The Grove Pub and Restaurant

September13

The Grove is located at the corner or Stafford St. and Grosvenor Ave. and the  name is a short form of the latter.  We stopped in at this time last fall for a cider on the way out for dinner but I have never had a chance to taste their offerings.  In spite of repeated encouragement from our son who lives just steps away and thinks of the stools at the bar top as a home away from home.

In fact, I had to park just beside my son’s apartment so he knew that I was in the vicinity and met me for a little visit before my lunch date arrived.  He loves the offering of half pints and ordered one for himself and a Bramble for me.  The light and refreshing cocktail is made with creme de casis to sweeten the gin base. 

He also endulged me by ordering the Grove Burger which he claims is the best burger in the city. 

Based on my bite, I would have to agree and the fries were mighty fine too.  I opted for the Chevre and Pequillo Pepper Croquettes and was really disappointed to hear that they were out. 

Instead, I had a cucumber salad which was not quite so decadent but was satisfying with dollops of green olive oil lining the bowl. 

My lunch date decided upon the the chicken sarnie and was equally impressed. 

When my boy moved to the bar top and was joined by a friend, I also got to sample the fish bites which are made from salmon and halibut trim, lightly crusted in panko flakes and fried-oh my!

The room is fresh and light-filled and attracts many local business people and neighbours alike.  Service is attentive and accommodating.  If you live in walking distance, you have a gem of a neighbourhood pub.

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Kath’s quote: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”-Benjamin Franklin


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4 Comments to

“The Grove Pub and Restaurant”

  1. Avatar September 13th, 2011 at 1:49 pm alana {at} the food Says:

    you and i always seem to review the same restaurants in this city the grove, smokes poutinerie, peasant cookery, and the list im sure will go on and on and on…


  2. Avatar September 13th, 2011 at 3:47 pm kath Says:

    I have one in the can for Lo Pub-have you been there recently?


  3. Avatar May 30th, 2013 at 2:27 pm Fran Says:

    Do you, or anyone know what this place was called before it was Tubby’s? I know I’m going back around 45 years… but I remember a hangout for kids after school called Stan’s, somewhere in that neighbourhood. Could this have been Stan’s?


  4. Avatar May 30th, 2013 at 2:29 pm Kathryne Says:

    My memory only goes back to Tubby’s.


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