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The Cheshire Cat Pub

#57 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-831-2183
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Ottawa, ON
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277 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

why is this place always packed? food: English pub style. I had a Reuben sandwich with very little meat, no thousand-island dressing, and very little sourkraut. There was another dressing on the side, which was some kind of spicy dip (maybe for the fries). atmosphere: crowded with elderly persons and high tech workers service: OK. price: OK for lunch overall:... More 

Thank spykitten
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great dinner celebration at the Cheshire Cat pub. Six family members ordered 6 different dishes & everyone was pleased with their selection. We started off with elk sausage rolls followed by a lamb curry, lamb shanks, fish & chips, chicken yellow curry, haddock yellow curry & a cottage pie. Two shared a s'more cake. Four of us enjoyed a selection... More 

Thank Erin9496
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome service, fish and chips, and cottage pie. Beer selection is plentiful and environment perfect.

Thank Pambraz2
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great meal! The piece of battered fish was a meal in itself. Then adding the home cut french fries and delicious coleslaw ... made it perfection. I am now planning a group outing and we are going to the Cheshire Cat! I would highly recommend it for the meal but also the service. We were there for hours... More 

Thank SheilaKenny58
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111 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a bit skeptical of an English pub in the countryside in Canada but when I walked in, my mind was changed. We met several friends here for a birthday get-together. The atmosphere was great, lots of happy faces and the food... THE best Yorkshire pudding and beef I have had outside of Yorkshire!! It was to die for and... More 

Thank clarewleeds
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 8 for lunch on a Saturday. The pub was fairly busy but the greeting was warm and "no worries". They told us it would be a short wait (large party). We sat in the bar area and ordered a round of beers. Ten minutes later our table was ready. The food was excellent (generous portions... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch at the Cheshire Cat Pub in Carp today; the best fish and chips I have ever had. The server was extremely pleasant and accommodating as is the pub itself. I highly recommend it if you are a person who enjoys really delicious pub food.

Thank Joan B
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped into the Cat after pour trip to the Diefenbunker. Everybody really enjoyed their food. My wife had the very tasty club sandwich, it was a special one not your average club. IT had a great spread on it. I ordered the Fish and chips, 2 piece and it was massive! The rest of our party had the Yorkshire... More 

Thank StrollTheWorld
Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is a real gem. Destroyed by fire a few years ago, the place was rebuilt; brick by brick. Literally. Went to the "new" place recently, sat on the patio, had a few local brews and a great lunch with a friend. It's always busy here, which is a good sign. Highly recommended if you can get in!

Thank Gregsky
Willemstad, Curacao
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend there. Place was packed, luckily still a few tables available. The beer menu features all local beers. Thought that was pretty cool. Had a burger there (something special with it etc ). And it tasted great. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Rene K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-831-2183

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?