Food & Dining

Roots, Rants & Roars Evening Event
Chef Chris Chafe at the King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars
Mark McCrow at the King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars
King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars
Auk Island Winery
Blueberry Pancakes on Change Islands
Growlers Homemade Icecream Shop on Fogo Island
Lobster Feast in Western
Après Skiing, Corner Brook
A Couple Dining
Traditional Newfoundland Cuisine
Mussels on Fogo Island
Picnic on Fogo Island
Roots, Rants and Roars Culinary Event - Chef Chris Chafe
King of Cod Event at Roots, Rants & Roars

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

King of Cod

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.

Bacalao Restaurant

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!

Unique Products

Iceberg Beer

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.

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Newfoundland Restaurant Reviews by Karl Wells

Starting at $114 Per Person
Our most popular food tour featuring 4 of Gros Morne's top rated restaurants. Enjoy the freshest local seafood, smell the garden grown herbs, and savour the sweetness of handpicked berries during this 4 course meal. We have also paired the perfect wines to accompany each course and enhance your dining experience. We include all the ingredients for a great evening; local food, first class service and fun guides...we’ll even pick you up!*
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Taste of Gros Morne

Starting at $99 Per Person
Join us aboard our traditional Newfoundland dory . Once you've caught your quota of cod, mackerel, or perch, bring it back to our private ocean side cabin. Learn to filet your fish and prepare it for pan-frying. Collect mussels from the beach to round out your traditional Newfoundland boil up. Enjoy a unique culinary experience, Get up close and personal with the bald eagles. Most days we see the eagles feeding next to the nest site, this is a must for any photographer.
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Four Seasons Tours

Starting at $25 Per Person
The Newfoundland Chocolate Cafe on Signal Hill, in partnership with Signal Hill National Historic Site, is offering a picnic lunch package to be enjoyed along the wind swept cliffs of Signal Hill. Watch whales frolic offshore and icebergs drift past in season. Choose from a selection of sandwiches and beverages - not to mention sweet treats, including homemade gelato, chocolate fondue, gourmet hot chocolate and a selection of brownies, cakes and pastries. Oh my!

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Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Starting at $224.99 Per Person
Ride the waves on a Zodiac adventure and discover extinct creatures of the ancient ocean. Explore cliff coastline and sea caves, icebergs, whales and waterfalls; Bell Island has so much to offer! The more adventurous could even kayak or snorkel. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on scenic Manuels River, then hold 500 million years of history in your hands as you discover the hidden trilobite fossils of the river with our friendly paleontologist Dr. Rod Taylor, Ph.D.
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Ocean Quest

Starting at $59.99 Per Person
Join us on the beach for one of Newfoundland and Labradors most treasured traditions; the boil-up. For those of you that have never heard the term before, it’s simply means a spot of lunch or tea cooked up over an open fire. We will sit around the fire and appreciate the beauty in our surroundings while you are shown how to prepare some of our traditional foods; all the while telling you stories and traditions around the food of our province.
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Cod Sounds

Starting at $100 Per Person
Indulge your senses with a guided hike on the award winning Skerwink Trail, followed by a delicious meal at the Twine Loft.

Join Trinity Bay Tours on this breathtaking coastal trail, where you will enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the rich Boreal Forest and stunning coastline. After the hike, enjoy a fabulous dinner in the converted fishing rooms of the Twine Loft. Lounge with a specialty rhubarb cocktail on their deck, and enjoy stunning views of the water and surrounding bay.

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Trinity Bay Tours

Starting at $49 Per Person
There’s nothing quite like a visit to the scenic fishing village of Trout River, join us on Tuesdays for this full day package of storytelling, music & culture galore! Begin with the Wave Over Wave guided walk, highlighting the town’s history and strong link to the sea. Fill your belly at one of Gros Morne’s coolest restaurants, Seaside Restaurant, offering the best in traditional seafood dishes, where Cod is King. Finish the day with local musicians & storytellers at Passing the Time show.

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Seaside Restaurant

Starting at $125 Per Person
Let Lori guide you through the streets of downtown St. John’s with a food tour that takes you to four of the best restaurants this city has to offer. At each stop, you’ll have the opportunity to taste their specially selected offerings alongside a paired beverage.

Lori has worked as a chef in this city, she has run her own personal chef business and these days you’ll find her foraging and offering cooking classes. To say the least, she has an inside experience to offer you.

