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: https://www.thecarleton.ca/newsletter/#newsletter_signup 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.

A special night!

English Art-Rock band Moulettes bring an acoustic version of their rock/prog/folk/pop music to The Carleton on Thursday, October 5th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $25 + HST. Folks, these are serious musos and well worth your time and money. We’re excited!

Moulettes is an English eclectic Art-Rock band that combines elements of Rock, Prog, Folk and Pop. The current line up is Hannah Miller (Cello, Vocals, Guitar), Oliver Austin (Drums, Guitar, Synths), Raevennan Husbandes (Vocals, Guitar), Jules Arthur (Synths, Viola, BVs), Mikey Simmonds (Violin, Viola, nyckelharpa, BVs)

The core of the band have been playing together since they met at school in Glastonbury with the festival on their doorstep. Notably led by a 4, 5 or 6 String Cello; the band uses 3-part vocal harmony and often incorporates orchestral and progressive elements into their music. They occasionally play with a chamber orchestra, or in larger ensembles. Think Frank Zappa ‘s extended band, meets Broken Social Scene, meets one of those incestuous Folk rock/pysch folk bands from the 60s/70s. Throw in the occasional American indie rock twists of Deerhoof and Tuneyards with Queen-scale vocal harmonies and epic string arrangements. Having spent a good number of years on the fringes of Folk, Indie & Prog Rock, the band has toured circuits all over U.K, Europe & Canada, playing Mainstages (Glastonbury, Montreal Jazz, Cropredy, End of The Road, Cambridge Folk, Beautiful Days), obscure ‘Dens of Iniquity’, free parties on mystical Islands and on UK BBC Radio.

The band has been nominated for several Best of The Year lists, won Spiral Earth’s Best Band and Album categories and won Fatea Roots Music’s best band of 2012. Noted for their creativity on the UK circuit, they have shared the studio & stage with legends such as John Paul Jones, Seasick Steve, Nick Cave, Mick Jagger, Herbie Flowers (David Bowie, Lou Reed), Arthur Brown and members of Prog-Rocking Gentle Giant. They have also had contemporaries from Mumford & Sons (Ted Dwane) , Band of Skulls, Bear’s Den, The Unthanks, Sarah Blasko’s Band, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Mystery Jets, Noisettes, Liz Green, Honey Feet, Resonators and Mike Dennis join the fold at different times.

Craft Draught Showdown: Good Robot vs Tanner & Co.

Happening Wednesday, June 28th at 7 PM and we still have some tickets left! One of our signature events and for good reason!

Enjoy 5 courses prepared by Chef Mathias Probst, each one paired with two 4 oz brews selected by expert Brewmasters to complement the dish.  Chef and Brewmasters will be on hand to speak about their pairings.  You vote for the most successful pairing after each course, with the grand winner declared at the end of the evening.

Limited seating.  Individual tickets are $100 (including tip) plus HST.

ECMA at The Carleton!

We’re thrilled to showcase some of your favourite artists as part of next week’s East Coast Music Association award celebrations!

  • Friday May 5 evening: doors at 6:30 pm for dinner, 8 performances 8:00 pm – 1:10 am
  • Saturday May 6 trad matinee: doors at 12:30 pm for brunch, 4 performances 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Saturday May 6 evening: doors at 6:30 pm dinner, 8 performances 8:00 pm – 1:10 am

Festival passes and wristbands available on the ECMA website now.

Please note that advance tickets are not available for individual events, with the exception of the Thursday Award Show and SOCAN Songwriters’ Circle. Tickets for showcases (including The Carleton) and other public events may be purchased at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to capacity.

The Carleton @ Savour 2023

Enjoy the food and wine event of the year!  The Carleton is delighted to be part of the Savour Food & Wine Show 2023, Atlantic Canada’s premier food and wine event! In its 19th year, the event showcases over 70 of Nova Scotia’s finest restaurants, wines and beverages. Take in the evening and let your taste buds run wild as you explore samples of delectable foods, legendary cocktails and fine wine presented by Nova Scotia’s finest.

This event gets underway at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 6th, 2023, at The Westin, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax.  For tickets, visit: https://www.showpass.com/savour-food-wine-show-2/ **Sold Out!**

The Carleton @ Imbibe 2023

A True Cocktail Event! Head out on the town and join The Carleton for a legendary evening at Imbibe 2023. Nova Scotia’s best mixologists representing over 20 restaurants/bars and the NSLC gather for one night only to create perfectly crafted, sample size cocktails made just for you. Snacks and DJ included!

This event gets underway at 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 19th, 2022, at the Light House Arts Centre, 1800 Argyle Street (Trade Centre Office Tower in downtown Halifax).  For tickets, visit: https://www.showpass.com/imbibe-2/

Burger Bash!

Why Spam and pineapple? Because it’s a delicious combo that hits rich/fresh/sweet/salty flavors and crisp/moist textures. Take a tropical break this Burger Bash and enjoy a juicy smoky pork patty and classic seared spam slice, with sweet tangy pineapple chutney, umami sesame dressing, cabbage slaw, crispy onions, and teriyaki sauce ($14). Pair with famous Carleton frites or side salad ($6) and quench your thirst with a cold Garrison Tall Ship Ale on tap ($6.50). $1 from every burger sold, every side sold, and every brew sold goes to Feed Nova Scotia so a full meal deal means we contribute $3 to this worthy cause!

  • Thursday March 23 – take out only 4-9 pm
  • Friday March 24 – take out only 4-6 pm
  • Saturday March 25 – dine in or take out 4-11 pm
  • Sunday March 26 – dine in or take out 12-8 pm
  • Monday March 27 – closed
  • Tuesday March 28 – closed
  • Wednesday March 29 – closed
  • Thursday March 30 – dine in or take out 4-10 pm
  • Friday March 31 – dine in or take out 4-11 pm
  • Saturday April 1 – dine in or take out 12noon-11 pm