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“Mediocre” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Churchill Arms

The Churchill Arms
75 Queen Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Ranked #16 of 183 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Waterloo, Canada
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“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Mediocre food, mediocre service, mediocre pub. Had the Steak & Guinness Pie with a garden salad to start. The salad was served quickly, but I was given the wrong dressing. The main came in a little too long after. It was OK, but nothing exciting; I've had better S&G pie. My glass had what appeared to be lipstick on it's rim. What can I say.

The pub itself wasn't terribly special either; a little too bright and the atmosphere is a bit off. I'm not saying to avoid this place, but there are much better pubs nearby.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottetown, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Curry dishes to die for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Churchill Arms serves the best curry dishes I've eaten anywhere. Enjoyed the butter chicken dish many times. It's a place to return to, that is certain.

Visited December 2012
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PEI
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Generic curries”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

You can tell that Charlottetown doesn't have any curry houses when a place like the Churchill gets raves for it's bland and generic curries. Perhaps I'm spoilt, as I was introduced to curry in Vancouver, have eaten it in many authentic restaurants and learned to cook it myself, but to call what they serve at the Churchill outstanding just seems wrong. The curries lack the subtle mix of spices that are the hallmark of this style of cooking - I find their offerings either bland or, in the case of their madras, just a spiced-up tomato sauce. When the Churchill first opened (several years ago) their curries were much better, but now I find them about the equivalent of something that comes out of a jar from the Superstore. It's too bad, I absolutely love curry and Charlottetown has never had a decent curry restaurant (a couple of attempts in the past failed for a reason). I will have to continue to make do with eating out when I travel and cooking it myself when I'm at home in PEI, as I've given up on the Churchill.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Prince Edward Island
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“Great British Curries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Have been here many times but I have only had the curries, they are delicious. Also a nice range of beer on tap too.

Visited December 2012
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Moncton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I ordered the butter chicken and was by far the best I've eaten and could have easily split this and a salad with my wife, she had the greek salad which was fresh. Friendly and fast service and the beer was cold. Will definately go back next time we are visiting the island.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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