For those who love meat, charcuterie boards are the perfect combination of cured and thoughtfully prepared meats. From salami and prosciutto to pates and terrines, these plates are devoted to meat. Whether you’re sipping on a glass of wine or aiming to try a variety of meats and accompanying condiments, these spots in Ottawa deliver stunning charcuterie plates.
Serving up locally sourced, Canadian cuisine, Murray Street is elegant and inviting. This farm-to-table establishment prepares all charcuterie in-house. There’s a choice of seven incredible options, like duck liver mousse, smoked duck breast, country terrine and even a white bean and garlic paté for those who don’t eat meat. These delights are served with Canadian cheeses, and there’s also a full a la carte menu and an extensive wine list.
Expect high-quality food at this snug spot that offers small plates made with seasonal ingredients and a wine list to match. Their charcuterie selection includes calabrese, prosciutto, pork rillette and saucisson sec, all served with beautiful condiments like caraway mustard or zucchini relish. Once you've enjoyed your mixed charcuterie, there are plenty of small plates to try. The ingredients are thoughtful and dishes are well-crafted, including a roasted beet salad with granola, blackberry and star anise.
If you’re looking for an incredible beer with your meal, this is the place to go. The interior is fun and modern, with vintage-looking mirrors, exposed brick and wood finishings. If you’re coming with a large group, there are seven meat charcuterie and six cheese choices to try. You can enjoy them along with fig jam, beer nuts, spicy tomato jam and other stunning condiments. They’re also priced individually so that you can mix and match, depending on what you’d like to taste.
This restaurant takes pride in offering dishes that are inspired by local, sustainable, and fresh foods. Just about everything is made in-house. For just $12 during happy hour, you can enjoy a selection of three house-made charcuterie boards that include bread, mustard and pickled sides. Pair that with a flight of five locally crafted draught beers, and you’ll be in for a great night.
Specializing in small plates, brunch and cocktails, this quaint Ottawa spot offers a relaxing atmosphere and incredible food. Although it’s definitely a local favourite, visitors to Ottawa are never disappointed by Erling’s Variety. On the small plates menu, you can sample oysters, wild mushrooms, a crab and cauliflower gratin, and the charcuterie board. Their late-night menu is very impressive as well and offers baby octopus, buttermilk-fried quail and cured beef.
At the Albion Rooms, you will feel right at home with their relaxed atmosphere and comfortable sofa seating. Part of the Novotel Ottawa Hotel, the Albion Rooms always has good food, drink and company. Their menu changes seasonally, but a charcuterie and cheese plate is always offered. Served with house-pickled vegetables, preserves and crostini, you can sample three items for $24. Save room for dessert, because they offer delights such as a banana and chocolate bread pudding, elderflower creme brulee and a fresh rhubarb and berry tartlette.
If you are looking for an elegant atmosphere, fine Canadian cuisine and live jazz music, Salt is where you want to be. From the imported marble tabletops to their on-site herb and spice garden, Salt offers a refined, casual experience. They offer a bread, cheese and salt charcuterie board, which includes house-made pork terrine, house-made chicken liver mousse, dry-cured sausage and chorizo, chef’s choice of cheese, pickles, crostini and chutney.
When this establishment opened in 2010, everything was built using recycled and refurbished materials. The bar is made from whiskey barrels, and the overall atmosphere is very intriguing and enjoyable. Their food is made with all-natural ingredients. Their selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie changes depending on what’s fresh and available. After you enjoy your meat and cheese board, try their Korean pork ribs with kimchi, their butternut squash or a stunning Nicoise salad made with Ahi tuna.
If you’re looking for Canadian comfort food, craft beer and a relaxed atmosphere, Lowertown Brewery is the place to be. This establishment invested in a smoker and rotisserie to deliver the best meats. Their butcher platter includes smoked meat, brisket, slow-roasted pork and sausage, as well as a half chicken, large fries and a barley salad. If you’re going to come in for a well-crafted pint, you can’t go wrong with their smoked meat sandwich or their peanut-crusted maple bacon for a snack.
This rustic-chic spot serves up locally sourced ingredients that match the seasons and offers a carefully selected wine list. It definitely gets busy, so make a reservation through their website before you show up. The charcuterie menu features a selection of 10 meats and 11 artisan cheese options sourced from Quebec and Ontario. All boards are served with chutneys, crostini, and pickled accompaniments. Their lunch and dinner menus are just as impressive, so make sure you save room!