Slainte Irish Gastro Pub
Slainte Irish Gastro Pub

Slainte Irish Gastro Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.slainteirishpub.ca/index2.html
  • Phone: 9055288000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Wednesday 12pm - 12am
    Thursday 11am - 1am
    Friday 11am - 2am
    Saturday 5pm - 2am
    Sunday CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Irish, British
  • Executive Chef: Alisha Czerwiniski
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for more information and details! 905 528 8000!
  • Private Party Facilities: Planning your next special event? Why not book the room upstairs; ideal for retirements, corporate events, wedding, birthday parties, anniversaries and traditional Irish wakes. We have a full range of menus available; please view our special event menu. Our room upstairs is available to reserve free of charge. It can hold 90 people for cocktail styles events or sit-down dinner for 60 people. With the bar handcrafted and assembled by Irish Artisans and set beneath the 1880"s wood beam ceiling and its offers one of the most unique private party dining experiences in the city.
  • Private Party Contact: Gerrard 9055288000
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live entertainment four nights week, featuring the best in live local entertainment. We offer varied entertainment ranging from acoustic music on Thursday nights, a dance party atmosphere on Friday & Saturday nights, and enjoy world-class blues with Steve Strongman every Sunday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bowen and Jackson
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Slainte Irish Gastro Pub
Welcome to Slainte Irish Pub online, Hamilton's only Gastro pub. Hand crafted by Irish Artisans and assembled by them in our historic space, originally a stable, dating back to the mid 1800's.
Whether it be a business lunch, leisurely dinner for two, a special event with friends, a pint after work with colleagues or planning a large group gathering, Slainte offers many different drink and menu options to perfectly suit your needs. Slainte is a unique gastro pub experience in the heart of Hamilton. Our chefs use fresh seasonal ingredients from local purveyors for our savory pies, slow cooked lamb shanks, certified Angus steaks, fresh caught Port Dover Perch and Pickerel, Fenwood Farm grain feed Chicken, along with our signature Fish & Chips and Guinness Steak and Mushroom Crock. Finish your meal with one of our decadent house baked desserts.
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Slainte Irish Gastro Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Surprisingly Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Came here on a Friday night with my boyfriend.. Service was great! She went above and beyond to help us. My boyfriend got the steak and ate it within 5 mins.. It was that good. If you love cheese, get the Juicy Lucy.. It's incredible. Also I should note that they have a huge beer selection. We really loved this place. It's too bad we don't live in Hamilton otherwise we'd be here every weekend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slainte Irish Gastro Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were looking for a venue that would be able to serve 10 people good home cooking at one big table...and we found it! Slainte was perfect..laid back and aiming to please.The food was delicious and presented very well, and our waitress was very attentive at all times.When suggested that the music was too loud to talk, she turned it down immediately. The surroundings were warm and friendly and I would like to return in the winter and experience once again the charm and coziness of this wonderful Irish Pub!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 87 reviews are from the Slainte Irish Gastro Pub reviews archive.
  • Very enjoyable
    blain
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I went to this restaurant to do some work and watch the soccer game before an evening meeting. The wait staff was helpful, polite and efficient. Pulled pork flatbread was perfect as were the drink specials to complete the meal. All other patrons appeared to be enjoying themselves as well. Loud but it was a soccer game and added to the atmosphere. A large group event was taking place upstairs and did not take away from the service or experience downstairs. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious as always!
    OlderGuy
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Our small office is close by and we often go to Slainte for a special occasion at lunch or after work because we know the food will be delicious and the service will be good. Great pub atmosphere in an ancient stone warehouse right downtown. It's often quite busy, especially in the evening, but the wait staff are very friendly and work hard to make sure things move along. Sometimes its a little noisy, and I was a little concerned when I reserved for lunch for our most recent visit because we'd have a baby with us. Thankfully, it was a quiet day. We had a delicious meal (as usual) and the baby had a fine time too. I always recommend Slainte with confidence.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Stock
    SweetTouch
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I was referred to Slainte for a work event I was throwing by one of the attendees, but was disappointed the main dishes were all sold out but it was only 5:30pm. The waitress told us from the beginning, which was great but those who came for the food Slainte's was known for were very dissapointed. Overall the atmosphere for a private event was great and Food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening!
