It may still be winter in the capital but a unique Ottawa restaurant is bringing all the spring vibes. From floral-infused dishes to the bright and beautiful decor, you’ll seriously feel like spring has sprung when you visit this gorgeous spot. You can sip on cocktails sweetened with elderflower and indulge with Eggs Benedict topped with butterfly pea flower hollandaise, among many other tasty treats. So, if you’re looking for a new favourite spot, Tulip restaurant Ottawa is worth a try.
As we know, tulips and Ottawa go hand-in-hand. The capital hosts Ontario’s largest annual tulip festival each spring.
Which is why Tulip is the perfect name for this eatery.
You can find this hidden gem inside of the Hilton Hotel on Queen Street, and the decor is so magical.
They even have giant lights that look like those fluffy dandelions that you make a wish on.
Now, we've all heard of plant-based food. But this is something else entirely.
While not every menu incorporates a floral aspect, every item is certainly as pretty as a flower.
So, whether you’re looking for a new date night spot, or simply can’t wait for spring, you need to add Tulip to your restaurant bucket list ASAP.
Your tastebuds will be blooming!
One of the more colourful items on the menu is the Benedict. There are three variations for you to try, each with its own floral hollandaise sauce.
The vegetarian comes with red bean and rice patties, arugula, and a stunning beetroot hollandaise.
The crab cake comes with crab cake, avocado, ceviche, heirloom tomatoes, and a bright blue spirulina hollandaise sauce.
And finally, there’s the Canadian Classic, which includes sliced corn beef, spinach, bannock bread, and a butterfly pea flower hollandaise.
Of course, you can find a number of non-floral dishes as well. Including things like the Sweet N’ Savory burger, which comes on a doughnut!
There’s also an extensive drink and dessert menu as well if you’re really looking to treat yourself.
Possibly one of the most interesting looking items on the dessert menu is The Tree of Sweetness, which looks like something out of the Dr. Seuss Experience.
The tree dessert is made with Belgian chocolate mousse, mixed berry coulis, chocolate soil chocolate tree, and cotton candy with butterfly pea flower. Hungry yet?
Cuisine: Eclectic, floral
Address: 361 Queen St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can try an array of floral-inspired dishes that will make you feel like spring came early.