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The Waverley


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#903 of 2,269 Restaurants in Ottawa

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For our love of food, art, music & libations. First came the pub, cheap drinks and cheaper food, then came the gastropub, an import from Britain featuring upmarket pub grub in a ale-drinking setting. Now, welcome The Waverley, which further blurs the lines between restaurant, social house and bar. The Waverley is the culmination of where the industry is heading; amazing food, unreal cocktails, cool vibes, laidback staff that know their products and what they are doing, refined tastes at affordable prices and zero smugness and attitude. Just a place to chill, drink, eat and hangout while listening to the dopest music you never heard. The Waverley does not only embody these traits, it pushes them
US$5 - US$26
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Its 1am and bar closes at 2am. We order drinks from a server after waiting for 20 mins. The server arrives and tells us they cannot make us a chocolate martini as they are too busy to make us a cocktail. Hey...um excuse me ...arent...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Safari562331
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Popped in on our way back from the theatre for nibbles and drinks. We ordered the charcuterie plate and, at $21, we had high hopes. These hopes were dashed when a rather insulting dish landed in front of us. Grocery cold cuts and chunks of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jenx14
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The waitress seated us then left for 10 mins. before she came back to take our order. The restaurant was not busy!! Very poor service & didn’t seem too concerned when we decided to leave. Will never go back & would never recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank barryl141
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Terrible service. Extended wait for drink, food etc. Food was disappointing; overpriced and small portions. Will never go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SavvvvvvvvyTraveller
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The atmosphere was enjoyable, but other then that, it was overall disappointing. The service was poor, and the food was mediocre. It may be more of a drinking place than an eating place, definitely do not get the mussels.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LoriGuelph
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Quality of Food is good - as Long as you like Pub style Food. In case you expect something more Elaborate then it is the wrong place to be.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bbneum
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Was very disappointed with the quality of the food. The ceasar salad had no green leaves at all...all yellow end parts were used. Veggie fettuccine had more liquid that noodles and veggies...cheap dish. We did mention it and showed liquid in plate to our server...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LST_9
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The service was great - both friendly and attentive. There was not a great deal of selection on the menu. Looked to be a good place for drinks and snacks. Less good for dinner.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BlackhawkWarren
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Great location on Elgin St. There are lots of restaurants where one can eat in a Friday evening but it was a hot evening and we were looking for a nice patio. The hostess seated us immediately. Our server was friendly. The menu was very...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank jobird65
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful wood bar. Excellent decor. I focused my attention on cocktails the evening I visited. The " alchemist" preparing them is a magician. What makes a good cocktail? After all, you just mix ingredients together...simple...no? There is a "je ne sais quoi" when there is...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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