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The Church Key Bistro-Pub

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#2 of 91 Bar in London
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS‎
Smoked Mushroom & Parmesan Dip
Served bubbling hot w/ toasted baguette.
$10.00
Irish Enchilada
Guinness braised lamb & melted cheese baked in a flour tortilla. Served w/ minted whiskey crème fraiche & spicy chili lime sauce for dipping.
$10.00
Cheddar & Bacon Fondue
Melted cheddar, leek & bacon fondue w/ pumpernickel cubes to spear & dunk.
$11.00
Salmon Wrapped Scallops
Sea scallops wrapped in house smoked salmon, drizzled w/ grapefruit & rice wine syrup & togarashi aioli.
$13.50
Mussels
Tossed w/ your choice of leeks & lager beer or spicy gin caesar sauce.
$12.00
Curry Chips
Fresh cut fries topped w/ our amazing curry sauce & fresh cilantro.
$9.00
Cauliflower Pakoras
Lightly spiced & battered roasted cauliflower fritters on sweet & spicy coriander glaze w/ marmalade chutney.
$9.00
Scotch Egg
Devil’d‎ duck eggs stuffed w/ duck & pistachio pate. Lightly breaded & served w/ apple butter sauce.
$9.00
Prawn Arancini
Whole‎ jumbo shrimp encased in pan fried provolone, dill & lemon risotto cakes. Served w/ garlic & caper aioli.
$12.00
Root Beer Beef Carpaccio
Thinly sliced beef tenderloin brushed w/ root beer glaze & topped w/ chopped red onion, greens & honey dijon mustard.
$11.00
GLUTEN FREE‎
Spaghetti Squash Pakora Popsicles
Seasoned spaghetti squash fritters served w/ sweet & spicy coriander glaze & marmalade chutney. (Fritters made w/ chick pea flour which may contain gluten)
$10.00
Mussels
Steamed w/ leeks & lager beer (new grist gluten free beer) or baked w/ poached tomato, herbs & goat cheese. Your choice.
$12.00
Root Beer Beef Carpaccio
Thinly sliced beef tenderloin brushed w/ root beer glaze & topped w/ chopped red onion, greens & honey dijon mustard.
$11.00
Salmon Wrapped Scallops
Sea scallops wrapped in house smoked salmon, drizzled w/ grapefruit & rice wine syrup & togarashi aioli.
$13.50
VEGETARIAN‎
Smoked Mushroom & Parmesan Dip
Served bubbling hot w/ toasted baguette.
$10.00
Spaghetti Squash Pakora Popsicles
Seasoned spaghetti squash fritters served w/ sweet & spicy coriander glaze & marmalade chutney. (Fritters made w/ chick pea flour which may contain gluten)
$10.00
Curry Chips
Fresh cut fries topped w/ our amazing curry sauce & fresh cilantro.
$9.00
SOUP & SALAD‎
Ale & Onion Soup
Caramelized onions simmered in a beefy broth w/ fuller’s london pride ale. Topped w/ mustard croutons & melted white cheddar cheese.
$8.00
Mixed Greens
A blend of baby lettuce hearts w/ grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumber & red onion tossed in a roasted shallot vinaigrette.
$8.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce & creamy caesar dressing w/ house smoked bacon & mustard butter baked crouton.
$9.00
Butternut Squash & Spinach Salad
Roasted & spiced butternut squash, spinach, dried cranberries, red onion, toasted mixed nuts & crumbled goat cheese w/ shallot vinaigrette. Add chicken for $5. Add steak for $7.
$10.00
Quinoa Pear Salad
Herbed apricot quinoa salad topped w/ honey roasted pears, hazelnuts & organic arugula.
$9.00
Wedge of stilto $+4.00
Warm Duck Confit Salad
Whole duck leg confit on greens w/ roasted mushrooms, candied walnuts, cheddar cheese cubes & apple & jack daniels vinaigrette.
$15.00
GLUTEN FREE‎
Mixed Greens
A blend of baby lettuce hearts w/ grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumber & red onion tossed in a roasted shallot vinaigrette.
$8.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce & creamy caesar dressing w/ house smoked bacon & mustard butter baked crouton.
$9.00
Butternut Squash & Spinach Salad
Roasted butternut squash, spinach, dried cranberries, red onion, toasted mixed nuts & crumbled goat cheese w/ roasted shallot vinaigrette.
$10.00
Quinoa Pear Salad
Quinoa salad w/ herbed apricots topped w/ honey roasted pears, hazelnuts & organic arugula.
$9.00
Wedge of stilto $+4.00
Warm Duck Confit Salad
Whole duck leg confit on greens w/ roasted mushrooms, candied walnuts, cheddar cheese cubes & apple & jack daniels vinaigrette.
$16.00
VEGETARIAN‎
Mixed Greens
A blend of baby lettuce hearts w/ grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumber & red onion tossed in a roasted shallot vinaigrette.
$8.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce & creamy caesar dressing w/ house smoked bacon & mustard butter baked crouton.
$9.00
Butternut Squash & Spinach Salad
Roasted butternut squash, spinach, dried cranberries, red onion, toasted mixed nuts & crumbled goat cheese w/ roasted shallot vinaigrette.
$10.00
Quinoa Pear Salad
Quinoa salad w/ herbed apricots topped w/ honey roasted pears, hazelnuts & organic arugula.
$9.00
Wedge of stilto $+4.00
SANDWICHES‎
the items below include a choice of soup, salad or French fries on the side.
Cheesy Chicken Ciabatta
Pulled‎ roasted chicken baked in a ciabatta loaf w/ apple spread & hot cheddar, leek & bacon sauce.
$13.00
Soup
French fries
Shaved Beef Tenderloin
Pretzel loaf piled w/ shaved beef tenderloin, sautéed onions & wild mushrooms in a red wine demi glaze topped w/ melted provolone cheese.
$14.00
Soup
French fries
Rueben