    PTRBILT
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a great time! Unexpectedly my plans changed and they were very accommodating. I would recommend this pub to anyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient neighbourhood bar
    gladlotusVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great location, typical pub food with good quality at reasonable prices. Service was fast and friendly and changes to the dishes accommodated easily. For instance, the two gluten free folks at our table ordered a wrapless breakfast wrap and the dish was presented in an imaginative way with a few extras. The Blarney Chips were a big hit at the table, next time we will order 2 for a table of six as an appetizer. $4 Caesars on a Sunday, they were spicey and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Enjoyed the ambiance and the portion sizes were larger than expected. I was a little surprised by the wait staff's attire. I don't remember it being that revealing when I was there in the past and I was a little embarrassed to have dinner there with friends at 5:30pm. It would have been more appropriate to bring a change of clothes for the late night crowd later on. On the menu the sandwich options were written as plural but there was only one option. Perhaps offering better selection there would be helpful as a lighter meal. Overall not a bad experience just not how I remembered it.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great upscale pub.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I've been going to Slainte for years and have never been disappointed. Great ambiance, food, and service! It's also a locavore restaurant, which is great for Ontario's economy.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, comfortable pub.
    Tess
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great for gatherings with friends and family. Good service, homey atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attended fo lunch with my
    SoccerRef
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Attended fo lunch with my daughter & son in law piror to a sporting event. Staff was friendly and service was good. Food came quickly and server very attentive. Quality of food very good and good portions. Did not leave hungry, A very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed my leek and salmon
    lancslass
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I enjoyed my leek and salmon pie. My husband's hamburger was dry and overcooked but his french fries were delicious. I was a little disappointed in the lack of choice in deserts. Portions are large. The location/atmosphere is interesting as it is in a very old building filled with antiques. You get the feeling that you could be in an Irish pub. It was early and there were a lot of families there with small children. Our hostess was rather inappropriately dressed for this time of the day, given the customer base.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have eaten at Slainte Irish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We have eaten at Slainte Irish Pub several times over the last 2 years and have always found the food to be very good, and the prices very reasonable. We know that we can always count on a great dining experience at Slainte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    There were 3 in our party. We ordered the shepherds pie, burger, and steak and mushroom dish. All were large portions and great tasting. Nice to see a pub have a burger with no antibiotics or hormones. Definitely worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • American Idiot Dinner
    Tim2putt
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were looking for a pub style place to each before the show. This was the perfect choice. Good location. Food was great and we tried some new things. Service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gathering
    mojello
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    A group of fellow travellers to Ireland meet here on a fairy regular basis - brings us all back to our fun times together!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service - repeated
    dredgers
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We met new friends from Ingersoll who came in specifically for a group event - we decided to have dinner ahead of time. Our server Stephanie seemed to have difficulty right from the start. Her attention to details was poor. She took the drink order and forgot our friend's coffee. He asked twice. Steak pie dinner order - pastry was raw - this happened twice. Stephanie was somewhat slow to react. It was removed off the bill. She forgot coffee again, forgot another drink and did not refill the water. General very poor service. Not like the place was brimming with people or she was run off her feet. At one point we went to the bar to ask for service. Grrrrr
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome!
    anonymous
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Found this restaurant online as we were attending an event at COPPS Coliseum that evening. Loved the old building, our waiter was friendly and described the menu really well. She had each of us (myself, husband, and 2 sons) ordering something different then originally picked because of her recommendations. The food was steaming hot! Large portions, but not exceedingly so. We'll definitely consider Slainte again when in Hamilton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The service was great and the food came quick considering we were a group of eight. The waitress was friendly and the food was good. Loved that the place had online reservations. First time user and loved the convenience. Made our night out much easier to organize. No waiting for a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Meal was great,
    Heidi
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Service and Meal was great, quiet evening as it was one day before New Year's Eve. Only downfall was that the cash registers were not working, fortunately I had enough cash to cover the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thank you!
    Janet
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    ….for making our daughter's birthday dinner a memorable experience! Food was very good and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Away in Style
    FromCanadaToEngland
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Had my going away party there this past Saturday. Table for 12 booked but I think there was about 16 of us. Our server Sarah was lovely. They kept the drinks (both water and booze) coming. We were definitely the loud ones in the pub but they were great about it. We all had an amazing night! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Contribution to a great night!
