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James Avenue Pumphouse, Winnipeg, MB

James Avenue Pumphouse

4.6
4.6
114 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
Welcome to James Avenue Pumphouse

Awarded Best New Restaurant 2021 by Ciao! Magazine!

Come visit us and experience a diverse menu offering from our very own Executive Chef, Mark Merano.

Complimenting the historical setting and relaxed ambiance is a menu that draws both on Manitoba culinary traditions and globally inspired comfort food. Pair it with our smart cocktail list, and your night is complete!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (204) 560-5210

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Merano

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What 114 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

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  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Hot Spot

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Lunch

  • Winnipeg / Manitoba

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Winnipeg

    Best Ambience

  • Winnipeg

    Hot Spot

  • Winnipeg

    Late-Night Find

  • Winnipeg

    Lunch

  • Winnipeg

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. IK

    IrisK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall first experience good. The lighting and uniqueness of the pump house was impressive. Service very friendly and accommodating. Chicken souvlaki was over cooked, barely warm and a very tiny portion for a dish featured on their “big plates” menu. I would go back and hope to find better luck with another dish on their varied menu.
  2. BB

    BtlBaly

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    We received a gift card to eat here and if not for that we would have left when we came through the door. The noise level was ridiculous, and the place wasn't anywhere near full. We we unable to have a conversation or even understand the server. Service was very good but I feel very sorry for the staff who have to work through that racket. I did wander around the place to see if there was a quieter corner and one of the staff said there "are none". The food we had, prawn appetizer, fish and chips, and the souvlaki platter were excellent. Hot and seasoned well. Drinks were OK, wine by the glass available. If the noise level was tolerable we certainly would eat here again.
  3. s

    shirleyc

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very, very noisy. We had to shoot to be heard. Wine very expensive. Food was good as was the service.
  4. J

    Jodi

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great first visit. Super server and food was awesome. What a cool building. Only comment I’d have is the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation but the high ceilings and choice of finishings in the pump house lent itself to more of a “ bar” feel. We were celebrating a family birthday so needed a bit of both worlds. Overall pleased.
  5. I

    Ivan

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun environment with great staff, service and food. We will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Great variety which is important as our group was a mix of regular, vegetarian and vegan diets. Everyone was very friendly and service was great!
  7. RO

    ROWROW

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Overall, great ambience and blackened tacos was delish! Waited a little long for our drinks to come. A little noisy inside so you have to speak loudly during conversation. I ordered California club which is alright. I think this place is good for drinks and small plates or just hanging out with friends. Don't expect a lot of selection on main course. I recommend to try it at once and see from there!
  8. P

    Porkchop

    Manitoba

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lunch with my 82 year old mom! She really enjoyed the historic setting and reading about the history of the pump house. Food was very good, we both had the Sesame Citrus salad. With coffee and tip, 32$ a person. Found it a little pricey. Waitress and hostess were very good. Will go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portions are great. Good value for money, especially during happy hour!
  10. LM

    LoriM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The menu is not extensive, but the small plates were very good. I would suggest adding a few items to give patrons more selection for the meals. Our table was right by the bar and that was a little noisy, but more by staff, hugging and greeting each other. As the restaurant filled up, it got quite noisy but there are no soft surfaces to help absorb the noise. To see the components of the pump house was so amazing, I would recommend the restaurant, it really is so interesting to see a part of Wpg history.
  11. H

    Heatherk

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great plant-based menu. Something for everyone. Love the perogie!
  12. JM

    JacquelineM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    They just Kraft cheese slices on their chicken club and heated up the pasta in the microwave, food was not good.
  13. B

    Bkw12

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was incredible - difficult to choose what to have! The XL perogy with side house salad was a perfect lunch. The interior is like being in a museum in the very best way. Can't wait to go back.
  14. j

    jerryw

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , good food , nice decor !
  15. A

    Angel

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good; setting was incredibly interesting, but difficult for those of us who are already hearing impaired to be able to hear conversations with our dining companions.
  16. F

