8 terraces in Old Hull worth (re)discovering this summer!

Published on July 26 2019 - Sponsored

It’s sunny and hot—too hot to cook! How about enjoying a meal on the terrace of one of these eight lively restaurants? Most of the restaurants in Old Hull are within walking distance of each other. Take advantage of the nice weather to take a stroll between the appetizer and the main course, and the main course and dessert!

Decisions, decisions: Which terrace to eat on this summer?

Aux 4 jeudis

44 Laval Street, Gatineau

Aux 4 jeudis is a popular spot for happy hour. While you’re there, try a little something from the kitchen, which is open at that time in summer. As you sip your beer, you can enjoy a live performance or watch an outdoor movie on the beautiful terrace. A fixture in Old Hull for more than 40 years, Aux 4 jeudis has built a loyal clientele. It’s a place where everyone feels at home!

My top pick: The eclectic calendar of events, including exhibitions, but most of all the Monday-night movies on the terrace!

 

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Bistro CoqLicorne

59 Laval Street, Gatineau

If you’re looking for a venue that’s a little quieter but just as welcoming, I recommend ordering a craft beer on the terrace of the Bistro CoqLicorne. The terrace menu includes a range of microbrewery beers as well as a selection of wines, spirits and house “coq”tails—you have to try La guerre des tuques, topped with a flambéd marshmallow! Also well worth the trip are Poutine Tuesdays (2 different poutines every Tuesday night) and the memorable brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

My top pick: The creations according to the kitchen team’s inspiration usually using fresh local products.

 

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Le Troquet

41 Laval Street, Gatineau

There aren’t many places where you can eat and drink while watching a live show. Le Troquet bistro-bar has become a regional favourite thanks to its laid-back atmosphere, diverse entertainment program, visual art exhibitions, wide selection of beers, and coffee roasted on site. Bonus: The owner was certified an #Outaouaisfun Ambassador last summer.

My top pick: The beautiful back terrace decorated with suspended bicycles!

 

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Le Gainsbourg bistro-brasserie

9 Aubry Street, Gatineau

This micro-brewery has not one, but two beautiful terraces! Discover a great selection of beer brewed on site, comfortably seated on the upstairs terrace, which is illuminated by lampshades in the evening and looks out on Pléiades d’Éole, a multicoloured artwork (often called “the pinwheels”) on the Culture Trail. What more could you ask? A beautiful summer evening awaits you at this restaurant-bistro.

My top picks: The Orange Tie-Wrap beer that makes you want to go on a road trip, and the Bettralicieux vegi-burger.

 

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Ou Quoi – Salon Urbain

48 Laval Street, Gatineau

This unique and lively bar proudly bills itself as one of the few to compost and recycle more than 90% of their discarded materials. Any waste comes mainly from the dishes brought in by customers. Yes, yes, you can bring your own meal to enjoy with a beer or cocktail in a friendly atmosphere on the beautiful terrace.

My top pick: Definitely the bar’s signature BeaverTail shooter. After one (or more), the evening is sure to go well!

 

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Le Pêle Mêle

47 Laval Street, Gatineau

The Pêle Mêle is a winner with local sports fans. On the large front terrace, share a plate of delicious spring rolls or 65-cent chicken wings (Sunday to Wednesday with purchase of a beverage). The pichet vert (“green pitcher,” made with white and red Sangria) is now well known, so this summer try the new pchet mauve (“purple pitcher”)!

My top pick: The supercharged atmosphere on game night, a beer in hand!

 

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Piz’za-za Restaurant & Wine Bar

36 Laval Street, Gatineau

At Piz’za-za, wine lovers are spoiled for choice thanks to the extensive wine list! Luckily, the qualified servers will be happy to advise you when it comes to the impressive wine cellar. The food is prepared using local ingredients, so it’s the perfect place to share an appetizer and raise a glass of wine with friends. Your wine will taste like vacation!

My top picks: The Forest Snails pizza and the Cajun gemelli pasta on the cozy back terrace!

 

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Le Rustiek

51 Saint-Jacques Street

A short walk away is one of the area’s best emerging restaurants. Le Rustiek gastropub is inspired by North European cuisine and serves only fresh and local products. Chef Christopher Mulder and his sidekick Jesse Charette (both certified #Outaouaisfun Ambassadors last summer) have created a brand new summer menu.

My top pick: I was impressed by the large selection of Quebec microbrewery beers, creative cocktails and private import wines. I’d go back tomorrow for a new discovery!

 

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If you feel like walking a little after your meal, follow the 3-km red line of the Culture Trail and admire 25 magnificent public artworks.

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