Eat at Cabot Shores Bistro

A Wonderful and Unique Culinary Experience

Our chefs have expertly incorporated all of our values into their menus. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, a local seafood lover, carnivore or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on our menu that delights your taste buds!

Reserve a Table: Phone 902-929-2584

Chef Ron MacNeil

Chef Ron hails from Cape Breton Island and started cooking professionally at the young age of just 15. Early in his career, Ron rose to the top of each kitchen he was a part of. By the age of 23 he received his first Executive Chef role at a Boutique Country Inn. Ron proceeded to take them from a 4 ½ to 5 star location- the only one in Cape Breton. He has been featured as a guest chef for many different resorts, a consultant chef for restaurants, and has been picked three years in a row as one of six local chefs for the international culinary event “Right Some Good”. He has been the Executive Chef at an authentic Italian restaurant, a high end bistro and most recently, at a Saskatchewan wilderness resort overseeing multiple restaurants with some 30 chefs and banquet facilities.

His cooking philosophy stems from using fresh, local and authentic ingredients, and is also strongly influenced by his East Coast roots. Under Ron’s direction, the Cabot Shores Bistro will surely be filled with local seafood, fresh produce and home style flavors.

Chef Nicole Finney

Chef Nicole was born and raised in the small town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on her family’s farm. She moved to Halifax where she attended Culinary School and graduated at the top of her class with honors. She was a part of numerous Canadian cooking competitions and a part of culinary events such as Chef’s for UNICEF and the National Chef’s Convention. Nicole applied to be an apprentice for the international culinary event “Right Some Good” and won top apprentice for all of Canada in 2012. She also received a scholarship from the Canadian Hospitality Foundation for Culinary Arts in 2013.

Nicole has cooked across the country, always using Canada’s finest and freshest ingredients. She is moving on to earn her Red Seal under the supervision of Chef Ron MacNeil and continues to channel the inspiration of our country’s beautiful farming in to every dish.

Our Menu

At our Bistro our guest enjoy a variety of delicious dishes. Chefs Ron and Nicole are a wonderful team that will undoubtedly surprise and delight your taste buds. They go above and beyond your expectations everyday and we are enthused to be able to offer our guests such a wonderful and unique culinary experience.

The Bistro is open daily from 5:30pm to 8pm (subject to change; please phone to confirm hours 902-929-2584). Please let us know if you have a special diet such as vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free etc.

Our fully-licensed bar offers local wines, spirits and beers, including Cape Breton based organic micro-brewery Big Spruce. Please note that in Nova Scotia, you must be 19 years old or older to purchase alcohol and only licensed alcohol is served in the Bistro area.

Buffet Nights

Some nights we offer a special all-you-can-eat Buffet!
The Buffet includes a variety of dishes including meat/chicken, seafood and vegan/vegetarian items, veggies, soup, salad, bread and dessert.
Enjoy your meal inside the Bistro or out on the deck.
Vegan/GF items are available.

Catering Services

We also cater to large groups, such as weddings, family reunions, educational groups, retreats, cycling tours or other special occasions, and can work with groups to accommodate special dietary requirements. Contact us to find out more about our group catering!

"Charming & Delicious"

Chef Ron did an amazing job accommodating for us as vegans. We had the vegetable chickpea curry, veggie lentil soup and vegan peanut butter cups. Beautiful vibe and amazing food. What more could you ask for?

~ Ashley, Ontario

"Locally Sourced, Fresh Food "

The food at Go Bistro was outstanding, and you pay for what you get: locally sourced, fresh food by excellent chefs at a small local restaurant.

~ Emily, Halifax

"Best Seafood I've Had"

The restaurant was amazing. Delicious homemade bread, gnocchi, and the best seafood I’ve had. We got to know the chefs Nicole and Ron, and they even made my favourite dish lamb shank. It was cooked to absolute perfection.

~ Justin S.

"Exquisitely Delicious"

The bistro onsite was the best meal we had in all of Cape Breton. The food was fresh and exquisitely delicious. I would highly recommend eating there.

~ Laura, Kelowna

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