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Enjoy some good food, good wine and good vibes at the new Carolinian Winery and Eatery on Dundas St. in Thorndale. Although the location hasn’t changed, the Carolinian now has a:

  • New owner who is committed to giving back to the community
  • Newly renovated, open space for dining and events
  • New retail area
  • New fruit wines made from berries grown on-site

Stop by for a unique dining experience, live entertainment or a bottle of locally grown fruit wine.

Hours of Operation

Retail Open Daily Until 4pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm (Brunch served from 10am - 2pm)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm, last reservations are at 7:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm, last reservations are at 7:30pm

Good Food

Carolinian is here to take care of you with our unique menu of locally sourced food to meet a variety of tastes. Owner Bonnie Preece calls the style "home-made comfort foods" but with a twist

Stop by our newly renovated open-concept restaurant for a unique dining experience. For your special events, you can book our space.

Brunch Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carolinian Eatery enjoy a delicious brunch, including fresh-made scones, jam from the berries grown on site, home-made sausages, pasta, chicken, fruit and a make-your-own omelette station. Cost (including coffee or tea) is only $14.99 for adults, $8.99 for children 10 and under. Children five and under are free.

Lunch Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy tasty sandwiches, crispy fish and chips, mouth-watering burger and fries or delicious pasta at reasonable prices.

Dinner Indulge in a variety of beef, fish, pork and chicken entrées, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Appetizers Come into Carolinian Eatery anytime for hearty portions of Carolinian's specialty appetizers.

Spring/Summer Lunch Menu


Good Drinks

Carolinian is pleased to serve your favourite wines along with your lunch or dinner.

Enjoy some good food at Carolinian Eatery with the best in local wine.

Good Vibes

Carolinian offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere to serve as the stage for family and community events. The recently renovated restaurant features a rustic style with contemporary touches. The large windows overlook an eight-acre berry patch and patio. A stone fireplace warms the air while the professional staff treat you and your guests like royalty.

You can book the newly renovated, open-concept dining space for events of up to 80 people (or more if you want to use the patio). Events include:

  • Showers
  • Receptions
  • Birthdays
  • Stag and does
  • Charity events
  • Weddings up to 80 people

To support the community, Carolinian engages a wide variety of local musicians to perform on the weekends. Here's what's happening at Carolinian's:

About Carolinian

Before Bonnie Preece met her sisters for lunch in Thorndale in February 2010, she never thought about owning a restaurant. As they ate in the Carolinian Eatery, her sisters told her that they hought it was for sale. In May 2011, Bonnie purchased the Carolinian Winery and Eatery on Dundas Street in Thorndale. She's now putting her heart and soul into the place.

"I was retired from retail sales, and I started thinking about buying a business. Carolinian was a good fit for me as I wanted customers to feel the same way I did with my lunch experience," says Bonnie

After three months of renovations, Carolinian is open for business again with new staff, a new menu and a new open-concept dining area. For Bonnie, the business is a way to give back to her community. "I'm passionate about animal rescue, feeding people and art," she says. So Carolinian buys locally grown products, features local bands and donates to local causes, including:

  • Rotholme Women's & Family Shelter
  • May Court Club's nutrition program
  • Inn Out Of The Cold shelter in St. Thomas
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association

As Bonnie has discovered, being a hands-on owner of a winery and restaurant is hard work. "This business requires continuous creativity to stay ahead of the competition in both the winery and the restaurant. Both areas take tremendous effort and leadership to stay on track and keep building," she says.

Please come visit for a good meal or a bottle of local wine.


Come visit our new and improved Retail area!

We now carry:

  • Yankee candles
  • Nature's Aura candles
  • Whitewater Eco-Soy candles
  • Denali Dreams Alaska soaps
  • Sweet Leaf Bath Company soaps
  • be Tease Loose Leaf Teas and accessories
  • Our own Carolinian Brand Coffee
  • Custom made gift baskets

Come Visit

Stop by Carolinian Winery and Eatery for a unique dining experience, live entertainment or a bottle of locally grown fruit wine. We're the only winery in Middlesex and we're only 5 kms east of Veterans Memorial Parkway on Dundas St. Get Directions

  • Mailing address:
    4823 Dundas Street Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
  • Phone: 519-268-2000
  • E-mail: (Please do not book online. Please call us to make a reservation.)
Bonnie Preece

Owner of Carolinian Winery & Eatery
Bonnie takes an active role in all departments within the Carolinian. Primarily she works within the community to promote her business through attending networking groups and wine and food shows. She's also a member of Middlesex Tourism, Tourism London and the Ontario South Coast Growers Association.

"All my staff are integral parts of the whole. I am lucky to have such a wonderful professional team to represent the Carolinian Winery & Eatery."