A long-time lover of good food and wine, Liam Vainola had dreams of opening his own restaurant in Ottawa. His vision was to create a small place for regular clients who would appreciate excellent food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere. A frantic few months of planning and construction and voilà: Erling’s Variety in the Glebe opened in December 2013.

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Erling’s Variety is located just off Bank Street at Strathcona in the Glebe. The restaurant appeals to both local residents and visitors from afar: anyone interested in excellent food and wine and specialty cocktails. Erling’s is open for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sunday. Check the home page for the specific hours. We are closed on Mondays.

Dine at a table or at the bar, where you can enjoy watching the chefs put together your dishes in the open kitchen. Come and try our late-night menu on the weekend!