The Restaurant

The Restaurant at Five Fishermen is known for its Nova Scotian Seafood, Alberta Angus beef and an array of Chef-inspired menu items, prepared with uncompromising quality.


Dining Experiences

Recognized annually as one of the best dining experiences in Halifax; it is located in one of downtown’s most historical buildings with connections to the Titanic and Halifax Explosion.



LARGE GROUPS & PRIVATE ROOMS RESERVATION For groups of 15 people or more or to reserve the private room, please contact us via email:


Sunday to Saturday

  • 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.



“If you like/love seafood and fish, this is the place for you. We ate upstairs. The ambiance, the waitress and the meal were excellent. Malory’s expertise and suggestions were right on. The rest of the staff were really nice and friendly.”

— TripAdvisor 20 January 2015
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“Came here for dinner with the family and we were all pleased with our meals. This restaurant is definitely one of the high end restaurants in town. It’s in a good location in downtown Halifax on…

Fantastic service, food and wine selection! Superb seafood selections. Oysters galore. Easy to get too, great downtown location. Relaxed, pleasant cozy atmosphere. Great for enjoying a delicious quiet dinner. Hope to be back again. Would recommend it to anyone visiting Halifax.- Lynne R.,Toronto, Canada

Meet our Chef

Chef Carmelo OlivarCarmelo Olivar, Executive Chef, Five Fishermen Restaurant

Carmelo learned at an early age that quality food was an essential ingredient to good living. His first cooking lesson from his mother was” adobo”, one of the most famous dishes in the Philippines.

While studying in the University of the East Philippines Carmelo was given an opportunity to work abroad in a restaurant that year, 1997. Caffe Aroma in Jeddah was his first worked hospitality experience where he served the present King of Saudi Arabia. After working as a waiter, barista and the head service supervisor Carmelo was given the opportunity to manage the caffe’s kitchen and the rest is history. That year, Caffe Aroma was voted as the best restaurant in Jeddah because of its ambiance, service, and quality of food. Carmelo moved on to expand his experience in the Montarosa Italian Restaurant as a Chef de Partie for 3 years.

In 2009, Carmelo moved to Canada to work for Grafton Connor Group and has worked his way from line cook to Executive Chef while continuing to expand his culinary education.

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.-Donovan Bailey

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