Saint-Roch district (Lower town) – An effervescent city center 

30 to 45 minutes walk, 10-12 minutes by car


Le Clocher $$$ 203, rue Saint-Joseph Est, 418-640-0597

Excellent neighborhood bistro offering tasty cuisine with a concern for local products. We fell in love with the vegetarian plate and the brunch.

Open Thursday to Saturday evening, and Saturday and Sunday for brunch, 45 minutes walk


L’Affaire est Ketchup $$$ 46, rue Saint-Joseph Est, 418-529-9020

Small, festive restaurant serving up-to-date, generous home cooking. Friendly atmosphere and unpretentious service, life is good at the Affaire est Ketchup! It’s booked up? Their little brother Patente et Machin a few steps away is the perfect alternative. 

Open Wednesday to Saturday evening, 45 minute walk to

Hono Izakaya $$ – $$$ 670, rue Saint-Joseph Est, 418-524-2888

New to the city, this excellent Japanese tavern has captured the hearts of city dwellers since its opening. A favorite guaranteed for all lovers of Japanese cuisine. Possibility to buy wines and sack of private importation on site. Great fun and young vibe.

Open Wednesday to Monday evening, 20 minute walk to

Nina Pizza $ – $$ 410, rue Saint-Anselme, 581-742-2012 (second restaurant on rue St-Jean)

With its wood-fired oven imported directly from Naples, and the owners who learned from the greatest Italian maestros, Nina Pizza has carved out a place of choice in the city among lovers of Neapolitan pizza. Delicious antipastis & salads also on the menu. 

Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, 40 minute walk

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