Public Kitchen & Bar

at 295 b Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, N2H 4V4

Delicious shared plates in the heart of KW

Public Kitchen & Bar
295 b Lancaster Street West
Kitchener , ON N2H 4V4
Contact Phone
P: 519-954-8111


Public Kitchen & Bar is a small, independently owned restaurant in one of Kitchener's oldest neighbourhoods. We take pride in creating delicious small, shareable plates and well crafted cocktails. We also offer new and old world wines and an all-Ontario craft beer list. The menu changes regularly. A sample menu can be viewed right here on our facebook page under the menu tab. We always have several vegetarian dishes as well as gluten free options. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please email with any questions and call 519-954-8111 for reservations.

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 17:00- 22:00
  • Wednesdays: 17:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 17:00- 23:00
  • Fridays: 17:00- 00:30
  • Saturdays: 17:00- 00:30


Price category

General Info

Please note reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 519-954-8111 to book.

Company Rating

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It's Oyster Night! Buck-A-Shuck's tonight: Little Gem oysters from Nova Scotia. There's lots of room, join us for a few oysters and a glass of sparkling wine:)

Published on 2015-03-11 18:10:13 GMT

Every Tuesday night between 5 and 7pm we offer 5 off menu dishes for just $5! Here's what's on tonight's menu; Fried terrine profiteroles Mussels in a fennel cream sauce Mushroom crepes with arugula Deep fried eggplant with Romesco sauce Pork meatballs with house BBQ sauce

Published on 2015-02-17 18:38:11 GMT

Don't forget we're now open for brunch! Walk in or call ahead to reserve. 519-954-8111

Published on 2015-01-24 01:27:50 GMT

Here's what we're offering tonight for just $5: -Caramelized mushroom and onion crepe with sherry gastrique -Mussels in white wine broth with basil -Patatas bravas with Pico de gallo and avocado sour cream -Hummus with crostini -Pain perdu with mushroom cream sauce

Published on 2015-01-06 17:51:43 GMT

Every Tuesday from 5-7pm we offer 5 dishes at just $5 each. We call it 5 for $5 at 5 (very clever:) We have lots of room this evening if you want to take advantage of this super details to follow shortly...

Published on 2015-01-06 16:22:16 GMT

This Sunday, December 14 is Cookie Fest! We're busy making as many cookies and treats as possible in hope of raising money for a great cause-St. John's Kitchen. The event will take place at Public Kitchen & Bar located at 295 Lancaster St. W in Kitchener and will run from 11-5pm. Please feel free to share and spread the word!

Published on 2014-12-09 15:22:00 GMT

We're excited to announce that our 5 for 5 at 5 promotion is back on Tuesday nights! From 5pm-7pm we offer 5 special dishes for just 5 bucks. Here's what's on the menu for the kickoff tonight; -Country buttermilk biscuits with white sausage gravy -Baked oysters with crayfish veloute and Queso Oaxaca -Smoked pork shoulder tostada with house BBQ sauce and cabbage slaw -Fried chicken with Alabama sauce -Salad of spinach and sweet potatoes with Queso Fresco. Hope to see you tonight!

Published on 2014-11-25 17:37:40 GMT

The city is on ice and so are our oysters. It's Oyster Night and we still have availability! Call 519 954 8111 to book in and avoid disappointment. Our selections this evening... $2/oyster French Kiss (NB) or Raspberry Point (PEI) $1/oyster Malpeque (PEI) Tonight's off menu feature is... Seared Yellowfin Tuna over sautéed rainbow carrots and kale with yellow lentils, coconut and almonds and a spicy peanut sauce topped with crispy rice noodle. $17

Published on 2014-11-19 17:29:49 GMT

Hello Friends of Public Kitchen & Bar! We just want to send out an official facebook reminder that the "shop" will be closed from this Sunday August 10 and opening again on Tuesday August 18. We are excited to spend some down time with our family and friends but are looking forward to serving you soon with renewed energy! Thanks a million times. love from, The team at Public

Published on 2014-08-09 00:42:13 GMT

'Why, then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open.' It's oyster night at Public! Come in and enjoy our selection of spring oysters for only $2/ oyster served fresh on the half shell with house hot sauce and mignonette. Beausoliel (New Brunswick) Shiny Seas (PEI) Wianno (Cape Cod)

Published on 2014-05-21 17:27:35 GMT

It's official! We'll be serving up BRUNCH on MOTHER'S DAY! Brunch will run from 11am-2:30pm and will be a la carte. We must limit our groups to 6 persons or less to ensure that we don't overcrowd our little room. There'll be lots of boozy features to make your Mommy one happy day-drunk. Reservations are a must, so give us a ring! 519-954-8111

Published on 2014-04-24 20:03:16 GMT

Spring feels like it's finally arrived. We hope that everyone had a restful weekend. Ryan's back in the kitchen early to prepare for Whole Hog Week which begins tomorrow! In addition to many of your favourite salads and seafood dishes we'll have lots of delicious pork from Keystone Farm on the menu. Happy pigs make all the difference, and the pigs from Keystone are the happiest around! Hope to see you this week for some local goodness!

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