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“Excellent service and food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Church Key Bistro-Pub

The Church Key Bistro-Pub
Ranked #3 of 1,044 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Central London
Sarnia, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We are not from London and decided just to walk along Richmond St on our way to a Saturday night concert. We wanted a few apps and a couple of beers before hitting the park and happened upon the Church Key. We like and appreciate a small menu and craft beers and this is exactly what we found. The smoked mushroom dip is to die for - I would order this again in an instance. We also had the "stuff n pots" a lovely array of a pate, a chimichurri and a crawfish dip. Very cool. Not as good as the smoked mushroom dip but close. The service and patio was fabulous and I look forward to trying dinner next time we visit London. Nice work Church Key.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We went here for lunch on a Saturday. Delicious food. My mom had the lamb curry which was nicely spiced and my wife had the ploughman's plate. She absolutely loved the pâté. I had the red snapper sandwich and my 4 year old some had the grilled cheese with bacon and panko flakes. He said it was the best grilled cheese he has ever had and admittedly it was tasty. Definitely would come back here again.

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Well executed take on pub fare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Went for lunch. Great atmosphere and excellent food. English beer on tap. Some interesting takes on classic English pub food - for example, the Ploughman's lunch goes well beyond the usual chunk of cheese with some bread and pickle. Also some more interesting items like duck confit.

Visited March 2014
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Cobourg, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Friendly service from the minute I stepped in - followed by great local beer and an excellent lamb curry. Closing strawberries with Grand Marnier were the perfect close.

Visited July 2014
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London, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Pub Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Finally, a pub in London with really good food and a decent set of taps. Really enjoyed our meal - great staff - would highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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