It there anything more coveted than a neighbourhood pub that is truly a “neighbourhood” pub, with food, drink and overall vibe that reflects the locals and tantalizes visitors?
Tucked away in the heart of Cabbagetown, House on Parliament is truly a community favourite.
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You may notice that the name of this pub sounds a little like a landmark in another city (say, in our nation's capital of Ottawa) but it was actually named quite pragmatically; the restaurant had formerly occupied two neighboring houses and had been dubbed Houses of Parliament.
Located at 454 Parliament Street, this bustling pub spreads out over multi-levels with dark-wood accents and has a cozy British flare. It’s a real testament to a pub that is larger, but still creates that intimate sense that pubs should ultimately emanate. That’s the result of the warmth of the food, the staff and the folks that frequent the pub.
Chock-a-block with elegant charm, it’s also got size behind the swag, with seating available for 130 inside. Are you a patio person? Their modest but private rooftop patio is perfect for gathering on warm summer nights.
Open daily from 11am-2am, and with so much seating and a varied menu, there is literally a spot at the table for every guest.
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The menu is varied and interesting, and of good quality. (I was particulary happy to hear they source meat locally from Wellington County.)
On our last visit we started with the Smoked Duck Breast Salad, with black currant & sun dried cranberry. We then moved to mains, where I enjoyed the Steak & Wild Mushroom Pie, drizzled with truffle and seasonal vegetables. My less adventurous friend had the House Burger, but all choices turned out to be delicious! Of course to finish we enjoyed some Sticky Toffee Pudding - once you see that on the menu, it's hard to resist! Needless to say they had to roll us out of there.
Service at the House on Parliament is always warm and welcoming. Speaking of things that warm you up, I always find it helpful when staff are able to offer advice and knowledge on the wide variety of beers on tap as well as a well-rounded whiskey selection. But don't take our word for it, best to go and try for yourself!
If you haven’t been to House On Parliament - and you’re in the area or live in Cabbagetown - scoot on over for lunch or dinner today!
P.S. They also do an amaaaaazing brunch!!
Can you imagine this as your new local hang? That'll be the case for the buyer of two bedroom worker's cottage we recently sold in the neighbourhood - mere blocks away! We called it An Enchanting Cabbagetown Cottage On Alpha Avenue, and it sold for just under $1M!
This 1890's workers cottage had just been refreshed, iand was ready to find a new owner - for the first time in 30 years! Check out this heart-grabber below!
While on the market, it was styled by our favourite shop for houseware and furnishings: Love For Spruce Decor In Cabbagetown!
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~ The Urbaneer Team
Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
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