Indulge in the Northern culinary experience

True Arctic hospitality means ensuring our guests are all well fed, and enjoying regional fare made with locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients.

At Aqsarniit Restaurant, we are here to start your day with a hearty breakfast, keep you energized through the day with a delicious lunch, and finish off your day with great company and the finest cuisine Iqaluit has to offer.
Beef Carpaccio
Beef Carpaccio
Ribeye
Ribeye
Wor Won Ton
Wor Won Ton

Brian Hourigan

Executive Chef

A 25+ year veteran of the Food & Beverage industry, Chef Brian’s career includes culinary experience in boutique hotels, pubs, and country clubs in several provinces across Canada. With a strong start to his culinary career, Chef Brian was the recipient of “Best Apprentice Cook of the Year” while enrolled at Culinary Arts School in Alberta.
After completing culinary school and receiving his Red Seal, Chef Brian went on to own and operate his own establishment “Hourigans Irish Pub”. More recently, he was employed as Chef for the Cirque du Soleil’s travelling show based out of Montreal, Quebec. He is excited to bring his culinary skills and experience from his travels where he learned about a variety of traditional foods from many countries.
Honoured to be the Executive Chef at Aqsarniit Hotel and Conference Centre, Chef Brian is eager to assemble his culinary team to provide our guests a one of a kind dining experience in Iqaluit. His passion for cooking will infuse his personality across Aqsarniit Hotel’s signature dining experience.
Chef Brian’s philosophy is “Don’t cook to impress people, cook to make them happy”.

Lounge

After a day of outdoor adventure or productive meetings, you deserve to relax and unwind.

Join us in our spacious lounge to recount your day’s adventure in comfort and style, or just sit back and catch the game on one of our
65” TVs while enjoying local entertainment and pub style fare done with northern flair.