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The Rich Uncle Tavern

4.4
53 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Gastro Pub
With a unique, inventive menu, The Rich Uncle Tavern is built on hearty live-fire fare and shareable snacks that pay homage to the brasseries and taverns of yesteryear. Defined by our humble and wholesome approach to food and beverage, The Rich Uncle Tavern features a charming and homely ambience for patrons to gather with old friends and find some new ones.

Whether you’re partaking in a crafted cocktail during live music or a late-night bite in one of our booths, you’ll be able to experience a sociable atmosphere, curated beverages and delicious fare that will leave you sated.

Support The Rich Uncle Tavern during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2022

Since Valentine's is on a Monday this year, we've decided to make it Valentine's Weekend! Join us Friday or Saturday night for a specialty menu for two with hand crafted cocktails or wine pairings as well as live music performances!

What 53 People Are Saying
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Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ElizabethW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service given COVID. Such a pleasure to be there.

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JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Authentic British fair. Good eats! Local to anything downtown Kitchener.

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StephenV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very warm ambience. Nice staff with friendly service. Creative cocktails were delicious! We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really wonderful place - great spot with awesome food and drinks!

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JennieC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

It was disappointing. After looking at the menu for 20-30 mins and ordering 2 cocktails, the waiter asked to take our food order but informed us that they “don’t have the grill tonight” (what?). So burgers or anything like that was out of the question. We almost left then since one of us was dead set on having a burger and in hindsight we should have. Instead we had a disappointing chicken club on plain white sandwich bread (that was a feature menu item too!) and a steak and mushroom pie which was ok. The duck wing appetizer was excellent and is the only reason we didn’t give the food one star. The fries were soggy and I think had a truffle oil on them that I could smell before our plates hit the table and was just odd tasting. The cocktails were ok and are standard price ($13-$15) for a good handmade cocktail but too expensive for a just ok one. And to top it all off there’s the token guy on a guitar. The music was good but just turn it down a bit so people don’t have to shout across the table to have a conversation.

The Rich Uncle Tavern
Responded on December 11, 2021

Hi Jennie, I am terribly sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with us last night. If you're open to it, would you mind emailing me at julia@richuncletavern.ca and hopefully there is an opportunity to hear a bit more about your evening and how we can make it up to you and ensure this isn't your last visit to the tavern. We always aim to provide a positive experience and appreciate feedback of any kind so we can continue to improve the guest experience. Hope to hear from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We attended the Burlesque show lat night and everything was incredible. Food was fresh and delicious. The drinks were so tasty and the server was very attentive to our needs throughout the evening.

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JNala
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Their menu with interesting options was appreciated. The food was delicious, even the fries where done in a unique way. Topped off with great service. Enjoyed our visit. Found it a little noisy, but overall very good

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jokp
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Decent food. Okay price. Good service. Nice setting. Love that they really make an effort to support local. Great drinks menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservations were easy get and the food was delicious.

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Shumshimma
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, and they have live bands during weekends!

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LillyD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience2

Our server was lovely.
The environment was crazy loud as there was a band. Asked to move as far away as possible but still could not have a coharent conversation.
Also saw someone just walk in and sit at the bar to have a drink but wasn't asked to show proof of vaccination. Not ok with that.

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Smassca
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Food and drinks were great. Live entertainment was terrific. Staff were extremely attentive and friendly.

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Deee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Only one server?!! Poor waitress was overworked and our food took a long time to arrive. She couldn't possibly be as attentive as I'm sure she would have liked.

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Kaylh
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, electric eatery with an upscale pubby menu and live music on Saturday night! We sat at the bar and loved the ambiance!!

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Laura
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, wine was great and the singer was awesome. Really enjoyed our server too!

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Jher
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Felt rushed out but great food and the servers were also great.

JD
JanineD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet another enjoyable time at The Rich Uncle. Quickly becoming one of my favourite locations to go for drinks and a meal with friends. Stellar service, great cocktail menu and exceptional food! Doesn’t get much better in the KW area!

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clovergarden
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

While we’d heard great things about Rich Uncle, we still expected pub fare. We were pleasantly surprised. Supporting local through the pandemic, it was our regular Friday night date night out and our first time here.

