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The British Hotel

4.3
4.3
175 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Burgers

With gourmet burgers and artisanal pizzas, the Public House gives family favourites a refined modern edge, while conjuring the warmth and beauty of the British’s 19th-century beginnings. Its menu includes classic pub foods alongside its thin-crust pizzas and signature burgers, as well as vegetarian choices and meals made without gluten.



With 18 beer on tap and 60 varieties of whisky on the shelf, the Pub is a grown-up retreat from the modern world. Offering a menu of classic pub food alongside an extensive drink menu, it’s the perfect place for an after-work pint or an evening catching up with old friends.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (819) 682-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Yves Lafortune

  • Catering

    Whether you want elegant dining for a banquet in the Gold Room or fresh sandwiches for a company meeting, the British’s catering service delivers. You can also order our most indulgent desserts from our in-house pastry shop to share with family and friends…or just eat them yourself!

  • Neighborhood

    Gatineau

  • Cross street

    Parker

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available behind the British Hotel building via Parker Street.

  • Entertainment

    For decades, the British Hotel was known for great music and a fun night out. It was a jumping-off point for local music careers and a hotspot for impromptu jam sessions by world-famous musicians.



    Today the Public House continues this tradition, by housing a full stage and dance floor in the centre of the restaurant. In addition to showcasing local acts, the heritage building will also be the location of intimate dinner-party concerts by renowned musicians from around the world.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 175 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Kid Friendly

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Live Sports

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. a

    anonymous

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service and food, the atmosphere is always great too

  2. J

    Jennifer123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great! Food was delicious . Safe social distance measures .

  3. SP

    SteevesP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience5

    The overall expérience was great. The only decapointment was the food. It was not looked properly.

  4. J

    Jennie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Ordered cauliflower bites for an appetizer, they were mushy and cold in the middle. Chicken in the ceasar salad was tasteless., couldn’t eat it. We waited 30 mins between our appetizer and meal and no one came around to see if we needed anything. Overall, food was terrible, service mediocre and price outrageous for what we had. We were also seated by a window and froze! We’ve been here before and had a better experience but we won’t be going back soon!

  5. MC

    MaricarmenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Fries dry and not a good taste. Tasted as if they were done a day before

  6. CB

    ChristianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service ( and I am picky) The cost/ value was appropriate The appetizers we got were ok, will be going back soon for mains Stay tuned

  7. TL

    TLemieux

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Belle endroit, toujours plaisant! Le repas était excellent. Très bon service!

  8. LD

    LouiseD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Nice enough restaurant, an historic building in the heart of Aylmer. Food was ordinary, one Cesar chicken salad not bad, one "summer" salad - you had to be very hungry to eat it! Small portions, hefty prices. Will not return.

  9. C

    Charlie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Très belle soirée d’anniversaire pour ma fille. Le serveur était vraiment sympa, attentionné et il a même mis une chandelle sur le gâteau. Pour un lundi, on a bien apprécié notre soirée! ;)

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service de la part de notre serveuse d’expérience 😀

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Nous étions sur la terrasse par une belle soirée, repas excellent. Je recommande.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Anyone planning on going to the British for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night, I would encourage you to make a reservation. It's simple and easy to do through the Open Table app. My reservation was on a Saturday night and the place was pretty busy. Service was perfect. The British Burger with fries was outstanding. It was the right amount of juicy. The burger had lots of flavor. It was a delight. Everything was cooked perfectly and the wait time was responsible. Drinks were cold and the place was hopin'. Absolute solid place to eat.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and ambience. Calamari, chicken burger and pizza were all very good and tasty

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    June 12, 2021

  15. R

    Royalas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and table service were excellent. The greeting area was less than stellar. As we arrived there was a server who was busy processing information on a tablet literally just few feet away from us. There were no hosts to greet us. The server in question never lifted an eye to acknowledge our presence. Just kept punching in information. He could’ve been our first point of contact and tell us the host would be back momentarily. He instead chose to ignore us which was from a PR point of view simply rude. We had dinner reservations but were seated in the bar area which was rather noisy as opposed to being seated in the quieter dining area. Would go back because of the excellent food and table service but will ask to be seated in the dining area. As for the greeting area… it gave us a bad first impression.

  16. I

    Ilithyia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always. Waitress was amazing, ambience was relaxing, and overall very enjoyable.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Le service de la part de notre serveuse a été IMPECCABLE! Toutefois, le personnel en cuisine ne semblait pas être en mesure de soutenir l’affluence des commandes, car les plats tardaient beaucoup à sortir de la cuisine.

  18. BM

    BruceM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The British is one of our favourites. We were so happy to be back even at reduced capacity. The menu is still good and selection of beers is great. The addition of the 5ieme brand both draft and canned is excellent. Most staff is still there and nice to see. Our favourite bartender is back. Great nite.

  19. M

    Mimi

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and the food was excellent !!! Thank you :)

  20. KP

    KathyP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service , atmosphere and food. Highly recommend

  21. BQ

    BenoitQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I was very pleased to see that they now have craft beer from the 5-th Baron on the menu.

