This summer, let’s get together in Old Hull.

Published on July 27 2018

The streets of Old Hull and its shops are abuzz and alive with cultural activities, festivities and real gastronomic treasures! Together, let’s (re)discover the cafés, bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood its vitality.

(Re)discover Old Hull

Do you think you know pretty much everything there is to know about Old Hull? Take the Culture Trail and follow the red line to (re)discover this unique area with its varied architecture.

This 3-km trail winding through the heart of downtown Gatineau will allow you to admire street art and architecture, participate in summer events, and attend various workshops and shows.

For up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening along the Culture Trail, download the new Go Centre-ville app, available free from the App Store and Google Play.

Where to eat in Old Hull


Le Cellier

If you’re looking for an excellent meal, you can’t go wrong at Le Cellier, located in a heritage home in Old Hull. Discover the latest culinary trends, sample wines from around the world, and relax on one of the restaurant’s terraces!

Where

49 Saint-Jacques Street, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $15–$30.

Good to know

Oysters for $1, Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. | The wine list includes more than 150 privately imported wines.

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Rustiek – Gastropub

If you love good food, Rustiek is an excellent choice to delight your palate! The menu features fresh local products, there’s a fine selection of Quebec microbrewery beers and imported wines, the service is attentive and professional, and most important, the food is so good it makes you want to lick your plate.

Where

51 Saint-Jacques Street, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $25–$45.

Good to know

The meals served here stand out thanks to Chef Christopher's Dutch heritage!

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Les Vilains Garçons

This is the place to go for an amazing culinary experience! The chefs will surprise you with innovative cuisine inspired partly by seasonal products, but mostly by their vision of the moment. An order of the pintxos of the day + a wine from their private importation = heaven!

Where

131 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $25–$45.

Good to know

The restaurant recently moved to a larger space with room for more tables!

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Bistro CoqLicorne

This restaurant is a real Old Hull gem! The menu is simple but colourful and delicious, prepared with quality products, most of them local. It’s a great place to enjoy a meal with friends or young children!

Vous n’y êtes encore jamais allé pour bruncher? Vous devez absolument y aller lors de votre prochain brunch de fin de semaine!

Never been there for brunch? You absolutely must go there for your next weekend brunch!

Where

59 Laval Street, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $15–$30.

Good to know

Brunch (original and delicious) is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Piz’za-za – restaurant and wine bar

Piz’za-za is a top choice for pizza made with fresh products in delicious combinations! A pleasant setting, a nice terrace, appetizing food … A winning recipe for a successful evening!

Where

36 Laval Street, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $15–$30.

Good to know

Each month, a guest sommelier is invited to select the featured wines.

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Café Merkén

Located on Aubry Street, a small pedestrian street, the Café Merkén terrace is the ideal place to admire the decorative hanging umbrellas. Empanadas, Latin American dishes and specialty coffees—enjoy a relaxing break before resuming the hectic pace of life!

Where

2 Aubry Street, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $15–$25.

Good to know

Eat in or take out.

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Gainsbourg Bistro-Brewery

The heart of Old Hull has its own microbrewery, Gainsbourg Bistro-Brewery! Do you like pubs, barn wood and objects from the past? Do craft beer and gastropub food make your mouth water? This is the place for you!

Where

9 Aubry Street, Gatineau

Cost

Average price of a meal: $15–$35.

Good to know

The 2nd-floor terrace is fabulous! | They deliver to Île de Hull and area.

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Where to drink in Old Hull


Minotaure

With its dynamite programming, Minotaure is the ideal bar for enjoying good times with friends! Themed evenings, wild and crazy shows, Öpenmic comedy nights and arcade games, all accompanied by delicious cocktails and Quebec microbrewery beers … the perfect recipe for an outstanding evening. What’s more, there’s a beautiful patio.

Where

3 Kent Street, Gatineau

Good to know

Follow their Facebook page for news of upcoming shows!

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Aux 4 jeudis

With its 40-year history, Aux 4 jeudis remains a favourite gathering place and a vibrant cultural venue. It’s known for its live outdoor shows, exhibitions, movie screenings on the patio, happy hour and lively evenings … But above all, Aux 4 jeudis is 40 years of get-togethers and friendship!

Where

44 Laval Street, Gatineau

Good to know

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Aux 4 jeudis has lined up some truly outstanding entertainment for summer 2018!

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Ou Quoi – Urban Lounge

Do you like discovering new cocktails in a warm and welcoming atmosphere? Ou Quoi is the bar for you! Besides an outstanding selection of microbrewery beers, they have a new cocktail menu just in time for summer. You can also bring your lunch and eat on their patio (or indoors), with the purchase of a beverage of your choice!

Their motto? “Changing the world, one beer at a time.” I’m in!

Where

48 Laval Street, Gatineau

Good to know

Did you know that Ou Quoi is the first bar in downtown Gatineau to attempt to meet the Zero Waste challenge (by ending the year without throwing out any waste)?

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Le Troquet

Is it a café, a bar or a bistro? In fact, Le Troquet is all three. It’s known for its tasty, affordable food, great selection of beers, wines and cocktails, relaxed atmosphere and lively entertainment lineup. It feels almost like home, but with no dishes to do! 😉

Where

41 Laval Street, Gatineau

Good to know

It’s super family-friendly. | The beautiful patio in the back yard is well worth checking out!

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Pêle-Mêle
Pêle-Mêle

Pêle-Mêle

Sports fans, this is your happy place! On your own or with friends, Pêle-Mêle is the place to go to watch the sports event of the evening in an animated setting. Relax on the patio with a cold beer, and enjoy a meal (by the way, every dish has a sports-related theme!).

Where

47 Laval Street, Gatineau

Good to know

On weekends, stay after the game as a DJ settles in and the bar fills up for a lively evening.

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For more Outaouais restaurant suggestions, consult our list of Outaouais residents’ Top 10 restaurants!

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