When the sun is shining it’s time to take advantage of it and hit these patios for incredible views and some seriously good eats.

The Sundance 

33 New Gower Street

One of the founding establishments on George Street, the Sundance boasts a  huge outdoor and covered deck to enjoy all summer long. Come out for their happy hour specials or partake in a bit of song and dance at their famous Karaoke Fridays.

Clovelly  – Nineteen 

100 Golf Course Road

Clovelly may be best known for being Atlantic Canada’s premier golfing facilities but they also have a beautiful patio where you can dine and sip on wine. Unwind with friends and family while you enjoy a delicious culinary experience featuring comfort food that showcases the best of our local flavours.

O’Reilly’s Irish Newfoundland Pub

13 George Street

Located on the famous entertainment district in St. John’s, O’Reilly’s is a staple for a visit in St. John’s. Voted as “Canada’s Favourite Bar” hit their large roof-top patio for a selection of local craft beers from the Yellow Belly Brewery, live music every night and of course traditional pub eats.

Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill 

125 Harbour Drive

Jack Astors is a favourite Canadian chain where you can find great food from Alberta to Newfoundland. It also has one of the best harbour views from a patio in town. While here be inspired by the fishing vessels that flow in and out of our harbour and order one of their famous fish bowl drinks.

Newfoundland Chocolate Café

230 Signal Hill Road

Wether you are just wrapping up a hike along the cliffs or you have taken the scenic drive up to the top of the hill, indulge in views of all of St. John’s with a scoop (or two) of gelato on a warm summer day. Of course you can also sip on a latte while enjoying lunch of fresh baked goods and sandwiches but be sure to wrap your visit with one of their Newfoundland Sayings chocolate bars.

Chinched Restaurant & Deli

5 Bates Hill

Chinched is as close as you will get to farm to table dining. Specializing in traditional methods as inspiration, their creative menu and gourmet casual dining experience focuses on featuring local farmers, producers and harvesters to give you a nose to tail feast. Dive into one of their charcuterie boards or be adventurous and order the crispy pig ears for a memorable alfresco meal on their patio.

Kelly’s Pub

25 George Street

When they say fresh fish & chips they mean it, rated as some of the best fish and chips in town, Kelly’s is a neighbourhood pub that also has a fantastic patio. It is also a place where “Come From Aways” can be screeched in to become an honorary Newfoundlander!

St. John’s Fish Exchange (SJFX)

351 Water Street 

Overlooking the harbour of St. John’s, the SJFX not only offers some pretty spectacular views but also an incredibly creative cocktail menu. From flaming rum drinks inspired by the Great Fire to a martini that tastes as good as the Newfoundland cupboard staple, Jam Jams, you will end up sipping the night away while snacking on fresh and local seafood.

Mallard Cottage

 8 Barrows Road

Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada the Mallard Cottage is located in the quaint fishing hamlets of St. John’s and offers a rustic outdoor dining experience. With a fire blazing in the outdoor stove and birch tree limbs lining the patio you’ll get a taste of true Newfoundland both in the food and cocktails and with the location.

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Published: June 19, 2019