Tonique in Chelsea Quebec

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Located in the heart of Gatineau Park in the picturesque village of Old Chelsea, Tonique Restaurant is a hidden gem that specializes in the art of brunch. With original and tasty dishes, there is something for everyone at this small restaurant that boasts 25 indoor seats during the colder seasons and an additional 40 seats on the terrace in the summer, offering a splendid view of the park near the hiking trails.

Tonique Restaurant in Chelsea, Quebec: Where Brunch Becomes an Art

A Culinary Journey of Freshness and Quality

Tonique Restaurant opened its doors in November 2015 with a mission to offer home-cooked meals made with fresh and quality ingredients. Many of the products used in the kitchen are sourced locally and ethically, reflecting the restaurant's commitment to sustainability. The menu at Tonique features a variety of options for different dietary preferences, including gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian dishes. One of the things that set Tonique apart is the fact that most of their sauces and marinades are prepared in-house, including jams, caramel, pesto, and more. The kitchen takes pride in using pink Himalayan salt, fresh garlic, herbs, salt-free spices, and real maple syrup or organic cane sugar to season their dishes, ensuring a memorable culinary experience for every guest.

A Historic Gem with Modern Charm

Tonique Restaurant is housed in the former "Little Chamberlin House," a historic building built by the Chamberlin brothers shortly before 1875. The building has been lovingly renovated by its current owner, giving it a beautiful magenta-pink exterior that adds a touch of modern charm. The restaurant also boasts a spacious courtyard facing the parking lot, where they grow their own tomatoes, a variety of lettuces, herbs, and edible flowers during the summer, further enhancing the freshness and quality of their ingredients.

A Delectable Brunch Menu

Tonique's brunch menu is a true culinary delight, offering a range of options that will please any palate. Here's a snapshot of some of the mouth-watering offerings:

  1. Classic Lunch - Priced at $15, this dish includes eggs, bacon or sausage or cheese, potatoes, toast, and homemade jam, making it a perfect choice for those who crave a classic brunch experience.
  2. The Lawyer-Champion - Priced at $20, this unique dish features mushroom, onion, and tomato miso stir fry, poached eggs, Yorkshire pudding, avocado, and potatoes or salad (veg), creating a harmonious blend of flavours and textures.
  3. Toast with Avocado and Smoked Salmon - Priced at $21, this dish is a delightful combination of cashew spread with dill, poached egg, red onion, and sesame seeds, served on toast, making it a refreshing and satisfying option.
  4. Avocado Toast (vegan) - Priced at $14, this vegan dish features beetroot pesto with roasted sunflower seeds, adding a burst of flavour and nutrition to the classic avocado toast.
  5. Brioche Buns and Fresh Fruit - Priced at $19, this dish showcases delicious brioche French toast with mascarpone and fresh fruit, served with real maple syrup, making it a heavenly treat for those with a sweet tooth.
  6. Croque Madame - Priced at $19.50, this sandwich au gratin with a mirror egg, béchamel sauce, ham, aged cheddar, and potatoes or salad is a rich and indulgent option that will satisfy any cravings for a hearty brunch.

In addition to these options, Tonique also offers a variety of sandwiches, bowls, pancakes, and beverages, including wine, microbrewery beer, and handcrafted cocktails, to complement the brunch experience and cater to different tastes.

A Warm and Inviting Atmosphere

The atmosphere at Tonique is cozy and inviting, with rustic wooden tables, warm lighting, and charming decor that reflects the natural beauty of Gatineau Park. The friendly and attentive staff provide excellent service, making guests feel welcome and ensuring a memorable dining experience.

A Must-Visit Brunch Destination

Tonique Restaurant has quickly become a must-visit destination for brunch enthusiasts in the Chelsea area and beyond. The combination of fresh, quality ingredients, creative and delicious dishes, and a warm and inviting atmosphere make Tonique a culinary gem worth exploring. Whether you're a local looking for a weekend brunch spot or a visitor to Gatineau Park seeking a memorable dining experience, Tonique Restaurant is sure to impress with its artful approach to brunch. Don't forget to make a reservation, as the small size of the restaurant means it can fill up quickly, especially during peak brunch hours. So, indulge in a delightful culinary journey at Tonique Restaurant and experience brunch like never before!

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · No delivery
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18 Chem. Scott, Chelsea, QC J9B 1R5

opening hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


819 484 1061
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