The capital of Canada, once a central hub for French and Irish immigrants, is known for being a multicultural city boasting a wide range of restaurants. From modern Canadian cuisine to Asian fusion, here’s a list of some of the best spots in Ottawa.
Beckta Dining and Wine, offering innovative haute cuisine, is said to be one of the best restaurants in Ottawa. Combining local ingredients with carefully prepared dishes, Beckta keeps diners coming back with menu options spanning the spectrum, from seafood to meat. Go for the five-course tasting menu, designed by Chef Michael Moffatt, and be sure to BYO wine. Don’t miss the ‘5 degrees of chocolate’ cake, a mouth-watering dessert made for chocolate-lovers.
Beckta Dining and Wine, 226 Nepean Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 238 7063
By collaborating with dedicated organic farmers, The Urban Pear aims to work only with fresh and locally sourced products – Urban Pear’s way of reflecting seasonal ingredients in menu options. The meat comes from regional and Canadian farms, the fish locally caught, and the fruits and vegetables sourced from local farmers. Don’t miss out on the Canadian and local wines served here, and be sure to take advantage of the outdoor terrace during the warmer months. With a daily-changing menu, diners can return again and again, never to be disappointed and always pleasantly surprised with the chef’s newest creative concoctions.
The Urban Pear, 151 2nd Avenue, Unit C, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 569 9305
Head to the awe-inspiring Fairmont Château Laurier and find Wilfrid’s, an Ottawan favourite offering an array of culinary creations. The menu has options for any time of the day including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and follows a regional Canadian cuisine theme with both fresh seafood and meat dishes. All the ingredients are seasonal and carefully selected from the Ottawa Valley region. The view from Wilfrid’s, the Parliament Buildings, charms diners and provides a unique dining experience that has changed little since 1912 when the dining room of the Fairmont first opened. The hotel itself is a perfect testament to the classical era upon which it was built; a thing of beauty and elegance.
Wilfrid’s, Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, + 1 613 241 1414