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"The little pub with a lot of spirit"

St. James Gate Irish Pub and Restaurant is  located in the heart of downtown Carleton Place. We’re just 20 minutes west of Kanata and 30 minutes from Ottawa.


Great Beginnings

St. James Wings
Our homemade wing sauce can’t be beat! Choose your favourite sauce: Cajun, maple BBQ, honey hot, honey garlic, mild, medium, hot, or “GATES OF HELL.” One pound (6-7 wings per pound). Served with sour cream. 14.50

Blarney Stone
Tender chicken breast, cubed, breaded and cooked in your choice of popular wing sauces served with fries. 14.50

Chicken Fingers and Fries
Breaded strips of chicken breast, served with fries and plum sauce. 14.00

Wexford Rarebit
Aged white cheddar melted with bacon and tomatoes broiled over freshly baked garlic bread. 12.50

Crispy corn tortilla chips layered with shredded mixed cheese, marinated tomato and onions and topped with jalapeno peppers. Served with sour cream and salsa. 15.50
Add chicken 5.00 Add seasoned ground beef 5.00

Fresh baked garlic bread topped with a mixture of marinated diced tomatoes, red onions, garlic, parsley, fresh herbs and topped with melted aged white cheddar. 12.50

Zucchini Sticks
St. James’ fresh, homemade zucchini sticks served with ranch dip. 14.50

Tomatoes, onions, peppers and three cheeses, stuffed in a flour wrap and baked until golden brown. Served with sour cream and salsa. 13.00
Add chicken 5.00 Add seasoned ground beef 5.00

Sides and Substitutes

St. James side house salad 6.00
Fresh baked french baguette 5.00
Basket of chipped potatoes 6.00
Basket of sweet potato fries 7.50
Basket of crispy onion chips 7.50
Garlic toast with cheese 7.00
Extra dips or sauce 1.55
Side gravy 2.50

Soup and Salads

Curried Shrimp and Chicken Salad

Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, purple cabbage, carrots, red peppers and onions topped with shrimp and chicken and our house dressing on the side. 19.50

Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with bacon bits, croutons and parmesan cheese, mixed with a creamy dressing.
Small 9.00
Large 14.00
Add shrimp 5.50 Add chicken 5.00

BBQ Chicken Ranchero Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, peppers and onions and ranch dressing all topped with grilled chicken breast, three cheeses, nacho chips, sour cream, salsa and BBQ sauce. 19.50

Abby’s Field
Sliced Striploin steak on baby spinach, sautéed mushrooms and blue cheese. Served with a peppercorn ranch mayo dressing. 18.50

Canadian Trail
Baby spinach mixed with sundried tomatoes, walnuts and apples, tossed in a maple bacon dressing. 14.50
Add your choice of grilled or crispy chicken 5.00 or add shrimp 5.50

Our Dressings
Soup and salads
Blue Cheese
Creamy Garlic
House Italian
Our Signature House Curry
Raspberry Vinaigrette

Sandwiches and Wraps

Pub Club and Fries
A classic club with chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. Served on white or brown bread. 16.50

Cold Chicken Wrap
Chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and mayo wrapped in a flour tortilla. Or, try it Southwestern style with salsa instead. 16.50

The Gate Classic Dip
Your choice of sliced beef or chicken with sautéed onions and melted mix cheddar in a freshly baked baguette. Served with our french dipping sauce. 16.50

The Lisbon Dip
Your choice of sliced beef or chicken with roasted red peppers, mushrooms and topped with melted goat cheese on a fresh baked loaf. Served with a french dipping sauce. 17.50

Veggie Wrap
Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrots, mixed cheddar cheese, choice of dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla. 12.50
Add your choice of chicken breast or crispy chicken 5.00 shrimp 5.50

The Bookmaker’s Steak Sandwich
6 oz. local cut, “AAA” striploin steak, grilled to perfection and served with sautéed onions and mushrooms. Served on garlic baguette with fries. 18.50

All sandwiches and wraps come with fries. Want a salad? add $1.50.

Substitute sweet potato fries for regular fries – add $1.50


Classic Burger
Spicy mayo, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and onion. 16.50

No Blarney Burger
Bacon, cheese, tomatoes, onions and lettuce. 17.50

Firecracker Burger
Black peppercorns, banana peppers and mixed cheese blend, spiced with homemade mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and jalapeno peppers. 17.50

Swiss Burger
Swiss cheese, mushrooms, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. 17.50

Smokey Gate Burger
Mixed cheddar cheese, bacon, crispy onions, lettuce & tomato topped w/ smokey BBQ sauce. 18.50

Our gourmet burgers are “AAA” specialty seasoned local ground beef.
All burgers come with fries. Want a salad? add $1.50.
Substitute sweet potato fries for regular fries for $1.50 extra.

All beef burgers are made with a specially seasoned 8oz lean beef patty.
* Attention chicken lovers! All burgers can be substituted with a sumptuous grilled chicken breast for $1.00 extra.


Made with the freshest of Indian spices. Can be ordered to your liking — your choice of mild, medium or hot. Served with basmati rice and traditional naan.

Butter Chicken
Seasoned chicken in our signature homemade butter cream curry. 17.50

Shrimp Curry
Jumbo shrimps cooked in our homemade special curry sauce specifically for this dish. 18.50

Vegetable Curry Curries
Potato, cauliflower, baby spinach and green peas simmered in our special curry unique to the Gujrat area in India. 16.50


Fish and Chips
Fillet of haddock dipped in our signature homemade light batter and cooked to perfection. Served with fries and coleslaw. 2 pieces 19.00 1 piece 16.00

Crispy Fish and Chips
Panko and Coconut Breaded fillet of haddock. Served with fries and coleslaw
2 pieces $19.50, 1 piece $16.50


Celtic Delights

Bangers and Mash
Farmer’s sausage and grilled onions topped with gravy. Served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and baked beans. 18.50

Shepherd’s Pie
Minced beef and corn topped with creamy mashed potatoes, creamed corn and cheddar cheese. Baked and served with garlic toast. 16.50

Village Meat Pie
Old family recipe! Savoury beef, shredded carrot, diced potatoes, onions and rich gravy, all baked in a light pastry crust. Served with choice of side and Chef’s garden vegetables.  $18.50



Classic Cheesecake

New York style, topped with strawberry, chocolate or caramel. 10.00


Stalwart Brewery

Big Papa  $5.50

Down By the River  $5.50

Dr. Feelgood  $5.75

Braumeister Brewing Co.

Route 21  $5.00

Biergarten Blonde  $5.00

Perth Brewery

Last Duel Lager  $5.00

Easy Amber  $5.00



Coffee / Tetley Tea 2.50
Specialty Teas 2.85
Hot Chocolate 3.00
Non-Alcoholic Beer 4.00
Soft Drinks 2.25
Iced Tea 2.50
Fruit Juice 2.50
Milk (white or chocolate) 2.50

All alcoholic beverages are listed on table cards. Please ask your server if you are looking for a drink not listed.

All items excluding “Great Beginnings” are subject to a split charge of $2.00 for each person sharing one entrée.