Food & Dining
Known for our seafood and traditional dishes, this place offers an exciting world of dining options ranging from international flavours to local delights.
Though the fishery originated in the eastern region of Newfoundland, you'll find fresh, delicious seafood in practically every corner of the province. Try some wild Atlantic salmon straight from the Exploits River in Central Newfoundland. And regardless of where you end up on your journey, plan on a local favourite of fish & chips. The most famous, Ches's Fish & Chips, started in the 1950s.
If you'd rather enjoy a night out at one of our many fine-dining restaurants, you won't have to look far. St. John's has some wonderful options with a range of culinary adventures, from traditional meals to fresh-off-the-boat seafood, Asian favourites to exotic world and inventive, contemporary cooking. You can sample wild game throughout the province, but it's most common on menus along the Northern Peninsula and in Labrador. (Moose burger, anyone?)
With fresh, local ingredients, feast on some of the most unique recipes on earth. Recipes you've never heard of with names you'll never forget: cod tongues, doughboys, salt fish and brewis, and toutons to name a few.
Try Jiggs' dinner, a staple of a traditional Newfoundland ‘scoff'. For dessert try figgy duff, a delicious 16th-century pudding that's still a favourite. And how about Atlantic salmon in gin and juniper berry sauce, braised rabbit pie, caribou medallions in partridgeberry sauce, and bakeapple cheesecake? Or a deliciously cool martini made with Iceberg vodka? Traditional recipes, newly interpreted.
Seafood and Game
In a land that lives by the sea, taste the freshest food the ocean provides. Mouth-watering lobster, cod, halibut, salmon, and trout. Mussels, scallops, and shrimp. This morning's catch prepared for tonight's dinner - it's that fresh, and that's what makes the difference.
A culinary journey through Newfoundland and Labrador wouldn't be complete without a sampling of wild game. Find moose, caribou, bear, and rabbit prepared in both traditional and innovative ways.
Unique Dining Experiences
Not only can you enjoy unique dishes and exquisite local food, but there are many one-of-a-kind dining experiences you don't want to miss. Lighthouse Picnics are a great example. The lighthouse, built in Ferryland in 1870, offers exquisite picnic fare in combination with history, culture, and whale watching.
Seafood lover? Check out Bacalao Restaurant or the award-winning Raymonds Restaurant in St. John's for a modern, innovative twist on Newfoundland and Labrador favourites. Or head to Nicole's Café, an amazing gem in a beautiful, out-of-the way spot on Fogo Island. Tempt your palette with gourmet variations of local cuisine, using fresh ingredients such as crab and pot-caught cod. Wabush (Labrador) boasts Grenfell Restaurant, home to a succulent duck breast garnished with fresh Labrador berries.
If you want to eat like a Viking, plan a trip to L'Anse aux Meadows right at the tip of the Northern Peninsula - home to the Great Viking Feast. Dine in a sod hut like the Vikings did a thousand years ago, and enjoy a traditional menu of moose stew, Atlantic salmon, cod cheeks, and roast capelin.
By no means an exhaustive list, these are merely a small sampling of the unique dining experiences you can find in Newfoundland and Labrador. Be sure to come on an empty stomach, as there are many more unforgettable experiences to enjoy. Bon appétit!
Ever tasted water or beer made from 10,000-year-old icebergs? Come to Newfoundland and Labrador and you can do just that. Quidi Vidi Brewing Company harvests icebergs and brews crisp, clean lager. For something stronger, there's Canadian Iceberg Vodka, Rum, and Gin, each bottled in Newfoundland and made from the charcoal-filtered and triple-distilled water of iceberg growlers and bergy bits.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, pick up homemade Dark Tickle Jams that come in wonderful, fresh flavours like partridgeberry and bakeapple. If you're craving something a little more decadent, treat yourself to a box of chocolates made by the one and only Newfoundland Chocolate Company>.
If you're looking for something to bring back home, Purity Factories Limited in St. John's produces extremely popular candies and flavoured syrups - Peppermint Nobs and candy kisses are always a hit.
A Canadian Thanksgiving getaway (Oct. 10-13): Chef McDonald joins forces with Ontario’s urban & rural culinary influencers for a luxury long weekend of fine food and chefs’ dialogue on the edge of the Earth, Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
Featuring : Jamie Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy Kitchens; Chef Chris McDonald, Cava; Chef Alex Molitz, Meadow Sweet Farm; and Chef Ryan Crawford, Gastrohomestead.
They all arrive in time for Fogo Island's Partridgeberry Festival.
* Offers are subject to availability. Taxes are extra. You may have to pre-book and/or mention
the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.
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St. John'sThe Newfoundland Chocolate Company Chocolaterie offers a full selection of our gourmet artisan chocolates. You can also choose from our daily offerings of fresh cream truffles, bark and clusters.
St. John's+1 (709) 437 5991
GanderOur restaurant is casual dining. A great place to bring your family and friends for an evening out or to celebrate a special occasion.
TrinityPrepare to be enchanted. This restored fishing loft in the heart of historic Trinity offers delectable dining in an ambiance created by the sound of water, the rays of the setting sun on the bay and the flicker of candlelight.
Port aux BasquesOur Dining Room is famous for Newfoundland Specialty Dishes. Come in and try our fabulous English style Fish n Chips or our succulent Moose Burger.
St. John'sEastside Marios' is a family Italian-style restaurant located within Holiday Inn St. John's.+1 (709) 722 6900
CarbonearSituated in a 4. 5 star heritage inn, Sophia's offers a fusion menu of unique dishes inspired by traditional Newfoundland ingredients & recipes.
St. John'sLocated in the Murray Premises, One11 Chophouse offers a unique dining experience n the heart of downtown St. John's, specializing in premium cuts of dry-aged beef such as Kobe, Wagyu, PEI Prime and PEI Blue Dot.
St. John's+1 (709) 685 5731
St. John'sQuintanas de la Plaza and Arribas Natcho Bar was created by a relocated Texan and offers great Tex-Mex cusine to special occasion moles and on Thursdays and Fridays a free "make your own nachos" at Arribas. All in one great location at Churchill Square, mere minutes from MUN, Health Sciences complex, Arts & Culture Centre, The Rooms and the Confederation Building.+1 (709) 579 7000
St. John'sStarting as the Original Gourmet Burger Bistro in Canada, The WORKS has been providing fresh gourmet burgers and fresh cut fries to happy guests in Ottawa since 2001. The WORKS has been winning awards for everything from Top 10 Best Employer to Top Casual Restaurant and of course, Ottawa's Best Tasting Burger.
Corner BrookThe Carriage Room restaurant is located at the beautiful Glynmill Inn in downtown Corner Brook. Featuring home style Newfoundland favorites.
St. John'sIntimate dining in the heart of historic St. John's Serving lunch and dinner weekdays and brunch lunch and dinner on the weekend Featuring fresh seafoods, steaks, handmade pastas, breads and desserts Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 10pm Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am to 10 pm Accepting Visa, MC, Amex and Debit .
St. John'sRice Bowl is a fast-food outlet in a major shopping center, offering a variety of Chinese food items. Our hours of operation are 11 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.+1 (709) 753 1653
Cow HeadEnjoy mouthwatering traditional meals served by our friendly, professional staff; while enjoying spectacular ocean views. Whether you choose a three-course seafood meal or lighter fare, you are sure to be pleased.
CupidsCupid's Haven is the former St. Augustine's Anglican Church.
ParadiseIn operation since 1927, Woodstock is the oldest restaurants on the Avalon. We offer our guests comfortable fine-dining with old world charm.