Accomplished chef and caterer Liane Tucker is the originator, manager and resident genius of Salamanders of Kemptville. Born and raised right here Kemptville at the old Bottum Place, she trained at Algonquin College in Ottawa and apprenticed in the nation’s capital. Tucker has owned and operated a successful catering business for many years and is also the author of Cooking for Small Groups, a collection of time and taste tested party favourites.

At Salamanders we believe everyone can afford to eat good food that has been prepared with care. We use the highest quality ingredients, make everything in house and specialize in casual, home-cooked cuisine. We are a fusion Cajun restaurant and love to refer to ourselves as The 5 Cs: Cajun, Creole and Low Country Cooking with a Canadian Twist.

Over the years, we have won several Readers’ Choice Awards, receiving platinum, diamond, and gold in the fine dining, best all-around restaurant, best lunch, and best dessert categories. We continuously change our culinary offerings and programming and we’re happy to contribute to and participate in the community life here in Kemptville and District.

Our restaurant is a great spot for family gatherings and is very child-friendly. We appreciate reservations, welcome walk-in guests and offer take-out and catering services. We aim to give all of our guests the very best food and service possible.  Come and experience the relaxing, comfortable and warm atmosphere at Salamanders today.


Salamanders offers creative catering services for small and large groups. Liane Tucker, Salamanders General Manager, has been catering events for the past 15 years and has designed menus for intimate dinners, business meetings, milestone events and  weddings.

You may order from the Salamanders menu or work with us to create a menu just for you.

The Forest at LilyPond

The Forest at LilyPond can cater to meet a wide range of events and needs, from weddings, parties, executive retreats, or just a day in the country. The Forest at LilyPond is an extension of Salamanders: any function that Salamanders can’t host because of size can be moved to The Forest at LilyPond and catered by Liane Tucker and her excellent team. For more information, please visit our website.

Salamanders of Kemptville is our exciting three-in-one destination overlooking the water in downtown Kemptville, Ontario. We have a restaurant side with a quiet, elegant ambiance, a pub side for those looking for a lighter atmosphere and a gorgeous outdoor patio for those who would like to enjoy our picturesque river setting come spring time.

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Eat-in or take-out?
Salamanders offers in-restaurant meals or take-out. 

When ordering take-out please call
(613) 258-2630