White Gate Inn & Restaurant, Chester, Nova Scotia
Re-opening for the 2019 Season Friday, May 17th at 5:30pm
A dining oasis…..
Located in the heart of the historic seaside village of Chester on Nova Scotia’s South Shore/Lighthouse Trail, the White Gate Inn & Restaurant is named for the entrance gate designed and built by the owner’s late husband at their Chester Village home.
Passing though that gate, guests were treated to a grand hospitality, warm friendly smiles and indulgent comfort. White Gate is an homage to the spirit of that home and all of its special memories. It is a sweet luxury of both culinary art and hospitality.
Fresh herbs from the White Gate garden
Roasted beet & goat cheese salad
Fresh local flowers at every table
Cocktails from the White Gate bar
The perfect place setting
Fresh and wild local mushrooms
Wild Nova Scotia blueberries
Locally smoked salmon on a crispy potato latke
The freshest seasonal ingredients
Serving up the freshest seasonal ingredients…
Our restaurant’s internationally inspired menu is an ode to the well-travelled palate, highlighting the east coast’s best ingredients; freshly caught and locally sourced. Everything other than bread is made in house, all our pastas, stocks, desserts, gelatos. Our breads come from a local artisanal baker, many of our herbs and garnishes come from our own garden.
Our goal is to bring excitement to the familiar food classics and compliment those with an extensive wine list and creative cocktails.
The Inn at White Gate
Unlock your senses in Chester…
The Inn is furnished in classic east coast style with hand crafted furniture made locally in Chester. The three inn rooms at White Gate are all newly refurbished and have Queen size beds fitted with top quality all natural fibre bed linens and bedding to ensure the most restful of sleeps. Your private en-suite bathroom, which features a soaking tub with shower, is stocked with lots of luxurious 100% cotton Turkish towels and amenities to pamper you.
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The Inn rooms are available from May through New Years.
The rates are seasonal so please enquire when booking.
Amenities include Hairdryer, Iron, Bar fridge, Coffee maker and kettle, Free high speed fibre optic internet.
No pets or small children, please note that access to the rooms is via an external stair case.
For more information please email: email@example.com or call 902.275.4400
Here is what some of our wonderful patrons have said about White Gate:
Finding yourself in the small village by the sea of Chester would the last place to find luxury of excellent service ( old school French ) + delicious food and smart wine choices ..all delivered with a smile.
Pashade C.Nice, France. Sept. 2018
NOT TO BE MISSED!
This was hands down the best meal and overall dining experience we had on the South Shore.
Intrepid Girl . New York, NY. Sept 2018
GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!
The setting is lovely, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is just right. The service was excellent!. My appetizer of tuna nachos was outstanding and the swordfish special that night superb. Presentation was beautiful and the cocktails were perfection.
Mark N. August 2018. Toronto ON
SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!
Last night …as usual the service was delightful, the menu filled with tough choices to make, and the atmosphere so comfortable and warm. Once again we were not disappointed with the wonderful White Gate!!
Lois DM . Chester, NS August 2018
SUMMERS AT WHITE GATE
We are summer residents of Chester and always look forward to our dinners at the White Gate. Whether it’s with friends, or our guests from away... the White Gate is one of the highlights of their trip. The wonderful staff, the fabulous food, the charming ambiance all make for a delightful evening.
Sandy S. Georgia, USA. August 2018
FABULOUS FINE DINING IN CHESTER!
I have had the pleasure of dining at White Gate numerous times over the past two years. Excellent food, great ambiance and top notch, friendly service. Exceptional and well thought out wine list that won’t break the bank. Best cocktails on south shore - try a Paper Plane you won’t be disappointed!
Victoria M. Chester NS. August 2018
WORTH A DRIVE TO CHESTER
Some restaurants stand out because of their excellent food, some because of service and others as a result of their decor. White Gate Inn and Restaurant is remarkable because it has all three and certainly is the best restaurant on the Shore of Nova Scotia. This is a restaurant, and an experience not to be missed.
Hali 1550. Halifax NS. August 2018
My husband and I live on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, We just happened to see an ad for the White Gate, and decided to try it. Wow. We were quite surprised to find a top quality, fine dining place in Chester. From the professional staff to the white linens, the general ambience of a beautifully restored old building, we were happy from the moment we were seated. And the food was exquisite from starter to dessert.
Mimi D. Nova Scotia. July 2018
BEAUTIFUL ROOM AND FOOD TO MATCH
There's great attention to detail apparent in both the decor and food at The White Gate. Perfect spot for a romantic meal, the service is professional and friendly. There are some surprising touches on the menu that take commonly found dishes such as seared scallops to another level of deliciousness.
Susan H. July 2018
A LOVELY PLACE TO DINE
Had dinner here last night with friends and could not have been happier, the food was delicious, the service uplifting and the atmosphere was charming. This is definitely one of the top restaurants on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
James H. July 2018
Wonderful evening with a fabulous ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine which was served to perfection and the service was friendly without being intrusive. Highly recommended.
Peter F. June 2018
WONDERFUL ADDITION TO CHESTER!
We went there many times this summer and enjoyed each experience. There is great variety, creative recipes and lovely flavours. The wine list very well balanced with excellent prices. Love to see some of the old staff from the previous restaurant!
6770 Jubilee, Halifax NS. Oct 2017
BEST DINNING IN CHESTER
Overall this was a fabulous dining experience. Restaurant has a gourmet menu with a daily specials board and good wine list. Menu offers something for almost every ones taste.
S John. Chester Basin NS. June 2017