Merchantman Galley

The Merchantman Pub, on Queen Street in Charlottetown, built on an addition last year and, after opening a restaurant extension around the corner on Water Street called Gooner’s Bar & Grill, this year the owners have opened Merchantman Galley, a bakery cum coffee shop.

Last week we had a baguette from the bakery — very good — and today on the way back to the office from Tai Chi Gardens I stopped in for some dessert. I ended up choosing their dessert of the day, a fruit-infused bread pudding with rum sauce. It was very good. And very substantial (i.e. enough to sate the dessert appetites of a small family).

My favourite aspect of the Merchantman Gallery experience, however, is the note “We reserve the right to be spontaneous” on their menu:

Merchantman Galley Menu - Share on Ovi

I had the added pleasure of being served by a recent immigrant to the Island who, it seems, is also a longtime reader of this blog.


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Matt on September 16, 2008 - 19:33 Permalink

I think any restaurant in Charlottetown (or on P.E.I. for that matter) would be smart to have all their staff trained to know who you are and to make sure you receive the best service when you come in to their restaurant. It only makes sense considering the amount of reviews you do.

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Looks, feels si... on September 17, 2008 - 14:27 Permalink

Are the tables and chairs similar to the old McAssey’s in Flounders Hall?

They look the same, maybe retreads from another day?

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Peter Rukavina on September 17, 2008 - 14:35 Permalink

There are only two tables inside the Galley, and they’re both standard-issue Canadian Tire lawn furniture-style.