Must-try downtown restaurants
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 selection of beers and wines or its appetizing menu.
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, colorful dishes!
59 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)
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!
114 Montcalm St., Gatineau (Québec)
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.
36 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)
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.
41 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)
Le Cellier: Charming and creative
Bison duet, lobster risotto, smoked duck carpaccio: these are just a few 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.
49 St-Jacques St., Gatineau (Québec)
Soif Bar à vin: 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 Bar à vin, the only restaurant of its kind in the region.
88 Montcalm St., Gatineau (Québec)
Le Pêle Mêle: Sporty and inviting
This bar in the heart of Old Hull is a destination for sports fans who know how to enjoy the finer things in life. Enjoy a selection of comfort food while watching your favourite sport on TV. A must on the menu: the famous green pitcher!
47 Laval St., Gatineau (Québec)
Le 138: Welcoming and delicious
This Old Hull sandwich shop offers a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches that can be eaten in or taken away. Thursday through Saturday evenings, you can also enjoy fine Italian cuisine.
138, Wellington St., Gatineau (Québec)
Astoria Bistro Botanique: fresh and creative
Astoria Bistro Botanique’s specialty: vegan cuisine, without compromising on originality and diversity of flavors. Every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy the brunch menu, with sweet and savory options that will please all appetites. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., check out the sharing menu and main courses, plus numerous beer, cider, cocktail, wine and bubbly options.
80, promenade du Portage, Gatineau (Québec)
Located in the heart of Old Hull, this restaurant offers a hearty, typically Italian meal. Accompanied by wine or microbrewery beer, the fresh pasta cooked on site will satisfy even the most demanding palates.
51, rue Saint-Jacques, Gatineau (Québec)
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?