Welcome to a city that truly comes alive at night. Here, you’ll find a mix of cool, quirky restaurants, bars, and pubs, plus the most exciting local produce you can imagine – all of which make St. John’s an absolute dream for food and drink aficionados.

Exploring the eateries of St. John’s

Beyond the hilly streets, brightly-painted houses, and rugged landscape that envelops the city, you’ll find the creative capital of Newfoundland’s burgeoning local food scene.

Sample traditional, locally-harvested ingredients with an award-winning twist at Raymonds Restaurant. Enjoy stellar sushi at Sushi Nami Royale. Tuck into an epic brunch at the historic Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi Village. Or enjoy seasonal food and brunch cocktails at Bernard Stanley Gastropub.

For lighter bites, pop into one of the cafés in the city’s bustling downtown district. You’re bound to discover a true taste of Newfoundland with every street corner you turn.

A food journey beyond the capital

A mere one-hour drive from the city, engaged owners of historic inns and quirky artisan studios have created extraordinary dining getaways, set in picturesque surroundings.

Mind the Newfoundland ponies and roaming goats as you check into The Doctor’s House Inn and Spa. Their tasting menu incorporates their greenhouse vegetables, and your breakfast syrup comes from their tapped maples.

The inspiring result of local boy meets Louisiana girl, The Grates Cove Inn delivers Creole-inspired dishes using local ingredients.  You can also catch a variety of cultural events in their studios and live performing arts stage.

If you want a creature comfort from home, stop by The Devon Tea at the Rose Manor Inn in Harbour Grace, a town dating back to the 1500s.

Alfresco eats: It’s in the basket

For a truly unique culinary experience, head to the Ferryland Lighthouse, just a one-hour drive south of the city on the historic Irish Loop highway. Here you can indulge in a locally-made picnic overlooking whale-packed waters in the shadow of a 19th-century lighthouse. With an epic ocean view and tempting treats like freshly squeezed lemonade to keep you company, a visit to the Ferryland Lighthouse is sure to be a memorable one for the whole family.

Signal Hill

Discover a fresh perspective on the oldest city in North America with a scenic picnic lunch, courtesy of Newfoundland Chocolate Company and Parks Canada. Your picnic lunch comes with a waterproof blanket and maps of the Signal Hill trails to help you find the perfect view of the Atlantic – or St. John’s – before beginning your afternoon feast.

Bannerman Park

Enjoy a scenic outdoor picnic without leaving the city limits. Grab a Loot Bag from Hungry Heart Café and head to nearby local favourite, Bannerman Park, for a leisurely lunch amidst the historic townhomes of Rennie’s Mill Road and Circular Road.

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Published: February 7, 2019