Welcome to The Lakehouse Restaurant located at 26969 Hwy 28 South Bancroft on beautiful Paudash Lake where we serve everyone from suit jackets to life jackets! Sit on our waterfront porch and watch the sunset as we serve elevated, fresh and homemade culinary creations.
Our goal is to create a unique dining experiencing by combining affordable prices without sacrificing quality, unbeatable service and a comfortable cottage country atmosphere. Our red seal chef/owner changes our menus seasonally, and features dishes every week with rotating market seafood and smoked items.
Be sure to like us on facebook to keep up to date on specialty nights like live dinner music, events and fundraisers.
The Lakehouse is open year round and you can join us either by boat in the summer months or by snowmobile in the winter months!
Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling us at 613-339-2111
A little bit about the owners!
When Carly O’Neill came back to Bancroft in June 2014 with her partner, Chef Shaun Zoernack who has been Red Seal Certified since 2010, neither of them could have predicted that by September 2014 they would own and operate a restaurant on Paudash Lake. But this is exactly what happened.
Carly and Shaun were living and working, she as an Event Coordinator and Fundraising Developer for several non-profits and he as a Chef, in Canmore, Alberta before planning a summer visit to Carly’s home in Bancroft. Carly’s family came from Ireland to Bancroft in 1867 and was one of the original European settlers. Her Aunt still lives in the original family home off of Airport Road.
As a kid, Carly spent summers in Bancroft with her father Doug O’Neill. Shaun is from Prince George, British Columbia and knows a thing or two about rural Canada. The pair planned to stay just for the beautiful summer months and then head off on another adventure.
During the summer, they met the previous owners of Mirrors Cafe & Lounge who mentioned they were interested in selling the business and moving on to other opportunites. Within weeks, Carly and Shaun arranged to purchase Mirrors and put down roots in Bancroft.
“We couldn’t be doing this anywhere else, we fell in love with the customers, the atmosphere and the lake!”
We look forward to seeing you at The Lakehouse!