Seven Dwarfs Restaurant – London, Ontario, Canada


The Seven Dwarfs Restaurant is a Disney-themed eatery located at at 1659 Wharncliffe Road in London, Ontario in Canada.

Built by Joe Raymond, his brother Cy and Ted Blainey, the English-style inn was inspired by the popular 1937 Walt Disney film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Boasting a “Hearth Room” and a sunken dance floor, the Seven Dwarfs first opened its doors to the public on October 5, 1946.

With 220 seats in the main dining room and two separate rooms with 110 and 220 seats, the restaurant also hosts community groups and family gatherings such as banquets, weddings, birthdays, business meeting, showers and more!

The restaurant currently offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with special dinner buffets and Sunday brunch.

In its heyday, the restaurant reportedly welcomed such celebrities as Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Rudy Vallee, Della Reese, Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito.

Gus and John Liabotis purchased the restaurant in July 1975 and added a major addition ten years later, complimented by a vintage neon sign sporting the most popular of the Disney dwarfs, Dopey.

In April 2004, Liabotis closed the business due to mounting debts.

In March 2005, the restaurant reopened after extensive remodeling by new owner, John Panos. A few years later, there was a fire in the kitchen and again the restaurant closed it doors.

In 2015, an article in the London Free Press reported “Planning committee evidently agreed, voting 5-0 with no debate to clear the path for the old eatery to be demolished.”

Seven Dwarfs Restaurant
1659 Wharncliffe Road
London, Ontario, Canada


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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2 comments on “Seven Dwarfs Restaurant – London, Ontario, Canada
  1. nicole corona says:

    Is this restaurant still up and running? I can’t find any information on it besides this article

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