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Jul 7, 2010 05:11 PM

Quebec City and Montreal for a family on a budget


We, family with a teen, will be in Quebec City mid-August on Tuesday – Thursday and looking for a good restaurants for lunch and diner around Hotel Clarendon that are not too expensive.

Also, we will be spending Thursday - Saturday in Montreal. We will be staying at Le Nouvel Hotel and greatly appreciate same type of recommendations.

Thank you.

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    1. On Rue Des Ursulines in Quebec City is a place called Le Petit Quartier Latin. They have a nice back terrasse and good salads and light lunches.

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      1. re: williej

        The right name is Le petit coin latin on Ste-Ursule's street... Yes there is a rue des Ursulines but no restaurant on that street... a little bit confusing..

        1. re: phyero

          As for Montreal, your hotel is near the Guy/Concordia area and "Chinatown 2," which has many cheap restaurants but nothing that necessarily screams Montreal. I understand if eating Chinese isn't high on your list of Montreal experiences. Board (and personal!) favourites include Cuisine Schezwan on Guy and Sherbrooke, Le Maison du Nord on St-Mathieu, and Qing Hua Dumplings on Lincoln. I also really like the Turkish restaurant, Avesta, on Ste-Catherine, west of Guy. You can check out this thread:

          To really enjoy the Montreal food scene, budget or otherwise, you'll have to leave your hotel's area and downtown all together. Head up St-Laurent for Schwartz's, turn onto Rachel for Romado's Portuguese Chicken (take it out and bring to Jeanne-Mance park for a picnic), continue down Rachel for poutine at La Banquise...

          Take a look at this thread and the ones it links to:

          Of course it all depends on what is "inexpensive" to you...

          1. re: foodinspace

            Thank you foodinspace for Montreal recommendations. In Montreal we probably be using public transportation. Any other good places along major attractions would be good too.