Newfoundland & Labrador

Restaurants

Top ChoiceSeafood in St Barbe to L'Anse aux Meadows

Norseman Restaurant & Art Gallery

This lovely waterfront outpost ranks among Newfoundland's best. Emphasizing local products and creative preparations, the menu will have you wavering between options such as perfectly grilled lamb chops, kale...

Top ChoiceCanadian in St John's

Merchant Tavern

An elegant tavern housed in a former bank building, this restaurant is a fine choice for a splurge. Gorgeous seafood stews, duck and lentils, and cod with parsnip make for near culinary perfection – just bear in...

Top ChoiceSandwiches in Ferryland

Lighthouse Picnics

Lighthouse Picnics has hit upon a winning concept: it provides a blanket and organic picnic meal (say, a curried chicken sandwich, mixed-green salad and lemonade from a Mason jar) that visitors wolf down while...

Top ChoiceCanadian in Bonavista

Boreal Diner

In a bright-red colonial house, this innovative restaurant manages what many others aspire to: creative, international takes on local Newfoundland ingredients. Thus crab pot stickers, cod in tarragon sauce, and...

Top ChoicePizza in St John's

Piatto

Offering a great night out without breaking the bank, cozy brick Piatto wood-fires pizza like nobody's business. Go trad or try a thin-crust pie topped with prosciutto, figs and balsamic. It's all good. There are...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Port au Choix

Anchor Cafe

You can't miss this place – the front half is the bow of a boat – and don't, because it has great service and some of the best seafood on the Northern Peninsula. Perfect fries and cod, rich moose stew and...

Top ChoiceCanadian in Trinity

Twine Loft

The upscale restaurant of the Artisan Inn serves a three-course, prix-fixe meal of local specialties, with wonderful seafood and wine selections guided by an in-house sommelier. Reservations are necessary, but...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Doyle Sansome & Sons

Head out of your way for this classic cash-only seafood spot, serving crisp cod, fish cakes with rhubarb relish, and fresh lobster. If it's a nice day, the dock seating provides a fine view. Don't be fooled by...

Top ChoiceInternational in St John's

Adelaide Oyster House

The Adelaide is a stylish sliver of a bar and restaurant where the specialty is small plates such as fish tacos, Kobe beef lettuce wraps topped with spicy kimchi, and, of course, fresh oysters from both coasts,...

Top ChoiceSeafood in St Barbe to L'Anse aux Meadows

Daily Catch

A stylish little restaurant serving finely prepared seafood and wine. The basil-buttered salmon gets kudos. Fish cakes, crab au gratin and cod burgers also please the palate. There's live music on Wednesday...

Top ChoiceBakery in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Guillard Gourmandises

It's worth memorizing the complicated schedule to make good on this slice of la belle France. After all, these cream-plumped chocolate éclairs, macarons, piping-hot pastries and gateaux are the reason you came,...

Top ChoiceCafe in St John's

Georgestown Cafe and Bookshelf

If you've got younger kids and you need to kill time before heading to The Rooms, Georgestown Cafe is here to answer your every prayer. It's a cafe, sure, serving fair-trade coffee and yummy treats such as...

Top ChoiceCafe in Corner Brook

Harbour Grounds

This excellent breakfast and lunch spot boasts great views and one of the most consistently good menus in Corner Brook. Garden-pesto paninis, Irish stew, omeletes and steak-and-Guinness pie are all complemented...

Canadian in Bonavista

Bonavista Social Club

Social Club's innovative meals are sourced on-site and served with a view to die for. From incredible wood-fired breads and pizzas to rhubarb lemonade and moose burgers with partridgeberry ketchup, the kitchen is...

Asian in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Tiffin

At this creative pan-Asian restaurant, there isn't a restaurant. Rather, you order set meals served in Indian-style tiffins – stackable metal lunchboxes – that you eat on the go. The meals span the Asian...

Canadian in St John's

Chinched

Quality dishes without the white-tablecloth pretense – think octopus tacos or Newfoundland wild mushroom risotto served in a warm, dark-wood room. On an ever-changing menu, meat figures prominently – don't skip...

Canadian in Fogo Island & Change Islands

Fogo Island Inn Restaurant

With sparkling sea views, this tiny gourmet eatery dishes up innovative three-course dinners sourced as locally as possible. The menu changes daily. Think delicate preparations of snow crab with sea salt, Prince...

Cafe in Gros Morne National Park

Java Jack's

Escape the tyranny of fried food and head to Jack's, the outpost for an artsy crowd into locally sourced fare. There's a vintage-but-hip vibe, and Gros Morne's best coffees, wraps and soups by day. At night, the...

Supermarket in Dildo

Pitchers

This supermarket – yes, supermarket! – has an attached hot kitchen that is not playing around. Their cheeseburgers are fantastic, the french fries are plump and golden and oily, the pizza is cheesy and gooey, and...

French in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Le Feu de Braise

As French restaurants go, this one is wonderfully old-school, serving a master class in stick-to-your-ribs rural classic cuisine: steak in Roquefort sauce, duck breast, and grilled sausage in mustard sauce....