    PubFareRocks
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had friends in town we hadn't seen for a while, so we chose Slainte for dinner and drinks. Our reso was for 7:30, and I was surprised it wasn't busier as I'd been before (maybe not on a Saturday) and it was very busy. We had an appetizer to share, a few drinks and our entree's. The server was great, she was around when you needed her, but she didn't hover. The food was really good..the menu is short for entrees, but everything looks good. We will definitely go back, on our own or with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corner Seat
    Flossie
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Our reserved seats were in a corner spot that didn't offer much in the line of visability which was a disappointment especially because it was our first time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; wonderful service
    Anne
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I reserved 4 places initially. Had to add another one later but couldn't figure out how (learned how to do it the next day). Slainte was understanding and found a nice table for us. They lowered the music after my Mom, who is a senior, asked them to. They had a kid's menu for my niece. I ordered the Dublin Bridie with fries. The food was hot and delicious. The server, Shivaun ( I know that's not traditional but I'm fairly sure that's how she spells it), was fabulous. She was friendly and efficient and made us feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't miss a beat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Our experience at Slainte was seamless. We were a group of 7 and we had a perfect dining experience. Our waitress was friendly and easy going. She made us feel welcome and comfortable there. Most of us had not been there before so we asked lots of questions which were answered with a happy attitude. Our food was very good with good sized portions. We have no complaints or suggestions because we were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food!
    Skipper
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Good pub atmosphere, not recommended if dark places bother you! Needs better seating for big groups (6+) The outstanding food makes up for all other deficiencies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub night
    JandJ4dinner
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Great place to go for good beers and great food. Service is fast and pleasant. Atmosphere is relaxed but fun but too young or old. Very clean washrooms. Loved it! Enjoyed drinks and dinner before an event at Copp's but could have easily stayed there for an evening of listening to music that was not too loud. Music was current and popular, even had room to dance. Great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concert Night
    ConcertGoer1
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Thought we would try this place out before our concert at Copps as the menu looked and boasted of fresh and tasty food. We started with some wings which were okay standard bar wings, then my son and I had the burgers which were suppose to be 5oz but looked more like 3oz and very plain tasting not much flavor at all, my wife had the perch and again not much flavor at all. Luckily we are not very picky folks or the review would have probably been a lot worse. I would not recommend this place as they also ran out of the Creemore after 1 pint.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!!
    Dave
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We traveled from the United States for a wedding in Hamilton Ontario and thanks to Open Table found the Slainte Irish Gastro Pub. The food was outstanding especially the leek and salmon pie. Emma, our waitress, was wonderful. The atmosphere, with Irish music playing in the background, was quite enjoyable. If it wasn't for the 700 miles between us, we would definitely be back. We highly recommend that you experience Slainte and if you go please say hello to Emma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac Lunch
    macks
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We had a large lunch for 28 people and it was handled very well. Everyone's food was ready when we had asked (pre-ordered) and everything was very efficient. Everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar for sports game
    Fausto
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Went to watch the NHL play-off over dinner with colleagues. Perfect for that; food is very decent, service is good, nice spot by the big screen. Turns into a disco from ~11 PM onwards if you're up for it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We work for the City of Hamilton and choose Slainte's 9 times out of 10 when we go out for a department lunch approx 4 times per year. Food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this pub
    hamiltongirl
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Every time I travel to this pub, I have a lovely time and the food is terrific. I can't say enough positive about Slainte!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For all ages
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We had dinner with a party of 4. Food was good. Service was great. Staff were friendly and welcoming. This was our second time at Slainte's and will be back in the future. Especially liked the fact that it turned into a club at night. Good for all ages.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before a show
    Winklw
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The food was good. Typical pub style decor. Service was very good. If you like the pub style diner dining this place is ok. I am surprised that there are no gluten free choices on the menu. Many better restaurants wil usually have some choices for those that prefer gluten free.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We have been several times in the past and enjoyed every single thing about it. This time the food was rushed and less appealing which was sad because we were bringing people for their first time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Excellent food and service. We were heading over to a concert at Copps Colliseum, and we were finished before we even thought we would be. Loved the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Went with a group of 7 to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Went with a group of 7 to celebrate a 40th birthday party. Service was excellent! Food was good and the atmosphere was comfortable - noise and crowd started to pick up at the end of our dinner, but a 7pm reservation worked out perfectly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Great food. Excellent service. I love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate