The Canteen on Portland is a sixty seat restaurant located in a space once occupied by the Sun Sun Café - a family-run restaurant on Portland Street in Downtown Dartmouth for more than 40 years. 

Our restaurants offers a bright, cheerful space to enjoy a special occasion, a hand-crafted cocktail with friends, or a business lunch with colleagues.

We have created the restaurant to feel like a home away from home. With a large window looking into our kitchen, you can watch the culinary team working hard on our many dishes, while being taken care of by an experienced front of house team.


When considering a new location for The Canteen we knew that it would be located in Downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Dartmouth is our home, it’s where the business began and this community is the reason for our success. 

We're conveniently located on the lower end of Portland Street only steps away from the Alderney Ferry Terminal. Our location puts us in the heart of our thriving downtown community. We are surrounded by amazing shops, restaurants, bars and beautiful parks.