10 restaurants to try in downtown Gatineau!

July 27 2017

Restaurants well worth getting to know!

No doubt about it, there are some excellent restaurants in downtown Gatineau that are well worth getting to know!

An internationally acclaimed sommelière, creative and appealing menus, fresh local products, craft beers, attentive and hospitable staff, warm and welcoming settings, gorgeous patios … In short, everything you could ask for to enjoy a delectable taste experience and have a great time with family and friends!

No matter where you are in downtown Gatineau, just follow the red line to foodie heaven! 😉

Here’s where to eat in downtown Gatineau!

(Photo : Sebastien Lavallee)
(Photo : Sebastien Lavallee)

Let your hair down at Les Vilains Garçons

First transgression: there’s no menu.

The chefs will surprise you with creative cuisine inspired by their own imaginations and whatever’s in season!

The fare changes daily, but their signature dish is always available: pintxos, the Basque equivalent of tapas.

There’s also an extensive beer list, and a wine list 99% composed of private imports.

Pssst: If you get a chance, try their new beer produced in partnership with the Brasserie du Bas-Canada, also in Gatineau! 😊

Piz'za za

Piz’za-za, a must-try

Are there any pizza and wine lovers in the house? If so, Piz’za-za is the place for you!

What could be better than to savour your selection from two dozen pizzas with intriguing and elaborate toppings, and enjoy a glass (or perhaps a bottle!) of one of the featured wines, selected by the guest sommelier of the month?

This restaurant is popular with tourists and locals alike.


Aux 4 jeudis, the food is good every day of the week

The food tastes like summer, the drinks are refreshing, the terrace is sunny and the servers are friendly. Relaxing on the patio at Aux 4 jeudis on a summer evening, you could be on vacation in the south! 😊

Their live outdoor performances, theme nights and outdoor movie nights are also well worth the trip.


Le Gainsbourg, for a unique pub experience

One thing for sure, Le Gainsbourg has style—from the décor to the terrace, from the gastro-pub-style menu to the microbrewery beers.

The barnwood walls, the antique touches, the little stage with its piano … This place has atmosphere in spades!


Bistro CoqLicorne, where the living is easy

A real neighbourhood treasure, this restaurant is a favourite with local residents and visitors to downtown Gatineau (more commonly known as Old Hull), and children are welcome.

The menu is simple but flavourful, and well worth a try. One visit and you’ll be hooked! 😉


Le Cellier St-Jacques, a real gem

Located in a charming heritage house, this restaurant offers a fresh menu that will delight you with its tartares and ceviches. Enjoy a selection from the international wine list, and relax on one of the terraces.

An ideal dining destination for the couples in the crowd! 😊


Bistro Épicure, trendy and relaxed

Bistro Épicure truly has something for everyone, from grilled meats, pasta and pizza to burgers, salmon and ribs.

Elegant comfort food at reasonable prices in a warm, inviting setting—you won’t be disappointed!


Impress your friends at Soif Bar à vin

This cosy wine bar is the place to sample the finest global wines sourced by internationally acclaimed sommelière Véronique Rivest.

Better yet, Soif features a menu of small plates and boards that are perfect for sharing. The food is unpretentious and wine-friendly by design! 😊


La Squadra, a little piece of Italy

Discover this Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown!

Enjoy an authentic, traditional menu of typical Italian dishes prepared by the Italian-born chef.

As well, the wine and digestif list is carefully selected by Benoit Desjardins, wine reporter for 104.7 FM.


Les Brasseurs du Temps

You may already have tried BDT beers, which are available throughout Quebec. Now is the time to enjoy a cold one (or two!) on their beautiful terrace, and sample their outstanding cuisine!

Their tasty, affordable menu is the perfect complement to their great location overlooking Brewery Creek. 😊


What are you waiting for? Get out there and discover one (or all!) of these delectable culinary destinations! 😊