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.
Price range. $$
Client negotiations. No
Lunch with co-workers. Yes
Social lunch. Yes
Quick solo lunch. Yes