The Flying Apron Cookery: A Local Food Restaurant
At The Flying Apron, our motto is We Do Local! Our local food menu is seasonal and changes weekly (or more often!). We do this to feature what is being harvested by our farmers and to account for our use of whole animals. The majority of our menu ingredients come from within 15 mins of the restaurant; including sustainable fish, organic produce, organic fruit and lamb and pork raised just down the road on our Partner Farm: Ironwood Farm.
Cheers to Local Food!
Our celebration local food begins with our beverage menu here at The Flying Apron Cookery. We have carefully selected locally produced beverages to pair with your meal. From Local wine and beer to house-made sweet tea and fresh lemonade. We are also proud to offer selections from Just Us! Organic & Fair Trade Coffee Roasters, Halifax’s Propeller Brewing Co. and Lunenburg’s Terra Beata Juice.
New Menu Weekly
Our menu changes each week to feature the freshest Nova Scotia ingredients. In addition to the mouth-watering weekly specials, you can find some standard menu items like our House-made Burger and Vegan Burger; a Fresh Pasta; a House Cured Brisket Sandwich; Sustainable Seafood Chowder and a Seasonal Salad Bowl. We try our very best to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions for our guests and offer gluten free and vegetarian options.
Save Room for Dessert!
To complete your meal you will find a stunning selection of desserts all lovingly made in our kitchen. Our dessert selections change almost daily and may include a Strudel or Pie, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, Crème Brûlée, the ever-popular Lemon Tart and our one of a kind Cream Cheese Pie. Be sure to save room for something sweet and a cup of Just Us! Organic Fair Trade Coffee or Tea on your next visit.
Join us for Sunday Brunch
Each week we offer a fresh, new Brunch menu on Sundays from 10-3. While the menu changes each week, it always features Eggs Benedict 2 ways, Pancake and Oultons’ bacon, our Famous Burger topped with a fried egg and a Traditional Breakfast. You may also find Belgian Waffles, our Signature Pig Fish Cakes with Baked Beans, a Breakfast Hash, our Seasonal Salad Bowl and more on the menu.
As a certified Ocean Wise Member (Vancouver Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Certification), we are proud to use only sustainable seafood at the Flying Apron. Why does sustainable seafood matter? Fish stocks around the world are decreasing; overfishing and pollution are wreaking havoc on our ocean ecosystems. The way we cultivate or harvest seafood and the quantity of the fish stocks we are using is directly linked to the health and longevity of our Oceans and Marine Life.
While our priority is to feature sustainably managed Nova Scotia fish and seafood, including (but definitely not limited to) Weir-Caught fish, land-based farmed fish from Sustainable Blue, Hook & Line Caught Haddock and NS Lobster. You will occasionally find other Sustainable Canadian Seafood offerings on our menu.
As a member of the Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Trail, we proudly feature a 100% sustainable Seafood Chowder on our menu.
At the Flying Apron we source approximately 90% of our food ingredients locally, even in the winter! It’s not uncommon to see a farmer or two delivering fresh products through our front door during your visit. Our strong partnerships and relationships with our farmers, fishermen/fisherwomen and producers allow us to have a hand in growing the local economy in our community and province, all while offering the freshest and best tasting products to our customers. Most of our partner farms are certified organic or practicing sustainable farming methods. By purchasing local and organic we support sustainable food production and Land & Water preservation here in Nova Scotia.
Buying local also allows us to help grow the economy in our community and province. All while offering the freshest and best products to our customers.
The wineries, breweries and cideries in Nova Scotia are producing great products and putting our province on the map for those seeking delicious, craft beer, small batch cider and NS terroir wines. Our food pairs beautifully with Nova Scotia beverages and we are proud to feature only local products on our Beverage Menu.
We are especially happy to partner with Meander River Farm & Brewery and Avondale Sky Winery. Together we form a “Trio of Taste” in West Hants County where we are supporting local communities and helping to show the world all that our region has to offer.
What our customers are saying about the Flying Apron
Visited the Flying Apron on the weekend for brunch on Sunday, it was fantastic. This was not the first time I have visited the restaurant for breakfast, each time has been equally great. The menu is small with a great selection of varied, creative, and well-prepared items. I was with a large group, the lamb hash seemed to be a popular choice amongst the group, I personally had the breakfast burger. Likely the next time I visit the restaurant, these selection may have changed so you always have something new to to choose from. The Flying Apron is a very unique place to be, it’s part restaurant, part Inn, part cooking school, part library, and part farm-shop. Everything seems to work well together. It’s a great place to grab a bite if you find yourself cruising around the Valley.Great place for brunch Reviewed by Terri O. on TripAdvisor Aug 2018
We had a wonderful experience dining at The Flying Apron. The service was excellent and the food was probably hands down one of the best culinary experiences. All local ingredients and house made. The menu changes weekly. Highly recommend and we will most definitely be back!Support local Reviewed by Pamela E. on TripAdvisor, Sept 2018
We went as a family today for brunch. It was just perfect the food was excellent everyone got something a different. I had a corn meal waffle with perfect poached eggs and cheese sauce. Oh my heavens! The staff it is just a pleasure, you walk in the door and it feels like they are family. So welcoming and inviting you just want to stay, eat, talk and have a great cup of coffee. They have winter hours but don’t miss out on this place.Just Lovely! Reviewed by mamalowe on TripAdvisor, Dec 2018