Enjoy a gourmet lunch on a dime in Quebec City

Do you dream of eating in one of the most popular restaurants in Quebec City without paying a fortune? Well, here's the solution: visit these restaurants at lunchtime! Here is what the best restaurants in Quebec are offering for your midday meal.

Restaurant Laurie Raphael

117, rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 9C8

Chef Daniel Vézina, who can be seen on various television shows, including Les Chefs, boasts a reputation that is second to none! His restaurant is one of the most gourmet restaurants in Quebec. The price of the lunch menu varies between $25 and $30 and includes an appetizer, soup, main course and dessert. The menu is varied and offers several red meat, fish and even pasta dishes. This is also a perfect opportunity to try the gourmet cuisine of chef Daniel’s son Raphaël Vézina, who also works at the restaurant.

Restaurant Le Saint-Amour

48 rue Sainte-Ursule, Québec, QC G1R 4E2

This restaurant by chef Jean-Luc Boulay is renowned for its excellent cuisine. Stop by at lunchtime to enjoy the affordably priced foie gras, the restaurant's specialty, and to discover delicious French cuisine. On the menu, we find as many fish selections as red meat dishes, and even game is offered. The menu changes regularly and the price varies between $25 and $35, which covers an appetizer, a main course and coffee.

Restaurant Légende

255 rue Saint-Paul, Quebec, QC G1K 3W5

Restaurant Légende, offered by La Tanière – the latter being a CAA/AAA 5 diamond restaurant in St. Augustin - has succeeded in carving out a place in the market of fine restaurants in Quebec City. Chef Frédéric Plante is known for offering an original gourmet menu - and his lunch menu is no exception. The restaurant offers fish, meat, pasta or even a salad made with local produce. The prices vary between $20 and $25, including an appetizer and a main course.

Auberge Saint-Antoine

8 rue Saint-Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9

Chef Louis Pacquelin favours locally sourced ingredients and a traditional cuisine that revisits the great classics. The menu changes seasonally but you can almost always enjoy meat, pasta and fish selections. The lunch menu includes appetizers, main courses and desserts, with prices varying between $20 and $30.

Le 47e Parallèle

333, rue Saint-Amable, Québec, QC G1R 5G2

This restaurant is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 and to mark the occasion, chef Joseph Sarrazin is making our mouths water with his best recipes. Between the fish, meat, tartares and boudin (black pudding), the choice is difficult to make. The lunch table d’hôte (set meal served at a fixed time and with a fixed price) includes soup or an appetizer, a main course and coffee. Prices range between $20 and $25.

Restaurant Louis-Hébert

668, Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K5

Louis-Hébert is a French restaurant that favours market-fresh cuisine. The variety-rich menu changes with the seasons but always features fish, duck, beef and tartare. Lunch selections range between $20 and $30.

Le Pied Bleu Charcuterie

179, rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec, QC G1K 1J9

Le pied bleu is the ideal place to discover cured meats and exceptional market-fresh cuisine. Portions are smaller at lunchtime and feature homemade cured meats, fish, sausages and even boudin (black pudding). If you stop by here for lunch, you’ll discover a cuisine that is out of the ordinary. Try several small dishes, with the price of your meal varying between $15 and $20.

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