The Burren is coming soon to the former Ceili Cottage space

Photo:  Dean Seguin

Photo: Dean Seguin

Irish food, drink and hospitality will soon return to 1301 Queen St. E — the space formerly occupied by Ceili Cottage.

The Burren has announced it’s opening with a fresh spin on the 100-seat pub, which features two dining rooms, a large bar area and its prime street-facing patio.

“At its core, yes, we’re a rustic Irish pub, however, that doesn’t do it justice,” reads a note on the The Burren’s website. “Quail ‘wings’, deep-fried pate, fresh oysters, pints of Guinness and some proper craic! Lot’s of creativity has been put towards this project, which will provide customers with more than an average dining experience. Sitting at the bar will feature the shucking area, our extensive beer selection, and our wonderful regulars.”

The bar takes its name from a region in southwest Ireland with a unique landscape that’s been shaped by geological forces for hundreds of millions of years.  

“Diverse, mysterious, and picturesque. With several of us coming directly from Ireland, our group is well aware of the fundamentals of the Irish pub.”

“Considering all the good times that were had, we realize the neighbourhood expects much from us, and we aim to deliver.”

The Burren will also be home to artwork both inside and an outdoor mural on the patio — all based on Irish folklore.

Check out  for more info.