Restaurant: The Ceili Cottage
Cuisine: Irish/Pub Food
Address: 1301 Queen St E
Price Range: $10~15
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent
* 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.
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'.
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