Cottage Cooking

For those of you who like to cook each cottage is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, stove, microwave oven, propane BBQ and eat-in kitchen. Dishes, cookware, utensils etc are provided to help you prepare and serve your meals.

Looking for Tim Hortons, Groceries and more?

Check out our listing of local shops and businesses that you may wish to visit during your stay at the Willow Beach Cottages. Includes Coffee shops, Grocery Stores, LCBO, Beer stores as well as Hospital Locations.

Local Restaurants

There are a variety of restaurants in the area that are available with both dine in and take out options. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Baked & Battered

Baked and Battered combines a bakery and a fish & chips restaurant. The bakery has freshly made desserts including gluten free options. For beverages, they have locally roasted coffee and amazing chai spice lattes, as well as the usual fare. The service is always very friendly and attentive. It’s a great place to go if you want lunch or dessert.


Rhubarb Restaurant offers special features each evening in addition to the new all day menu which showcases local seasonal food. Upscale casual dining in cottage country located on the shores of Mirror Lake in picturesque Haliburton County.

Maple Avenue Tap & Grill

The Maple Avenue Tap & Grill is a casual dining restaurant where staff strive to create and ensure a pleasant experience for all our guests. We are family friendly and value the feedback of our guests to ensure that we continue to exceed expectations.

Hankook E Korean Cuisine

Hankook offers a relaxed dining experience where you can enjoy authentic Korean cuisine. We also offer table side cooking. Reservations are welcome and we also can accommodate small to medium size groups. In addition we have a small outdoor patio to enjoy your meal in the warm sunny summer months!

McKecks Tap & Grill

Opened in 1986 by #11, former Toronto Maple Leaf
Walt Mckechnie, McKecks has been serving friends and family for over 30 years. Offering innovative cuisine and traditional pub fare in “Cottage Country” and “Home Ice” advantage for Locals. Fully licensed by AGCO for 200+ & Rooftop Patio. Nine draught taps, featuring local craft beer, an ample selection of wines and spirits, plus fresh-ingredient Cocktails.

Head Lake Grill

This place is a fantastic hidden gem. Everything is made from scratch. The freshness and quality of the food is amazing. Everything Chef Diana makes is just like it was cooked from your best home cooked meal. Great food and great value.

Kosy Korner

Breakfast here is hot fast plentifully and served with real hospitality. It’s loaded with locals who have comfortably made this their morning hangout! It’s a cute place that has been here forever by delivering good quality grub. It’s a step back in time to when servers call you “dear” and mean it.

Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant

Chef, Alex Cao and Manager, Alvy Tsang, bring delicious traditional Chinese cuisine and exceptional customer service to loyal customers and visitors to Haliburton County. With fresh, flavourful food and a warm, clean, friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to dine with family, friends, co-workers and for special occasions and parties.

Haliburton Forest Cookhouse

Located at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd., the Cookhouse is open year round – closed only on Christmas Day. The Cookhouse offers food for every taste, from delicious breakfast dishes, salads and appetizers over burgers to steaks and ribs.Operating as a licensed restaurant, the Cookhouse has catered to a wide array of customers, including visitors to the Forest, participants of the outdoor education programs and corporate groups of Haliburton Forest.

2 -4-1 Pizza

241 Pizza offers fresh, great tasting pizza to customers. We provide the perfect setting to enjoy your favorite pizza flavours with the whole family.

Other notable restaurants

For those looking to venture a little further:

Minden Restaurants
  • Kawartha Dairy – Don’t let the line up’s scare you away from this fantastic ice cream! (Hwy 35)
  • Tim Horton’s — Hwy 35 Minden
  • Grill on the Gull– Fine Dining on the main drag in Minden
  • The Rockcliffe — Notorious old-school tavern downtown Minden
  • Subway – Hwy 35
Carnarvon Restaurants
  • Pepper Mill – Highway 35 just south of the corner of 35 and 118
  • Mill Pond – Highway 35 just north of the corner of 35 and 118
  • That Place In Carnarvon – Highway 118 just east of the corner of hwy 35 and 118