Find lovely patios and tempting menus to enjoy the summer sun.
There is no question that as soon as the weather in Ottawa begins to warm up, we want to be out on a patio, enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks. As patio season approaches and the province begins reopening, we decided to compile a list of our favourite neighbourhood restaurants that currently have patios open to the community.
We hope that you will fall back in love with local favourites and savour the flavours of summer with our Westboro culinary hotspots’ new seasonal food and drink menus.
Sustainably focused & globally inspired cuisine in the heart of Westboro
If you are a true gourmand seeking aesthetic pleasure for your eyes and mouth, Gezellig is a must-visit for you. Located in a 1950s bank building, Gezellig is a fine dining restaurant that offers a wide selection of world-renowned wines and a plethora of upscale, sustainably sourced dishes. Our favourite pick is farmed Greek oysters with pickled green strawberry mignonette, which can be perfectly paired with a glass of sparkling rosé.
Address: 337 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7
Fine dining with vibrant flavours and exciting combinations of sustainable local food
Brassica is the place to be if you plan to celebrate the end of the week or simply enjoy bright, vibrant flavours. On Brassica’s patio menu, you’ll find a variety of wonderful dishes, from Patagonian cavatelli with giant shrimps and cherry tomatoes to chocolate budino with salted caramel and candied walnuts. Believe us, it tastes even better than it sounds!
Address: 309 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X6
Legendary craft brew pub serving Ottawa since 1996
Relax on Westboro's largest patio and enjoy a glass of great craft beer and some fresh, original food. The summer patio menu at Clocktower Brew Pub will surely surprise you with amazing finger-licking pub-style food like wings, fish n' chips, grilled chicken, and more. Last but not least, if you think you've tried every possible variation of chicken wings in the world, try Clocktower’s blue cheese and medium Thai peanut sauce chicken wings for a really special treat! Address: 418 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa's favourite lounge, serving craft cocktails & New Canadian tapas
Located in the heart of Westboro, Trio Bistro & Lounge offers a great assortment of exclusive wines and craft cocktails, as well as a delicious food menu that you can enjoy on a patio with your friends or family. Chorizo sausage pizza, Korean fried chicken, coconut breaded tiger shrimp – trust us when we say you'll find everything you crave. Dive into a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere and forget about your work routine. Also, if you prefer to eat gluten-free, you'll be glad to know that Trio Bistro & Lounge has great gluten-free options for you.
Address: 307D Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X3
One of the greatest advantages of living at Westboro Connection is having all these fantastic outdoor dining options just minutes away. We hope that our Westboro outdoor dining guide will help you in finding your next go-to spot for delicious meals on the patio. Bon appétit!