Central

 
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Off the beaten path on Ellis, Central is a lively little neighbourhood pub reminiscent of local gathering spots like those showcased on sitcoms the likes of "Cheers". Equipped with it's own built-in sports facility, this hidden gem has a first-class team hitting culinary homeruns every outing.  Preparing amazing fresh fare and delicious handcrafted bevies in a casual drop in, if you can get a table, atmosphere is what Central fans appreciate most about this unpretentious contender. 

We first discovered Central on our way to the curling rink, well to be truthful - you can't miss the blue and white dome which shares athletic space with the tiny bar restaurant and adjoining patio.

Serving modern twists on local pub fare Central is well-known for it's handcrafted burgers, well-portioned salads and flavourful flatbreads. On our most recent  visit I enjoyed their quinoa salad which featured a creamy aioli dressing with just enough Cajun heat to spice up my taste buds. Topped with ahi tuna and chased with a gin infused ruby grapefruit cocktail - it was simply sensational. There were plenty of food and beverage options including gluten-free plates on their well-appointed menu. The portions are fair, the service is always fabulous and the price is easy on the wallet.

Valley Vagabonds Inside Tip


If you are a fan of authentic caesar salads the Central Caesar features anchovies, freshly grated parmesan and garlic which make it a Vagbond favourite as a side, or stand alone dish.