Governor's Pub and Eatery
Good food. Good service Quality for the price. Attentive waitstaff.
Dined there twice in 2 days for dinner. Delicious food and great wait staff! Recommend highly! Be sure to make reservations busy but respecting all during covid👍
Would recommend to everyone
Excellent food and entertainment
This is probably the most recommended restaurant/pub in Sydney, but perhaps it is only because it's been around for so long and it's a bit of an institution. The food selection was mediocre, the taste of the food just ok, and besides the live music and lovely view of the water from the deck, the restaurant and the whole experience were just so so. I would far rather recommend other dining establishments in this part of CBRM.
Never really have a bad experience at Govenors. This time just a small error with my order. Asked for maple salmon and got regular. Which was still delicious. I think as well maybe have a line for guests with reservations especially during busy times during covid19 regulations.
Was visiting Cape Breton from Moncton New Brunswick. We stayed at the holiday inn across the street and ate here at Governor’s pub and eatery. The food was very good, we sat out in the beer garden, and enjoyed music played by a local guy. He was very good, and he wasn’t loud which was another bonus..we had an excellent time. Covid has changed all of our lives so it was a real treat to be able to enjoy a meal, have a drink and hear the local music. Thanks for the wonderful Cape Breton hospitality!
When we selected our reservation on the app there was no place to indicate a preference for indoor or outdoor. We assumed the indoor restaurant would be the default but we were offered outdoor. We had to wait in order to be seated inside.
I booked the reservation and forgot to mention that we had someone in our party who had mobility issues. Fortunately they were able to accommodate our party of 5 in the main dining room. Service was great.
It was my daughter’s 25th Birthday and evening was perfect
My dish is the maple, lime grilled tofu with coconut risotto and veggies. This dishes changes every time I order it. It's been through many incarnations but the last one was a soup mess of risotto with veggies mixed throughout in a bowl with my tofu on top. The tofu was super tasty. The risotto was just bland mushy. I go for the atmosphere, staff and tofu dish. One less reason to go. :(
Great service, beautiful meal. Our table was next to the kitchen entrance so not much ambiance. I would definitely go back
Great location. One of the best places to eat in Sydney.
I did have one bad experience this past summer which stopped me for going back for awhile and my favorite dish has changed a lot--the agave-lime marinated grilled tofu is now the maple lime tofu dish. What was coconut mushroom risotto with spicy thai seasonal veggies, four good-sized portions of grilled tofu with a swipe of sweet potato mousse is now coconut rice, three pieces of tofu, seasonal veggies and lovely microgreens on top. Still tasty but not as fabulous as the previous incarnation. AND it's $2 more expensive. Two bucks isn't a HUGE deal until you realize it's 24 dollars plus tax. The servers were fabulous! Thanks all
It was nice but a little cold inside. Next time I’ll sit next to fireplace. Food was good, and came fairly quick.
Ordered many appetizers
Some were great; others just ok
Service was great
They close pretty early
Overall very tasty food, however we weren’t offered the special menu which seemed strange to me. The server seemed to be rushing us through our meal not enough to be rude, just a little bit.
It was awesome, as usual!
Best fish & chips in North America!
We had a great time here - great food and great service - we want to come back next time we are in town!!!
Had the mussels....the BEST I ever had!!!! Lobster roll and seafood chowder were good but not great.
Alround good experience rating +4
The food at Governor's Pub may be wonderful or terrible. I'll never know. My wife and I arrived a few minutes early for our 8 pm reservation on Sunday, Sept. 1 only to be informed that there would be a one hour wait. The reservation had been confirmed on Open Table. We went elsewhere.
Nice meal! Prices were decent with lots of options on the menu. Good, higher-end pub food.
We had fish and chips and halibut. Both very good. Twiced baked potato was especially good. James, our waiter, was knowledgeable and efficient. Definitely need a reservation when rainy as majority of seating is outside and thus limited during rain days. Hostess seems unhappy with her job but the rest of the staff was very friendly and anxious to please.
Food was good. I wanted lobster but it came out chewy and a little tough so I sent it back and got the salmon minus the glaze. That was done very well. The veggies that came with it were a bit over done. Service was very good!
We arrived early but the staff was really accommodating. The food was excellent and it was a perfect end to our visit in Sydney.
Lives up to its reputation. Service and food was excellent. I had the seafood risotto, some of the best risotto I’ve ever had.
The food was delicious, as per usual! But we feel like our reservation was forgotten about as it took about 3-4 minutes to find us a table, and our server seemed to forget about us! But we’ll be back as the food can’t be beat!
Ordered the lobster sandwich. There was more red onion and lettuce than lobster, menu said lobster and mayo, no mention of red onion or lettuce, it wasn't chunks of lobster, minced, emailed Governor's but did not get a response back, very disappointing
Went on the recommendation of our BNB host. Made reservations on a Monday, glad we did; place was hopping. Naked oysters, mussels to start were fantastic! Followed by lobster risotto for me and lobster roll for my dinner date. Everything was great. Our server was so friendly and service was good. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Governors Pub.
My wife and I dined here while in Sydney. Although it was before the tourist season (May), the place was full on a Friday night. The noise level was high and there was live music on the second floor. Although the music sounded good we were glad to be seated on the first floor as it was really loud. The food was good and the waitress was extremely good. She appeared to be waiting on ten or a dozen tables including large groups yet the meal went smoothly. The food was good. The wine list very limited - a common problem we encountered in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Sydney has a very limited choice in restaurants and this is a good one.
Always wonderful experience. The staff and food are among my favourites
The food was amazing and the service was excellent
Service, food & atmosphere were all excellent. Great evening & looking forward to returning.
Food was great. Service was excellent.
Our waiter, Adam, was very helpful...funny.....making our experience a very nice one and the service was great. Like the atmosphere and the food was very tasty. Good value for my dollar.
I order the same dish every time, the lime-marinated tofu with coconut risotto.
Wine is fabulous.
And the wait staff are fabulous!!
Governor's Pub and Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.