It can be tough to tell cage-fed chickens from free-range, and even tougher to discern an organic head of lettuce from a genetically engineered head of lettuce with the body of a lion. Save the time you'd spend deliberating with today's Groupon to The Branch Restaurant in Kemptville. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of organic and local dinner fare.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of organic and local lunch fare. This option may also be used toward the rubber boots buffet on Sundays.
The Branch Restaurant nourishes responsibly by brandishing a menu of delectable organic fare conceived by a published cookbook author. Within The Branch's art-ensconced confines, sate the most gargantuan of lunch appetites with the restaurant's signature rubber boots buffet, which includes a spread of homemade bread, two soups, salads, a hot entree, and a hot date ($9.99; Sundays $12.99 with extra options). Or, reserve digestive energy for the third-pound Branchburger ($13.99) made with 100% local, naturally raised beef. Dinnertime beckons worldly fare to congregate on the menu with an array of hunger-hobblers such as stir-fry ($15.99), which adorns tofu with seasonal veggies and a sweet-spicy sauce, or cheese fondue ($9.99), coating veggies with a more delicious veneer than their natural briefcases. Hunger cowers before the eatery's Austin City Limits platter of Texas-style barbecue, the fruits of which run a gut-sating gamut of house-smoked beef brisket, spicy house-smoked beef and pork sausage, barbecue sauce, beans, and jalapeno-cheddar cornbread ($22.99). House-made desserts ($5.99–$6.99) and kiddie offerings such as grilled cheese and a chicken wrap ($5.99–$9.98) complement the menu's conscientious cornucopia.
Diners can feast their eyes and history muscles on The Branch's 150-year-old edifice that moonlights as a gallery for local artists. Relax in a high-backed wooden chair for a chew on the bass line of live music, and tap toes on the hardwood floor. An outdoor patio connects diners with views of natural surroundings including the south branch of the Rideau River, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
15 Clothier St. E
Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0