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 at least once 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; Our signature Beef Brisket Sandwich or Corned Beef Reuben; Sustainable Seafood Chowder and a Seasonal Salad Bowl. You can regularly find a copy of our changing menus on our Facebook and Instagram Pages.
We try our very best to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions for our guests and offer gluten free and vegetarian options. We encourage guests to call prior to their arrival to discuss options and accommodation possibilities.
We are known as a Dessert Oasis for a Reason!
You Don’t want to skip Dessert at the Flying Apron! We offer a stunning selection of made from scratch desserts, sorbets & gelatos. Our dessert selections change daily and often include a Strudel or Pie, Gluten Free Chocolate Mocha Cake, Crème Brûlée, the ever-popular Lemon Tart with Chocolate Crust and our one of a kind Cream Cheese Pie. Enjoyed with a cup of Just Us! Organic Fair Trade Coffee or Tea it’s the perfect finish to a delicious meal at The Flying Apron. And don’t forget we offer Dessert Take Away and ohhhh……. those Cinnamon Buns!
Join us for Sunday Brunch
Enjoy a beautiful Sunday Drive to the Apron year-round to relish in our weekly Sunday Brunch from 11-4pm. While the menu changes each week, it always features Eggs Benedict 2 ways, Pancakes with Oulton’s Double smoked bacon, our Famous Burger topped with a fried egg and our Vegan Burger. You may also find Belgian Waffles or French Toast, Shakshuka, our signature Flying Fish Cakes with Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans, a Breakfast Hash, Steak & Egg Platter, our Seasonal Salad Bowl and much 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
My sister stumbled upon the Flying Apron during a family vacation to Nova Scotia, and was so impressed by the experience that she suggested returning there with me, her foodie sister, the following spring. We did, and it was amazing – truly one of the most exquisite meals I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The service was also very good, and I loved the relaxed, casual, welcoming atmosphere. Our only problem now is that our favorite restaurant is a two hour plane ride away! We are nevertheless already planning our next visit – it’s worth it.Amazing restaurant Reviewed by DandelionQueen46 May 2019
The Flying Apron is a hidden Gem! A beautiful drive to a forgotten part of the valley to an old Inn beautifully restored for a wonderful brunch made with locally sourced food in a welcoming, friendly and casual dining experience! Great for a romantic day out or a family brunch!Well worth the drive. Great food. Great Service. Quintessential NS location! Reviewed by Karl March 2021