Sliced corned beef on lightly toasted pretzel bun w/ sweet braised cabbage, russian dressing & melted cheddar cheese.
$13.00
Soup
French fries
Pumpernickel Smoked Salmon
House smoked salmon on toasted pumpernickel bread w/ dilled cream cheese, cucumber, capers & branston pickle.
$12.00
Soup
French fries
Portobello Sandwich
Whole portobello mushroom cap stuffed w/ creamed spinach then battered & fried, on herbed focaccia bread w/ romaine lettuce, caesar dressing, red onion & sweet tomato spread.
$13.00
Soup
French fries
The Church Key Burger
Served on a toasted bun w/ caramelized onions, stilton cheese, organic arugula & tomato jam.
$14.00
Soup
French fries
GLUTEN FREE‎
Corned Beef & Cabbage
House cured & smoked corned beef & pan juices on potato puree w/ cider braised red cabbage.
$16.00
Ploughman's Plate
rosemary & lavender gluten free crackers w/ English cheeses, pate, smoked salmon, duck bacon, branston pickle, pickled quail eggs & vegetables.
$16.00
PUB FARE‎
Ploughman's Plate
English cheeses, crusty bread, paté, smoked salmon, duck bacon, branston pickle, pickled quail eggs & vegetables. great as a meal or a shared appetizer!
$16.00
Lamb Curry
Lamb braised in spicy ginger curry sauce. Served on seasoned rice w/ riata & fresh cilantro.
$16.00
Fish & Chips
Battered cod loin & fresh cut fries served w/ creamy tartar sauce & savoy coleslaw.
$14.00
Chicken & Dumpling Pot Pie
Slow‎ cooked chicken & vegetables in a rich stew topped w/ herb & scallion dumplings.
$14.00
Corned Beef & Cabbage
House cured & smoked corned beef & pan juices on potato puree w/ cider braised red cabbage.
$16.00
Cheese & Onion Tart
caramelized onions & aged English cheddar baked in flakey pastry. served w/ mixed green salad.
$12.00
Goat Cheese Ravioli
Giant fresh pasta ravioli stuffed w/ goat cheese, sweet onions & herbs & topped w/ an olive oil poached tomato sauce.
$16.00
Chicken $+5.00
Shrimp $+6.00
VEGETARIAN‎
The Church Key Burger
Veggie burger on a lightly toasted bun w/ caramelized onions, stilton cheese, organic arugula & tomato jam.
$14.00
Vegetable Curry
Roasted vegetables in a spicy ginger curry sauce. Served on seasoned rice w/ riata & fresh cilantro.
$13.00
Goat Cheese Ravioli
Jumbo fresh pasta ravioli stuffed w/ goat cheese, sweet onions & herbs & topped w/ an olive oil poached tomato sauce.
$16.00
Portobello Sandwich
Whole portobello mushroom cap stuffed w/ creamed spinach then battered & fried, on herbed focaccia bread w/ romaine lettuce, caesar dressing, red onion & sweet tomato spread.
$13.00
Cheese & Onion Tart
caramelized onions & aged English cheddar baked in pastry. served w/ mixed greens.
$12.00
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot for lunch, dinner, or drinks (especially in the summer when the patio is open). Highly recommend Church Key for date nights, any casual gathering or business lunch. Great food!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is made in house. The ploughmans' plate is particularly great. Small place but cozy and there is a small patio.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Had a very nice family brunch yesterday. Brunch includes an amazing pastry basket and a choice of 5 entrees for $26. The brisket melted in your mouth. Each entree has an eclectic twist to it. I could have done without the jerked kidneys with the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

If you are headed to the theatre this is a good stop. Parking is done and you cross the street to go to the theatre. There is something on the menu for everyone. Servers are aware if you are heading to the theatre. My food...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

At first it might seem like there aren’t vegetarian options but there actually are! You need to ask for the special vegetarian menu. They really should consider just adding the veggie options all to the main menu because they are all delicious. I didn’t try...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Wonderful venue...Great Food...Great Service...Well Priced...Out of town visitor but if in the area again would return

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

If you like duck confit, then you have to run to The Church Key and give it a try. It is served as a salad with warm mushrooms, stilton cheese and some other tasty treats. If you are hungry ask for the double duck salad;...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

Their outside patio is superb. I love the just-off-the-street location and greenery. Great for a date night evening or lunch meet up in season. Service is always prompt and cheerful. A great spot in London.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today, after getting our haircuts. On the recommendation of our hairdresser, we ordered the curry chips and shared them! They were absolutely delicious!!!! We almost licked the plate. I ordered the onion and cheese tart and my husband...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

Such good food, so many people interested....make reservations so you won't be disappointed. If in a jam, choose the bar - great to eat at. Liar's corner is a wee oasis on it's own! The Irish Enchilada (lamb) is my go to. A friend had...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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