The British Hotel
With 18 beer on tap and 60 varieties of whisky on the shelf, the Pub is a grown-up retreat from the modern world. Offering a menu of classic pub food alongside an extensive drink menu, it’s the perfect place for an after-work pint or an evening catching up with old friends.
Maybe but not for the burger. The meat was overcooked and very dry. So we were a little disapointed because its a expensive for a overcooked burger.
Otherwise, the place was very good and beautiful!
We always enjoy our events at the British! We have had numerous Birthday and other personal celebrations there and will continue to go back.
We really enjoyed the band that was playing that night, the ambiance and the little Main Street it’s situated on, but found the food to be overpriced for what it was (nothing special) and the service to be quite slow and disorganized.
The food was good, the ambience is great, however the service is not the greatest. They have alot of staff, however it seems like only a few are actually doing work. Our server was clearly annoyed with her night and she just didnt give us that personal touch. No conversation, just get the job done. I dont blame her, it seemed like she was the only one working and everyone else was just there... Normally your server will have a small conversation with you, this was not the case at The British, it was wam bam thank you mam.
First of all, upon arrival, we were impressed by the tables ,each having a rose and a candle. We were served promptly and a warm smile. We ordered some wine and an order of the calamari...they were awesome!! My wife ordered a steak, rare...but wouldn't you know it, it was well done. I went ahead and began my fish and chips. It wasn't too long a wait before the rare steak appeared. We shared a slice of key lime pie, very tarty but yummy. We will go back.
I love the ambiance at The British ... the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. There was only one drawback to our family Christmas outing and that was the band sound check. We wish that had happened earlier in the afternoon and prior to our dinner. Next time, I will make sure to check whether our reservation time conflicts with the band sound check. Besides that, I was very satisfied with my choice to take my entire family out for dinner at The British to celebrate the holiday season :-)
We brought some friends who we knew are interested in the history of the Ottawa area. 'They were most impressed in not just the history of this hotel but in the quality of the restoration. Well done and we will return.
I had the veggie burger which is made in the kitchen with quinoa and black beans. There were absolutely no spices used in the burger - not even salt. I make a variety of veggie burgers at home using recipes from the internet. There’s no excuse for flavourless food. More people are interested in meatless options these days.
My first experience at The British! I was totally impressed with the whole evening, great ambiance, great food, and the service was amazing! Probably one of the best servers I have ever had!
the fish and chips is very good. However, I will prefer it comes with coleslaw or messed green bean.
The food was very good, we had The Turkey Club and Beet salad! Drinks were quickly served as was the main meal but then it was,unfortunetly, slow. We did not mind being close to the kitchen ,but many of the servers were right behind us talking and laughing very loudly, it was diffcult to have a conversation. We will be going back because we did enjoy the food and location.
Excellent and friendly service. We ordered calamari to start but I found them very rubbery, the waiter took them back and we ordered something else. The rest was good. The band was great. Very pleasant evening. Staff seem to go out of their way to please their clients. Keep up the good work
Good food! Service was a little slow but it was busy! Overall very good and will be going again! Cheers
Belle endroit , bonne ambiance . Beaucoup de bruit , difficile à communiquer . Je trouve que le côté bar est mieux que le côté resto !
J’ai pris la brochette de poulet , c’était bon mais pour 18$ j’aurais du facilement avoir le double dans mon assiette !! J’avais encore faim , là portion était mini.
Les autres ont pris les burgers et pizza. Ils ont adorer et les portions étaient bonne!
La terrasse est super aussi.
Really nice place, brings back lots of old memories from years back, great food
Great place to have a bite to eat and a few cold drinks. Patio was very busy on Saturday so getting drinks refilled was sometimes a bit long. All in all the food is a lot better then when it first opened. Good job to all staff and keep it up !!!
Upstairs ambiance, service and food were great, however there were missing a few Beverages that are on the menu and the women's washroom freaked from out of order toilets.
Great food and service. Love the renovations. .......
Great service and delicious food. I'll definitely come back.
Frankly very disappointing
They tease you with pictures about tables around the bar (that is nice) but there is no reservation for the most beautiful and enjoyable part of that place. So, despite my reservation, we ended up being parked in the larger overcrowd room behind main building that is obviously for mega parties. No comment about the noise: Impossible to speak without screaming.
