Now open for Lunch
Monday to friday 11:30-2:00
425 Bank Street Ottawa
Ontario, Canada, K2P 1Y7
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fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space. Our menu is seasonally driven and we support local farmers and producers wherever possible. We love the neighborhood and the space and are so happy to be open in Centretown.
We like to have fun in the kitchen. We serve small plates so you can try more than one dish. We use local ingredients wherever possible. We’re inspired by where we live, places we’ve been and things we’d like to do.
We enjoy drinking while we eat and will offer a wine and cocktail menu with local drafts. We'll stay open later in the evening Thursday-Saturday for drinks and late night bites...
A lot of love went into designing the space. We spent 2 years designing, sourcing products, and renovating 425 Bank Street. We wanted to take the concept of using sustainable and local products into the design as well. We have worked with some amazing professionals, vendors, and producers including Linebox Studios who designed the space, Inter_ex our General Contractor, Interversion in Montreal who made all of the tables and banquette(in Drummondville, Quebec), the Modern Shop on Sussex who helped us with our lights and downstairs tables, a Modern Space on Wellington helped us with our amazingly comfortable chairs and bar stools, Gusto Metalworks, who built our beautiful Zinc bar and Le Collectif Design who did an amazing job with our icons and branding. There are a ton of talented people around us and we have loved working with them to make fauna what it is. We also have a private room that is available and can seat 20 people (if you’re interested, give us a shout at 613.563.2862 or email@example.com)
Chef and Owner
Jon has spent the last 10 years working in kitchens all over Ottawa including Taylor’s Genuine Food and Wine, Domus Cafe, Farbs, Vittoria Trattoria and the Arc Hotel. Jon is happiest in the kitchen and hanging out with his family. He has spent the last two years on the insane process of opening the restaurant and is happy to be open and cooking for you.
Chef de Cuisine and OwnerFauna
Billy was born in Malaysia and raised in Ottawa. He started his culinary career very young from helping out in the kitchen of his parents restaurant. At a local hotel, he worked his way up from dishwashing to sous chef. He then went on to pursue his passion of fresh and local produce at Taylor's Genuine food and wine bar where he met Jon Svazas and Doug Parsonage. Billy utilizes culinary techniques from his asian background as well as from french training from the hotel. In his few hours off, Billy enjoys film and wine with friends.
General Manager and OwnerFauna
Doug is the General Manager and a owner at Fauna. Doug has honed his love of food and hospitality since he began washing dishes in a local restaurant in Ottawa as a teenager. He then went on to serve in many restaurants throughout the city, and eventually studied with Algonquin College's Culinary Program, where he graduated in 2007. From there, Doug worked under the guidance of Michael Guy, former chef/owner of Ambiente in New Edinburgh, and later at Araxi in Whistler, BC. Drawing on his experience in both back and front of house, Doug moved on to management roles in restaurants, most recently at gezellig in Westboro and Taylor's Genuine in Old Ottawa South. Doug's motto is "treat the staff well and the customers will reap the benefits”.