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A culinary tour of the Plateau Mont-Royal

  • When: All seasons
  • What: Gastronomy
  • Where: Plateau Mont-Royal
Plateau Mont-Royal, or the Plateau, for short, isn’t just a hip, fashionable neighbourhood – it’s where foodies will find a wide enough array of restaurants, cafés, bakeries and markets to fill days of entertainment. From the many sunny terraces to the bring-your-own-wine restaurants, get ready to have a good time and a few delicious meals.




Montréal is synonymous with bagels. That said, the debate rages on among aficionados on whether it’s Fairmount Bagel Bakery (since 1919) or St-Viateur Bagel (since 1957) that makes the best. Both are baked in wood ovens, both come in a variety of flavours (from poppy to sesame to multigrain and beyond), and both shops sell all sorts of great sides to go with their bagel goodness. So we say make lox, not war – and whichever you choose, enjoy!

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Estiatorio Milos

One of the city’s most famous restaurants is this ode to the Greek seaside. The signature dishes include grilled octopus, fresh sardines and stone crab, all served simply with beautifully prepared vegetable sides. Greek wines and other private imports make up the varied wine list at this Montréal gastronomic institution – and don’t forget to finish the feast with galactoboureko and a side of Cava ice cream.

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Le Filet

Specialized in goods from the sea, this tapas bar and its happening scene are a great way to start the evening – and kick-start another round of drinks at one of the many bars on Du Mont-Royal Avenue. Try the pan-fried scallops with squash ravioli and Parmesan and the fried zucchini flowers, in season.

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Pub Sir Joseph

Fish and chips, bangers and mash, meat pies… the classic British pub fare has a haute twist at this busy and comfortable drinking hole on Saint-Laurent Boulevard. The beautiful dark woods and brassy touches of the design leave the atmosphere relaxed and make this a perfect setting for enjoying privately imported organic wines and beers on tap.

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In need of a little pick-me-up? This Plateau mainstay is the place for quality coffee and imaginative cocktails. Right on the corner of the Main and Duluth, this lounge slash restaurant has live electronica DJ, free wifi and an ever-cool atmosphere that will inevitably do the trick.

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For over three decades, Laloux has ranked among the best Parisian-style bistros in Montréal. The menu inspired by the classics of French cuisine focuses on local produce, like the morels and butternut squash served with the duck magret in Vin Jaune sauce, and the Gaspesian arctic char served with root veggies, seafood bisque, fennel, radish and sea parsley oil. Local never tasted so good.

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Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike love this veggie Thai restaurant on Saint-Denis Street, famous for its menu’s creative flavours and textures. Its “faux meat” and “faux seafood” dishes made with vegetable protein are convincing enough to leave some vegetarians feel unsettled! The green curry is a must-order.

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Restaurant de l’Institut

Looking for a standout brunch? Head to the restaurant of Montréal’s preeminent cooking school, the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ). Since it’s run by graduate students on every level, from the kitchen to the floor staff, diners benefit from excellent prices while helping them learn on the job.

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