Six of the Best Spots to Eat and Drink in Newfoundland

Ferryland, St. John's and Petty Harbour are a few of the top places to get a taste of the local cuisine.
 

Photo courtesy of Doyle W. Sansome & Sons Ltd. Super Lobster Pool

Food in Newfoundland has forever been synonymous with the land, sea and the culture of its people. Here are six areas throughout the province where you can feast on meals that celebrate this tradition.

1. St. John’s

Cod Sounds

Pick wild edibles in the woods with owner Lori, then feast on Labrador Arctic char or moose at a traditional boil-up.

Mallard Cottage

Return for thirds to the laden cake table at this history-rich restaurant owned by chef Todd Perrin. Reservations here are recommended. 

Quidi Vidi Brewing Company

Go to Newfoundland’s largest craft brewery on a Friday night for live music, beer brewed with 25,000-year-old iceberg water and seasonal fare.

2. Hillgrade

Doyle W. Sansome & Sons Ltd. Super Lobster Pool

Sit on the patio and crack open super-fresh lobster that you netted yourself . This spot is cash only. 

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3. Ferryland

Lighthouse Picnics

Spot whales from your picnic blanket while savouring molasses oatmeal bread sandwiches and dandelion tea.

4. Petty Harbour

Chafe’s Landing Restaurant

Feast on fresh-off-the-boat codfish—battered and served with hand-cut chips—in a historic fisher’s home.

5. Norris Point

The Black Spruce

Polish off the figgy duff with molasses sauce and sea buckthorn ice cream—a novel take on a classic. Reservations here are recommended. 

6. Upper Amherst Cove

Bonavista Social Club

Sip rhubarb lemonade and nibble wood-fired pizza while overlooking a field of frisky goats and an iceberg-littered bay.