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Best restaurants in Guelph

The 11 best restaurants and places to eat in Guelph

The Royal City of Canada, the Canadians call Guelph, is located in the Southwestern part of Ontario, about 70 km from Downtown Toronto. Guelph is the place for craft beer and independent eateries, famous for the historic buildings and festivals. It’s the place to eat and go out. We list the 11 best eateries in the city

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Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef in Guelph

No doubt, one of the most unique dining experiences in the city of Guelph is Le Petit Chef. Theater and dining combined, make a Le Petit Chef meal unforgettable. The small chef from France tells his story on your dining table, everything made possible by the magic of visual mapping.

Le Petit Chef in Guelph
Le Petit Chef Guelph

Visit our extraordinary 3D dinner-show Le Petit Chef in 107 Wyndham Street North, in Guelph.

The 3D show is paired with music and a delicious 5-course menu, which can be chosen Classic, Vegetarian or for Kids.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Kids menu options available.

Speciality:

A 3D show on the dining table, with Le Petit Chef from France. Accompanied by an exquisite menu.  

Price:

Le Petit Chef Classic 5 course menu, CAD $129.99 (plus Gratuity);

Le Petit Chef Vegetarian 5 course menu, CAD $129.99 (plus Gratuity); 

Le Petit Chef Junior for ages 12 and under, 5 course menu, CAD $64.99 (plus Gratuity). 

Addons: Birthday Cake (slice) CAD $10

Hours:

Reservation is necessary, you can book online 

Location:

107 Wyndham Street North

Guelph, N1H 4E9

Ontario, Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 647 255 9694

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://lepetitchef.com/Guelph

Tip #2: Eric the Baker

Eric the Baker Guelph
Image credit: Eric the Baker Guelph

Eric Chevalier is a baker. A real French baker. Born in Saint Jean De Luz, France, to a family of culinary artists. Chevalier moved to Canada in young years, worked for many years as a waiter and chef. He finally opened his own bakery in 2013. 

Freshly baked French pastries are what customers appreciate. Everything is made from scratch – daily! Chevalier is turning the oven on at 4am, baking all day. Freshness is the secret for his success. Daily changing varieties of sandwiches and lunches are offered.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available. 

Speciality:

A traditional French bakery with daily fresh baked bread and pastries.  

Price:

Cash only. 

Pastry prices ranging from CAD $2 up to CAD $35; 

Sandwiches CAD $10

Hours:

Mon – Tue: Closed

Wed – Fri: 8 am – 3 pm

Sat: 8 am – 4 pm 

Sun: Closed

Locations:

46 Carden Street

Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2

Canada

Contact:

Tip #3: La Reina

La Reina Guelph
Image credit: Facebok, La Reina Guelph

La Reina – Spanish for the Queen, is the Queen of Mexican food in Guelph. If you’re looking for a restaurant in Downtown Guelph, this authentic Mexican eatery with Mexican decor is your place to go. Famous for their tacos, especially Al Pastor, El Gringo and Baja Fish, but also for their over 60 varieties of tequila. 

The restaurant offers typical Mexican Brunch options like Huevos Rancheros, Enfrijoladas or Breakfast Burritos. A big cocktail menu and dessert options, like churros or tres leches cakes, make the place a buzzing foodie spot.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options available.

Speciality:

The Queen of Mexican food in Guelph. Busy Mexican restaurant with authentic food and over 60 varieties of tequila.

Price:

Tacos (2) CAD $15/16, 

Shared Plates starting from CAD $12.25 up to CAD $16.75; 

Brunch meals ranging from CAD $15 to CAD $20 ; 

Dessert menu is starting from CAD $8 to CAD $26

Hours:

Mon: 11.30 am – 8 pm

Tue – Thu: 11.30 am – 10 pm

Fri – Sat: 11.30 am – 12 am

Sun: 11.30 am – 8 pm

Locations:

10 Wyndham Street N

Guelph, Ontario N1H 4E3

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 265 8226

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.lareina519.com

Tip #4: Sugo on Surrey

Image credit: Sugo on Surrey Guelph

Alex Tami opened the doors of Sugo on Surrey 2018. The casual fine-dining with Italian influence, is nestled in a 150-year-old heritage home on Surrey Street. Executive chef Brian Baxendale knows how to please customers with Italian food and how to cook Sugo and more. 

Locally sourced ingredients are top priority for the restaurant. If possible, everything comes from within 50 kilometers. Even the artwork in the restaurant is made by local artists. ‘Sugo’ is very much involved in local charities and helping the low income and homeless community.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available. 

Speciality :

Casual fine dining with Italian influence in a 150-year-old heritage home. Locally sourced ingredients.

