Heart & Crown,67 Clarence Street, Ottawa


Our nations capitol, so diverse , in its people and in its food. I love this city, even in its  evolving time of early spring when the canals start to thaw but winter attempts to hang on. Our visit had a mix of weather conditions, which included freezing rain and snow, at the same time, in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador they enjoyed 16+ degrees, how wonderful for them, and ironic. Nevertheless , we were here to promote our province to the world and to enjoy the city in our down time. Our first stop ,  was the Heart and Crown on Clarence Street.

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Deep fried dill pickles helped keep the damp evening away, they were tangy, crunchy and full of flavour. A great start to the evening.

 

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I always scour a Irish pub’s menu to see if they have lamb shank on the menu, the Heart and Crown did not disappoint,  I had to have it!! The slow cooked meat was so tender and mild, not gamey, it was silky  and seemed to melt in your mouth , especially when accompanied with  gravy. The gravy was so rich and balanced , no one ingredient stood out , very flavourful but did not over power the lamb. The whipped potatoes and crispy onions elevated the meal, and the light snap of the micro greens gave it a nice crunch.

High Points

-Server was welcoming and prompt
-Rustic
-Pub Food was awesome, my lamb shank was cooked to perfection
– Washrooms were clean for a busy pub/restaurant

Low Points

-We were close to the door so the transition into the evening entertainment made for a cold room at times.

Price $$$ out of $$$$$ 32.00 approx. plus tax (including a pint of Harp).
Points for a evening experience 4.0 out of 5

Good grub in the market for sure!!!

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