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“This is a lovely venue to kick back and enjoy a meal”
Review of Tubby's Lounge and GastroPub - CLOSED

Tubby's Lounge and GastroPub
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This restaurant is run out of the Tobermory Lodge by separate owners. The lodge itself has become a shabby interpretation of it's bygone self. But the small restaurant that operates from this location is actually a nice place to take a meal. We prefer to eat outside and enjoy the view of the harbour. We own a cottage in the village, so Tubby's is a place we visit throughout the summer. The owner's and staff are personable and friendly. They provide professional service and deliver a lovely dinner.

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1  Thank JoAnn Paul K
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I had the pizza and it was excellent with crispy crust with lots of toppings. My husband had a steak wrap and it was full of meat and he said it tasted great which is high praise from him.

1  Thank GardenGal70
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our hosts at the Bear Cove B&B recommended this restaurant so we decided to give it a try.

I ordered the Curried Chicken and my husband ordered the Savoury Roma Crepe.

My husband enjoyed the crepe but said that it should have been hotter. As for the side caesar salad, he didn't even touch it. For starters, it was made with Iceberg lettuce, not Romaine. That's a real no-no for a good restaurant.

My curried chicken was tasty and spicey hot (I like it that way) but I'm not sure if the curry was made in-house.

The restaurant is large but it feels more like a tavern. Too much open space in the middle. And the decor is outdated. It needs some work.

This place has undergone many changes and owners over the years and, at the moment, the restaurant is the best thing that has happened here.

The washrooms are not handy. You have to go down a hallway, up a flight of stairs and down another hallway. With all the (empty) space in the restaurant they really should consider putting a washroom on the main floor. Some people have mobility problems...

I would recommend this place because there are some creative items on the menu and because it's always nice to have another good restaurant in Tobermory.

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1  Thank kanadai
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TubbysLounge, Owner at Tubby's Lounge and GastroPub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Hi kanadai, thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. Just wanted to clear up some issues you mentioned.
The crepe is baked as the final process and is always delivered hot. We even advise all our customers that the dish it comes in is extremely hot.
If the crepe was for some reason cold in the centre you could mention it to your server at the time and we would have gladly corrected it.
Our Caesar salad has always been made with Romaine hearts and our own house made dressing. We do not even have iceberg lettuce on the premises. Most likely you had lettuce closer to the bottom of the heart which resembles the colour of iceberg.
Our curry dish is made from scratch to order depending if our customer wishes mild or spicy (different curries are used)
The restaurant itself is leased not owned therefore we do not invest a lot of money into a building we do not own. As a result, we have to deal with the fact that the building owners have taken 2 years to renovate the restaurant washrooms which we are equally displeased to have to divert our customers to distant washrooms that have seen better days. I hope we have addressed your concerns. Thanks for your patronage :)

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Outstanding service, very attentive. Even though they were short-staffed, our host was hustling throughout the restaurant to ensure all diners' needs were attended to. Although very busy, our host still took time to explain the menu items and provide recommendations and background on all the menu selections. Food was outstanding and was delicious, and was all made from scratch. They clearly treat the dining experience seriously and it is obvious that they care a great deal about the experience. Highly recommend this excellent gem in Tobermory and will definitely be back! Thanks again for a great evening and a top-notch meal!!

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Disgusting food and expensive. had to throw out or food and paid for it still. Also very slow service and not a clean restaurant

Thank Christian C
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TubbysLounge, Owner at Tubby's Lounge and GastroPub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Christian, occasionally we respond to a review to correct matters with our customers if they feel that they did not receive the best food or service. In your case you provided no details as to what you didn't like about the food or what was wrong with the service. Never in 107 reviews have we ever had a complaint that our restaurant is not clean. Our prices are on par or less with other restaurants serving similar food. Your review reads like you were just out to slander our good name and reputation. Our other reviews will give a better indication to customers about our place and food. We hold a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 3 years running. For the future it's "worst" not "worse".

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