The Pictou Lodge Resort features several distinct dining areas, one with ocean views and one with fireplaces, plus special jazz nights (on Tues) and full brunches (on Sun). It's definitely the preferred pick in town.
If you want something more casual, a wide choice of cafes, pubs, chip shops, and tea rooms line Water Street and its continuation to the east (Front St.). Several more choices can be found by walking a block to the water and Caladh Avenue. The downtown area is so compact here that you can just go from place to place, checking the menus until you find something you like.
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