Ceili’s offers a combination of traditional Irish and North American cuisine as well as a variety of spirits and draught beers. This second Vancouver location is opening soon.
I've never been to a Ceili's Irish Pub before and a bunch of the guys planned to meet there for dinner before the Caps game so I went online to check it out. The beer menu looked pricey but outstanding with some nice UK beers on tap so I was sold. Reviews for other Ceili's seemed to trash the food so I was wary about what to eat.
Got off the bus parched so I started off with a London Pride, a hoppy bitter style beer ($7.50) that was crisp and refreshing but served way too cold to enjoy all the nuances. Ordered a steak sandwich ($16) with black and white onion rings. Steak came perfectly cooked medium rare on a bit-too-chewy toasted baguette. The rings were outstanding, crisp and not greasy, lightly drizzled with a stout reduction. To celebrate, I ordered an Innis & Gunn ($7.50), a Scottish brew aged in oak barrels. mellow and rich with fruity after flavours....delish. For dessert I had to have a Guiness to complete my UK trio.
The decor is "North American Irish Pubby" if you know what I mean. And I hardly noticed the attractive and attentive waitresses in very short tartan skirts with cleavage pleasing black tops......
I ordered the most expensive draft beers on the menu so the bill reflected that but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at the Kits location. I'm drooling a bit just thinking about the rings. I'm going back soon.
I threw a surprise party there. Waitresses were very nice, they made such a big deal that I am throwing a party for my wife.
On my way I messed up the cake, and the chef fixed it for me.
They were warm and kind and everyone of my guests were happy to be there.
The food was very good, sufficient and the price was fair.
I will go there often now and strongly recommend it for everyone.