Kingston is a relatively small city, but luckily, it still offers a diverse range of impressive restaurants for every kind of appetite and every type of mood.
If you’re looking for a quaint breakfast joint that can also serve as a solid hangover cure, Morrison’s Restaurant in Market Square is the place for you. My family used to visit Morrison’s for Saturday brunch all the time throughout my childhood and I can honestly say, the fluffy pancakes are second to none.
It’s no secret that Queen’s students love their sushi and luckily, Kingston has an abundance of sushi restaurants in the downtown area. Many of them are wonderful, but if you’re looking for the best Sushi in Kingston, look no further than Sima Sushi on Princess Street. The portions are large, the prices are reasonable, and the ingredients are fresh and full of flavour.
The restaurant I’ve frequented the most this school year has to be Ali Baba’s; I just can’t get enough! The workers are friendly, the atmosphere is tranquil, and the food is delightful and cheap. It’s situated in a great location, just around the corner from the Kingston hub and not a far walk for most Queen’s students, and they serve endless refills of the most delicious tea. My personal favourites are the garlic potatoes, the falafel plate, and the lentil soup.
The heart of Kingston is the Brew Pub. Being a Kingston native, there is something about this place that just feels like home. The decorations and photos all over the walls are one of a kind, the staff is laid-back and personable, the historical element of the restaurant is unique, the location is great, and honestly, the chicken potpie is to die for.
If you’re looking to branch out a little bit from downtown Kingston and still find a reasonably priced, tasty and welcoming place to eat, I would highly recommend Bella Bistro in Collins Bay on Bath Road. The portion sizes are perfect, the food is fresh and healthy, and the restaurant is located right on the water in a quieter part of town.
If you’re a pizza fanatic, I’m sure you’re already aware of Score pizza. Score offers a huge variety of toppings and they throw together your preferred custom pizza right in front of your eyes in a quick couple of minutes. They also offer vegetarian and gluten free options.
Looking for a more fancy romantic little spot for a date night? Geneva is right on the corner Clergy and Princess Street and it offers a great array of both sweet and savoury treats. The restaurant specializes in crepes but they also offer delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches. The atmosphere is cozy and quiet, so it’s the ideal place to sit down, enjoy some good food, and get to know someone a little better.
No matter what your type of food or vibe you’re feeling, Kingston surely has a restaurant for you. Keep your eyes out and your stomachs full!