Toronto’s Restaurant 20 Victoria has been ranked number one in Air Canada’s Top 10 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants. Air Canada enRoute’s Best New Restaurants list is back for the first time since 2019.
Led by chef Julie Hyde, Restaurant 20 Victoria features an upfront bar area for à la carte plates and an elegant dining room and patio for the six-course tasting menu. In second place, Montreal’s Mastard showcases Quebec terroir with fresh seasonal ingredients. Mimi Chinese, this year’s third-place winner, takes diners on a tour of hyper-regional Chinese cuisine from its location in Toronto.
The Top 10 were selected by award-winning journalist Nancy Matsumoto after a month-long cross-Canada journey, where she dined anonymously at more than 30 establishments nominated by an expert panel. From the culinary vision and quality of ingredients on the menu to the trappings and team spirit that surround it, every element factored into an equation that savours deliciousness above all. Ultimately, it all came down to one meal.
“Air Canada is proud to take off with this tradition once again and to put the Top 10 best new restaurants on Canada’s culinary map,” says Andy Shibata, vice president, brand, Air Canada. “It’s inspiring to see these restaurants make their mark with world-class cuisine while also leading the way on industry trends such as sustainability and workplace wellness. We wish them all luck and success.”
The Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2022 are:
- Restaurant 20 Victoria (Toronto, ON)
- Mastard (Montreal, QC)
- MIMI Chinese (Toronto, ON)
- Perch (Ottawa, ON)
- Một Tô (Calgary, AB)
- Hearts Tavern & Bar (Kimberley, ON)
- Fonda Balam (Toronto, ON)
- Major Tom (Calgary, AB)
- Fox & Monocle (North Saanich, BC)
- Restaurant Alentours (Quebec City, QC).