While shopping in Granville, I decided to try this place which I walked by hundred of times. So, there I am for lunch!
When I walked it at lunch time on Sat and, though it wasn't full, the servers were a bit busy. I was told I could sit at any table so I did exactly that. I was given the menu soon after and, instead of going for pub fare, I decided to go for a lamb burger ($11) with a spinach salad (extra $2) as side. Now, the menu looked good, and I wanted to go for the stew, but, since it was my first time there, I wanted to try something "safe"
While I was waiting for it (which, I must say took quite a while for a burger), I was looking around. The bar was well stock (what do you expect, it is a pub!) and the TVs were tuned to different channels. However, there was a bit of smoke hanging around and found out later it was from the BK just beside it. Really weird.
The burger was open faced with a bit of feta cheese. The spinach salad had blue cheese (?), walnuts, slices of green apple and a balsamic dressing. It was an odd combo (the spinach salads I usually have are usually made with spinach, hard boiled egg, bacon bits, mushroom and a light vinagrette) but it was good. I have mentioned before that, to measure how good a burger is, just count how many napkins were used. Though the lamb burger was juicy enough, I didn't have to go beyond napkin one.
Service was, oddly, a bit slow for a pub. I wasn't asked if I wanted additional drinks until I finished my dish (I finished the drink way before). So why a five in service? It just happened the table beside mine was asking for a particular dish and, although they didn't have it, instead of just saying no, the waitress went to check where they could find it and gave directions to get there. Now, that's service.
Ambiance... Hey, what do you expect, is a pub!
Overall, despite the food could be improved, I must remember: this is a pub. So, next time I feel like going to a pub, I will have this in mind.