Air Canada Unveils Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2022


MONTREAL — Air Canada enRoute has unveiled its Top 10 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants, with Toronto’s Restaurant 20 Victoria claiming the number-1 spot.

The Top 10 were selected by award-winning journalist Nancy Matsumoto after a month-long cross-Canada journey, where she dined anonymously at more than 30 establishments nominated by an expert panel.

The complete list of Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2022 includes:

  • Restaurant 20 Victoria – Toronto
  • Mastard – Montreal
  • MIMI Chinese – Toronto
  • Perch – Ottawa
  • Một Tô – Calgary
  • Hearts Tavern & Bar – Kimberly, Ont.
  • Fonda Balam – Toronto
  • Major Tom – Calgary
  • Fox & Monocle – North Saanich, B.C.
  • Restaurant Alentours – Quebec

“Air Canada is proud to take off with this tradition once again and to put the Top 10 best new restaurants on Canada’s culinary map,” says Andy Shibata, VP, Brand, Air Canada. “It’s inspiring to see these restaurants make their mark with world-class cuisine while also leading the way on industry trends such as sustainability and workplace wellness. We wish them all luck and success.”

Last year, Air Canada enRoute celebrated the 20th anniversary of Canada’s Best New Restaurants by paying tribute to the restaurant industry’s hard-won resiliency. In lieu of sending a writer across the country, the adapted program presented several new categories, which have been incorporated into this year’s program alongside the revered Top 10 list. These special mentions include Best New Takeout, Best New Pop-ups, Best Dish of the Year, Best Dessert of the Year, Best Cocktail of the Year and Trailblazer.

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