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US$6 - US$21
CUISINES
Canadian, Seafood, Greek, Healthy, Soups
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 19 September 2019

There are, for me, two components to a meal: the yumminess of the food and its presentation. This restaurant fulfills both conditions with flying colours. Everybody knows we eat with our eyes as well as our mouth. Plus its interior décor is beautiful if not...a bit zenny. You can eat on the patio or inside which can get very crowded quickly as it is not very big. The menu is varied and can accommodate vegetarians. The only problem we had is how slow the service was. I checked the recent reviews and this problem did not come up. I guess the restaurant may have been short-staffed on the day we went. Long wait (1hour+) but the food was very good. I'd go back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2019

Thank you for the great review and you are correct about the staffing issue as we end our summer season, most of our staff are students and return to school. That being said, (we only cut the tomato when you order the salad) and prepare...More

Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

After an appointment in Shediac, we found ourselves hungry and looking for a place to eat. We stumbled upon Ancient Roots and decided to give it a try. Turned out to be a fantastic decision! The space is cozy and inviting. In addition to a...bistro, the business is a shop which sells tapestries, teas, essential oils, etc. We grabbed a seat at a table and were quickly taken care of by the lovely owner. I ordered up a crunchy chicken sandwich which was served on naan bread with pesto and veggies. I decided to make it a combo which included an amazing chicken fricot. It also gave me a small chocolate lava cake that was a perfect sweet finish! My wife had a smoked meat sandwich and the lobster chowder. Sandwich was great but she LOVED the chowder. She says it was the best she’s ever had, and it’s something that she orders often. We had an amazing meal served up by a wonderful hostess/chef/owner. We had a great chat with her and she clearly takes pride in her food, and rightfully so! Although it’s not our thing, she offers lots of vegan/vegetarian options as well. I would highly recommend a visit. You won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Thank you so much for your visit and this great review. The biggest reason I love doing this is seeing the reaction people get from eating the food that I so enjoyed preparing for them. All the mmmm, mmmm sounds is music to my ears,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

Very friendly little restaurant and store. Very kind hosts gave u good diverse food and a good sense of NewBrunswick welcome. Thanks.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Travel45915623191, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Thank you! It was our pleasure to serve you - enjoy your summer vacation! Come again :)

Reviewed 10 August 2019

The butter chicken, absolutely delicious and fruit smoothy, very refreshing. This fine meal was showcased in a beautiful heritage house converted cafe / bistro with a wonderfully eclectic decor all to make for a great energy dining experience... :-)

Date of visit: August 2019
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Travel45915623191, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of serving you. I enjoy making delicious food and meeting such nice people like yourselves. Enjoy your summer vacation! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 31 July 2019

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of sitting down and eating at..and im not just saying that. From the food, to the service to the welcoming environment everything was all that and then some. My family and i...were vacationing in Shediac and came across this restaurant during our trip. It had everything from Greek to Mexican flavors (a wide variety for all taste buds) ... I ate the Turkey Quesadilla, the soup of the day which I can still taste and want to know how to make...my food also came with a mini chocolate volcano dessert which was delicious. We all left there with the same "that was f-ing amazing" feeling and we couldn't stop talking about that restaurant for the rest of the vacation. Kudos to you Ancient Roots!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Janice B, Manager at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Thank you for such a great review - As a "foodie", I love creating and making all kinds of delicious food. Seeing all the smiling faces and hearing all the "mmmm, mmm" sounds as they eat is music to my ears - Food has a...More

Reviewed 30 July 2019

This is a gem! Ancient Roots Bistro remains our favourite place, after a 2-week trip through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in July 2019. The ambiance is unique, charming, uplifting, and the food delicious. If you have an interest in wellness, if you like eclectic...spaces with odd collections of interesting and beautiful things, if you like unpretentious, fresh, wholesome food - don't miss Ancient Roots Bistro when in Shediac!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Janice B, Manager at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

Thank you Adriana - It was our pleasure serving you. Enjoy your summer vacation - hope to see you again in the future :)

Reviewed 24 July 2019

We stumbled upon Ancient Roots while walking along main street for supper, turned out to be a worthwhile stumble. Fantastic atmosphere, food, service and shopping! Thank you for your hospitality. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

We are so happy you found us and we look forward to serving you again soon. Enjoy your summer vacation!

Reviewed 13 July 2019

Best food in shediac! Will definately go back! I had the turkey quesadillas best choice on the menu !?

Date of visit: July 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

Hi Danielle - Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your meal! :) Happy Summer Holiday!

Reviewed 11 July 2019

We went in looking for healthier food and to try something new. I found the prices on the menu to be a bit high, but we ordered anyway, thinking it would be worth it. The food ended up being okay, but nothing remarkable and we...way overpaid for it.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Hello Chris - I'm sorry to learn that your experience at our Bistro was not what you expected. I am uncertain of what you ordered and what you found was over priced as you do not mention the item. We value everyone's opinion and appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 July 2019

I have been craving fresh foods and stumbled upon this restaurant in a sea of battered food alternatives. We had a bevy waiting for my dragon bowl (so many fresh fruits, veg and some grains) and my husband’s fiesta fun bowl as we talked with...other dinners. It was a truly wonderful experience start to finish. Replenish. Eat here.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Thank you! I am happy you enjoyed your meals. They are fun creating, but even more fun seeing people's expression when we deliver the plates. Hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your summer.

Reviewed 15 May 2019

Looking for healthy and delicious spot to grab a bite. Ancient roots delivered a mouth watering soup that totally satisfied our need. Fresh food, healthy and so yummy, could’ve eaten the pot! The staff were friendly and knew exactly what went in to each dish....Janice is so welcoming. This will definitely be a regular place to come eat.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

Happy to hear you enjoyed my soup creation! I look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 3 February 2019

Visited this quaint ltitle place and the food was amazing, It was recommended to me and I will definitely recommend it as well,. It takes into account different options for different dietary requirements, bravo,.. .we tried 4 different things and all 4 were worth having...again. You have to try it...More

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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Hi Mona Glad you enjoyed your meal and looking forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 20 October 2018

We happened on Ancient Roots by accident and what a pleasant surprise. The chef is a master and her soup is the best I have ever tasted. She told us that she cooks using her imagination, experience and intuition. The results (vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore)...are amazing.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for making my day by enjoying what I love making. Hope to be able to serve you again when you return to the Maritime :)

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Found this great spot by chance, had a great lunch and returned the next night for dinner. Food quality is excellent, very healthy and excellent taste, reasonable prices. Nice little bistro style with some outdoor seating also. The owners are hands on, and are very...customer focused, offering great service. Everything is made fresh to order.More

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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you - We really enjoyed your visit to our "quaint bistro". We have the best customers! Hope to see you guys again next year (or sooner)!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

A welcome addition to Shediac's restaurant fare which trends to fried and fast food. Good vegan choices, excellent lobster roll, and tasty smoked meat sandwich. A bonus is that it will be open year round.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Janice B, Owner at Ancient Roots Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed your meals and choices! It will be our pleasure to serve you again - soon! Cheers :)

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Ancient Roots Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5