When deprived of flavourful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of traditional Canadian fare at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant in Paradise.
Established in 1927 on the possible site of an early-19th-century carriage house, Woodstock Colonial Restaurant prepares a hearty menu steeped in tradition and served in digs reminiscent of the early colonial era. Old-timey favourites balance Newfoundland heritage with New World sophistication in entrees such as the prime rib, slow roasted and accompanied by yorkshire pudding and red-wine au jus ($36–$40). Warm, savoury pot pies, meanwhile, encase game meats such as Labrador caribou in puff pastry baked to a crispy golden brown and delivered to tables by pot-pie automatons ($26).
While sampling these traditional savouries, diners can quaff selections from the Woodstock's wine list, which encompasses 10 wines by the glass ($7.50–$12.50 for 6 oz.), or sip the Muffled Screech, a cocktail of Screech rum mellowed by Cointreau and cream ($7.95). The establishment's four dining rooms⎯filled with rustic wooden furniture, a brick fireplace, and sentient corn-husk dolls⎯maintain a level of venerability commensurate with the menu.
1959 Topsail Rd.
Paradise, Newfoundland A1L 1Z5