It's a dark and cozy atmosphere, but quite busy, so during the peak hours somewhat loud. I wasn't as happy with my lobster mac and cheese so our server went out of his way to make sure I was happy with my experience. Impressment took a serious toll on Liverpool. As wild as the Atlantic Canadian forest, with Canadian gin. On Saturday Ken MacKay joins Carruthers.
Some of this review sounds negative but the meal overall was lovely and certainly the ambience of the place is hard to beat. Great texture and balance of firm and soft to easily cut them apart, they were perfectly grilled and seasoned for an amazing flavour. Kitchen hours are: Sunday 5pm-late Monday 5pm-late Tuesday 5pm-late Wednesday 5pm-late Thursday 5pm-late Friday 5pm-11pm, bar is open until late Saturday 5-11pm, bar is open until late A proud supporter of local live music, The Press Gang hosts the immensely talented Mike Cowie every Friday and Saturday night. The menu is impressive looking and the wine list is extensive. The incidents were frequently violent and people were killed. Enjoy good oysters rockefeller, halibut and lobster mac and cheese at this place when you happen to be near it. It pressed almost 3 men there and in the neighbouring villages of Port Medway, Port Mouton, and Brooklyn.
It is a good place for out-of-towners, for sure - that seems to be who they're catering to, not locals. Liverpool sailors also stood in constant fear of press gangs and guard boats at Halifax and often refused to sail there based on rumours of impressment. In addition, while the food was delicious and cooked very well, portion sizes were underwhelming for the price of the dishes. Press gang in Halifax, Nova Scotia by the in happened primarily during the and the. Friendly, knew a lot about the food and drinks and when we couldn't make up our minds on two of the dishes he asked if we trusted him enough to surprise us. It looked like someone had piled left overs on to the plate. Preparations and menus are well tailored to taste and are orginal.
Great fresh fish that fell apart under the knife and fork and like the scallop was perfectly seared and flavoured with an amazing saffron rub. Everything was nicely presented and looked good, but it didn't taste great. However the tender scallops were the highlight of the dish for me. The Navy always struggled with desertion in Nova Scotia, and it often threatened to use impressment as a punishment for communities that harboured and assisted deserters. The lamb rack is highly recommended. For those in the mood for lighter fare, visit the famous Oyster Bar for casual drinks and other tantalizing appetizers. The bread and herbed butter was very nice.
Akins, History of Halifax City Halifax, 1895 , 137—8; Brian C. The nonflour chocolate cake and the bread pudding were grossly over sweet. Great to try something new. They still do amazing oysters. To see the full menu see our stories, or previous posts. Guard boats patrolled harbour day and night and they boarded all incoming and outgoing vessels.
The ambience here is so charming it's hard to bash it. So as always the oysters were amazing and the waitress had great knowledge about wine and food. Visit our famous Oyster Bar for a selection of Maritime oysters, succulent appetizers and an extensive list of wines and martinis. This exempted most Nova Scotians from impressment during the Napoleonic period, but it also prevented the Navy from keeping its ships manned and ready for duty. The dessert was choclatey and just right for size after a lengthy meal. Refreshing and complex, the presentation was quite impressive on the Cardinal with a stencil of the bird on the foam. The housemade cocktails were some great examples of mixology.
The mains tasted like they were boiled and then microwaved. There was a live band who were very talented, and who played just loudly enough that people could enjoy the music, but still have conversations without difficulty. However after spending 250 dollars and moving to the bar to enjoy the entertainment. Liverpool experienced more of these naval intrusions than other regional ports in British North America. Dozens of families in Liverpool alone were torn apart by impressment during the Napoleonic Wars.
Rated My favourite restaurant during my stay in Halifax. Rated We had a lovely visit at The Press Gang, but overall we got a distinct touristy vibe that tainted our experience. Service was attentive though somewhat absent, especially given the number of other patrons in the restaurant. But the restaurant itself is incredibly charming and has an unparalleled ambiance. Easily one of my favorite spots to kick back. Only sailors could be taken into service. George sent press gangs from the Hussar into Halifax.
The service was great and our appetizers were fine, but the main courses were very disappointing. Tickets available for purchase at the restaurant. The order of calamari was adequate but with very little sauce on the bottom of the plate. Would recommend, overall, and would visit again. While the food was great the drinks were also quite impressive.