The Five Fishermen

In Good Spirits

Without a serious renovation in over 30 years, it was time to put this premier seafood resto back on the culinary radar for locals and up its destination status for out-of-towners.

The Grafton-Connor Group entrusted Breakhouse to maintain a connection to the rich history of this 200 + year old structure while developing a contemporary dining experience.

There was no problem finding inspiration in a location that was once the site of the first national public school in the country as well as an art college founded by Anna Leonowens (the famed real-life character from The King & I) later to be led by Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven. Did we mention it was also a funeral home that held recovered victims from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912?  Oh, and the place is said to be haunted.

Old meets new.

200 year old brick patina frames a stellar wine cellar.

Private room dining table flanked by reproduction of a 1917 painting by art college president Arthur Lismer and 2017 art college (now NSCAD University) graduate Erin Besseau.

Anna Leonowens keeps her eye on the dining room that once was the art college she founded in 1877.

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