Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the pub often begins with an introduction to colourful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare and drinks at Tartan Pub & Grill in Orleans.
Owners Chris and Jessica Bishop model the Tartan Pub & Grill after traditional Scottish eateries and match offerings from a menu of classic and reinterpreted pub fare with more than 10 draft beers. The fish and chips showcases a 10-ounce battered fillet of haddock and fries, which the chefs weave into an edible kilt ($13.99 regularly, $11.99 on Fridays). Dishes groan beneath 10 ounces of AAA new york sirloin ($24.99) as well as the Scottish-Canadian fusion of salmon soaked in whisky and maple syrup ($16.99). The pesto pizza comes adorned in veggies—including black olives and tomatoes—snoozing beneath a blanket of mozzarella and shaved parmesan ($13.99). The pub's decor evokes the highlands with details such as dark wood furnishings, framed swatches of tartan-print fabrics, and William Wallace impersonators that regularly break through the pub's red and green walls.
Orleans Village - Chateauneuf
4025 Innes Rd.
Orleans, Ontario K1C 1T1