kitchen + bar


About Us


VERA is a seasonal restaurant located on the waterfront boardwalk of Ritchie Wharf Park and features small plates using fresh & locally sourced ingredients.




Ritchie Wharf Park is known to be a local and tourist waterfront destination among the downtown area of Newcastle, Miramichi. VERA is located on the boardwalk of this park, along with other local shops, and has a patio that overlooks the Miramichi river which allows you to dine with a spectacular view. At VERA, we have created a menu featuring 'small plates' and we encourage you to share multiple menu items amongst your friends and family (while enjoying a glass of wine or two of course)! 





about the chef.

Hi, my name is Samantha MacDonald and I am the chef + owner of VERA. I am 26 years old and I was born and raised here in Miramichi. I have worked in food and beverage establishments for the last 7 years and after completing my university degree, I realized that the restaurant industry was what I was most passionate about and it is the field I wanted to pursue a career in. In January 2017, I attended culinary school in Ottawa at Le Cordon Bleu and when I moved back home, I was granted the opportunity to open up this restaurant - VERA. The window of opportunity to open VERA was very short, so this was something that I had to pull together very quickly with a lot of risk, but I am proud to say that VERA had a successful first season in business. I want to thank all you you who came out to support VERA during our opening season and I can't wait to see you all again this summer, cheers!