Worst, about food: it was very, really bad, very limited choices, no more pizza ...
They served us a very questionable burger and dry fish...
I was planning for a nice sweet evening with my spouse...A total disaster for both of us
Certainly an address and experience to forgot for ever
I would recommend the British to a friend for the ambience and service but not for the food. We were a group of eight and not one of was impressed with our choice. The chicken wings were very fatty and too greasy. The pizza crust was burnt. The fish & chips were fair. The caesar salad tasted like it had been sitting and getting soggy while the cook finished making the rest of the food.
Out of 8 of us, 6 of us received our meals and the other two had to sit and wait for their food. This took approximately 5mins. I worked in the hotel restaurant industry for many years and we only took the food out to the table guests if all of the food was ready to go out. People shouldn't sit there and wait for their food to come while the rest of the party already has their food. This makes everyone feel uncomfortable. People who have food feel bad eating while others haven't received their food.
The waitress was great and tried to apologize for the hiccup.
Un des seuls plats santé chaud au menu (brochette de poulet) n’était pas disponible. Je souhaitais accompagner mon repas d’un café décaféiné...il n’y en avait plus...
As usual we enjoyed ourselves but the noise was way too much. Next time we will ask for the bar up front.
L'ambiance était agréable et pas trop bruyante. Le service était très bon ainsi que la nourriture. La facture raisonnable.
Il n'y avait personne dans le restaurant quand nous sommes arrivés, à 11 h 30. Ambiance zéro. Service trop attentif. Trop de verres d'eau. Cuisine : friture, panure, pizzas et hamburgers. Portion trop grosses et trop grasses. Édifice centenaire très beau et très bien restauré. Quartier superbe. Donc, menu et cuisine vraiment pas à la hauteur.
I have written on Sunday due to a bad experience. Was told by the Chief of Operations that my email would be forwarded to the hotel et restaurant management. I have yet to hear from them. I was offered a complimentary meal for myself and a guest, but obvisously having had no come back from the rest of the management concerned, chances of me coming back are quite slim.
The food was good and the service was awesome. The beers were reasonable priced too.
Pleasant evening, good food, very good service. Pleasant ambiance. Glad they had chicken to offer instead of fish, which we dont eat. The appetizers and drink tester where very good.
we had a good time for my daughter birthday the open table facing the band ....outstanding we will keep going like we have since the reopening ...one thing missing are those little fresh made chips in that small bucket those were great when you stop in for a quick beer.......cheers
Not impress by service, waiter did not come and check on us, We had to go looking for salt and pepper for our fries. Not planning to return.
Great place to dance to a live band. The Latin bands are our favorites.
We regularly go here. This place rocks, and having brought friends, they seem to agree.
Overall was happy with my evening and meal. My concern is with the staff. Our server was very good but at times he was very overwhelmed. There didn't seem to have sufficient staff on and at times the service was downright slow or forgetful. There didn't seem to be any supervisors around to help out. Also even though the restaurant is pub style, Staff should have a more appropriate dress code. I don't believe that jeans are an appropriate item to wear as a server. Also your hostess spent her time playing on the computer accompanied by a non staff member the whole time we were there.
I've been here a couple of times now, I enjoy the location and the friendliness of the staff, and the food is reasonably priced and very good. I believe a more professional appearance of the serving staff would definitely add a more professional appearance for all.
Food was not that great! I find this place is hit and miss with their food.
Very disappointed we used to love this restaurant! Also bad advertising we were told free for kids on Sunday and at time of pay they told us only until 4
Bon repas, service rapide et bons conseils
we were disappointed....its our first time since the old days of the British We waited until your calendar had a live band that we would enjoy....we found Jean Arcand and we decided we would eat supper at the time....but at the last minute we were told that he was sick and no replacement....it ended up a fast night where we thought we would be enjoying a supper followed by a band...suggestion: when someone books on line, you should let them know if there is a change of venue before we get there...thank you....we will perhaps try it once more to give it a chance
Beautiful renovated space. Beer, wine and spirits and good food. Highly recommended.
Although it is a pub, it has been renovated into a upscale pub. That being said I felt the main meal menu choices we lacking. The choices that were available were good and no complaints from our group of eight. Just the lack of choices. ( The fries could have been cooked a bit longer)