Valerie Mansour Sheppard’s Pie ($10).

There was a time when pretty well nothing was edible at the Lion’s Head Tavern — a shame since it is the only bar in the neighbourhood and has a deck.  Well, times have changed.

A newish menu includes the usual bar favourites such as steaks, fish and chips and liver and onions, as well as several varieties of surprisingly trendy poutine.

Sheppard’s Pie ($10) —traditionally called Shepherd’s — is tasty with lots of ground beef and gravy topped with corn kernels, mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese melted over top.  It’s a steaming hot dish of filling comfort food.

Hot Turkey Sandwich ($9 or $11 with white meat) is well-drenched in rich, dark gravy.  The meat is a bit dry, but it’s a decent, satisfying bar sandwich with no surprises. Accompanying sweet potato fries ($2 extra) are yummy.

Lion’s Head food had nowhere to go but up.  It’s well on the way.

Visiting the restaurant

Lion’s Head Tavern & Grill

Address. 3081 Robie St.
Phone. 455-0181
Rating. 3/5
Price range. $$
Client negotiations. No
Lunch with co-workers. Yes
Social lunch. Yes
Quick solo lunch. Yes
Reservations. Yes

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