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“Lovely” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Governors Pub & Eatery

Governors Pub & Eatery
233 Esplanade Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
902-562-7646
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Ranked #7 of 129 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Denver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Jumped off the cruise ship and wandered down to the Governors Pub & Eatery. There were 7 of us and we were ready for a good meal with great atmosphere. Sat right next to the fireplace and it was a very pleasant time.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Now this was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

If you are close to here, stop in!! The upstairs is rhe Pub area, very quaint Irish style with great music in the background, awesome service and the food is presented just like a high end restaurant! The chef here takes pride! Will be back!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“"Nothing better than beer on the upper deck !!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My wife and our friends frequent Governor's a fair amount and have never been disappointed. The food is great, and so is the atmosphere. There is nothing better than spending a few hours on the upper deck after work on a Friday, weather permitting. Their Caesars are the best in Sydney hands down and there is an extensive selection of beers, lagers, and ales. The staff is extremely attentive, but it can get very busy on the weekend so be prepared. For food and drink, Governor's is one of the best pubs in Sydney.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Pretentious - but only average!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had heard the hype and decided to try this resto out. The interior is somber and the management and welcoming service was cool. The cute young waitresses, in their short plaid wool skirts, were friendlier.

The food was expensive and just average. The ambiance was, well there was not much of it.

This place is overhyped and overpriced. Average at best.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pictou, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Warm atmosphere on a cold night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Excellent selection of food, quick service by a super waiter (James). Lovely fireplace. We'll definitely return. Not accessible for handicapped and seniors might find it hard to use the winding stairs down to the washrooms. Otherwise, clean, attractive pub with excellent food and terrific service. Check out their website as they have a LOT to offer!

Visited November 2012
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