When visiting a new city, it can be a hassle trying to find the best restaurants around. There are so many different cuisines, ambiances and price ranges to choose from, that choosing where to have much becomes the decision of the century.
Winnipeg is a city with over 1000 restaurants, so we’ve put together a list of our top picks with the help of our Winnipeg insider Ana to equip you with a couple of sure-picks to choose from, and save you the endless search for the perfect restaurant.
This warm and inviting bistro offers a wide variety of meals that are both visually appealing and very savoury. The bonfire bistro’s specialty is their wood-fired oven, which is used in many recipes, notably their famous Paella. The bistro is open for lunch as well as diner. It can seat a groups of up to 6 people and operates on a first-come first-serve basis.
1433 Corydon Avenue – (204) 487-4440 – Website – $$$$
For some delicious and authentic thai food, Sukhothai is the place to go. With a modern décor and knowledgable servers, you are bound to find something you like. There are plenty of choices for all diets. You can even decide on the spicyness of your dish on a scale of 1 to 10. It’s better to make a reservation before going for an optimal experience. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday for both lunch and diner, except on Saturday and Sunday when they only open for dinner.
191 Osborne St – (204) 633-6907 – $$$$
Confusion Corner Bar & Grill
This is an upscale yet casual address ideal for larger groups. They offer a Canadian type cuisine with a twist and great cocktails. Confusion Corner Bar & Grill is reknown for it’s unique rooftop terrace and cozy indoor fireplaces. They offer lunch, diner and even brunch! Reservations are welcome but not a necessity.
500 Corydon Avenue – (204) 284-6666 – Website – $$$$
This upscale steakhouse is ideal for business lunches. With multiple excellence prizes and a great decor in an old school mansion, it’s sure to leave clients and friends impressed. During the summer you can even enjoy your meal in the garden patio. Open everyday, 529 offers premium steaks and a great service.
529 Wellington Crescent – (204) 487-8325 – Website – $$$$
4 words : Delicious affordable indian food. With several locations in city and a great reputation, it’s easy to find a Clay Oven during your stay. We recommend the signature Thali platter for a taste of everything. Many locals say it’s the best Naan bread in Winnipeg. If you don’t feel like going out to eat, you can even order in. Plus, they have vegan, gluten-free and hallal options!
Multiple Addresses – 204-982-7426 – Website – $$$$
Did someone say brunch? When it comes to delicious breakfasts and pastries, you simply have to try the iconic Baked Expectations. Winnipeggers are absolutely fond of the retro 50’s chic ambiance. Their omelettes and french toast are simply exquisite. If you’re not planning on going for brunch, head on over to try one of their many mouth-watering cheesecakes, cakes or pies for dessert.
161 Osborne St – (204) 452 5176 – Website – $$$$
Segovia Tapas Bar
This well-kept secret is the perfect place to start the evening over a glass of quality wine and Latin American inspired tapas style cuisine. The service is impeccable and clients can enjoy the upscale yet lively atmosphere and elegant decor. While it is often busy due to the delicious food, Segovia does not take reservations.
484 Stradbrook Ave – (204) 477-6500 – Website – $$$$
When it comes to trendy restaurants in Winnipeg, Boon burger is an essential. With an amazing all-vegan menu, there are enough options to please everyone. Their famous meatless burgers have a reputation for being loved by even the pickiest meat-lovers. All their meals, such as their delicious Bacun Cheeze Burger, are made from scratch without the use of microwaves or deep-fryers. Cool plus: all their waste is either recycled or composted!
141 Bannatyne Ave – (204) 415-1391 – Website – $$$$