Great Lunch Ideas


Le Café
Downstairs at the National Arts Centre (on the canal) (613) 594-5127
The National Arts Centre’s Le Café is proud to showcase the fresh flavours and ingredients of Canada. Focusing on local seasonal ingredients, Le Café’s menu is a culinary experience that indulges the senses. Contemporary cuisine with dishes that will delight and engage!

Clocktower Brew Pub
200 Elgin (613) 724-4561
The Clocktower Brew Pub is Ottawa’s original, locally owned and run brew pub, serving a wide variety of delicious craft beers with great food and hospitality, since 1996. The Clocktower has an extensive list of house and seasonal beers, making it Ottawa’s best pub for folks who love craft beer.

Wellington West

The Pho Shack
1202 Wellington St. W (613) 656-8508
The Pho Shack takes you on a delicious experience with traditional and authentic Vietnamese dishes. They use quality ingredients in their cooking to bring out the best of Vietnam’s delicacies. Feast on the Spicy Beef Salad, the Pad Thai, many Vegetarian Dshes and the Rare and Beef Brisket Noodle Soup!

Preston Street

Evoo Greek Kitchen
438 Preston Street (613) 695-3860
Ottawa’s best casual Greek dining experience. Located on Preston Street in the heart of Little Italy, Evoo restaurant embraces traditional Greek cuisine with a modern flare and every plate invites diners to submerge within the tastes of the Mediterranean. Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner or drinks – and they even serve an authentic Greek brunch.

Mati - crudo + charcoal
428 Preston Street (613) 569-9998
The art of crudo and charcoal are styles of cooking which have been served for generations in Greece and Italy. At Mati, they are working to bring a memorable dining experience and they put careful consideration in to every aspect of your visit.

Kiko Sushi Bar 
349 Preston Street  (613) 695-3143
If you’re craving Sushi in Ottawa, Kiko Sushi Bar is a cool little lounge style sushi bar – We absolutely love their Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box for lunch.

Westboro Village

Gezellig  (gah-zell-ig)
337 Richmond Road (613) 680-9086
Right in the heart of Westboro Village, Gezellig’s modern menu encompasses broad inspirations from around the world, presented in both comfortable and inspiring ways, designed for their very welcomed neighbourhood clientele. Chef Chris Wylie, believes very strongly in local and sustainable food being sourced directly from the farmer or producer, and they do a wonderful job integrating these special products into their menu as often and fully as possible.

The Westend on Carling

TAJ Indian Cuisine
3009 Carling Avenue West (613) 726-6955
TAJ Indian Cuisine is a family owned restaurant that opened in 1987 and has remained a fixture in Ottawa for nearly 28 years. TAJ specializes in North Indian Punjabi style cooking prepared from a selection of innovative recipes created by owner Indu Bakshi.

Bank Street and The Glebe

Von’s Bistro
819 Bank Street (613) 233-3277
A small European feeling bistro on the corner of Bank & Fourth Avenue in the heart of the Glebe. They make one of the best caesar salads!


Crust & Crate
#105, 325 Marché Way  (613) 234-5959
Crust & Crate is a artisan fast fired pizza pub with gastropub fare, local craft brew, craft cocktails in a cool industrial space.