Where to get your shepherd's pie fix in Montreal

With many people of European descent in Montreal, it’s no wonder we love our shepherd’s pie, or “pâté chinois” in “bon québecois.” There is nothing like a good serving of beef, corn and mashed potatoes to cure the winter blues. Here is where to get your shepherd’s pie fix in Montreal.

Pub Burgundy Lion

1
2496, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N5

If you’re looking for some delicious English comfort food, look no further than the Burgundy Lion Pub on Notre-Dame. In addition to their gins and scotches, they offer all sorts of traditional pub fare, such as fish and chips. They offer the traditional shepherd’s pie as well as Lancashire Pot, which includes braised lamb and vegetables topped with roasted potatoes. It’ll warm your insides on a cold winter day.

Restaurant Holder

2
407, rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2G3

Holder is a casual yet trendy restaurant in Old Montreal. The ambiance is always happening and the service is warm and attentive. While they are known for their French bistro fare, they serve one of the tastiest gourmet shepherd’s pies in Montreal. They traded the traditional ground beef for succulent melt-in-your-mouth lamb with mashed potatoes, served with sautéed onions in a bath of cognac sauce. It’s a must-try dish on a cold evening.

Les Enfants Terribles — Outremont

3
1257 av Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V8

With a name like Les Enfants Terribles,” this restaurant implies no less than a good time. This trendy Outremont restaurant offers good cocktails with a splendid menu of French fare, along with a few pub classics. One of their signature dishes is the shepherd’s pie, made with braised beef cheek, truffle oil, creamy corn and pureed potatoes – it’s absolutely divine. If you’re not in the mood for shepherd’s pie, try their mac ’n’ cheese.

Deville Dinerbar

4
1425, rue Stanley, Montréal, QC H3A 1P4

Deville Dinerbar is a mecca for comfort food classics. The Shepherd’s Pot Pie is exactly what it sounds like – the combination of a shepherd’s pie and a pot pie. While it may seem like this dish is experiencing an identity crisis, it brings the best of both dishes together. The juicy braised short ribs and creamy mashed potatoes coupled with the crispy exterior are the perfect combination of melt in your mouth with a hint of crisp. While it may be difficult with all Deville’s has to offer, try to save room for dessert — you won’t regret it.

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