Returning this fall from September 15th to October 15th is the area’s most anticipated foodie event, Quintelicious. Spanning the menus of 15 participating restaurants, you’ll get to try the offerings from unique livestock and dairy operations as well as heirloom vegetables, artisan sweets, craft beer, cider and more. But all of this delicious food may get you wondering, where to start? We’ve put together the Coles Notes on each restaurant so that you can make an educated decision when booking your Quintelicious reservations.
Each restaurant featured in Quintelicious this year is known for something unique to their business. Find out why we love each one individually, and visit Quintelicious.ca to browse each restaurant’s special prix fixe menu.
Victoria Harbour Patio
Customers travel for miles to dine on The Boathouse waterfront patio. Located directly on the Victoria Harbour in Belleville, you can dock next to the patio and enjoy your lunch. Named the most beautiful patio in the city, The Boathouse is known for its waterfront dining.
Specializing in perfectly aged steaks, tender back ribs and fresh seafood, Earl and Angelo’s is for only the most serious of food lovers. Known for their high quality food and exceptional service, this dining area will satisfy your eyes while the food satisfies your appetite.
Craft Beer Selection
Not only does Capers offer exceptional meals in a comfortable atmosphere, but this restaurant is known for the region’s best selection of craft beer on tap. Add a local brew to your lunch, dinner or make it the main course and grab a drink with friends.
Peanut Butter. Spam. Fried egg. That’s right, these are all toppings you can get on your burger at Burger Revolution. Known for their unique, flavourful, gourmet burgers, this is your stop for anything other than ordinary.
Wood Fired Pizza
A unique restaurant idea in itself, Paul Dinkel created two restaurants side by side in Downtown Belleville. While Paulo’s is known for their wood fired pizza and Italian cuisine, Dinkel’s specializes in leisurely food, carefully prepared and elegantly served. The best of both worlds side by side in the heart of Belleville.
Local and Seasonal Menu
Unique to such a well-known restaurant is a changing menu. As the seasons change, so does The Port Bistro Pub’s menu to focus on fresh ingredients in order to capture the essence of the area’s bounty.
Favourite Italian Restaurant
Known as the Readers Choice Favourite Italian Restaurant in the area, Linguine’s is the premier stop for Italian fare. With a wide range of selections of pasta, chicken and more, you will understand the award accreditation after just the first bite.
Not only is Sans Souci a quaint, comfortable cafe in downtown Belleville, it is also Belleville’s premier full time off-premise caterer. Rather than going to where the food is, you can have Sans Souci’s food come to you!
French Bistro Hot Spot
The name says it all – L’Auberge de France, roughly translated to The Inn from France, is Belleville’s own slice of Paris. The cafe is known for their authentic French Bistro style food and their warm, soft croissants at 9:00am on Saturday mornings.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Finally more than just a Taco Bell in Belleville – Chilango’s restaurant brings authentic Mexican cuisine to the downtown core. Although they have just opened in March, Chilango’s is already known for their fresh ingredients and commitment to taste.
Royal Haveli rightfully boasts the title of the one and only full Indian Cuisine restaurant in Belleville. Noticing a lack of Indian culture in the area, owners Rick and Anu set out to give the people what they want – culture and flavour.
At Home Atmosphere
The Red Rock Canyon offers a variety of meal options from classic pub fare to high end dishes, but is served in such a cozy, comfortable dining area that you feel at home. Known for their personable staff and delicious dishes, Red Rock Canyon is a must eat in the region.
Healthy, Local, Downtown Cafe Vibes
Committed to sourcing locally whenever possible, Cafe E is a mainstay of the downtown core and prides itself on fabulous Sunday Brunch menus. Fresh juices make the most of seasonal produce, and daily vegan specials make this an appealing and accessible cafe.
Top Notch Eggs Benedict
New to Belleville, Birdy’s Casual Fine Dining is already known for their spectacular eggs benedict. They offer the classic style dish or a Florentine style with spinach. As well as egg-ceptional breakfast, their south facing patio offers a view of the Bay of Quinte while you eat.
Modern Aesthetics and Local Flair
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club’s new year-round restaurant is the perfect retreat for golfers and non-golfers alike. You’ll find signature dishes and classic favourites peppered with local ingredients from beef and poultry to artisan breads and cheeses. The restaurant’s sleek, modern design makes for a unique environment to enjoy hyper-local flavours.