|Visited In:||Many times throughout the past few years|
|Gluten Free Menu:||Gluten-free items and options noted on menu|
|Variety of Gluten-Free Options:||1/2|
|Overall Gluten-Friendly Rating:|
|Price Range:||$10-$20, plus drinks, tax, and tip|
Mike and I have frequented Finbar’s Irish Pub a fair bit over the last few years, and even more so since we moved to the Sackville area. Originally, we went there because they marked gluten-free items on their menu. Those items have been on and off the menu over the past few years, and we’re happy to say that they’re back on as of this month.
My absolute favorite dish is their nachos. The gluten-free corn chips ($14), topped with the perfect amount of cheese, as well as bacon (I skip the veggies!), are heavenly. I am determined to try the Hibernian Caesar salad ($8 for a side, $11 for an entrée size) and the steak and chips ($20) someday… if I can pry myself away from the nachos! Mike’s favorite is the Kobe burger ($13) – he swears it’s one of the best burgers he has ever had. Unfortunately, it’s not available gluten-free, but several other burgers and sandwiches (including lamb and pork options) are.
Another plus is that the service is always warm and friendly. On our last visit, we were talked into trying dessert when our server mentioned that they offer a gluten-free brownie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. I was impressed when she brought it to our table and said that they had confirmed that the ice cream was gluten-free as well. And boy, was it ever delicious!
Although there aren’t a huge amount of gluten-free options, Finbar’s is our favourite place for a Friday night drink and supper. It’s always nice to have an old favorite to fall back on!
Finbar’s Irish Pub
1595 Bedford Highway (Sunnyside Mall, Bedford)
Web Site: http://www.finbars.ca