Price:

Antipasti ranging from CAD $16 to CAD $55 (platter); 

Pasta dishes starting from CAD $28 to CAD$41; 

Pizza between CAD $20 and CAD $26; 

Desserts are CAD $10/12

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tue – Sat: 4 pm – 10 pm 

Sun: Closed

Locations:

117 Surrey Street East

Guelph, Ontario N1H 3P7 

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 265 5532

EMail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://sugoonsurrey.com

Tip #5: Na Ha Thai’s Kitchen

Na Ha Thai’s Kitchen Guelph
Image credit: Na Ha Thai’s Kitchen Guelph

Na Ha Thai’s Kitchen started serving Thai food at Farmers Markets. In the meantime, it operates out of a brick and mortar on York Road. It is the only take-out Thai restaurant in Guelph, operated by Thai people. 

Authentic Thai Foods, but also Thai Fusion foods and mouth watering desserts are offered. Gluten-free and vegan customers can choose from a variety of dishes. The restaurant offers mostly take out, but has limited indoor and patio seating options.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free options available. 

Speciality:

Authentic Thai Foods and Thai Fusion Foods. Operated by Thai people.  

Price:

Appetizers ranging from CAD $2.65 up to CAD $6.25; 

Salads going for CAD $11.30 up to CAD $18.75; 

Thai Curries CAD $19.75; 

Fried Rice Dishes CAD $18.75; 

Desserts CAD $7

Hours:

Mon: Closed 

Tue – Thu: 11.30 am – 8 pm

Fri: 11.30 am – 9 pm 

Sat: 12 pm  – 9 pm 

Sun: Closed

Location:

471 York Road

Guelph, Ontario N1E 3J1

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 362 1467

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://nahathaikitchen.ca

Tip #6: Cafe Greek Garden

Cafe Greek Garden Guelph
Image credit: Cafe Greek Garden Guelph

For over 20 years, Greek Garden has been a staple for authentic Greek food in Guelph. Freshly cooked Mediterranean dishes are not only beloved by locals, but tourists as well. The restaurant won several awards and prizes for their foods and wines and dbelongs to the best restaurants in Guelph!

Souvlaki, Spanakopita, Moussaka and Pitas are part of the menu, as well as charbroiled specialities and seafood dishes. Even Greek pasta varieties and a good selection for Vegetarians and Vegans are available.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Vegan options are available. 

Speciality:

For over 20 years, they serve authentic Greek food. The restaurant won several prizes and awards.

Price:

Soups and Salads are going for CAD $6.50 up to CAD $15;

Appetizers are ranging in between CAD $8 and CAD $15; 

Mains starting from CAD $14.50;

Hours:

Mon – Sat: 11.30 am – 9 pm

Sun: 11.30 am – 8 pm

Location:

497 York Road

Guelph, Ontario N1E 3J2

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 821 0000

Webpage: https://cafegreekgarden.ca/

Tip #7: Kirtida Kitchen

Kirtida Kitchen Guelph
Image credit: Kirtida Kitchen Guelph

Kirtida Kitchen is a family owned and the first 100% Vegetarian Indian take-out restaurant in Guelph. The young couple Kirtida and Hitesh Jagad moved from India to Canada in 2004 and started selling Indian cuisine at the Farmers Market.

Many happy customers later, a food truck and storefront in 2017 followed. When the couple got married, Kirtida did not know how to cook and learned most of the skills from her husband. Today they both run Kirtida’s Kitchen successfully. Famous for their curry variations – a taste like home, that mom used to cook.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian restaurant. Vegan and Gluten-free friendly. Almost nut-free. 

Speciality:

First 100% Vegetarian, Indian take-out restaurant in Guelph. Famous for their curries.

Price:

Curries ranging from CAD $12,99 up to CAD $17,49; 

Signature Mains starting from CAD $9,49 up to CAD $14,99;

Desserts are CAD $2,99

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tue-Sat: 11 am – 8 pm

Sun: 11 am – 7 pm 

Location:

265 Eramosa Road

Guelph, Ontario N1E 2M7

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 766 0055

Email: [email protected] 

Webpage: https://www.kirtidakitchen.com/

Tip #8: Atmosphere Cafe & Etc.

Atmosphere Cafe & Etc. Guelph
Image credit: Atmosphere Cafe & Etc. Guelph

Owner Nicole Hogg opened the doors of Atmosphere Cafe & Etc. in 2004. Inspired by her travels through Europe, she opened a French-Farmhouse inspired eatery in a 19th century historic building in Downtown Guelph.

Fresh and local ingredients plus a lot of gluten-free options, is what Hogg and her team focus on. Thin crust pizzas, with cauliflower crusts for gluten-free choice, sandwiches and tacos and a big variety of healthy sandwiches are served in this popular foodie spot.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options available.

Speciality:

French-Farmhouse inspired eatery with many healthy options. 

