Quietly hidden away…
…in a small strip-mall in uptown Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Canada’s leading restaurants, backhouse, which offers a continuously evolving menu with a commitment to integrated cool climate cuisine and enlightened hospitality.
Once one finds backhouse, the aroma of peach wood burning in the brick oven and glow of the wood-fired grill lets guests know they’re not out just for dinner, but are embarking on a culinary journey of somewhereness. Boasting a finely curated local and international wine list, with a highly skilled culinary and front of house team, we guarantee our guests one of their best dining experiences.
We are a renaissance restaurant.
The staff tends to our garden and delivers vegetables daily, still warm from the sun. We cook them fresh every day and preserve those which we can’t, for those long winter months. We source ethically raised meat, do all of our butchery in-house, and cook over an open fire. Our sourdough breads are hand crafted and baked fresh in our wood-fired oven every day.
Alongside the food, we have a team of dedicated sommeliers and service professionals who work with local wine, beer, and spirit producers to showcase the best our community has to offer.
Each day our team works together in writing the menus that tell the story of backhouse and our community through food and drink, offering tasting menus with optional beverage pairings. These pages from our continually evolving story are a taste of time and place.
Please sit back, relax, and let us tell you the tale of backhouse…
The backhouse team