    Faith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the ambience. My friends and I had fun and really enjoyed the food. Would def come back!
  17. JS

    JonS

    Manitoba

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Neat restaurant but loud, hard to have a conversation. Food was good! Service was excellent.
  18. TR

    TikeRow

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for a lunch with family, my partner and I are both vegan and there were numerous choices for meals (other than just burgers). The waiter was very helpful and attentive, the food was excellent and served at a proper temperature.
  19. DR

    DeniseR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was waaaaaaaaay too loud …. The four of us couldn’t have a conversation without one of us yelling, what?
  20. a

    alittlebirdie

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around
  21. DD

    DawnD

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, fab cocktails, great service, our tacos and beet salad were awesome! Thoughtful details everywhere, even in the rest room! Lol Can’t wait to come back :)
  22. TS

    TerriS

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The server was fantastic and suggested some great beer. Looking forward to the beautiful patio being open.
  23. LI

    LoreenI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 3 of us had the Salmon bowl and loved it. The salmon was cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth And the accompanying sauce luscious. Complements to the chef. My sister appreciated the gluten-free version. The waitress was friendly and even took our picture for us. One of the best restaurant lunches I’ve ever had. Thank you.
  24. DJ

    DJO4

    Exclusive

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch!! Started with the twice fried chicken which was very tasty. The Sizzling chow mein was fantastic and the chicken schnitzel sandwich was also so delicious! Always enjoy the atmosphere and the service. Highly recommend!
  25. DD

    DylanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!super cool restaurant.great vibes. Best tacos I’ve had in a while
  26. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a fun restaurant with decent food especially the many plant based dishes
  27. F

    Foodies

    Manitoba

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  28. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Fish & Chips was all batter. Maybe 2oz of fish. Pork sandwich was full of gristle. $28 for a dble Glenfiddich. Payment machine does not allow for less than 18% tip Service was good. Interior is really neat It was busy, so some people must really enjoy it. I don't think I would go back, which is too bad as we are in the area quite often.
  29. J

    Jilly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Went during lunch and ordered the souvlaki platter was delicious...definitely enough to share or save for 2 meals. Overall great experience and would go again!
  30. SM

    SarahM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A little loud for conversations, but great atmosphere. Been twice and both times the pasta has been a little uncooked. (less than al dente) but overall, great food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time there, was very impressed with everything! Tip: you need to reserve a table in advance.
  32. KN

    KelseyN

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great vibe and service! Kitchen was out of quite a few dishes but overall 10/10 experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff
  34. P

    Porkchop

    Manitoba

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great historic building, parking can be difficult. Food was good, the waitress was excellent. Would go back.
  35. L

    kaitlinL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service! A bit pricey though!
  36. VL

    VisuLvibe

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Loved the food, decor, we came for the view of the mechanical room and the pub food and to talk. The acoustics were very loud we couldn’t have easy conversation
  37. JN

    JohnN

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Great vibrant ambiance, service was a little slow as I feel they might have been under staffed-which can happen. Food was ok-but could be better for sure. If the food gets better over time I will continue to go there-its a fun place. Going to give it another try soon-hopefully better second time around because it is an excellent atmosphere.
  38. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Pumphouse. I have tried many items on the menu, and all have been great. The staff and atmosphere are fantastic!
  39. ET

    EllieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the mussels! Beautiful Thai flavour ..will be back for this again. Also had the beet salad which was very nice. Love the historical setting.
  40. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool look into the past of the pump house, so happy someone had the on-site to save that space.. Good food, veggie options available just have to ask. Patio wasn’t open yet as it was kinda chilli but it looks nice as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

James Avenue Pumphouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 560-5210.

James Avenue Pumphouse is rated 4.6 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for James Avenue Pumphouse

Unit 2-109 James Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N6

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Winnipeg

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free Street Parking after 5pm

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Merano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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