Restaurants In Gatineau: 10 Places For Canada’s Must-Visit List

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Undoubtedly, some amazing restaurants in Gatineau are well worth getting to know!  An internationally acclaimed sommelière, creative and appealing menus, fresh local products, craft beers and wine, attentive and hospitable staff, warm and welcoming settings, gorgeous patios … In other words, this is where you should head to have a great time with family and friends! No matter where you are in downtown Gatineau, head on over to these 10 places. 

Restaurants In Gatineau: 10 Of The Best! 

Les Vilains Garçons

Les Vilains Garçons is the brainchild of two mates Cyril Lauer and Chef Romain Riva. Unusually, there’s no set menu; as this restaurant in Gatineau will surprise you with creative cuisine inspired by their own imaginations and whatever’s in season! The real star of Les Vilains Garçons’ chalkboard menu is its delicious pintxos, with recent offerings that have included duck rillettes paired with strawberry jelly and poppadom or seared scallops with shallots, saffron and tobiko caviar.  

The fare changes per day, but their signature dish is always available: pintxos, the Basque equivalent of tapas. Check out their extensive beer list, and a wine list composed of private imports. Try their new beer produced in partnership with the Brasserie du Bas-Canada, also in Gatineau!

Bistro CoqLicorne

A real neighbourhood treasure, this restaurant is a favourite with local residents and those driving into downtown Gatineau (more commonly known as Old Hull). The menu is simple but flavourful, and well worth a visit.  At Bistro CoqLicorne children are also welcome. 

Le Cellier

Nestled between charming heritage houses, Le Cellier offers a fresh menu that will delight you with its tartares, oysters and ceviches. Enjoy a selection from the international wine list, and kick back out on the roof. An ideal dining destination for the people who want to go on dates! 

Bistro Épicure

Our second bistro 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! 

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 – Bar à vin features a menu of small plates and boards that are perfect for sharing. The food is unpretentious and wine-friendly by design! 

La Squadra

Discover this Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown! Enjoy an authentic, traditional menu of typical Italian dishes prepared by the Italian-born chef. 

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. U


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 wine! 

Le Baccara

This CAA-AAA Five Diamond rating restaurant in Gatineau is a Casino Lac-Leamy’s resident gourmet restaurant, boasting beautiful lakeside views. 

Executive Chef Denis Girard heads up the acclaimed restaurant’s kitchen crafting fine French cuisine with exotic, global accents, with appetizers like local bison tartare, truffles, Fromagerie les Folies Bergères’ ewe’s cheese, quail egg tempura and raspberry dressing. Main courses include dishes such as maple-smoked saddle of rabbit cooked sous-vide and served with rock lobster tail, buttered potatoes with truffles, crayfish sauce and glazed market vegetables. With 10,000 bottles in its impressive wine cellar, budding oenophiles won’t be disappointed either. 

Haru Izakaya

Modelled on an izakaya, a casual Japanese gastropub of sorts serving tapas-style small plates, this restaurant is a must visit. 

Their doors opened in late 2012 and have since found its niche as a haven for creative, modern cuisine. Guests can opt for a selection of hot and cold tapas – think sesame seared tuna with sweet soy drizzle and wasabi mayo or tuna tartare with quail eggs and lotus chips – alongside salads and a wide range of maki rolls, or go for soups like miso or tonkotsu ramen- yum! 

Happy hour starts from Monday and continues till Thursday between 4 pm and 6 pm when diners can take advantage of half-price tapas and discounted drinks – a perfect stress relief on long work days! 

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