Elephant & Castle

In the main floor of the Delta Hotel sits the Elephant & Castle, an English style pub that has 17 locations spread out over North America. I didn’t know that they had a restaurant in San Fran! Since this restaurant is connected to the Convention Centre and the tunnels that weave through downtown Winnipeg, it is a decent place to grab lunch or a drink after work. Inside is what you’d expect from an English pub, a lil brick here, a lil wood there, and food n’ beer everywhere!

I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet and get right down to the nitty-gritty. The E&C club has the same fate as a few clubs I’ve had recently due to the dreaded processed meat curse. Although I have seen processed meat stack fairly high in the club rating charts, the E&C club doesn’t meet the standards on the tasty-ness charts.

This double-decker club is stacked with the traditional fixins including some good produce and bacon, but the big fries and big pickle are the stars at this club. And it always makes me cringe when I see “add cheese for $1” on the menu – either put it in or don’t! Unfortunately, this club is just sub-par. I think the processed meat only work wells if it is in smaller doses and layered with other goodness. Also, there wasn’t really any sauce on this guy.

I gotta point out that the bathroom is farrrr away. You gotta leave the restaurant, go back into the main lobby of the hotel, then it is at this point where you will ask the front desk where the heck the bathroom is! But don’t fear – it’s only 2 minutes from the desk, around the corner and down a hall. There, now you made it to the bathroom you can enjoy the rest of your day.

Usually by the time I leave a restaurant I feel some kind of connection with the place, which later fuels my blog posts. It could be friendly service, great food, good atmosphere, or good jokes, but the Elephant & Castle didn’t strike any particular note with me. I have been there a handful of times now and I have an empty feeling with not much to say about the place. If ur downtown and want a quick drink or some food, try it out for yourself. Anywhoo, that’s it, enjoy the pics.

Ps. Elephant & Castle is on Pintrest, ok.

Price: $11.50

Rating: 4/10

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