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As if the JUNOs epic kickoff party with Jim Cuddy, Sam Polley, Devin Cuddy, Jenn Grant, Adam Baldwin, Jill Barber, Rose Cousins, Brad & Quinn Dalgarno, Julian Taylor, and Damhnait Doyle and kickass Halifax all-star band Serge Samson, Ryan Stanley, and Jordan Murphy wasn’t exciting enough… our very own Mike Campbell joined the fun for his first out-of-hospital jaunt in almost 3 months! And yes, he did walk up on stage under his own steam to introduce the show!

Thanks to John Demont and The Chronicle Herald for sharing Mike’s story.

Thank you!

The Carleton and The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia are so appreciative of your moral and financial support as Team Carleton presented Fleetwood Mac at BMO’s A Different Stage of Mind: The Grand Finale last Thursday February 29.

Our fund raising efforts contributed $65,600 to the event’s total of $260,560 as we stepped waaaaaay out of our comfort zone behind the scenes and into the on-stage spotlight to raise critical funds for community mental health initiatives across Nova Scotia.

L to R Back Row: Shruti, Finn, Harry, Imogen, Layla, Morgan. Front Row: Dustin, Megan, Maddy, Chloe. Not shown: Jon (piano), Allan (bass), Mitch (guitar), Ted (drums).

The Carleton supports Mental Health NS

UPDATE! Your donation to the cause will be matched! Click HERE to double your impact today!

Many thanks to our staff for giving generously of their time and energy to take the stage at A Different Stage of Mind and to the J&W Murphy Foundation for stepping up to match ALL donations to Team Carleton.

Saturday STORM DAY

Due to the nasty weather, The Carleton will remain CLOSED Saturday, Feb 3. Wayne Nicholson and his Gin House Boys have been postponed; new date to follow. Tevon Tynes Trio will be back on stage next Saturday, Feb 10.

Stay safe and see you next week!

Join Us for Valentine’s Day!

We’re delighted to showcase the Peggy Lee Songbook with sultry vocalist Kitty Farmer and cool jazz pianist Holly Arsenault. Songs range from chaste declarations of love to vampy seductive come-ons… just made for this special day! Doors open for dinner and drinks at 5:00 pm with service continuing throughout the show. Holly and Kitty take the stage at 7:00 pm.

In addition to The Carleton regular dinner favourites, Chef Mathias Probst is offering a special Valentine’s Day 3-course menu for $65:

APPETIZER: seared local scallops with a spicy and tangy n’duja vinaigrette and a carrot puree emulsified with brown butter

ENTRÉE: cured and confit duck, served with crispy skin, slow braised red cabbage with cabernet sauvignon and pancetta

DESSERT: callebaut chocolate ganache, goat’s milk caramel, amaretti crumble

We reached the finals!

UPDATE: What a wonderful night at the Awards Gala. Great turnout despite the snowstorm. Congratulations to White Sails Bakery & Deli for their Community Engagement win — well deserved! This family-owned restaurant is an integral part of the Tantallon community and provided above-and-beyond leadership and support during the wildfire disaster.

The full list of 2024 winners is available HERE.


The Carleton is thrilled to join Le Bistro by Liz and White Sails Bakery & Deli as finalists in the category of Community Engagement for this year’s Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards!

This is truly meaningful recognition as we strive to support local arts and culture, showcase young musicians, mentor aspiring chefs on their red seal journey, and encourage diversity and inclusion.

Find out the Winners at the Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards Gala: January 29, 2024 from 7 pm to 10 pm at The Westin. A full list of finalists and tickets are available HERE.


Staff are taking a well-deserved break to share the holidays with family and friends.  Our house band Tevon Tynes Trio kicks off 2024 at The Carleton on January 5th (FREE show!), followed by dance band Rasta Gumbo on Saturday January 6th (SOLD OUT!).

2024 NS Restaurant Awards!

Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) presents the 2024 Restaurant Awards! These awards recognize the excellence in food & beverage across our province. Help the judges determine the winners in each category by casting your votes!

The Carleton has put itself forward in the following categories: Best Atmosphere (a great vibe that makes your experience even better) and Community Engagement (supporting local arts and culture, showcasing young musicians, mentoring aspiring chefs on their red seal journey).

Public voting is open until December 15th HERE. We appreciate your support!

Congrats Chef Mathias!

Congratulations and a big thank you to The Carleton’s Chef Mathias Probst, recipient of the 2023 Apprenticeship Award of Excellence from the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency for his outstanding achievement in advancing the apprenticeship training system.

Chef Mathias leads by example, sharing his knowledge and passion for the culinary arts with up-and-coming colleagues.

Experience the team’s delicious creations for yourself via our regular dinner menu, or upcoming Craft Draught Showdown custom pairing menu on December 13th.

A great writeup in this month’s Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Voice magazine as well!

Your chance to win tickets!

Recognize the guy on the left? It’s our own Mike Campbell! We are so excited that the 299 Queen Street West – The MuchMusic Experience Tour is coming to Halifax next week that we are giving away two pairs of tickets.

TO ENTER: Sign up for our newsletter at: and you could be a lucky winner! The contest closes this Sunday, October 22 at 11:59 pm AT and winners will be notified on Monday.