Since 1939, Sherwood Inn has developed a reputation as Muskoka’s premier dining destination. Boasting an impressive wine list and a fresh, locally-sourced menu prepared with care, Vintages Dining Room at Sherwood Inn delivers an unparalleled culinary experience. Our extensive wine cellar has won multiple Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, and many of our ingredients are sourced directly from our on-site gardens. Enjoy a meticulously prepared meal overlooking stunning Lake Joseph, courtesy of our Executive Chef, José Caneira.

Guests do not need to be staying at the resort in order to enjoy our unparalleled cuisine.



Born and raised in Porto, Portugal, Sherwood Inn’s Executive Chef, José Caneira has perfected his craft all over the world: From Thailand to Quebec to Toronto. Having trained alongside Michelin Chefs, Caneira is inspired by the natural qualities of fresh, local ingredients, using them as the foundation for the exceptional menus he creates. A Red Seal Certified Chef, José has a keen ability to deliver a consistently high standard of culinary output, even when accommodating stringent dietary restrictions. His unique touch has quickly elevated Sherwood Inn’s most popular Muskoka dishes to new heights.

“You’re only as good as the last plate that went out,” says Caneira. “I take a lot of pride in my work, and I’m passionate about what I create.”

We are open Fridays from 12:00pm for lunch through Sunday breakfast until mid-May 2022. 
Beginning mid-May 2022 we are open 7 days a week to mid-October, 2022. 

Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:00am.

  *Reservations not available. 

Lounge Lunch Menu: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

  *Reservations recommended. 

Vintages Dinner Menu: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

  *Reservations required. 

  *Lounge Menu also available until 10:00pm. 

For reservations please call 705-765-3131 ext. 407 or email to book today.

Food service ends at 10:00 pm. 


Dining times subject to change based on business levels

and government regulations.

* hours above are a minimum and may be extended based on business demand. Breakfast menu subject to availability.
** hours subject to change with no notice based on private functions, seasonality and business demands.


We are justifiably proud of our wine cellar that boasts more than 2,000 bottles.  We have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list, numerous years, which features in excess of 200 exquisite selections. We specialize in vintages from Australia, California, Italy and the Bordeaux region of France.

For a special treat, enjoy an intimate private party in our Cellar Dining Room, adjacent to the wine cellar. (Up to 14 people, reservation required. Private dining charges apply). Our chef and food and beverage team excel at planning, preparing and serving customized multiple-course food and wine pairings.

It is the perfect choice for Muskoka fine dining and team building for executive teams, dinner for your key employees or a great social venue for a private gathering with your closest friends or family.

For bookings and more information, please contact Christina VanKempen at

*Requires a minimum spend of $1000 in food and beverage (pre tax & administration fee) or a $500 private dining fee, plus food and beverage.


Vintages Restaurant, our classic Muskoka inn’s fine dining room is opened to the public so local cottagers and area residents may also enjoy world-class dining in cottage country. With its elegant decor, delectable cuisine, exceptional service and extensive wine list, Vintages is the ideal Muskoka restaurant for a romantic dinner for two, or to celebrate a special occasion in style. Vintages is open daily in season for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on weekends only, from November through April. Reservations being highly recommended. In addition to the extensive selection of appetizers, entrees, and deserts offered on our dining room menu, Vintages’ Executive Chef Jose Caneira will often prepare special menus in celebration of holidays and special occasions, including Valentine’s, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year's and more.  Our Chef and his culinary team strive to ensure our dinner guests a memorable evening and an extraordinary fine dining experience.

Vintages’ 2,000 bottle wine cellar sets it apart from other Muskoka restaurants. With over 200 exquisite vintages from all the top wine regions of the world, few Muskoka resorts can offer the extensive selection of fine wines available at Vintages. Our Cellar Dining Room, an intimate space adjacent to our wine cellar, is available for private functions of up to 14 people.  To make your private dinner party, reception, or executive gathering in the Cellar Room a truly memorable event, our food and beverage team can customize for your party a multi-course menu with wine pairings.