We have heard about The Gallows for sometime now and that the restaurant had great burgers, poutine, scotch eggs and cocktails. Our experience was exceeded in all these food categories. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe (who was born near the Boloco on the Common), the bar and restaurant is very dark, mysterious and has great ambiance.
Song of Lynn cocktail is a lime infused gin, mint, ginger beer for $9. I love a dark and stormy, so any alcoholic beverage with ginger beer is going to be my favorite. This was well crafted and had a great balance. It had a very nice lime and mint flavor.
My friend had the Victorian Sedation cocktail, which has lemon verbena vodka, blueberries, lemon, simple syrup $9. It had a nice fruity, sweet flavor.
We had a total of two orders of the Simple Poutine. We ordered just one serving of the hand cut fries topped with house made gravy & cheese curd $10. The guys pummeled the poutine and it was devoured in under 5 minutes. So, as a result, we then had to order a second one. Some of the fries were crispy and some were doused with delicious poultry gravy.
We also tried the sweet potatoes with chipotle seasoning and marshmallow brulee $7. The marshmallow alone was so fully, melty and perfectly sweet. The chipotle flavoring threw me off a bit, but it was different. I am just not sure if it is a good or ok different.
We had to try the Scotch Egg $6. I have never tried a scotch egg so the warm yolk, sausage encrusted egg was a first time experience for me. I enjoyed the flavor of the sausage and the coating was really crisp.Mario’s Melt burger had mushrooms, sage béchamel, swiss, grilled onions $16. The thinly sliced mushrooms, herbaceous cream sauce, melted swiss and onion flavor was a great combination of decadence.
You’re My Boy Blue burger was too good to be true and the bacon bits, roasted pears and dijon made it very special. The Bleu cheese, bacon and pear had the best combination of salty, savory and sweet. Definitely will get this again.