(705) 766.9777

Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Open 6 days
a week *Closed Mondays
About Us


The Trading Bay Dining Company is housed in one of the original buildings of Dorset. Beginning in the late 1800's it was known as the Dorset Hotel and remained so for many decades. Over the course of the years, it served as a hotel and restaurant and has undergone many changes and several renovations including some brand new ones.

Owners Jenny and Paul Balfour have each cottaged in the Dorset area since childhood originally on Kawagama Lake and Lake of Bays and are thrilled to now have the opportunity to live and work where they play. Their true appreciation of the natural bounty of Muskoka and Haliburton ensure they are excited to be ambassadors to the area. When it came time to name the restaurant, it was important to both of them to pay tribute to Dorset's history and its settlers and they quickly agreed on Trading Bay Dining Company.