had. You could tell the fries were hand cut fresh potatos, delicious.
Chef Guy came to the table and asked how the food was.. We thanked him and expressed our gratitude.”
“Spoke with the chef beforehand. Very knowledgeable about ingredients in their meals and we were able to agree on a dish I could eat without worry. Their staff took extra precautions and care, and the wait staff were informed ahead of time. A wonderful experience for someone with food allergies who does not normally eat at restaurants.”