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Public Kitchen & Bar

295B Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 4V4, Canada
+1 519-954-8111
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (65 reviews)
“crostini” (15 reviews)
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All hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
295B Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 4V4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this restaurant online, and decided to try something new. Tapas was what clinched it, reviews were great. Made a reservation (highly suggest it), and was told all they had was 9:30 (I was looking for 8pm), but, I thought... That's a good sign! We...More

1  Thank DateKnight13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would give this 5 stars except for the fact my reservation was not on file. I called earlier in the week and left a phone message asking for 730. They called me back and said they could put me in for 745. I called...More

Thank Leftor
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals and experiences I've had in K-w area. The food is amazing and the cocktails, excellent! Highly recommended.

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and wonderful menu. Service was very good. The server was very attentive. The good was delicious. We had ribs for one of our fishes, which was so succulent and fall off the bone!! Wonderful restaurant to share good food in a quant restaurant.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were coming to Kitchener for a show and my sister recommended we try this place for supper, definitely needed reservations, even for a weekday night. Service was friendly, not overpowering, place is smallish, comfortably decorated. But the best was the food, the two of...More

1  Thank Barbara d
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Ryan at the bar made a tasty cocktail that tasted like lay in on a beach in Mexico. The Tapas was great, lots of flavour and very attractively presented. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Really cozy atmosphere, more vegan options would be nice.

Thank Chantelle E
Reviewed 16 February 2017

For my friend's birthday this week, I took her to the Public Kitchen for dinner. I'd heard from my daughter what a great tapas place this was and wanted to try it. The food was simply magnificent! Great menu choices, beautiful presentation, and wonderful taste...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the best meals I've had in Kitchener. Extensive wine & beer lists with bottles in all price ranges. The menu changes frequently and the dishes are absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented. We were a party of four and ordered 7 dishes and...More

Thank IWannaCItAll
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food is very good and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. However the restaurant is not accessible to disabled persons especially those in motorized wheelchairs.More

Thank Sheila S
Carlsberger, Owner at Public Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi Sheila, Thanks for your review. We have a ramp that we can put out, making our restaurant accessible. We don't leave it out all the time as we do not want it damaged by weather over the winter. If you choose to visit us...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is one of our favourite spots to take out of town friends. Great tapas, always something unique on the menu. Cool vibe, friendly service. Always a culinary experience.

Thank Brooke H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295B Lancaster St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 4V4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-954-8111
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Fresh cocktails, delicious small plates, craft beer, good wine and great tunes in one of Kitchener's oldest neighbourhoods. Now open for Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm!
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