Tucked away in the bottom of the Novotel Hotel, it is easy to pass by without noticing it. However, this place is unlike any typical hotel restaurant. The decor is fresh and modern, the waitstaff are friendly and personable, and the food is to die for!
While it appears to cater more towards sharing plates and 'bar bites' offering a wide selection of charcuterie boards and cheeses, we went there for a full dinner and drinks.
The Fish and Chips was also mouthwateringly good! Fresh Lake Erie Pickerel was covered in lemon thyme beer batter and served with a side of 'clam chowder' tartar and thrice chips. Again, the chips made the meal quite heavy, however, the fish was light and tasteful, creating a nice balance.
|Fish and Chips|
Overall, we had a great experience...the atmosphere was hip and intimate, and the food was indulgently good! I highly recommend this gastropub to all foodies alike!
For you early birds, this place also opens at 6:30am and features a coffee bar and breakfast counter.
Verdict: Contemporary Canadian cuisine with great service and a trendy vibe
Cost: Items range between $7 and $30
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11am to 12am, Friday to Sunday 11am to 2am, Breakfast - Monday to Friday 6:30am to 11am
The Albion Rooms, 33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Ontario