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Highlander Pub

#125 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
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115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
+1 613-562-5678
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Smithville, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good pub where the staff are friendly and efficient. The food seemed to be good but I had the misfortune of ordering the fish stew. The taste of fish was overwhelmed by the taste of onions. There was too many onions and potatoes and not enough fish. There was a few pieces of salmon, a few (small) bay scallops... More 

Thank tombaillie
Ottawa, Canada
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250 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drop in here periodically and while the service and atmosphere is terrific, the food experiences is a bit hit and miss. Sometimes it is fine, other times kind of sad - especially the plating which sometimes is dreadful. I find that I go far less often than I used to, since a nice lunch or dinner, even at a... More 

Thank ottawatraveler_11
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended this pub for a family dinner on a Saturday night. The location was fairly busy including a large group celebrating a birthday party at the rear of the pub. Staff were attentive and actually went above the call by going out to get lime cordial at the store as they had run out. They wanted to ensure our guests... More 

Thank Mac M
Fredericton, Canada
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

E stopped in for a night cap and ended up having three. The barkeeper was very knowledgeable and took his time to make sure you were getting what you would like. I highly recommend this place for information and some nice scotch.

Thank dan3048
Penrith, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Staying in Ottawa for one night only and found this great pub. Great atmosphere Food and drink good value for money. Staff friendly and efficient. All the staff looked good in their kilts!!

Thank Len P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just stopped in for lunch and a beverage. Offered a taster of the beer we were pondering having. Good choice as one I was going to order was not a great choice for my palate. Lunch was awesome. I had the Shepard pie my husband had the club sandwich both very good. Service was fast and great. 👍🏻

1 Thank Shelly G
Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was attracted by the variety of Scotches available. Sampled a few that I have not tried before. They have great tasting tips and history of Scotland. The meal was great. Had the lamb shepherds pie and it was excellent. A must stop to eat and taste Scotch.

Thank Phil C
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Was out with a group of friends. The pub has a nice Scottish atmosphere and fairly good, friendly service. Amazing selection of Scotch, but the food leaves much to be desired - even for pub food. Would not likely eat there again, but might drop in for drinks.

Thank Isabel C
Ontario, Canada
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

we were in our nations capitol this thanksgiving weekend. we had to come up with a decent dinner option on sunday that was walking distance to the hotel. we came across this charming little irish pub. the wife had the burger and i had bangers and mash. we both were quite happy. food was good and the service was friendly.... More 

Thank rick00001967
Barrie, Canada
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband and I came for dinner and I decided to have the turkey dinner but I did not like it at all. The vegetable soup was squash or something similar but laced with so much pepper I couldn't eat a spoonful of it. The turkey was good but the gravy was laced again with black pepper too spicy to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-5678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?