New Oxford Public House

I bought a Groupon for New Oxford Public House so me and Burger Knight decided to go there for lunch while we were both working downtown. New Oxford is located in Yaletown and is part of the Donnelly chain of pubs located around Vancouver. The interior of this restaurant is really unique and cool. They have authentic brick walls, antique looking chairs, and bookshelves and photos of Oscar Wilde on the walls. I was impressed when I walked in.

The menu has a variety of sandwiches, burgers and pub favourites like chicken wings and fish and chips. I decided to go with the pressed hot pastrami sandwich ($13) and I upgraded my fries to yam fries for $1.50. The menu described the sandwich to have house made pickle slaw, harvarti cheese, and sweet hot mustard on rye. When I got my sandwich I was instantly overwhelmed with the taste of fennel seeds. I hate fennel seeds and the bread was loaded with them so I was instantly turned off of the sandwich. The mustard was not sweet at all, just very spicy and I didn’t really notice the cheese. The pastrami meat was good but it was too overwhelmed by the super strong mustard and fennel seeds for me to be able to really appreciate the flavor. I was not impressed by this sandwich and I didn’t even end up eating half of it. I wish that the menu had described the bread as having fennel seeds in it, then I would have known and ordered something else I could have enjoyed.

The yam fries on the other hand were really good. They were nice and crispy on the outside (I hate soggy yam fries) but soft in the middle. The fries came with a chipotle mayo that was also really good and the portion of fries was huge.

Overall I was disappointed in my meal. I didn’t enjoy my sandwich at all and the only saving grace was the yam fries. I’m not sure if I would come back here again. If I did maybe I would just stick to appies.


Meh. The atmosphere is cool but the food didn’t impress me.

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Categories: $$$ ($15-$25), Pub, Vancouver, Yaletown


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