8 dreamy Manitoba patios and outdoor dining spots to experience in summer 2021

Posted July 15, 2021

From farm vistas to city sights, these 8 Manitoba patios deliver on setting and menu alike.

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1. 529 Wellington Steakhouse

Winnipeg

For some, 529 Wellington is reserved for those extra special dinners that call for a fine dining atmosphere. But the 529 summer patio is an approachable way to get a taste of many of the restaurant's iconic dishes like the onion ring tower or the prime beef. Surrounded by lush gardens and flowers, it's a real treat to dine on this Winnipeg patio.

2. Moon Gate Guest House

Whitemouth

Summer is for adventure - and what better reason to hit the road than for food? Head to the Whitemouth River Valley to experience Moon Gate Guest House's Pizza Night. Pizza Night happens every Friday until September from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, serving up tasty wood-fired pizza made with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a slice by the river, at a picnic table or while watching the sunset over the garden.

3. Lakehouse

Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park

Watch the bustling town of Wasagaming from a seat at Lakehouse's stylish patio. The new summer menu includes an exciting cocktail lineup (perfect for a bit of refreshment on a hot summer's day) and dishes such as smoked goldeye dip, Manitoba charcuterie (featuring a selection of Manitoba cheese) and brisket sandwich.

4. Resto Gare

Winnipeg

Missing live music? Plan a night in St. Boniface at Resto Gare. The patio is just as charming as its signature traincar dining room, and hosts a variety of Jazz and Francophone artists throughout the summer. Pair the sounds of local musicians with some of the city's best French cuisine with dishes such as tourtiere and confit de canard.

5. Bijou Patio

Winnipeg

Described as a European-style, open-air dining and drinking experience, Bijou Patio is the place to go to get a feel for the sights, sounds and tastes of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Located between the Cube and Main Street, the patio allows you to order from a variety of Exchange restaurants right from your table. Participating restaurants include Shawarma Khan, King + Bannatyne, Bodegoes, The King’s Head and Peasant Cookery.

6. Patio 340

Winnipeg

Another option in Winnipeg's French Quarter is the brand new Patio 340. As the largest patio in St. Boniface this summer, Patio 340 is a pop-up cultural experience that features bilingual service, musical programming, artisanal beer, wine and mocktails. Tourisme Riel has also partnered with LaShoppe Brewery to develop a special St. Boniface exclusive Witbier!

7. Seagull's Restaurant

Gimli

Taking a trip to the town of Gimli? Plan to stop into Seagull's Restaurant for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner on the scenic patio. Set alongside Lake Winnipeg, watch the waves roll into shore as you enjoy local favourites like pickerel cheeks and fish and chips.

8. SMITH

Winnipeg

While many know about the main patio at The Common market, there’s another patio to check out next time you’re at The Forks. Attached to the Inn at the Forks and with a new pop-up patio facing Johnston Terminal, SMITH is an upscale restaurant with beautiful seating areas and an amazing brunch. If you want to pair your meal with some entertainment, SMITH is also taking part in Downtown Biz’s Patio Fest, happening July 16 to 18!