Monday, 25 July 2011

Supper at The Irish Harp, Niagara on the Lake

Teena and I were starving after we checked in to our hotel and headed over to a pub we passed on our way into town, The Irish Harp.

Our last time here back in 2005, it was not here. The Angel Inn was the only pub in town.

From their website ...

Most Irish pubs started as spirit grocers. The Irish Harp Pub is located on what used to be the local grocery store, built in 1913. The owner, Trevor Smyth lovingly restored the old building in 2006 to what you see today. Trevor comes from County Derry in Ireland and has brought to Niagara-on-the-Lake the traditions and spirit of the Emerald Isle.

The decor apparently was shipped over from a closed Irish pub in Ireland. The floors are appropriately worn, the sinks in the bathroom seemed authentic, as do the lighting.

When we walked in, we were greeted by a friendly server and led to out table. Our server was Katie who looked after us very well all night. We started with garlic bread and cheese. For our main course, Teena had the Chicken Curry, which she enjoyed and I had the Corned Beef & Cabbage. It had gravy on it, which surprisingly worked. We both really enjoyed our meal.

They have Irish Harp Lager and Ale on tap. The lager was just OK and the ale was flat and I did not finish it. I did love that they has Samuel Adams on tap. Another Ontario craft brewery tap would have put this place over the top.

I would go back again in a heartbeat, though. It was a place I wished was in our own neighborhood.

The bar

The bathroom

Garlic bread in a skillet to start. It was fabulous!

My Corned Beef and cabbage. I loved it! Teena liked her Chicken Curry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I worked for the company that did the renovation for trevor. That was an amazing and really a fun job to be on. Myself and a couple others installed all the wood work and trim. Sadly I havn't been back for a beer.