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Trader's Grill

An Introduction

Gregor Zundel, Executive Chef, The Explorer Hotel

The Executive Chef at Trader's Grill is Mr. Gregor Zundel.  Gregor was appointed as Executive Chef of The Explorer Hotel in July 2016 and was trained by the famous Gerhard Schneider, Member of the Swiss Culinary National Team.  Gregor is originally from Dottingen, Switzerland and graduated from culinary school in Baden, Switzerland.  He worked around the world before coming to Canada; Zermatt CH, St.Brelade UK, Port Douglas, Australia, Cayman Islands and the Royal Viking Cruise Lines.

Gregor worked as the Executive Chef at The Panorama Resorts in Invermere, BC, and competed at various culinary competitons in the UK and Australia. With his expertise, he has assisted and developed the consistent quality of food guests expect from The Explorer Hotel culinary team.

The Trader's Grill restaurant at The Explorer Hotel is the hub for business and entertainment in Yellowknife. Our loyal guests appreciate the many conveniences that only The Explorer Hotel provides.

If it is -40C and you don't want to go out, there's no reason to sit alone in your room for the evening. Superb steaks, a warm and relaxed atmosphere, friendly people and great service are all available at the Trader’s Grill.  

Avoid the predictable; join us for a truly satisfying experience in a comfortable, casual and contemporary setting. Let us create a fun and memorable evening for you, your friends or your business associates.

Click here for Chef Gregor's Barista Trio Creme Brule recipe.  Enjoy!

The Trader's Grill hotel restaurant regular hours are:


Breakfast Menu

Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Sunday 8:00 am to 10:00 am


Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm



Dessert Menu Dinner Menu APPETIZER MENU

Monday to Sunday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sunday Brunch



Join us for the best Sunday Brunch in the North running every Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Seating times are as follows: 9:30 am to 11:00 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 to 2:00 pm - Reservations are highly recommended, please call 867-873-3531 to book your reservation.

In-Room Dining

If you prefer dining in the privacy or your own room, don't forget about our room service options.

Private Dining Room

Trader's Grill also offers two private dining rooms for a special celebratory dinner or private business meeting. Please contact Trader's Grill for reservations at 867-873-3531.





Trader's Grill is please to offer a la carte group dining menu for parties of eight or more. Groups may be seated in the dining room or in a private dining room if available. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. 

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