End of season

As of October 16, the Confederation Park Bistro and the Patterson Creek Park Bistro are closed.


The NCC has partnered with local restaurant entrepreneurs to enhance the summer experience of our Ottawa urban parks and shorelines. Each NCC Bistro features a modern patio design, and offers an exciting assortment of food and beverages.

Come for the food, stay for the view! Enjoy patio season at an NCC Bistro, and enhance your urban park experience.

Three patios to choose from

Confederation Park Bistro

Bistro patio at Confederation Park.

Located near the Ottawa Locks of the historic Rideau Canal, the NCC Bistro at Confederation Park is a true urban oasis, conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ottawa streets.

  • Location: Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue, Ottawa ON K1P 5J2
  • Hours: Daily, 9:30 am to 9 pm
  • Menu
    • An assortment of French- and European-influenced baked goods from Le Moulin de Provence, including a variety of croissants, turnovers, cookies, bars, muffins, butter tarts and biscotti
    • Desserts, including a large variety of fine cakes, pastries, ice cream, Stella Luna gelato and house-made fresh fruit popsicles
    • A beverage bar, including a full-service Happy Goat Coffee espresso, specialty coffee and tea bar, brewed iced tea, lemonade, soda, juices and alcohol service including local Kichesippi beer, wine, ciders, spirits and sangria
    • An all-day brunch menu, including an assortment of panini, focaccia and croissant sandwiches, quiche and house-made waffle-iron-pressed sandwiches—all served with either chips or salad
    • Vegetarian and lactose-free options available

Hours and menu are subject to change.

Remic Rapids Park Bistro

Bistro patio at Remic Rapids Park.

The NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids Park provides an opportunity to stop, refuel and enjoy the magnificent rock sculptures by artist John Felice Ceprano — plus take in the panoramic views of the Ottawa River.

  • Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Ottawa ON K1A 0K9
  • Hours: Daily, 11 am to 9 pm
  • Menu
    • All-day menu includes an assortment of hot dogs, veggie dogs, sausages, gelato, sorbet, slushies, beer and wine.
    • Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Hours and menu are subject to change.

Patterson Creek Park Bistro

Bistro patio at Patterson Creek Park.

Now open! The NCC Bistro at Patterson Creek Park is located in a beautiful park, next to a quiet creek in Ottawa’s family-friendly Glebe neighbourhood. The creek flows into the adjacent Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which, in summer months, is popular with runners, walkers and cyclists.

  • Location: Linden Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Hours: Daily, 9 am to 7 pm
  • Menu:
    • An assortment of French- and European-influenced baked goods from Le Moulin de Provence, including a variety of croissants, turnovers, cookies, bars, muffins, butter tarts and biscotti
    • Desserts, including a large variety of fine cakes, pastries, ice cream, Stella Luna gelato and house-made fresh fruit popsicles
    • A beverage bar, including a full-service Happy Goat Coffee espresso, specialty coffee and tea bar, brewed iced tea, lemonade, soda, juices and alcohol service including local Kichesippi beer, wine, ciders, spirits and sangria
    • An all-day brunch menu, including an assortment of panini, focaccia and croissant sandwiches, quiche and house-made waffle-iron-pressed sandwiches—all served with either chips or salad
    • Vegetarian and lactose-free options available

Hours and menu are subject to change.

Other patios in Ottawa

Looking for other scenic patios in Ottawa? Visit Tavern on the Hill and Tavern on the Falls.