Open Daily @ 11am
The Church Key is an extensively renovated pub residing in a prominent heritage building across from the Grand Theatre on Richmond Row in downtown London, Ontario and features an intimate outdoor courtyard.
Dining area view inside The Church Key
Craft beer and gourmet flair


Craft Beer & Gourmet Flair
The Church Key follows the British tradition of the gastro pub by specializing in traditional food done with a gourmet flair. Chef Michael Anglestad has over 20 years experience in fine dining and uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Owners Pete and Vanessa Willis have nearly 50 years combined experience in the restaurant industry and the opening of The Church Key in May of 2009 was the culmination of a long time dream.

Come In For A Visit

Enjoy The Warm & Relaxed Atmosphere
"We are definitely pub people. We like an uncomplicated place where you can talk and have good food, beer and wine."
Vanessa Willis, Owner

Ploughman’s Plate

English cheeses, crusty bread, paté, smoked salmon, duck bacon, branston pickle, pickled quail eggs and vegetables. Great as a meal or
a shared appetizer!

The Church Key Burger

Served on a toasted bun with caramelized onions, stilton cheese, organic arugula and tomato jam. Choose soup, salad or fresh cut fries on the side.

Game Of The Week (Market)

Every week our Chef will create a unique dish that showcases a different variety of game meat. Ask your server about tonight’s special preparation.

Cajun Lake Smelt

Corn meal crusted and Cajun spiced local smelt, flash fried and served with lemon & sweet onion aioli and spicy tomato horseradish coulis.

Crispy Devil'd Eggs

Locally sourced farm fresh devil'd eggs with a creamy dill and Dijon centre. Panko crusted, lightly fried and served with classic HP sauce.

Irish Enchilada

Guinness braised lamb and cheese baked in a flour tortilla. Served with minted whiskey crème fraiche and spicy chili lime sauce.

Spinach & Bacon Salad

Baby spinach, tomato, lattice bacon, red onion, creamy goat cheese and crispy devil'd egg drizzled with green goddess vinaigrette.

Ale & Onion Soup

Caramelized onions simmered in a beefy broth with Fuller’s London Pride Ale. Topped with mustard croutons and melted white cheddar cheese.

Warm Duck Confit Salad

Whole duck leg confit on greens with roasted mushrooms, toasted walnuts, stilton cheese, and a cranberry & white balsamic vinaigrette.

Panko Crusted Grilled Cheese

Thick cut sourdough stuffed with bacon, arugula and tons of cheese. Dusted with panko crumbs and pan fried until crispy and gooey.

Lamb Curry

Lamb braised in a spicy ginger curry sauce. Served on seasoned rice with riata and fresh cilantro.


Sliced corned beef on lightly toasted pretzel bun with sweet braised cabbage, Russian dressing and melted cheddar cheese.
Beringer California Series Pinot Grigio
Mount Fishtail Sauvignon Blanc
Campolieti Valpolicella Classico
Graceland Cabernet Sauvignon
Coloneri Estate Corposo
Ogier Cotes du Ventoux Rosé



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    Sunday Brunch
    Sunday Brunch at The Church Key begins with a large basket of freshly baked pastries for everyone to share. Then, select one of five different brunch entrée dishes....
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    What is a Church Key?
    There are many different stories of how the traditional bottle opener came to be known as a ‘Church Key’. We believe the following to be most likely....
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    Playing In Key
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Online reservations coming soon!

Contact The Church Key directly by phone for reservation information at 519-936-0960.


476 Richmond Street
London, Ontario N6A 3E6