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13 Sep, 2019

A very Ottawa way to enjoy the last bits of summer

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa

The other day Mark and I – plus the pooch – went for a walk from Westboro Beach towards Remic Rapids. I had heard there was a little pop-up bistro here and wanted to see if it was still open. And guess what, it was.

It’s definitely worth a visit. It turned out to be a very pretty place to sit and enjoy a pint. There’s a short menu with hot dogs and gelato and the like but we were there primarily to enjoy a beverage and a view. And as an added bonus, dogs are allowed!

NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

It was a very nice outing but for one thing… There are portapotties on site but I’m not sure if this was a weekend issue or not but at the time of our visit they were, er, seriously subpar.

We were there during the day but I’m betting it’s equally nice at night. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every night but the grill closes a little earlier. The page on the NCC website doesn’t mention what day it will close for the season but I think the fellow behind the grill said they’d be running until October.

(Looking for other fun stuff to do in Ottawa? Take a look at my Ottawa bucket list post for ideas… )


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