Stillwaters! Plate & Pour

“There is one inexhaustible aspect of everyday life that never dulls, namely the simple pleasure of eating and drinking.”

- Andre Domine


Our mission is simple. Create unforgettable food in an unforgettable atmosphere. Owners Matt Cummings, owner of Paris’s Cobblestone Public House Restaurant and Chef William Thompson of Food Network’s Top Chef Canada have combined to create a mixture of comfort, fun and affordable elegance.

The main restaurant and patio at Stillwaters! offers a vibrant, extensive menu that focuses on market fresh quality ingredients sourced as locally as possible. The rooftop patio offers a panoramic view of Paris and the Grand River with a focus on pure relaxation. Enjoy the sounds of the river, watch the game and enjoy one of our 10 draught beers from around the world at our open air bar, Enjoy lunch, dinner or a late night snack prepared on our open air bbq kitchen.

At Stillwaters! We also have a private function room for any private parties, a family get together or any other event where you would like to be on your own!

Chef William Thompson is a true student of the arts, cooking since he was 15 years old. He has worked alongside some of the best chefs in the world, including culinary world champions, food network stars and Michelin star accredited chefs. This has excelled Williams success and helped earn him a much coveted spot to compete on food networks hit series Top Chef Canada.

He was the production leader and executive sous chef for Ste. Annes spa, rated Canada’s top spa for the five years he spent there. He now starting a new chapter in his life as the executive chef and owner at Paris, Ontario’s Stillwaters! Plate & Pour, a beautiful panoramic gem, nestled on the historic Grand River. He is a highly skilled Chef holding two red seals and completing the Certified Working Chef program though the C.C.F.C.C. at Humber College and the Niagara Culinary Institute and Teaching Winery. Chef Will has taken several wine courses and is an avid supporter of the peninsula which he credits to his passion for cuisine. Chef Will has been asked on multiple occasions to judge the culinary portion of the National Skills Canada Competition and has a passion for teaching the younger generation of apprentice chefs. Chef William prides himself on quality and staying current to culinary trends concerning Southern Ontario’s food community. You will most certainly find local farmers ingredients, orchards and vineyards “consuming” Chef Wills menus.

Enjoy fellow lovers of food!