"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. 14.00

Blarney Stone
Tender chicken breast, cubed, breaded and cooked in your choice of popular wing sauces served with fries. 14.00

Chicken Fingers and Fries
Breaded strips of chicken breast, served with fries and plum sauce. 12.00

O’Mally Bay Seafood Fondue
Scallops, shrimp and crab in a rich alfredo cream sauce, smothered in cheese, baked and served with our fresh homemade bread and tortilla chips. 19.00

Wexford Rarebit
Aged white cheddar melted with bacon and tomatoes broiled over freshly baked garlic bread. 11.00

Crispy corn tortilla chips layered with shredded mixed cheese, marinated tomato and onions and topped with jalapeno peppers. Served with sour cream and salsa. 15.00
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. 11.00

Bushmills Cheese Dip
Baked goat cheese with curried apple and mango chutney, served with a fresh garlic loaf and naan bread. 17.00

Irish Smoked Salmon
Smoked salmon, red onions, capers and garlic toast, served with five grain mustard mayo and lemon dill sauce. 17.00

Zucchini Sticks
St. James’ fresh, homemade zucchini sticks served with ranch dip. 14.00

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
Garlic toast with cheese 5.49
Extra dips or sauce 1.25
Side gravy 3.50
Substitutes 2.00

Soup and salads

Kettle of the Day
Homemade daily. Ask your server for today’s selection. 8.00

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. 19.00

Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with bacon bits, croutons and parmesan cheese, mixed with a creamy dressing.
Small 8.00
Large 13.00
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. 19.00

Abby’s Field
Sliced Striploin steak on baby spinach, sautéed mushrooms and blue cheese. Served with a peppercorn ranch mayo dressing. 18.00

Galway Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, red cabbage, peppers and red onions. With your choice of dressing served on the side. 13.00
Add your choice of grilled or crispy chicken 5.00 or add shrimp 5.50

Canadian Trail
Baby spinach mixed with sundried tomatoes, walnuts and apples, tossed in a maple bacon dressing. 14.00
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

Seniors Save
(prices apply with a purchase of a beverage)
Your Choice 9.00
Hamburger and Fries Fish and Chips Chicken Fingers and Fries

Sandwiches and Wraps

Pub Club and Fries
A classic club with chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. Served on white or brown bread. 16.00

Cold Chicken Wrap
Chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and mayo wrapped in a flour tortilla. Or, try it Southwestern style with salsa instead. 16.00

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. 16.00

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. 17.00

Veggie Wrap
Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrots, mixed cheddar cheese, choice of dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla. 12.00
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. 18.00

All sandwiches and wraps come with fries. Want a salad? add $1.50. Can’t make a choice, than get half fries, half salad for $1.00 extra.


Classic Burger
Spicy mayo, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and onion. 16.00

No Blarney Burger
Bacon, cheese, tomatoes, onions and lettuce. 17.00

Firecracker Burger
Black peppercorns, banana peppers and mixed cheese blend, spiced with homemade mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and jalapeno peppers. 17.00

Mediterranean Burger
Sautéed onions, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomatoes and feta cheese. 17.00

Swiss Burger
Swiss cheese, mushrooms, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. 17.00

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

BC Burger
Sautéed zucchini, red and green peppers, caramelized onions, and melted goat cheese, with fresh lettuce, tomato and spicy mayo. 18.00

Our gourmet burgers are “AAA” specialty seasoned local ground beef.
All burgers come with fries. Want a salad? add $1.50.
Can’t make a choice, than get half fries and half salad for $1.00 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. 17.00

Shrimp Curry
Jumbo shrimps cooked in our homemade special curry sauce specifically for this dish. 18.00

Vegetable Curry Curries
Potato, cauliflower, baby spinach and green peas simmered in our special curry unique to the Gujrat area in India. 16.00


Fish and Chips
Fillet of haddock dipped in our signature homemade light batter and cooked to perfection. Served with fries and coleslaw. 2 pieces 18.00 1 piece 15.00

Coconut Breaded Haddock
Two pieces of breaded coconut haddock topped with a light lemon and chive cream sauce. Served with our house rice and Chef’s garden vegetables. 2 pieces 21.00 1 piece 18.00

Celtic Delights

Hearty Irish Stew
Generous chunks of “AAA” beef tenderloins, cooked slowly with fresh herbs, carrots, onion, rutabaga and potatoes in our rich beef broth. Served with choice of side and Chef’s garden vegetables. 17.00

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 potato and Chef’s garden vegetables. 18.00

Bangers and Mash
Farmer’s sausage and grilled onions topped with gravy. Served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and baked beans. 18.00

Liver and Onions
Pan seared liver, roasted onions and bacon topped with gravy and served with your choice of potato. 19.00

Shepherd’s Pie
Minced beef and corn topped with creamy mashed potatoes, creamed corn and cheddar cheese. Baked and served with garlic toast. 16.00

St. James Pie
Steak and Guinness pie loaded with “AAA” beef simmered in a rich, sweet beef in a Guinness gravy. Topped with a flaky pastry and served with choice of potato and Chef’s choice sautéed garden vegetables. 17.00


Deep Fried Mars Bar
Take a Mars Bar wrapped in pastry and deep fried, serve it with French vanilla ice cream and real whipped cream and what do you have? Something special and delicious! 8.00

Apple Crumble
Served warm with French vanilla ice cream. 8.00

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

French Vanilla Ice Cream Desserts
Sometimes, it’s just nice to enjoy a classic. 6.00


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.