Looking for something unique for lunch near the Dartmouth ferry terminal. Any suggestions? By unique I mean something preferable to just returning to Halifax for lunch. Anyone been to Nectar? What are your thoughts? Thanks for your suggestions, this will be my first trip to NS
I had brunch on Saturday at Nectar. My first visit. Menu had some nice options - we were a group of four and tried three different things. The hit was the Eggs Bombay - sort of an Indian themed Eggs Benny - poached eggs, sausage and a mild but flavourful curry sauce. Two portions of Eggs Benny got mixed reviews, with 1 person liking and 1 not liking the hollandaise sauce (matter of taste I guess) and the choice of sourdough bread as a base being questioned (as it got soggy). The frittata of the day was a bit dry, but generally good. Sourdough toast was delicious and breakfast potoates were good too. Nice fresh ingredients in all and well presented. Great coffee (which is something you don't find much in Dartmouth) and service. We sat on the deck - which is accessible by going through the restaurant to the back and it was a really cozy spot, especially on one of the first sunny/hot days of the summer. We were happy to have an umbrella.
All in all it was a good meal - we'll be going back. I've definitely got the eggs bombay on my list of "to eat" dishes this summer and there are some other interesting looking items on the menu that seem worth trying.
Have not been to Nectar so I cannot help there. In that area you have Celtic Corner for pub food, and Duckys and MacAskills in Alderney, which are both sort of just OK. Does La Perla serve lunch? Sadly, there isn't much in Dartmouth, though I was pleasantly surprised to see that It's All Greek To Me is opening a new location in the Russell Lake area.