  22. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    too close of the kitchen prefer the bar ambiance. but svc and food very good

  23. DL

    DianeL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to be back, great place to get together, although we were 3 adults, and I reserved for 3, the staff worked it out, and we had a great time.

  24. L

    Lovebear

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Belle ambiance, beau site, très bon service. Notre repas manquait de cuisson mais ce n'était pas notre expérience à cet endroit et c'était la première fois. Nous avons passé le commentaire sur la cuisson et il a été très bien reçu.

  25. SL

    SueL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service excellent. Fish amazing. Gravy very good but serving was very small. Overall very nice experience.

  26. JB

    JeanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Due to Covid we were just a couple of people so the atmosphere was petty quiet!

  27. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Price was a little high but the environment and food was terrific.

  28. AL

    AylmerLady

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time out for dinner since September (due to lockdown of course) and our experience was incredible! Our server was so kind, the food was spectacular and we really enjoyed our time out!! The only negative I have to say is there was one employee (blonde woman with a black mask) at the bar area in the dining room who was wearing her mask around her chin while talking to another employee. Being that this was the first day back open since the restrictions were eased, I would have expected her to wear her mask properly, especially in view of clients. Otherwise it was absolutely fantastic!

  29. CT

    CynthiaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Maybe but not for the burger. The meat was overcooked and very dry. So we were a little disapointed because its a expensive for a overcooked burger. Otherwise, the place was very good and beautiful!

  30. CD

    CherylD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We always enjoy our events at the British! We have had numerous Birthday and other personal celebrations there and will continue to go back.

  31. R

    Ruthie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We really enjoyed the band that was playing that night, the ambiance and the little Main Street it’s situated on, but found the food to be overpriced for what it was (nothing special) and the service to be quite slow and disorganized.

  32. MA

    MarkA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    The food was good, the ambience is great, however the service is not the greatest. They have alot of staff, however it seems like only a few are actually doing work. Our server was clearly annoyed with her night and she just didnt give us that personal touch. No conversation, just get the job done. I dont blame her, it seemed like she was the only one working and everyone else was just there... Normally your server will have a small conversation with you, this was not the case at The British, it was wam bam thank you mam.

  33. GA

    GlennA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    First of all, upon arrival, we were impressed by the tables ,each having a rose and a candle. We were served promptly and a warm smile. We ordered some wine and an order of the calamari...they were awesome!! My wife ordered a steak, rare...but wouldn't you know it, it was well done. I went ahead and began my fish and chips. It wasn't too long a wait before the rare steak appeared. We shared a slice of key lime pie, very tarty but yummy. We will go back.

  34. BP

    BarbaraP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I love the ambiance at The British ... the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. There was only one drawback to our family Christmas outing and that was the band sound check. We wish that had happened earlier in the afternoon and prior to our dinner. Next time, I will make sure to check whether our reservation time conflicts with the band sound check. Besides that, I was very satisfied with my choice to take my entire family out for dinner at The British to celebrate the holiday season :-)

  35. HF

    HarryF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We brought some friends who we knew are interested in the history of the Ottawa area. 'They were most impressed in not just the history of this hotel but in the quality of the restoration. Well done and we will return.

  36. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    I had the veggie burger which is made in the kitchen with quinoa and black beans. There were absolutely no spices used in the burger - not even salt. I make a variety of veggie burgers at home using recipes from the internet. There’s no excuse for flavourless food. More people are interested in meatless options these days.

  37. G

    Ginger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first experience at The British! I was totally impressed with the whole evening, great ambiance, great food, and the service was amazing! Probably one of the best servers I have ever had!

  38. J

    Joanne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    the fish and chips is very good. However, I will prefer it comes with coleslaw or messed green bean.

  39. l

    lily

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    The food was very good, we had The Turkey Club and Beet salad! Drinks were quickly served as was the main meal but then it was,unfortunetly, slow. We did not mind being close to the kitchen ,but many of the servers were right behind us talking and laughing very loudly, it was diffcult to have a conversation. We will be going back because we did enjoy the food and location.

  40. M

    Monique01

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent and friendly service. We ordered calamari to start but I found them very rubbery, the waiter took them back and we ordered something else. The rest was good. The band was great. Very pleasant evening. Staff seem to go out of their way to please their clients. Keep up the good work

FAQs

The British Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 175 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.

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Google Map for The British Hotel

71 Principale Gatineau, QC J9H 3L6

  • Cross street

    Parker

  • Neighborhood

    Gatineau

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available behind the British Hotel building via Parker Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yves Lafortune

  • Entertainment

    For decades, the British Hotel was known for great music and a fun night out. It was a jumping-off point for local music careers and a hotspot for impromptu jam sessions by world-famous musicians.



    Today the Public House continues this tradition, by housing a full stage and dance floor in the centre of the restaurant. In addition to showcasing local acts, the heritage building will also be the location of intimate dinner-party concerts by renowned musicians from around the world.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (819) 682-3000

  • Catering

    Whether you want elegant dining for a banquet in the Gold Room or fresh sandwiches for a company meeting, the British’s catering service delivers. You can also order our most indulgent desserts from our in-house pastry shop to share with family and friends…or just eat them yourself!

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