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Top 5 Best Restaurants in Hull, Quebec

Hull is often underrated as a foodie location, but anyone who agrees with that has obviously never eaten at the best restaurant in Hull: Soif Bar À Vin. The options are vast, the quality is top-tier, and the ambiance is quintessential Quebec. Visiting this restaurant is an experience in and of itself.

However, it’s a treat to go here and not a viable option for every night if you plan to stay in Hull, Gatineau or Ottawa for any length of time. The chefs of Hull put their skills on display all over town and offer a wide range of tastes to please any palette.

I have an adventurous personality when it comes to food, but I’m able to decipher the difference between off-the-beaten-path and completely outlandish. That’s why I had to create this list of the best restaurants in Hull and the most beloved, not only for visitors but residents as well.

The restaurant landscape changes quicker than ever, but I make it my personal mission to keep up to date. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

Counter - Soif Bar a Vin - Best Restaurant - Hull - Jennifer Dore Dallas
Soif Bar à Vin

1. Soif Bar À Vin – My Favourite Place to Eat in Hull

When in Quebec, you must enjoy some of the finer things. Wear a nice outfit and head to Soif Bar à Vin for an evening of elegant wines and savoury cheeses. This restaurant is best enjoyed during the winter months, as its cozy atmosphere gives it a speakeasy vibe.

Cheese isn’t the only thing on the menu; think bison tartare; bison provides a fuller flavour than regular beef; this dish is just a small example of the experience and passion displayed by the expert kitchen staff.

Sit at the counter for a great meal!

Food Type: French

Atmosphere: Classy

Price: $$$$

Shrimp Toast - Soif Bar a Vin - Best Restaurant Hull - Jennifer Dore Dallas

2. Clandestin – Most Creative

If traditional isn’t what you’re looking for but don’t want to stray too far from local cuisine, then Clandestin might be your best bet. The menu is a little smaller (and ever-changing), but their combination of old-school French techniques paired with new-age ingredients and methods creates an exceptional dining experience.

If you get nothing else on this menu, try the Foie Gras. I know it’s not for everyone, but this small plate could be a life-changing event for your taste buds!

Food Type: French Modern

Atmosphere: Business Casual

Price: $$$$

Several Plates of Beef Tartare -With Fried Onions - Clandestin Cuisine Creative
Photo: Clandestin, cuisine créative

3. Le BBQ Shop – Best for Small Groups

Taking a break from French dishes doesn’t mean you have to give up full and delicious flavour. Bridging the gap between the north and the south is this BBQ joint, Le BBQ Shop. They are not trying to be a traditional Texas Roadhouse but instead use the same techniques to create unforgettable small plates.

Of course, they still offer plates of smoked meat such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and chicken, but the chef uses those same meats in other creative ways, such as the brisket cheese balls and crispy rib tips.

Food Type: BBQ Fusion

Atmosphere: Relaxed

Price: $$$

A Poutine - in a Quebec Restaurant - Charles Regimbal - Le BBQ Shop
Photo: Charles Régimbal – Le BBQ Shop

4. Bistro Coqlicorne Best for Date Night

Whether you’re on your first date or celebrating your 25th anniversary, the plates at Bistro Coqlicorne are sure to impress and spark conversation easily. Start your meal with a coffee beef tataki served with cauliflower puree, blue cheese, and candied figs; doesn’t that sound to die for?

For your entrees, the adventures will continue with options like homemade black pudding, Bavarian poutine, and the main attraction: charcoal-smoked duck breast with pesto risotto.

Lastly, be sure to save room for dessert. Their classic crème brûlée is offered in various flavours depending on the season, and their chômeur maple pudding is the stuff dreams are made of.

Food Type: French

Atmosphere: Business Casual

Price: $$$$

Table With a Variety of Dishes - Bistro Coqlicorne - Lévy L. Marquis
Photo: Lévy L. Marquis, Bistro Coqlicorne

5. Chez Fatima – Best Non-French Food

If you’ve had your fill of French cuisine and all its variations, surprise your taste buds with the flavours of Morocco at Chez Fatima. This local favourite offers up authentic Moroccan plates that you just can’t get anywhere else, outside of Morocco, of course.

Lamb is a typical dish in Quebec and Morocco, but the two cultures prepare it very differently. The myriad of tastes is complex and incredibly satisfying. 

Food Type: Moroccan

Atmosphere: Casual

Price: $$

Summary – Best Restaurants in Hull, Quebec

Hull is bigger than most people give it credit for; the restaurant options are plentiful, so choosing one can be challenging. The most important aspect is the food taste and quality, which is how I made my selections above.

There are other great restaurants in the area, but if you want the best restaurants in Hull, look no further than these top 5. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve suddenly become very hungry.

Here are some other articles about Quebec that may interest you.

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It’s first off a great way to find out what there is to do, but always a quick and easy method to book cheaply and efficiently with these renowned platforms.

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Looking for a cheap flight to the Outaouais through Montreal? Have a look on Cheapoair  or Skyscanner  I use regularly.

Once you’re there, rent a car to roam free with AutoEurope or RentalCars or hop on a bus around Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec, and surrounding cities with Busbud.

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About Author

Passionate about travel and food, Jennifer Doré Dallas is a freelance travel writer, author and creator since 2010. On top of this amazing Chasing Poutine blog, she also founded Moi, mes souliers in 2010 and she is the author/co-author of around two dozen Lonely Planet, Ulysse and Parfum d'encre travel guidebooks, in addition to having contributed to other books and hundreds of tourism and Web platforms, magazines, DMOs and Websites over the years. As a lecturer in Web writing and SEO for a Quebec college and consultant for various companies and DMOs, she loves combining technological advances with the classic beauty of words, and is a member of TMAC, SATW, NATJA and IFTWTA!

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