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The Church Key Bistro-Pub

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Central London
Canadian, British, Pub, Gastropub
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476 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3E6, Canada
+1 519-936-0960
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice venue and great menu options

The Church Key Bistro-Pub is a fun and comfortable place for a drink, snack or full dinner. Good service is the norm from an attentive and friendly staff. British pub fare is featured on the menu. Try the house made corned beef and cabbage on mashed! Spectacular!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michael L
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Church Key Bistro-Pub is a fun and comfortable place for a drink, snack or full dinner. Good service is the norm from an attentive and friendly staff. British pub fare is featured on the menu. Try the house made corned beef and cabbage on mashed! Spectacular!

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Thank Michael L
London, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to the Church Key Restaurant, actually an English style pub and I will definitely go back. There was a group of us and the food was delicious and a good hearty meal of beef steak provided for myself. I tried a blue cheese for the first time and it was very tasty with the wine... More 

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Thank catlady1946
London Ontario
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for an early dinner after an event. Have eaten here many, many times. It's small but cozy and staff are friendly. Not overly friendly as in phoney. Genuine. I had the beef cheeks pot roast with root vegetables - very warming on a cold evening. My wife had the lamb curry which she always has which tells you... More 

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Thank DuffsWines
London, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just want to let people know that I find The Church Key Bistro Pub more than ordinary. I find it to be a very quaint and lovely place. The service is impeccable. The waiters are right there and waiting to serve you on beckon call. We never had to look for them or wait. I have gluten issues and... More 

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Thank monkeyzaba
London, Canada
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I eat here about once a month and the food is always amazing! Great service too and love the location. Restaurant is small and intimate which is nice. Nice patio in the summer. Great place to eat before the theatre. The irish enchiladas are awesome!! We've never had a bad meal here 😊

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Thank TravelChick85
London, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located right across from the theatre and in the heart of downtown. Amazing menu with many items you won't see anywhere else in the city. The best Ale and Onion soup I have ever had. Great atmosphere and service is top notch.

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Thank Kurt W
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I checked this place out after reading some great reviews on this site and we were not disappointed. If you want to have a nice quiet Sunday brunch this is definitely a great place to try. Brunch was a pastry basket for the first course filled with homemade treats. Followed by your choice of about five entrées. The... More 

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London, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here many times and every time we have had a very good experience! The last time we visited there was nothing out 8 year old daughter liked on the menu. So they made her a grilled cheese. She was very happy! I had a bite and it was the best I had ever had as well!

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Thank AndyPandy34
London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A friendly atmosphere with a menu that never disappoints. The owners are hands on. Wait staff is very capable.

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Thank MaryMandG
London, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We go often. Great place to dine before a play at the Grand Accross the street. New menu but they still have the curry lamb dish. Unbelievable! The service is always very good. Good food, good drinks, great staff. You'll love it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 476 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-936-0960

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
  • Cuisine: Canadian, British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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