A hotel in downtown St. John’s without a restaurant is not a concern when there are so many wonderful dining choices just a few steps away from our door. St. John’s is a foodie’s paradise. The city feature Raymond’s Restaurant, one of the top restaurants in Canada, as well as many other eating establishments where great food, excellent service, and memorable dining experiences await you.
Hometel customers love our location, and not just because we are located at the foot of Signal Hill. Culinary treasures are only minutes away, whether you choose to walk or take a cab.
Share fresh sushi with a friend, enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine, dine in fine style, or satisfy your late night hunger after a long flight into St. John’s. Just ask and we will point you in the right direction.
To stimulate your appetite and give you a few suggestions, we thought we would mention a few of our favourite restaurants in downtown St. John’s.
For delicious sushi, we suggest Asa Sushi, located at 258 Water Street, only a one-kilometre walk from our door. This place is a staff favourite. We love their attention to quality, and choice of fresh local ingredients from the sea and the land. With bluefin tuna from Bay de Verde, scallops freshly harvested from the south coast, and greens from local farms, you will appreciate the freshness of the food they put on your plate. The wonderful service you get is just part of the package from this family-owned business.
Perhaps, you prefer a meal of authentic Italian cuisine. Look no further than Bellissimo Bistro and Espresso Bar at 123 Quidi Vidi Road, only a seven-minute walk from our door. While a relatively new offering on the St. John’s scene, they are quickly gaining a great reputation for their delicious food and personal service. Why not drop in and let Chef Joey cook up something awesome for you?
When you walk into Mallard Cottage, located in the quaint fishing village of Quidi Vidi, you are entering one of the oldest wooden buildings in North America. The 18th Century Irish-Newfoundland cottage provides a unique historical setting and features local wild game, seafood, and produce. The atmosphere is classy yet cozy. Local sourcing of ingredients is a core belief, with food so fresh the daily menu in written on the wall. On this particular day, if wild rabbit is your taste, you can have it curried or smoked. Local owner and Chef Todd Perrin and his team are sure not to disappoint. Leave your car at the hotel and take a quick taxi to their door. Reservations recommended.
If you are late getting in from your flight to St. John’s and are famished from a long day of travel, don’t despair. Drop your bags at the hotel, and head down to 298 Water Street to The Celtic Hearth, a 24-hour restaurant. The Celtic Hearth features a warm atmosphere with some wonderful pub grub. You are guaranteed not to leave hungry.
Our guests love our location in the heart of downtown St. John’s. As for us? We love to recommend the best places for you to go to get your food on. That’s all for now. But we are just getting started. Stay tuned for more of our best selects to make your visit a memorable one.