So many of our favourite restaurants have managed to deliver the goods when it comes to delicious eats, but now that they have safely reopened for patio and indoor dining half the fun of eating out is the experience of not being in your house! Here are a few of our favourite local restaurants that offer quality food and an experience worth leaving the house for.
1. Signal Brewing Company
Proudly found in the historic Corbyville distillery district, Signal Brewing Company is keeping the heritage of its buildings alive with great beer and world-class entertainment. Their beer is made with love, thought and passion and their food promotes farm-to-table values. Dine outside on their patio overlooking the Moira River, or sit inside the rustic Corby Distillery building that has been beautifully restored.
Located in the heart of Belleville since 1999, Capers has become the go-to restaurant for those seeking an exceptional meal in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring food created from scratch with the freshest local ingredients, an exceptional wine list and the region’s best selection of craft beer on-tap, Capers is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or just meeting friends for cocktails.
3. Birdy’s Fine Casual Dining
At Birdy’s, you can dress up, dress down or dress in between. Either way, you’re going to enjoy an array of carefully chosen menu options to suit all occasions. Their menu is handmade, prepped and prepared right in-house. They use quality ingredients; fresh vegetables and herbs from their garden, meat from local farms and butchers, beverages from local brewers and wineries. Check out Birdy’s for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!
4. The Smokin‘ 116 Bistro
The Smokin’ 116 Bistro is the new evolution to dining and entertainment. The exciting menu will take you through a flavorful journey that boasts the best in Smoked BBQ, traditional favourites, vegetarian and gluten-free options. They have also become a hub for entertainment, including live performances and karaoke nights.
5. The Lark
The Lark is a restaurant in the Downtown District with a wonderful wine and cocktail bar. You’ll find unique wines that aren’t available anywhere else in the region, as well as delicious handcrafted cocktails. They have a rotating seasonal menu with items that are great to share while chatting over a drink or treat yourself to a full-course dinner.
6. Paulo’s & Dinkel’s Restaurants
Two great restaurants side-by-side in historic downtown Belleville. In the summer, the Dinkel’s courtyard patio provides an oasis with its fountain and lush plants – great for al fresco dining! Paulo’s has large beams, an exposed limestone wall and Tuscany warmth with a wood-fired oven, so you can watch your pizza being made fresh.