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The Wellington Gastropub

1325 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B6, Canada
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Ranked #40 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Exceptionally fresh and unique food that will not leave you disappointed. The menu changes daily and will keep you coming back time and time again.
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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199 reviews 199 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is one of my Ottawa favourites. I have been there a few times, and the meal is always great. The service is great and the environment is casual but classy. The only negative is that lunch is a bit pricey for smaller servings.

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Maberly, Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First off...if you have any mobility issues, the entrance and staircase to this restaurant will challenge you. Having overcome my initial 'shock' we were warmly greeted at the top of the stairs and guided to a lovely booth. Second word of warning...noise travels and there was a gaggle of star-y-eyed bridesmaids and a bride giggling their way through lunch. Our... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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259 reviews 259 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Went here with a few friends. The service was AMAZING. The staff worked as a team the entire evening, this is what a dining experience should be. Great selection of beer and wine. Small Menu changes daily. Food was great. Parking along side streets.

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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My fascination with the Wellington Street Gastropub is that, as a regular visitor to Ottawa from London, England, I am able to compare it with the original granddaddy gastropub of all, the veritable progenitor of the gastropub concept, 'The Eagle' in Farringdon which just happens to be a short walk from the barristers' chambers I belong to just outside Grays'... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I'd like to rate it 3.5 stars just because they bring in so many micro brews and change it up. I'd go back just to sit at the small bar to try something different. But at the end of the day it's a restaurant right and so while I'd be seated at that bar to try a new beer I... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with friends and we had a great time. Great food in a casual environment. I had the beef striploin that was cooked perfectly and the rest of the crowd complemented their food choices as well. Highly recommendable

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was my second time eating here and once again, had a wonderful meal - the menu is not long but the dishes are interestingly complex. We were able to enjoy ourselves and didn't feel rushed at all. Good wine choices, good microbrews, helpful staff, nice environment. A great find if you're in Ottawa and looking for a relaxed place... More

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Toronto, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The Wellington is a nice place for well-cooked food that is higher quality, variety, and price than a standard pub. The only negative here was that my party was served another round of beers, then told we had 5 minutes to leave because someone else had our table reserved at 9. For your purposes, if you are meeting friends you... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a very good restaurant and was just what we wanted: interesting and tasty food choices, quite reasonable prices, fun atmosphere, good service, good coffee with generous refills, no feeling of being rushed, and very much the feeling at the end that we would go back. This is a great choice for a fast (given the good service) or... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have not gotten in here with out a reservation on weekends - it's not just a bar serving good food. It's a bar that brews its own cask ales, serves a decent selection of microbrews, and serves very good food. We had oysters (okay), the ribeye (excellent), the vegetarian risotto (also very good), and two dessert. This restaurant is... More

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