Eat and Drink

Ontario has a tropical patio where you can sip fruity cocktails and enjoy full meals only steps away from a sandy beach.

The Point Lounge at Constance Bay Beach added a brand new beach patio this year. This restaurant has been a local watering hole since 1932 but it was totally renovated in the spring and is now home to Bikini Beach Bar.

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If you're looking to spice things up, there are a number of new Ottawa restaurants that opened this summer that are waiting for you to check out.

Middle Eastern brunch, intimate cocktail lounges and new styles of pizza have popped up in the city and each has a unique atmosphere to enjoy. You can start to travel the world through food at these six new restaurants in Ottawa.

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Wineries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of what to do in Ottawa, but there are so many scattered near the city.

You can wander through rows of vines and taste different wine varieties at these eight wineries within an hour of Ottawa. Say yes way rosé and discover a hidden wine country in your own backyard.

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A new cocktail bar opened on Ottawa's Sparks Street and it's serving up a new concept. You can sip on super unique specialty cocktails including one that tastes like shawarma.

The atmosphere at Stolen Goods Cocktail Bar is intimate and the food menu is full of small upscale plates that you can enjoy until 2 a.m. If you're looking to try a fun new drink or enjoy oysters and tartar late into the night, you should check out this new spot.

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A brand new café just opened in Ottawa's Byward Market, and it will take you into a dreamy pink world. You can sip coffee with a panini or treat yourself to high tea surrounded by countless rosy pedals.

Luxe Blooms Flower Café is both a restaurant café as well as a full-service flower shop all in one. You can order your pastries from one counter before sitting to enjoy your snack and then order or pick up a bouquet, balloon arrangements or flower wall rental from another.

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A new dining experience has hit the Byward Market and you won't find this type of Chinese food anywhere else in Ottawa. If you've always wanted to visit Beijing but can't get there right now, you can check out this new restaurant instead and feel like you've been transported to China.

QuanJuDe Peking Duck is a well-known food brand in China, which has been around since the 1800s. This popular spot has a Markham location where you can feast on authentic Peking Duck and other fine dining dishes, and now they just set up shop in Ottawa.

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Golden Palace is finally reopening again for indoor dining after more than two years of being takeout only due to the ongoing pandemic.

If you haven't heard of this Chinese restaurant in Ottawa, then you must be new here. This local eatery is known around the city for its tasty burnt-end eggrolls, and now you can enjoy them in the restaurant again.

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A new boutique bakery opened this spring in Ottawa's Centretown neighbourhood and whether you're hunting for something sweet or savoury, they'll be able to satisfy your craving.

It may be called Dessert First, but on top of the selection of cakes, cookies, brownies and cheesecake jars, you'll find freshly made bread and all-day breakfast sandwiches, and one look will have you drooling.

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You will think you've time travelled into the future at this Ottawa sushi restaurant. Move over Rosie the robot, this cat-looking robot server called Bella will have you dreaming that you're dining with The Jetsons.

Hockey Sushi is a restaurant in Ottawa's west end serving up a variety of rolls, Japanese favourites and some Chinese dishes. You can order your meal through a tablet, and it will be brought to you by Bella, the adorable robot that you'll spot cruising around through the tables.

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An ice cream adventure is almost always a good idea, no matter what the weather is like outside. Ottawa has so many tasty ice cream shops from classic soft serve to creamy gelato and pints of wild flavours (you can't go wrong).

You can just walk around the corner or go on a small-town day trip to find tons of different local ice cream joints, but if you can't decide where to start — we've got you covered with this handy map.

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Attention Ottawa foodies, if you're looking for an unbeatable meal in the city your decision can be made easy. Seven restaurants in the Ottawa region were named some of the best in all of Canada, so it sounds like it's time for a dinner date.

Canada's 100 Best Restaurants List for 2022 just dropped and a bunch of places in the capital region clinched a top spot. Out of 32 Ontario restaurants that made the list, you'll find six of those in the city of Ottawa. One restaurant in Chelsea, Quebec also snagged a spot in the top 100, which is just a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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There's a new ice cream truck in Ottawa, and no, you won't have to chase after it to grab a sweet treat. Beez Kneez is a pop-up ice cream joint run by the Mexican restaurant, Banditos, and you can find it right in the Glebe nearby their tropical patio.

This bright pink truck full of frozen treats just opened for the season on May 13, and they will be serving up ice cream all summer long right from the Kunstadt Sports parking lot on Bank Street.

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