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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site


Dining at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Mouth-watering Moments

Dining at the Fortress of Louisbourg

Hôtel de la marine
Sign outside the Hôtel de la Marine 
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Costumed staff in period restaurants prepare and serve delicious food and beverages based on 18th century tradition and recipes.

Enjoy a full meal or a light lunch at the Hôtel de la Marine (#31) and the Grandchamp House (#32). Here the townspeople and off-duty soldiers would have eaten, drank, gambled and gossiped. Plan on sharing a knife, as you'll get only large spoon as your eating utensil!

For those who prefer a modern experience, L'Épée Royale Café (#29) offers a cozy stop for hot and cold beverages and a variety of pastries.  Groups can pre-arrange a dining experience by calling 902-733-3552. 

The daily fare varies with the season. Please check in advance for menu options and our ability to accommodate any special dietary requirements.

Dining - Hours of Operation
Grandchamp House (#32)
Lower class
(Less formal dining)
June 27 - August 27
(Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)

Hôtel de la Marine (#31)
Upper class
(More formal dining)
June 26 - August 27
(Doors open at 11:00 a.m.)

Lower class
(Less formal dining)
June 12 - June 25;
August 18 - October 10
(Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)

L'Épée Royale Café (#29)
May 22 - October 9
(Doors open at 10:00 a.m.)

Grandchamp Menu
Pea or vegetable soup and bread
$5.49 (small)
$8.99 (large)

Grandchamps' fish soup and bread
$6.49 (small)
$10.49 (large)

Mussels and bread

Bread and cheese

Main Dishes
Meat or fish of the day
(with vegetables, pea or vegetable soup, tea or coffee)

Tea or coffee

Apple juice
$1.29 (small)
$1.89 (large)

$1.99 (small)
$2.79 (large)

Hot chocolate

Alcoholic beverages
$5.75 (10 oz)

Hot Fortress™ Rum
$6.00 (1 oz)

Wine (red or white)
$5.75 (4 oz)

Fortress™ Rum cake

Apple tart


*Prices do not include HST or gratuity

Restaurants and gift shops are run by the Fortress Louisbourg Association, which is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the presentation and preservation of 18th century Louisbourg. Revenues generated are used to support this mission. For more information, please call 902-733-3548.