Found in the heart of Canada, where almost a million people currently reside, (727,500 to be exact, as recorded in the 2016 census), Winnipeg, Canada is one of the coldest, modern cities in the world. And with its food, you are surely not going to be disappointed.
The largest city and capital of the province of Manitoba, in Canada, Winnipeg has built a reputation as a foodie destination, for delivering refined sustenance, which serves dishes that satisfy any craving, with a Canadian touch. Check out our exciting list of the 10 best restaurants in Winnipeg and make sure you come hungry!
1. Peasant Cookery
Serving fresh food with bursting flavors from unique recipes, Peasant Cookery is at your service! The restaurant, which can be found in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, is a great place to go for everything from casual meals to romantic dates for its neverending wine list and cocktail menu.
You can ask any of the servers for the perfect match between your meal and beverage. Each meal is homemade, making you feel cozy and at home. The restaurant is open from lunch to late dinner, so if you’ve had a long day experiencing Winnipeg, you can go here for a great tasting dinner!
Address: 283 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1M3
Phone: +1 (204) 989.7700
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm; Saturday: 5pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 5pm-9pm
Website: Peasant Cookery
2. 529 Wellington
529 Wellington surely defines ‘fancy’ and ‘luxury’, with its high-class dining experience. Right when you enter the mansion doors, you will be met by a grand staircase, lush draperies, shimmering and sparkling chandeliers, and enriched private rooms. Aside from its famous steak, this restaurant features a magnificent wine cellar and a variety of exotic seafood.
The staff is always on their toes to recommend the perfect wine for your chosen meals. This is one of Canada’s most respected and renowned steakhouses, so if you are in the area, be sure to book reservations.
Address: 529 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3M 0B9
Phone: +1 (204) 487.8325
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Website: 529 Wellington
3. Deer + Almond
Situated in the heart of the Exchange District, enjoy homestyle cooking along with laughter and memories with friends and family at Deer + Almond. This restaurant features globally inspired small plates, cocktails, craft brews, and much more, in a trendy, art-filled, and playful environment.
With chef-owner Mandel Hitzer’s polished dishes from the Deep South, Deer + Almond is known for everything from its fried chicken to its Middle Eastern dishes and the casual atmosphere of the restaurant complements the quality of its dishes.
Deer + Almond
Address: 85 Princess St, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1K4
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Monday to Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Website: Deer + Almond
4. Across the Board Game Café
Across the Board Game Café features a unique dining experience coupled with popular board games. Whether it’s time to connect or reconnect, this is a great place to bond with friends or family. For a small fee of 6 CAD (4.67 USD), you can play over 1100 board games! But, if you don’t wish to play games, they have a dining menu, as well.
The special aspect about this place is that you can eat and play! And don’t fret if you wish to continue the fun after closing hours because they also sell board games! So if you are planning a trip to Winnipeg and have some time on your hands, this is a great place to stop. A fun and fresh atmosphere is what the Across the Board Game Café is especially proud of.
Across the Board Game Café
Address: 211 Bannatyne Ave, (Main and Bannatyne)
Phone: +1 (204) 691.3422
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00 am
Website: Across the Board Game Café
5. Affinity Vegetarian Garden
Affinity Vegetarian Garden is a Taiwanese-Chinese vegetarian restaurant, located in downtown Winnipeg. For an affordable price, you can eat different types of vegan food with no MSG, purified water, and mock meat food for non-vegetarians. They also sell their best-selling tea, delivered from Taiwan, to complete the Asian-inspired experience.
To top it off, they also serve a pay-by-weight lunch buffet, that offers healthy and delicious food, for a greener and relaxing meal. Not only that, their restaurant is also wheelchair accessible. They also offer special catering services for events, no matter how big or small.
Affinity Vegetarian Garden
Address: 208 Edmonton St # 100, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: +1 (204) 943.0251
Facebook: Affinity Vegetarian Garden
6. Resto Gare And Train Bar
Resto Gare and Train Bar actually began in 1983, with La Vieille Gare Restaurant, that was respected and notable to the whole town. It was revamped in 2008 to fit in with modern times, making the design more hip and fresh. And, despite its many years in the business, their quality and taste have never faltered and the restaurant still remains as one of Winnipeg’s most stunning dining rooms.
With its French touch and fully bilingual service, walking into this restaurant welcomes you to a French scene. This restaurant is a great place for an intimate and romantic date.
Resto Gare And Train Bar
Address: 630 Des Meurons St, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2P9, Canada
Phone: 1 (204)237.7072
Opening Hours: Monday to Tuesday: 11:00am to 8:30pm; Wednesday to Thursday: 11:00am to 9:00pm; Friday: 11:00am to 9:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm to 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Website: Resto Gare And Train Bar
7. Amsterdam Tea Room
Immerse yourself in splendid organic tea in a peaceful and artistic atmosphere. Featuring great tasting teas and an art gallery, the Amsterdam Tea Room offers inspiration in every sip while you take a breather and enjoy the art of the street scene outside. Amsterdam Tea Room takes their tea seriously, so you can be assured they will not disappoint and can offer essential information on each blend, such as caffeine content and suggested water temperature.
They also provide custom-blended teas, with influences from all over the world and give their teas poignant names, such as Family Happiness, Respect Your Elders and Immortal Nectar.
Amsterdam Tea Room
Address: 211 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg MB
Phone: +1 (204) 295.7728
Website: Amsterdam Tea Room
8. Aurora Pizzeria & Cafe
This restaurant features much-loved Italian cuisine, such as paninis, pizza, gnocchi, bruschetta and ricotta dishes. The traditional Italian food is enough to bring up memories from childhood, or special moments with loved ones, with every bite you take. Not only that, but their service is reviewed as efficient, knowledgeable and attentive. Each meal is carefully made and served to satisfy all of their customers.
Aurora Pizzeria & Cafe
Address: 842 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: +1 (204) 615.9644
Website: Aurora Pizzeria & Cafe
9. Clementine Cafe
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Clementine is the perfect venue for a great breakfast in Winnipeg. Whether you dine in or order food to go, their different breakfast items will satisfy you. They offer simple dishes but with a touch of their magic, leaving you wanting more.
Not only their meals but their drinks, such as their coffees, will surely not disappoint. The service is also divine, making you feel at home. Head to this place, devour their mouthwatering food, and have a great day ahead!
Address: 123 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: +1 (204) 942.9497
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday to Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Website: Clementine Cafe
10. Baked Expectations
Find fresh and delicious baked goods at Baked Expectations, where you will never know what to expect! This 50s style diner and dessert parlor will keep your mouth watering due to their over 30 desserts, including cakes, tortes and cheesecakes. Besides their iconic desserts, they offer a morning-till-late-night menu, so for sure you will never run out of choices.
They also hold events to entertain their customers. So, head to Osborne Village’s favorite place and fix your sweet tooth. Just don’t forget to wipe the icing off of your face when you’re done!
Address: 161 Osborne St, Winnipeg
Phone: +1 (204) 452.5176
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30am to Midnight; Friday to Saturday: 11:30am to 1:00am; Sunday: 11:00am to Midnight
Website: Baked Expectations
You will always be satisfied
Whether you are a foodie or not, your cravings will always be satisfied when you visit Winnipeg. You won’t just get a tour around the city, you will also get your tummy filled with delicious food from different restaurants that offer cuisine with different recipes, tastes, and design, from all over the globe. Treat yourself with and indulge in Winnipeg’s fine dishes.
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