A couple games ago we were in the Kensington area so it was the perfect opportunity to check out the new restaurant and legion everyone is talking about.
While their website states 1918 Tap & Table is owned by the Royal Canadian Legion, and the actual Kensington Legion and the restaurant share a doorway, they are not one and the same. It’s a new generation of legion sharing profits from membership, the restaurant and office space on the top two floors of the building.
What is the same though is their reasonable drink prices. We made it in time for the 9 pm happy hour where hi-balls and certain pints are only $4.75. Deal.
1918 has a compact, but flavourful menu, and unlike their happy hour drinks, a little on the pricey side. I tried out a small arugula and spinach salad (pumpkin seeds, shaved fennel, fresh orange, honey vinaigrette) and shared the zucchini fritters with J-Mac.
The salad was a decent size and hella fresh. While I’m not usually a big fan of fennel, it was a really nice compliment to the dish, but the fresh orange and vinaigrette were champions of the dish, the sweet balancing the bite of the arugula.
The fritters were hot out of the fryer and presented beautifully. The could of used a bit more zucchini love, given their namesake. On that particular evening they were more of a lemon fritter as lemon was the strongest flavour.
The best part of the experience though, was the staff. They were genuinely friendly and doting, but not overbearing. And were quickly able to set up and accommodate for our large group of ball players.
I’ll have to get back with Siddall one day and try out some of the bigger entrees.
It’s a great local location and legion members get a discount so a win for all.