Where to eat in Kamouraska: Dining out in the Bas-Saint-Laurent

Update 8 September 2020   |   Published on 20 August 2020   |   24 shares
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Travel’s out –– so this year, we’re spending the summer in Quebec and we’re making the most of it! The province is full of beautiful places where you can escape the city and spend a few days fully relaxed. Among these places, is one of our favourite regions; Kamouraska, and if you’ve never been, consider this your introduction. Located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent (Lower-Saint-Lawrence), this municipality includes several charming villages in which to explore and discover the beauties of the region.

In fact, one of Quebec’s most beautiful villages shares the same name as the municipality of Kamouraska. This magnificent village-cum-resort borders the magnificent St. Lawrence River and offers a sublime natural landscape that will wash away any lingering stress of the city.

For the sportsman and outdoor enthusiast, look no further, Kamouraska has no shortage of activities. The region features a multitude of pristine hiking trails, as well as the famous cycling trail known as the Route Verte, each punctuated by a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence. 

To gain some perspective on the region, we recommend climbing the famous cliffs of Saint-André. For those with a buoyant spirit, get equipped with a life-jacket and a paddle and take to the sea on a kayak –– one of the best ways to view this majestic coastline.

Regardless of what you choose to do, one thing is for sure, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Lucky for you, Kamouraska is also a gourmet destination! The region is home to excellent local producers, as well as very good restaurants where you can taste some of Quebec’s finest seafood and fresh fish.

Located an hour-and-a-half from Quebec City and less than 4 hours from Montreal, Kamouraska is the perfect place to get away from it all while spending time in nature, discovering the region and above all, eating very well.

Is Kamouraska just a pit-stop on your way to Gaspésie? If so, don’t hesitate to check out our lists of gourmet addresses in Gaspésie, as well as our suggestions for addresses on Île d’Orléans and the best restaurants in Charlevoix.

Have a great summer!

Adapted to English by Clay Sandhu.

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Côté Est

An exceptional address in Kamouraska. It’s best known for the authenticity of its local flavours; using rare and unusual indigenous ingredients and showcasing them through accessible (and delicious) dishes. You’ll find regional delicacies such as guinea fowl, sea bass, Gaspé halibut, William Bay oysters, Cabrito (suckling goat), homemade seaweed pita bread, and more. Since the COVID crisis, the bistro is now offering an off-site picnic formula, full of the same, high-quality products.
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This micro-brewery in Saint-André offers a fine selection of beers brewed in house. Due to COVID restrictions, there’s no on-site consumption, but the fantastic beers can be enjoyed on the spacious and pastoral lawn across the river. Tête d’Allumette is a perfect place for a happy hour! And should the beer spark a hunger, they also offer some delicious “side dishes” to nibble on.
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La Fée Gourmande

La Fée Gourmande is an artisan chocolatier that confections exquisite fine-chocolates, truffles and other sweet treats in the tradition of fine French chocolatiers. In addition to all good things made with chocolate, you’ll also find excellent jams, nougats, deserts and ice cream all made by hand with care. Take a stroll, ice cream in hand, around back where they’ve installed a beautiful private garden.
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