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The Cheshire Cat Pub

#45 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-831-2183
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of us to the Cat last night. We got there at 5:30. It was disorganized. It took at least 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge our presence. Disgraceful. We had a group of 7, that is why we went early. Clearly they have no idea of how to put tables together. Several groups of four got seated long... More 

Thank Sheila M
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place! The team who work there are friendly and really make you feel welcome. The food is delicious and freshly prepared, nothing out of a bag here :):) Lots of great meat and non-meat options. I would like to see the addition of a few more 'share' type apps for big work dinners. P.S. the cauliflower bites... More 

Thank K D
Annapolis Royal, Canada
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184 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, timely and attentive service - no wonder this place was packed when we got there at around 1pm for lunch - got sat within about 20 minutes and the fish and chips were awesome - good selection of microbrews on tap as well.

Thank tofino
Gananoque, Canada
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to live near the Cheshire Cat and it was our local favourite. Visited again recently formth first time since their fire of a few years ago. They did an amazing job of recreating the old English Pub ambience. The food is still very good, I highly recommend the fish and chips, moist fish and light tasty batter. While... More 

Thank nlsathome
Ottawa, Canada
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last night for dinner knowing that there was an NHL game getting out just as we were going to be at the restaurant so we knew it might be busy. Once we got there it was as expected and we were told it would be a 45 minute wait so we waited. The 45 minutes was more... More 

Thank TravelGuru365
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a charming lovely place. This place never disappoints me ...as their food is yummy, beer selection excellent and ambiance, cosy. Staff are always great! The location is off the beaten path which adds to the charm. It is just a cool place that I wish I could visit more. The only thing I do NOT like about this place... More 

Thank WALES1972
Quebec City, Canada
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Everything about it is nice. Good food, cold pint, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Only time they caught us off guard was when we went on a night they had live music outside during supper time. Waaaaaay too loud for dinner. After dinner, no problem, crank it up and let's party but with the kids & inlaws,... More 

Thank Escape_The_Snow_11
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great place to check out, you definitely want to make reservations or get there early as they regularly have a wait on the more popular days of the week. The food is always great and the beer selection is good as well. The only reason I rated them a 4 is because more often then not, no one acknowledges us... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Stittsville, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The first time i went to The Cheshire Cat, I wasn't sure about the food there. But, to be honest, it was DELICIOUS! Also, The Cheshire Cat has pictures and really cool stuff on the wall that you can enjoy to look at while you eat or wait for your food. On a scale of 1 to 5, i would... More 

Thank Grade5Eats
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Friends and I had tried a couple of times before to get into this place, but it was always a long wait. Going early in the evening seems to be the trick. The food is good, although not quite what I expected when it came to the roast beef dinner (the beef is sort of shaved, rather than in sliced).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-831-2183

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