Where can you go for a Great Lunch in Calgary?

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 10:22am.

The Best Lunch Restaurants in CalgaryEnjoy some amazing eateries around the Calgary area. While you're out shopping or partaking in some activities, you will want to grab a bite to eat. Here are some places that are open for lunch, and have some delicious menu options. Your sure to find what your craving in Calgary.


If the occasion calls for something a little nicer, Belvedere is the place to go. This fine dining restaurant is housed in an old structure that use to be a bank. The atmosphere is enchanting, with the décor and offerings. There is a lounging area separate from the dining area, which adds to the fine dining experience.

Menu options are a mixture of flavours, including exotic and unique. Dishes such as rack of lamb in artichoke crust with peppermint beet glaze, Angus beef tenderloin with truffled mushroom confit, or grilled Arctic char with saffron risotto are offered. Food quality is amazing, and is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Appetizers and desserts are also offered.

Workshop Kitchen + Culture

Workshop Kitchen + Culture is an award-winning restaurant in Calgary that aims to provide diners with an experience that is unlike anything else in the city. This restaurant is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is a favorite among local workers, largely because the restaurant offers a lunch special geared specifically toward those who are on their mid-day break. The special includes a starter, main course and dessert for one price, and the restaurant guarantees that those on their lunch break will be back to work in under an hour. 

Brava Bistro

Foods are prepared in a unique way at the Brava Bistro. You can grab lunch or dinner here, and each menu has offerings that will keep you coming back for more. Menu change with the seasons, allowing a variety of foods to be offered.

Some of the dishes include grilled pork, pheasant, roasted pumpkin soup, chanterelle-dusted beef tenderloin, squash seed-crusted ahi tuna, and grilled salmon. Flavours are a major part of this Bistro, as you will find foods enhanced with tropical fruits, herbs or even bacon. A nice selections of wines are available as well.

Ten Foot Henry

Named after a famous Calgary comic book character, Ten Foot Henry is a larger-than-life restaurant that opens up daily at 11 a.m. It is a family-style dining restaurant that has a menu anchored by vegetarian dishes. It's famous for creating meals that encourage people to eat healthy, nutritious meals without sacrificing flavor or comfort. Examples of its dishes include jerk spice cauliflower, which includes root chips and pineapple mayo, or the tomatoes mixed with herbs and feta with a side of sourdough toast. Reservations are encouraged at this popular Calgary dining spot, but walk-ins are welcome.

River Café

Inside the River Park, this Café is only accessible by foot.

Enjoy a rustic atmosphere, and menu options are prepared with locally grown ingredients. Dishes change according to the seasons, and the wood-fire oven fills the restaurant with delicious aromas. Wild game, seafood, Alberta beef, duck, and fish will all be found on the menu. Also, they have amazing homemade crusted bread, which is a favourite among those who frequently visit.

Vero Bistro

Vero Bistro is a well-loved local bistro that features Italian and French cuisine. It is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and features brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The meals at Vero are known for including fresh, local ingredients. The lunch menu features a two-course prix fixe option. For example, for one flat price, diners could enjoy vegetable cream soup with spaghetti carbonara. This intimate bistro has become a comfortable and cozy haven for Calgary residents and visitors who are searching for a wholesome lunch meal.

All of these spots are great choices for lunch in the Calgary area. Visit one for a great Calgary dining experience.

Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.

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