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Cod Sounds

Starting at $175 Per Person
Get outdoors this summer and raft the mighty Exploits River, the largest and longest river in Newfoundland with three of your friends. Surf, swim and play in the friendly white water rapids, then enjoy a hearty lunch on a beautiful rock island, and a luxurious night stay in a 4 1/2 star Riverfront Chalet. Spark up the BBQ on your private deck, and relax in the outdoor saltwater hot tub as you watch the sun set over the river.
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Riverfront Chalets and Rafting Newfoundland

Starting at $60 Per Person
Dining in Atlantic Canada's tallest lighthouse is something that hasn't been experienced for more than 50 years. This year Tour Labrador in partnership with Provincial Historic Sites are offering exclusive Friday night opportunities to dine at Point Amour Lighthouse.

Come dine with us at Point Amour Lighthouse and continue the dinner conversation. We've taken traditional, locally sourced fish, vegetables and berries and given it a modern flare to create a three course dining experience.

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Tour Labrador

Starting at $1860 Per Person
Multi-region
Culinary Getaway to St. John's. A compact extended weekend full of great food, local music and outdoor fresh-air adventures all within the city limits. Arrive Thursday, experience 3 nights of culinary intrigue, great coastal hiking and walking and a unique music scene unmatched anywhere. We’ve made the hard-to-secure reservations, booked your car and prepared Hares Ears Cottage located in the Outer Battery Village; a spot that Conde Nast Traveler calls "The Most Beautiful Place in Canada".

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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $29 Per Person
Step back in time in our seaside Inn. Listen to stories of local food lore and culture, while samples of 6 traditional delicacies are prepared and cooked in front of you to taste and savour.

Dishes offered can include old-time favourites such as figgy duff, smoked salmon, corned caplin, cod tongues, toutons & molasses, fish & brewis, stuffed squid, rabbit pie, pea soup & dumplings, moose sausage, crab legs, raisin pudding, local berries and other NL delicacies.

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A Schooner Inn

Starting at $129 Per Person
Join fisherman, Jody Caines, for a hands on, interactive, Newfoundland cultural experience like no other. Cruise along the beautiful coast of Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park, as we share with you the story of the local fishery and the people. See live lobster fishing demonstrations and if you like, try for a fish. Then relax on the beach and enjoy a lobster dinner with all the trimmings!
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Oceanside Excursions

Starting at $4275 Per Person
Multi-region
The tour company that brought you the original Eco-Culture Experience is back with a journey into the kitchens of our new cuisine. CapeRace has dreamed up 8 days for the gut-foundered that include stays in the coastal foodie hotbed of St. John’s, the Bonavista Peninsula & the famed Fogo Island Inn. Emphasis is on the local- local inspirations and local people doing extraordinary things with traditional ingredients. Along the way you’ll see whales & icebergs, coastal villages & lighthouses.
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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $299 Per Couple
Two of Canada's Signature Experiences Collection have teamed up to provide an incredible day of Whales - from the water and from a lighthouse! Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures & Lighthouse Picnics are offering a coastal kayaking adventure followed by a leisurely picnic. Offer is filled with takeaways to remind you of an unforgettable day! A 2 hour Go & Tow morning adventure, with complimentary custom Tee Shirts from Stan Cook, followed by a lighthouse picnic at Ferryland with a gift blanket.
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Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures & Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics

Starting at $120 Per Couple
Enjoy an enchanting night for two with Spirit of Newfoundland. Come, laugh, sing, clap and enjoy a taste of Newfoundland in one of St. John's most historic venues, The Masonic Temple. A delicious 3-course meal, accompanying by a bottle of wine in our preferred seating area, followed by an original Newfoundland musical comedic show brought to you by our talented Spirit of Newfoundland performers and staff.

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Spirit of Newfoundland Productions Dinner & Show

Starting at $5 Per Person
Take a step back through time as you enjoy a leisurely walk along the rugged coastline on the Bay Roberts Heritage Walking Trail. The guide will take you on a journey to yesteryear as participants are treated to short dramatizations of historic activity in rural Newfoundland. The 40-minute hike finishes at a fisherman's shed where you will be entertained by local musicians and sample toutons, a local culinary delight with refreshments.
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Guided Walks of Bay Roberts

Starting at $319 Per Couple
Get away to an idyllic seaside sanctuary, overlooking Trinity Bay.

Explore over 100 acres of rambling fields, walking trails, and English gardens. Tour the farm and say hello to our 4 Newfoundland Ponies.

Dine in style with creatively prepared seasonal foods made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and produce from our own on-site greenhouses. It's just what the doctor ordered. Just an hour from St. John’s. And a million miles from anywhere.

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The Doctor's House Inn & Spa

 

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