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“Very tasty.”

Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$31
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in Nova Scotia Award from RANS 2013, Best Restaurant Chef Inspired Casual Dining by Taste of NS 2011, Best Restaurant outside of HRM by Chronical Herald. Follow the fabulous aromas down our quaint little lane in the historic district of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, step inside our heritage building and enjoy the warm hospitality and fine dining. Our restaurant offers innovative dishes and fine wines presented with attentive service in a cheerful setting. Since opening in 1995 we have attracted loyal and appreciative clients from near and far, and we invite you to join this happy circle.
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was my first visit, ordered the Smoked Salmon special. Really delicious, it was served with a caesar salad and bread roll. You may eat inside with air coditioning or outside under parasols. The seating is limited(counted 22 seats inside, not sure about outside), I recommend going early(before noon), mid afternoon or make a reservation. The service was very fast, friendly and efficient. For me the best part was the colorful decor, loved the colors. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We heard about the Cafe and arrived on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were lucky to be seated almost immediately. The hostess and waitstaff could not have been warmer or more helpful. We had the best seafood chowder several of us had was simply fabulous and later the Chef Roland revealed that a local craft beer gave it a complementary flavor. The scallop and lobster gratin was another all time winner as were salmon cakes with an orange, ginger sauce. This was cooking with a continental flare that would appeal to the most sophisticated foodies. Friends of ours living in Lunenberg, who have lived and traveled around the world, confirmed out impressions. Our chat with the chef added a final flavor to a truly exquisite meal in a simple setting. Nice crafts in the shop as well.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We ate dinner here last night and really enjoyed everything about it. You enter through an interesting little shop selling jewelry, cards and artwork before being ushered into the cosy dining room. The service is very friendly but professional and the food is excellent. We enjoyed the scallops and the rack of lamb as well as some starters. They have a nice selection of Nova Scotia wines in addition to some international selections. We would definitely recommend this lovely spot so book ahead for dinner before you arrive in town.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Our meal was spectacular. The service was super fast but we never felt rushed. There was nothing I would improve on. A must visit if you are on the South Shore of NS.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant in Shelburne. I highly recommend you make reservations, as it is one of the only dining options in this small town. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and really added to the overall pleasant experience for us. There is a nice little gift shop before you enter the dining area.

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