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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Dining at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Mouthwatering 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 and the Grandchamp Inn. 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 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

Dining EstablishmentExperienceHours of Operation
Grandchamp Tavern Lower class
(Less formal dining)
July 1 - August 25
(Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Hôtel de la Marine Upper class
(More formal dining)
July 1 - August 25
(Doors open at 11 a.m.)
Hôtel de la Marine Lower class
(Less formal dining)
August 26 - Thanksgiving Day
(Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
L'Épée Royale Café Café July 1 - Thanksgiving Day
(Doors open at 10 a.m.)

Grandchamp Menu

Sunday and Monday
Lovingly prepared Beef Stew (fresh vegetables and a bouquet of spices)

Tuesday and Wednesday
Minced Beef with Vegetables (prepared in a brown sauce, with mustard and spices)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Scrumptious Meat Pie with Vegetables (turkey, mushrooms, onions and spices)

Ask about our daily fresh fish

All meals served with a choice of pea or vegetable soup, fresh bread, and tea or coffee

Offered Daily

Mussels and Bread - $8.99
Pain Perdu - French Toast - $6.99
Pea or Vegetable Soup and Bread - $4.99
Grandchamp Fish Soup - $5.99 (small) / $9.99 (large)
Bread and Cheese - $4.99

Beverages (Non-alcoholic)

Tea or Coffee - $1.79
Apple Juice - $1.19 (small) / $1.79 (large)
Milk - $1.89 (small) / $2.69 (large)
Hot Chocolate - $1.79

Beverages (Alcoholic)

Beer - $5.25
Rum Punch (hot or cold) - $5.25
Wine (red or white) - $5.25


Rich Chocolate Cake with English Cream - $4.99
Apple Tart - $2.79
Bread Pudding - $2.99
Cookie - $1.09

*Prices do not include HST or gratuity

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