The restaurant is like a log cabin with a lovely rustic feel.
The menu is basic, as we find it to be everywhere in Churchill.
David has steak while I try the local char. From the salmon family, it is enjoyable but nothing special.
We contemplate the wine list, but settle for a couple of beers each, and two hot chocolates to finish off.
Most people just opt for a cake or pastry, while we go for Reuben’s Sandwich with fries and a couple of Blues. We are the only people who order alcohol. Oh well, we might as well show our true colours. The sandwiches are good and very filling.
For starter we have a salad, main course is steak and mash and dessert apple pie. It is rather good, even better the fact that Jennifer is paying as we will be missing the included group dinner tomorrow night. One of the waiters plays his guitar and we all join in with ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’. Jennifer is particularly good at singing as it turns out.
We were told the restaurant serves up local fare, but the menu was really small. Arctic char, Churchill-style bannock, and sauce made from locally-picked mushrooms were the local items. I was disappointed that caribou wasn't on the menu (though it was available at the local diner!). I ordered the char, which I did not like at all. My friend who lives in Churchill and has frequently cooked and eaten Arctic char couldn't even finish hers! The pork in mushroom sauce came WAY overcooked (parts were charred) and Campbell's mushroom soup would have tasted better. We left quicky when the cooks burned something badly in the kitchen and the whole place was smokey, causing my eyes to burn.
Positives: waitress was nice; decor was nice. Certainly not worth almost $30/meal.
Favorite Dish: The bannock and wine were the highlights. Can't really give the restaurant credit for the wine though...
The restaurant is diner style, so not anything special for ambiance, but the food is decent and they have a good selection at reasonable prices. It was busy in there when we went and I believe it's quite popular with the locals. They have local specialties like Arctic char and caribou on the menu.
We heard a number of people who felt they did not get their moneys worth from food taken at the Seaport hotel, but I do believe they stopped at the Reef Coffee shop rather than continuing through into the dinning room where there is a very good range of food at reasonable prices both at lunch time and dinner.
Favorite Dish: Being an expat Brit, I noticed Cod and chips on the menu, which was first class not only in quantity, but also quality. The two fairly large pieces of fish were wonderfully crisp as were the chips with no taste of cooking oil all for around $14.00
The chance to eat lunch watching Polar bears has to be pretty unique!
A real life photogragher/author serving you is optional (he was our guide).
Lunch was included in our trip price.