10 restaurants in downtown Gatineau

Published on August 17 2021

Looking for a special restaurant to try on your next outing?

With friends or family or as a couple, downtown Gatineau is a must for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Each of these 10 restaurants is well worth a visit, whether for its beautiful terrace, its selection of beers and wines or its appetizing menu.

Rustiek: Local and creative

At Rustiek gastropub, where local products are in the spotlight, every bite is a taste sensation. From appetizers to desserts, enjoy European-inspired cuisine prepared with care and creativity.

Where

51 St-Jacques St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Les Vilains Garçons: Bold and original


A single visit to Les Vilains Garçons isn’t enough. Why not? Because the menu changes constantly, according to the chefs’ inspiration, making each meal a unique and enjoyable experience. Their specialty: the Pintxo, an assortment of dishes to choose from, so you can combine different flavours in the same meal!

Where

131 Du Portage Drive, Gatineau (Québec)

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Bistro Coqlicorne: Simple and appealing

The Bistro Coqlicorne‘s menu offers gourmet dishes that are sure to please everyone: chicken, duck, cod, dinner salads, spare-rib poutine, burgers, tacos, tuna tartare, etc. You’ll love these tasty, colourful dishes!

Where

59 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Les Brasseurs du Temps: Friendly and comforting

With a selection of some 30 beers brewed on site, Les Brasseurs du Temps is well equipped to slake your thirst, glass after glass. The menu runs to pub grub and comfort food, to be enjoyed on the large patio or indoors in a casual, friendly setting.

Where

170 Montcalm St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Piz’za-za: Welcoming and popular


Known for its great pizzas, salads and wine cellar, this restaurant and wine bar has been a fixture in Old Hull for 25 years. Piz’za-za’s mission is to serve you an outstanding meal packed with local flavours, paired with a glass of wine carefully chosen for you.

Where

36 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Le Cellier: Charming and creative

A foie gras mille-feuille, lobster risotto, bison carpaccio: these are just three of the elegant dishes served at the unique Le Cellier restaurant, located in a converted heritage house in Old Hull. With its two terraces and intimate atmosphere, it’s a great place for a first date or an evening with friends.

Where

49 St-Jacques St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Soif – Wine Bar: Elegant and authentic


Sample the favourites of world-renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest. With a new wine list every week and plates to share, a glass of white or red in hand, you’re sure to love the relaxed atmosphere of Soif – Wine Bar, the only restaurant of its kind in the region.

Where

88 Montcalm St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Le Troquet: Fun and festive

Le Troquet is a café, bistro and bar all in one. It’s your destination for live entertainment, revelry, and long conversations over a cocktail or a coffee! On the menu, comfort food: burgers, nachos, soups and salads, hot dogs, pasta, panini and poutine.

Where

41 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)

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Bistro Alégria Latin fusion: Tropical and tasty

A meal at Bistro Alégria is a trip to Latin America and the Caribbean! Thanks to this family-run restaurant’s tacos, ceviche, paella, piña coladas and churros, you don’t have to go far to get a taste of the exotic cuisine of other cultures.

Where

77 Du Portage Promenade, Gatineau (Québec)

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La Squadra: Traditional and trendy

For cuisine that combines authenticity and tradition, La Squadra welcomes you with a selection of dishes that will transport your taste buds to Italy. Savour a delicious plate of pasta, fish or meat, paired with a selection from the extensive wine list, in an elegant setting. A memorable experience!

Where

114 Montcalm St., Gatineau (Québec)

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When it comes to food, the Outaouais has something for everyone, no matter what the season or occasion! Sample local and international flavours without ever leaving downtown Gatineau. Before or after your visit, why not take the opportunity to discover the nearby cultural attractions?

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