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The Church Key Bistro-Pub

Certificate of Excellence
Central London
American, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
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476 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E6, Canada
+1 519-936-0960
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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London, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little place on Richmond south of Dufferin . Menu with great choices . Paul the server was awesome . . You can even drop in for a impromptu drink at the bar an have a great evening .

Thank Ken A
London, Ontario
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is constantly changing, and they have weekly specials. If they have Buffalo Meatloaf on the menu, go for it! You won't regret eating at this amazing local restaurant.

Thank colin_moore1983
London, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upscale pub fare. Menu is a tad limited, but it was still a difficult decision to choose which dish I wanted. I had the Reuben sandwich and it was mouth-watering! I had fries as my side and they came in a little frying basket so I know they were made fresh for me. Malt vinegar was a staple (which makes... More 

Thank Donna S
Indianapolis IN
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were really hungry and found this place at the suggestion of the owner of our B&B. The inside seemed a little noisy, especially around the bar area. We went outside. The service was not brisk but it was acceptable. The food options were varied. I had a delicious barley risotto and salad.

Thank danhoffma
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I keep trying to give a chance to the Church Key, but I'm sorry to say it keeps falling flat. Their supposingly famous burger, their risotto, even the Ploughman's plate... it's all pretty average and devoid of imagination. Other than their patio, there's unfortunately nothing positive to say about the Church Key. They are definitely not a contender for fine... More 

Thank GodefroyHStP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant!! The patio is perfect for lunch or dinner. Good and service always exceptional. The salmon is a must as is the Guinness cake!!!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great dinner menus is not overly extensive however delicious. One suggestion add more gluten free AND grain free items

1 Thank nettiedr
London, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just across the street from The Grand Theatre, you can have delightful drinks on a quaint patio. Along with a tasty Sangria they have delightful assortment of appetizers to choose from, and I look forward to going back.

1 Thank Reka S
Coastal Maine, United States
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful late night visit to the Church Key while working our way from the east to Detroit via Ontario. Our overnight stay at the Hotel Metro led us to the Pub. We were longing for some real pub-style food, and this was the perfect fit. From the tasty Beaus Lug Tread lagers to the neatly presented and... More 

Thank Clara B
London, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great plate presentation, unique dishes, small restaurant (narrow) but allows you privacy at each table this way. Great use of a basement. You do not feel you are in one

1 Thank 640donm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $19
American, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 476 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-936-0960

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?