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Apr262012

[Pub] The Ceili Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant: The Ceili Cottage
Cuisine: Irish/Pub Food
Location: Leslieville
Address: 1301 Queen St E
Price Range: $10~15

 

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent

Food: 4
Service: 4
Ambiance: 5
Overall: 4.5

Extra information:

* Live music
* Specials change throughout the day
* Patio in summer time

 

I love places where they stick to what they know best. I also love places that have character. That might explain why I don't usually like fusion food because they mix up everything and you don't know where it originated from. The Ceili Cottage is nothing but original with character serving food they know best.

 

 

Feeling bored one night, I messaged a friend and he took me to The Ceili Cottage. I've never really been to the Leslieville so it was interesting to see what they offered.

 

 

 

Even before walking in, my eyes brightened up seeing the actual little cottage! It's a drive out from downtown, but I def did not expect to see a little cottage sitting between buildings. It was just too adorable.

 

 

Bar area with TV

 

 Live music (LOVE)


Once I walked in, I already felt so comfortable and fell in love with the atmosphere. It was small but spacious with laid back feel to it and it was screaming 'little cottage'. The Ceili Cottage is separated into 2 sections, one as a dining area and another with a bar. There was live music on the side of the bar which I could hear through this 'window'.

 

 

 

 Menu

 

Also check out special of the day on the blackboard. I love the wooden chairs and table as well as the wall...gives the place so much character without trying too hard.

 

 

Ordered: Kettle chips with Sea salt 5/5

 

* I wanted something light to go with my beer and this was perfect
* They were fresh and crispy with just the right amount of salt

 


Ordered: Kilkenny Cream Ale

 

* Pint for $6.86

 

Ordered: Paddy's choice of Maritime Oysters (Canada) 5/5

 

* Dozen oysters for $28

 

 * Served with lemon, horseradish and 3 sauce on the side
* Cocktail sauce, hot sauce and Vinegrette with shallots

 

 

* Oysters were fresh and creamy
* I liked mine with cocktail sauce or the vinegrette + horseradish

 

 

Mmmmmmm fresh oysters
Ordered: Hashed on Tuesday 4/5
* Double smoked bacon hash with peppers, onions and a fried egg for $10
* It was my first time trying this and it was delicious!
* Very much a comfort food, bacon and onions added much flavor to potatoes
* Kind of reminded me of breakfast but this could be a hearty dinner as well
* Fried egg was just cooked right with runny yolk (beautiful)
Ordered: House Terrine 3/5
* Kagaroo Terrine with Maple Bacon, Sundried cherries served with Crostini and Pickles for $10
* I've never tried kangaroo before in my life!!
* It was a little dry, but the bacon that wrapped the terrine added a bit of fat to it
* It came with some sea salt and grainy mustard on the side which went well with the terrine
* Kagaroo tasted like dry pork
* Served with beets and pickles, both which complimented the dish
* For $10, it was very much worth it
* Personally, I don't know if I would get it again
Summary: Overall, I really enjoyed my dining experience at The Ceili Cottage. It was relaxing and the service was excellent. Food is solid and I loved the live music. We need more places like this in the city where people can sit down and enjoy their time without having to worry about what they are wearing or what they are eating. Must go back to this place!


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Reader Comments (1)

wow finnaly read your post on this place lol.
July 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSome dude

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