The Canteen on Portland
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Canteen is taking all of the necessary precautions during COVID-19 with appropriately distanced tables, strict sanitation practices and masks for all restaurant team members.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
haddock, smoked haddock, mussels, lobster, bacon, dill, house made biscuit
The Haddock Burger
pan-fried haddock, malt vinegar tartar sauce, creamy coleslaw, pickled red onions & greens on our sesame bun
seared scallops, pea risotto, pea shoot, apple and crispy pancetta salad, Asiago whip
Great food and friendly service . The Canteen burger is amazing !!
Always such a pleasure to dine at the Canteen. Yummy food and great service!
This is our favourite spot to eat in HRM- we are so delighted to have finally moved back to HRM!
Everything is perfect- the staff impeccable- food is so fresh and delicious plus they modify dishes for sensitivities if you are so inclined. Never a disappointment- always a pleasure. You have to eat there!♥️
As always it was amazing! Food/drinks were delicious, service prompt & attentive
Perfect dining experience— a rare occurrence in HRM!
Great Crobster rolls and cocktails! Would highly recommend
The Canteen has a great menu & the decor is very pleasing. We liked that it focused on local. The service was very good and our food was great.
We did not like the noise level. It was hard to carry on a regular conversation. It seems that the space needs some kind of sound absorption technology. And as an aside, I did find the seating comfortable.
The bathrooms were delightful. Clean, spacious and nicely decorated.
I would recommend to a friend if they didn’t want to hold a conversation during their meal.
Always a treat to dine here.
Excellent experience. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was amazing. Will be back.
Would have given 5/5 Stars across the board except it was very loud and at times hard to hear each other. We were say in the far corner too, so I was surprised it was still so loud. But truly that is my only note. You guys knock it out of the park everytime. Damn that raspberry shortcake was good!
The fried green tomato sandwich special was super delicious.
Food was awesome but found noise level quite high and felt that we were being rushed out.
Our server was amazing. She knew the menu and ingredients inside and out, was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was unreal! I had the flat iron steak and my partner had the carbonara. Highly recommend either choice. We also started with the mussels and frites. They were a perfect starter! The cocktails were delicious and perfectly made. We will definitely be returning! :)
Food was amazing and staff very friendly. Relaxed and understated deliciousness
Brunch was delicious. They were super kid friendly and the service was excellent.
Wonderful, cheerful and skilled service + absolutely superb food = a fantastic experience
We had a wonderful evening with amazing, locally sourced food and a perfect waitstaff. We can’t wait to come back again!
The Off Beet Farm salad was the best salad I’ve ever had! The service was also incredible. I can definitely see why this is one of the best restaurants in HRM!
Our evening was lovely from the menu selections to the unique experience of sitting at the bar to the lovely young lady (whose name I wish we had got) was wonderful - very friendly, knowledgeable and just the right amount of attention. We look forward to our return visit.
Can't write it enough - The Canteen is always exceptional!
Delicious crobster roll! Accommodated us with earlier table than booked with grace and smiles. Lovely, efficient waiter too. Love this spot!
Fantastic meal as always. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, there’s no where I go more often. The service is great and the menu is local and fantastic. Highly recommend.
First time, certainly not last! We had a wonderful time, everything was perfect!
Best food in town, and the friendliest staff! Our favourite date night restaurant.
We enjoyed our meal and service except one detail. Bread was not served with the lunch salad. We asked for bread and then had to pay an extra charge for it. I was surprised as I assume that bread is included in any meal. I told the server that butter was not needed with the bread but the server brought it anyway. I can only assume that the butter was thrown out afterwards.
As someone who only eats entirely plant based, I am always blown away by the off the menu vegan items that the kitchen staff come up with for me. :)
Brilliant tasty attractive food!!! Thanks for a fun evening!
Great service friendly staff, awesome food and lovely atmosphere 😁
Food and service was excellent. A lovely space but sparse decor, something I like but not everyone does
Great overall! Server was fab! I always find the noise level to be problematic when the space is full.
One of my favourite places! Can’t wait to be back! Great great staff and the food is always perfect!
Always great. The only problem is that I can't seem to get there often enough!
We left The Canteen wondering why it was our first time visiting. The food was beyond delicious and we really enjoyed the service. Thank you!
Amazing food. Best service!
Love the canteen!
I could not wait for the pandemic to be over so that we can enjoy eating in and enjoying the best restaurant in HRM. The service was outstanding and our server was extremely helpful in suggesting some of the items on the menu. From the appetizer to the main course, everything was extremely good and tasty.
I highly recommend The CANTEEN on Portland Street.
Everything was so delicious. The food was excellent and the service was very good. Will certainly be back.
The food here is incredible, the staff is exceptional. You can always count on an wonderful time at the Canteen.
A wonderful dining experience, start to finish. Highly recommend.
We had another wonderful meal at the Canteen. The service, food, and milieu make us so happy we chose to come again!
Amazing fresh ingredients cooked to perfection! We always love eating at the Canteen. Our friends that we brought along with us also enjoyed their meal.
The Canteen on Portland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 425-9272.
The Canteen on Portland is rated 4.9 stars by 1302 OpenTable diners.
The Canteen on Portland does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thecanteen.ca/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.