Places to Eat in Ottawa
1. Play Food and Wine
Known for its hospitality and value for money, the menu at Play Food and Wine is focused on constantly changing small plates crafted from the best local produce. Combined with a large selection of diverse wines, this is the perfect spot to grab a relaxed meal with friends after a day exploring the city.
Located in Stittsville – one of Ottawa’s quirky neighbourhoods beyond downtown – NeXT is the famed for its globally-inspired plates, delicious cocktails and edgy decor. As well as their delicious a la carte options, we suggest you try their blind sharing menu. An 8-course feast of the chef’s choice from only $67 per person, NeXT provides one of the best value tasting menus in the city.
3. Elgin Street Diner
Something of an Ottawa institution, Elgin Street diner has been providing everything you could want in a casual diner for over 20 years. Serving big portions of comfort food at low prices, this informal eatery is beloved by locals and visitors alike and consistently features in lists of Ottawa’s top restaurants.
4. Stoneface Dolly’s
Located on Preston Street, Stoneface Dolly’s is renowned for its fantastic brunch menu and dietary-friendly offers. Stop in 7 days a week and try one of their famous Bobby Mac sandwiches – the restaurant is first come first served, so make sure you get there early.
Meryenda is the first Filipino food truck in Ottawa and specialises in delicious Filipino street food. Although closed over the winter, this friendly food truck can be found on the Prince of Wales Drive at any other time of the year. We recommend you try the delicious fish tacos and adobo balls.