Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine


Celebrating the cuisine and culture of Newfoundland & Labrador
Bacalao offers a unique and innovative presentation
of the foods, flavours, produce and spirits of our province.

Newfoundland shares its culinary history of enjoying salt cod with many other cultures.
Bacalao (bak-al-OW) is the word used for salt cod (in various spellings and pronunciations)
throughout the Mediterranean. The versatility and
much-beloved nature of this time-honoured
staple ingredient is the inspiration for our name and exemplifies
our innovative interpretation of Newfoundland cuisine.


 ~ GOLD MEDAL PLATES Canadian Culinary Championships ~
The Bacalao team won the GOLD MEDAL
at the Olympic Gold Medal Plates Competition in November 2011!
We proudly represented Newfoundland at the
Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna in February 2012!


Gift Certificates available!
~ any dollar value
~ no expiry

We can also email gift certificates - call 579-6565

or email

We can email to you or directly to the recipient.



 Tuesdays - Fridays
Lunch: Noon - 2:30 pm
Dinner: from 6:00 pm

Saturdays & Sundays
Brunch: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: from 6:00 pm

65 LeMarchant Road
St. Johnls, NL

Just up from the Delta Hotel
Up Barters Hill and right onto LeMarchant, 3rd house on Right.






Dec 24 - 26 - closed

Sat & Sun, Dec 27 & 28 - OPEN
Brunch 11am; Dinner 6pm

Mon & Tue, Dec 29 & 30 - closed

New Year's Eve, Dec 31st
Click link at top of page for information

Thu, Jan 1st - closed

Fri, Jan 2nd - OPEN for Dinner at 6pm
(closed for Lunch only)

Sat, Jan 3 - resume regular hours


January Break

Please note that Bacalao will be closed
from January 18th to the 26th for our
staff post-holiday break.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

On the evening of July 7th, my wife and I had our very first experience with dining in this magnificent restaurant. Friends from Ontario were visiting and, wanting to try authentic NL cuisine excluding fast-food fish 'n chips, asked us to recommend a place to eat. We chose Bacalao because we had heard excellent reports and hadn't been there before. What a marvelous eating experience! Our waitress was superb - friendly without being imposing, professional, yet very relaxed, and displaying such knowledge of the restaurant's offerings as to be quite impressive. Service was fast, but yet allowed plenty of time for both digestion and conversation. My wife and both of our companions had the pan-fried cod that evening, while I tried the seafood medley. We all raved at both the taste and the presentation. Entrees were preceded by appetizers which included mussels, cod tongue salad, and a very strange-sounding soup. There were so many mussels that they had to be shared! The desserts were to die for!! We will highly recommend this restaurant to both locals and CFA's, and will definitely be back. Congratulations to all.

Clayton Handrigan
C.B.S. NL Canada
7/15/2010 12:25:30 PM