The bar menu was surprisingly limited but we found some items that fit the bill. We settled on Caesar salad and duck wings for apps. The Caesar dressing was house made and delicious but a little light. We always prefer a light hand with dressing but a little bit more would have been nice. The homemade sourdough croutons, porcetta chunks and shaved Parmesan were delightful. The star of the night was the duck wings. Omg, these were so delicious and beautifully flavoured. Nine generous wings were very meaty and the additional sauce smears around the inside of the bowl added another flavour layer on these already deliciously mild heat wings. Can’t wait to have these again! Dinner was braised lamb shank with a mashed potato cabbage mixture that, despite what you may think, was delicious. We also had truffle mushroom pasta that had a wonderful crunchy topping, a little salty but not overly empowering. The pasta may have been house made and Emma’s perfectly cooked. Tons of garlic and cheese rounded out a beautiful and very filling pasta. It was the only thing we didn’t finish. Had there been enough left, we definitely would have taken it home. The waiter was fabulous and it was busy so there was some wait time getting drinks and the bill. There was no rush to open the table for next guests, which was nice to see. We had expected to have only an hour 45 for our meal but we were there longer and not being rushed out. The live music was a little loud and the window seat was cold. Otherwise the grades would have been higher. This restaurant recently had a fire that closed them for an additional two months, so times have been exceptionally difficult for them. The decor gives no air of having recently been through such a disaster. We can’t wait to go back!

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CHARLENEJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Our meals were VERY SALTY. Salty like table salt not kosher salt. So salty that our tongues were brunt. With the band playing and the server in a mask, it was next to impossible to hear her. Her service was great though and that was really awesome! The drinks were tasty! We will come back again and hope that our meals aren’t so salty.

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Melissa
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time, awesome service, good food and cocktails.

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Ioan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good live music, great atmosphere! Place was packed and life felt normal again!

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WandaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience4

We came for the burgers and Very disappointed that we were not informed before we arrived that you were not offering any of the hand held part of the menu.

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JanineD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great foodie experience at The Rich Uncle. They never disappoint!

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Erin
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great time, great food. Will come again. First time.

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vipPCQC
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening as always. They took good care of us. They accommodated us by letting us sit out on the patio even though it was cold. The drinks were fantastic and staff were amazing. I am glad the rich uncle is open again

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Matt
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Food and service were great. There was a live performer the night we went who was so loud, he drowned out our conversation. We ate and left, not the atmosphere we were expecting.

Sat, Oct 16

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MichaelM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Excellent food. However we were advised that we could only stay for 90 minutes. Even when we asked for a bar spot after dinner so we could have drinks, we were not accommodated. The Manager did not seem to have any alternative to keep us on property as per our request.
Very disappointed. Especially given a first Anniversary night out.

JD
JanineD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy this amazing restaurant is back open! The Chef has created a delicious variety of dishes for every person’s taste. Bar choice of specialty drinks is vast and A1. The servers are very attentive and make you feel almost at home! Our party tried a variety of apps, duck wings, dip as elk as the donuts. Incredible! Out entrees varied from fish amd chips, mushroom pasta, confit duck as well as the salad with the addition of fresh perch. Not that we had room, but could not leave before trying the creme brûlée! You will not be disappointed!

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vipCatherineG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Burgers are so delicious!

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michellec
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended during the Blues Festival and really enjoyed the 7 pm Saturday show. All 3 of us were very happy with our meals and cocktails, ordering duck wings, a burger and fish and chips. Great looking space and ambience.

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KevinD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t believe how many people I told about the Brussels spouts. I mean c’mon brusselsprouts , they were amazing as was the rest of our meal. I requested the table for patio but wanted to hear the music so asked if possible where the music was, and WOW, did they ever. We were right in front of the band and we LOVED it. Highly recommended. Great staff excellent food incredible service, amazing music wonderful memories .

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Reserved to see a fave local musician. In the course of events, discovered The Rich Uncle is a nice choice for an evening out. I like a small menu that does a good job with quality ingredients and eat out rarely because usually the food is disappointing. Not disappointed here! We were treated excellently by all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

The server was excellent! Our food was great!

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Jade
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time here! The food was great, the service was great and the singer was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered their special menu for the food made with local ingredients, oh my, that was incredible. We ordered the pork belly appetizer which was so yummy, and the trout also delightful! The live music made the whole experience complete, first time after covid. I’ll definitely go back!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very impressed with the Rich Uncle. The food was awesome. The service was fantastic and we really enjoyed the live music. Would definitely eat here again!

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Curly
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very tasty, could have been hotter. The service was awesome! Great atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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CoreyM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very personable-even though it was very busy.

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TheresaA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were lucky enough to get a reservation for inside dining the first night of Stage 3 and we are so glad we did. We have missed the Rich Uncle since it closed and are so pleased to see everyone back at it. The food was amazing and the service great. Everything was fantastic and we are looking forward to many more nights at our favorite Tavern.

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vipSheilaM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love the Rich Uncle Tavern!
One suggestion is patio heaters.
Very cold when we’re eating, but does not reflect on the restaurant.
So happy you are open again!!!

FAQs

The Rich Uncle Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 208-8555.

The Rich Uncle Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

The Rich Uncle Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.richuncletavern.ca/s/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.