Our Story

lee finch and nicole fanshawSince being established in June 2007, Lee’s on DeVries has become a much-loved community gathering place. Starting with a humble staff of four, owners Lee Finch and Nicole Fanshaw endeavored to open a restaurant in the under-served area of Northeast Winnipeg with a focus on great service and great food – guiding principles that still define Lee’s on DeVries today.

Our menu focuses on culinary classics and favourites done right. Using fresh, homemade and local ingredients, we create a breakfast and lunch experience that’s elevated from the ordinary. Regardless of whether you are a regular or visiting us for the first time, our goal is to make you feel like family.

We proudly offer dine-in, take-out, and catering options that will exceed your expectations, every time.

We look forward to seeing you!

Lee Finch

lee finch nicole fanshaw lees on devriesHead Chef and Owner Lee Finch began his culinary journey in 1989 at the age of 16. Working is way up from his beginnings at Skinners in Lockport to Executive Chef at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club (with a stop at Red River College to complete his formal education), Lee has honed his craft and truly loves what he does. Living in and proud of the same neighborhood the restaurant is in, Lee plays an active role in bettering his community. When he’s not out and about,  you’ll see Lee in our kitchen most days preparing delicious food for our wonderful guests.

When he’s not in the kitchen Lee will be with his amazing wife Jill and their four beautiful kids.

Nicole Fanshaw

Manager and Owner Nicole started her career in the service industry in 1997, graduating from the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at Red River College. She has an extensive service background managing restaurants, having spent nine years as the Food and Beverage Manager at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club, and 10 years in fine dining at the Manitoba Club. 

When Lee’s on DeVries opened in 2007, Nicole learned to cook and can now be found alongside Lee in the kitchen most days or handling the training and hiring of new serving staff.

Royal Canadian Legion Henderson Highway Branch #215

We are proud to be neighbors of the Royal Canadian Legion Henderson Highway Branch #215.

Branch #215 is always happening. We encourage you to check out what they offer you as well as their calendar of events.

Click here to visit their website.

Henderson Legion 215