Price:

Starters run from CAD $8 to CAD $26; 

Thin crust pizzas are CAD $22/$24 (plus extra $2 for gf crust);

Sandwiches are CAD $18 and Desserts are CAD $12

Hours:

Mon – Tue: Closed

Wed – Sat: 12 pm – late

Sun: 12 pm – 8 pm

Location:

24 Carden Street

Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 824 0430

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://atmospherecafe.squarespace.com

Tip #9: Miijidaa

Image credit: Miijidaa Guelph

The name Miijidaa originates from the Ojibway, an indigenous language and means nothing else than ‘let’s eat’. And that’s what locals and tourists enjoy doing at the café and bistro. Miijidaa gives the Canadian cuisine a modern twist

Customers find thin crust pizzas, burgers and sandwiches on the menu, as well as Canadian comfort food like ‘Elk steak frites’ and locally sourced ‘Fish & Chips’. A Date Night menu and special Kids menu makes Miijidaa for all kinds of occasions worth a visit.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

Canadian cuisine with a modern twist. Lots of locally sourced ingredients. Fun Canadian comfort food. Special menus for Kids and Date Night.  

Price:

Thin crust pizzas are CAD $19.99; 

Burgers CAD $19.99/21.99; 

Mains ranging from CAD $23.99 up to CAD $34.99; 

Desserts are CAD $9.99 and CAD $10.99; 

Kids menu items between CAD $9.99 and CAD $12.99

Hours:

Mon – Tue: 11.30 am – 9 pm 

Wed –  Sat: 11.30 am – 10 pm 

Sun: 11.30 am – 9 pm

Location:

37 Quebec Street

Guelph, Ontario N1H 2T1

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 893 5495

Webpage: https://www.miijidaa.ca

Tip #10: Manhattans

Manhattans Guelph
Image credit: GMB Barthee Yoga, Manhattans Guelph

Guelph loves Manhattans! Run by the Rewi family, the New York themed supper club has been offering the best food, live music and fancy drinks for over 30 years. Head chef Alex Quintieri is changing the menu seasonally and established the restaurant as a Farm to Table eatery. 

Italian inspired food like fancy pasta and pizza varieties, but also nicely created mains like Margret Duck Breast and Hanger Steak flatter guests‘ taste buds. Only topped by the dessert choices, Vanilla Bean Crème Brulé, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Tiramisu.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options available.   

Speciality:

A long-standing New York themed supper club with Italian food and live music.  

Price:

Appetizers ranging from CAD $15 up to CAD $32; 

Pasta CAD $26/$28; 

Pizza CAD $22/$25; (Gluten-free options plus CAD $4); 

Mains ranging from CAD $36 to CAD $42; 

Desserts ranging from CAD $7 to CAD $12

Hours:

Mon – Wed: Closed

Thu – Sat: 4 pm – 11 pm

Sun: Closed

Location:

951 Gordon Street

Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S1

Canada

Contact:

Phone: +1 519 767 2440

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://manhattans.ca

Tip #11: Kelseys Original Roadhouse

Kelseys Original Roadhouse Guelph
Image credit: Kelseys Original Roadhouse Guelph

This beloved Franchise restaurant was founded in 1978 by Paul, Peter and Perry Jeffrey. They opened the first location with their parents‘ funding in Oakville, Ontario. Named after their favorite Chicago restaurant on Kelseys road. 

There are currently two locations in Guelph, serving up, not only to road trippers, the true Canadian experience. The chain is famous for their 100% fresh ground Canadian chuck burgers, handmade chicken fingers and fries.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options are available.

Speciality:

A Franchise restaurant, beloved by locals, road trippers and regular tourists. Famous for their 100% fresh ground Canadian chuck burgers, chicken fingers and fries.

Price:

Appetizers ranging from CAD $10,99 and CAD $22,99; 

Chicken fingers/bites starting CAD $14,99 up to CAD $24,79;

Burgers from CAD $17,49 to CAD $19,99; 

Classic mains starting from CAD $18,49 up to CAD $33,49; 

Desserts CAD $8,49

Hours:

Guelph:

Mon – Wed: 11.30 am – 10 pm 

Thu – Sat: 11.30 am – 11 pm 

Sun:  11.30 am – 10 pm 

 

Guelph South: 

Mon – Wed: 11 am – 11 pm

Thu – Sat: 11 am – 12 pm 

Sun: 11 am – 11 pm

Location:

Guelph:

124 Woodlawn Road

Guelph, Ontario N1H 1B2 

Canada 

 

Guelph South

26 Clair Road W. 

Guelph, Ontario N1L 0A8

Canada

Contact:

Phone Guelph: +1 519 826 0120

Phone Guelph South: +1 226 314 1971

Webpage: https://www.kelseys.ca

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Annabelle Schweineberg
Annabelle Schweineberg

As Assist. Marketing & Communications Manager Annabelle knows the concept of Le Petit Chef like no other. If you have any questions, she is the right person to contact.

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