We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Meh... I don't get the hype” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Manx Pub

Manx Pub
370 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1, Canada
613-231-2070
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #114 of 2,223 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Gastropub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Ontario
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Meh... I don't get the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I went there a few weeks ago with some friends. This was the second time I have been there and overall I find the place just 'o-k'.

Seating is super tight which doesn't make it very enjoyable.

Food is good. Prices are not bad.

The vibe is ok.... louder than it needs to be and seating is too 'cozy'.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

153 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    61
    67
    19
    2
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Nanaimo, BC
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“more than just a pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed for a few days in an apartment a few blocks from Elgin Street, and locals there recommended Manx as a great place for food. They were right. The range of beers and local wines was an added bonus. It is small, and busy even on a regular week night, but people seemed prepared to stand and wait for a table.
The specials are distinctly different - the meals are not just pub food, but could be classified as 'gastro-pub' given the inventiveness shown by the kitchen.
We really enjoyed our visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Favourite in the city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Love this place for it's laid back atmosphere, it's craft beer list and it's inventive (and filling!) pub food. The lamb curry wrap is crazy good but so are the specials. They also offer yummy vegetarian items like the tofu tacos (my second "go to" dish ). Apparently they do a fantastic brunch as well.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sudbury, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Never Again!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Our server made a snarky remark when I asked for a cocktail menu. My drink tasted terrible (they couldn't even make a Tequila Sunrise!), and though it was obvious I didn't take more than a sip, the server never asked what was wrong with it. The food was mediocre, and we were never checked on once our food arrived. We actually had to flag someone down to pay our bill. I will NEVER be heading there again, that's for sure!

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kitchener, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Scotch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Small little pub, very loud when it's full (which seems like pretty often). Great selection of scotch at a decent price.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Manx Pub also viewed

 
Ottawa, Ontario
 

Been to Manx Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Manx Pub, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.