"Lennox" is a Celtic word meaning "a grove of elm trees", perhaps such a place where ancient Celts met to honour divinities like Odin or to meet friends for a drink.
The Lennox Pub opened its doors in February of 2000 and has been going strong ever since. The location at the corner of Granville and Robson streets is a great place for a bite before a show or to unwind after a busy day at work. The mural beside the bar depicts Odin's gift of the runes, or alphabet, to mankind. This theme is repeated in the room which is an attractive blend of wood and wrought iron, with high ceilings, and an outdoor patio, great for people watching.
Have had lunch here 3 times now. One time during the Olympics it was extremely busy in there, with patrons jumping up and down and yelling at the action on the TVs, yet the service was outstanding. Our server never missed a thing and did it all with a big smile.
I like the pub lunch, there was plenty of cheese, meat and vegs on the platter. The one thing they could have changed was a bit more bread or crackers as there wasn't enough compared to all the cheese and meat. Otherwise it was very enjoyable.
I have had the quesadillas at another time and they were fine, just the right amount of filling and arrived at table warm. Haven't tried the burgers yet but will at another trip as we plan to go back there.
Overall for a mid-price, comfortable lunch spot we quite enjoy it.
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.
We had a concert reservation at the Orphium for 8.00 PM.
Decided to have a quick dinner at this place, It wasn't that busy/
Service was good. The food was not edible. Simple item like fish and chips
was soggy and fries were hard. Also the beef dip that was ordered was not
eat able. Bill came to $60 and I could have enjoyed fast food for 10th of the price.
Avoid eating here !!
My bf and I came here last night for a bite to eat and a drink before a show at the Commodore and were pleasantly surprised by how good it was! We both had the BBQ burger ($12) and it was delicious. Big, juicy patty with applewood smoked cheddar, toasted bun, overall yumminess. His fries were good too, and my salad was simple but very fresh tasting. The service was prompt and friendly as well. 2 stars for ambiance would probably be higher on a night when we weren't seated next to a drunken table of hyenas practicing their use of the f-word.
My bf visited the kitchen on our way out to tell the cooks how good our burgers were (a nice thing he likes to do which I like to think makes the food even better!) and they said they put Guinness in the BBQ sauce.... yum!
I stopped in with a date to grab a quick lunch. I remembered eating here a long time ago, and the food was not great. I was hoping things had improved, since it's been there for ages. Anyways, I made the mistake of ordering the seafood spinach salad, against my better judgment. My friend just had fries and they were fine.
The salad tasted ok, the shrimp was a bit overdone but overall that was alright. The problem was the dressing, the salad was swimming in it. It was a warm dressing, but there was so much that by the time I was halfway through the salad the leaves were all wilted.
I should have complained but I was embarrassed, I said something to my date and he said "oh well, you can eat the fish" so I felt bad to make a big scene. So, he just paid and we left, me to nurse a tummy ache for the rest of the afternoon.
That can lead to some embarrassment when it's time to pay - especially since there's no signs up in obvious places saying this.
They do accept cash and credit cards, though.
Lunchtime can get filled quickly. The food's OK... usual pub grub. Nothing's struck me as outstanding (yet). I don't drink so I have no idea what the beers are like. My friend ordered a Bloody Mary and she really liked it... .
The location's convenient, it's nice to find something in the area that's dependable and the drinks prices didn't seem excessive.
Why they're not accepting Interact, though, is beyond me. I would have definitely gone there a few times until I realized I only had a $10 bill on me (good for a pint - not so much for a full lunch).
My girlfriends and I decided we wanted to go to a FUN place to watch the Grey Cup. The Lennox Pub is in the city core and is always buzzing when any sports events are happening in the city. We got a great table and were there early enought to see alot of people enjoying a few pints before and the game and also after the game. Fortunatley the Lennox Pub has alot of televisions so you can catch the game from many angles.The crowd was all excited with the BC Lions in the final...and BC WON!
Our first waitress "Sara V" was great and always had a smile on her face, our second waitress "Amanda - know as Scottie" was also great! Our wine glasses were always filled and the food was hot and tasted great! It truly is pub food at its finest!
It not my first time at The Lennox Pub and won't be my last.
My friends and I decided to have a late lunch at Lennox pub after many years of by-passing them. Surprisingly the food was very good. I really liked my grilled tuna and salad. Burgers and sandwiches were equally as good. However, the waitress kept on asking us to order more drinks and did not re-fill water unless asked. In spite restaurant was not busy at all. Bottom line, if we craving good bar food, take out rather eat in.
My friends and I (5 altogether) decided to meet at the Lennox Pub because of its central location. We came from all over town and D/T is the hub for everybody. We arrived at about 6:30pm and the place is jumping, due to the airing of a Canadiens hockey playoff game. We found a table upstairs and the waitress finally arrived at our table after 10 minutes. Her attitude was lukewarm at best and it looked like that she did not want to be there. Alright, we can handle that.
A couple of rounds and food (pub fare - Irish stew and burger for a reasonable price) later, we asked for the bill. When we get the bill, we discovered that a 15% on the total amount (after tax which was 12%) has been added onto the bill as tips. However, the bill also printed "Gratuity not included". We used a credit card to pay and on the credit card, there is a space where you can add tips. We think that this kind of behavior is a dishonest business practice. We wrote on the credit card receipt of what our thoughts are. The waitress came over and said that we should have talked to her and that we are rude. She never attempted to explain the situation in a friendly. It is our fault! We were all taken aback. Never in the conversation were we offered an apology and ways to correct the situation. Is that how an establishment treat their customers?
The ambiance and beer are OK. The food and prices are average. The service and attitude are not. Never again will we visit this place again.