Tag: seafood

Live Music at King’s Wharf – Brooklyn Blackmore

Last Thursday we enjoyed Live Music on the Waterfront for the first time and it was a huge success.  The customers sang along and enjoyed a beautiful candlelit evening on the water with friends and family.  At our beautiful King’s Wharf restaurant there are cozy nooks where the music is a little quieter, and barstools where you can get front and centre for the experience.  We hope you will come and check it out.

This Thursday October 27th we welcome award winning singer songwriter Brooklyn Blackmore.

Brooklyn Blackmore delivers captivating lyrics, dynamic vocals, and powerful mel

odies with a vintage feel. Her sound reflects influences of the old-school mystical style of Stevie Nicks and modern artists like Miley Cyrus. Blackmore won the Global Country Star Search in 2016, and Female Vocalist of the Year and Female Entertainer of the Year at the North American Country Music Association International in 2017
– https://www.brooklynblackmore.ca

Come enjoy a night out with us.  We would love to serve you a great meal and have you stay for live music.  To book a table call us at 902-404-8053 or plan to come early and grab a great seat.  We have FREE street parking and gated parking available to our customers at King’s Wharf.

Come as you are….

When we dreamed of opening a neighbourhood pub we imagined a place that would feel like a home away from home.  A public place to chill out and enjoy some down time with friends & family or all on your own.  Every square inch of the Millstone Public House has a pinch of character and offers a gentle nod to the importance of play.  Yes, we love sports, but we also love the way people come together around them.  Whether lacing up or cheering from the stands we all have a connection to the game.  It’s about having fun and doing something just for the joy of it.  It’s time off the devices and we love it!  We see the pub as an extension of that; a great part of a day well spent.

We designed the bar top to be a spot where the rising of the glass or the raising of the eyebrow would be seen as a moment to savour the good stuff of life.  Our food is crafted with fresh ingredients and made by a team that understand how to bring the natural flavours out in all their intended fullness.  The drinks are well chilled and poured by a bartender who  loves what they do.  Wait staff are selected not only for their experience and skill, but for their capacity to make people feel welcome.  It’s been such fun to build our little family and we are deeply proud of the work they do everyday.  They invite you to ‘come as you are’ and hope that you’ll stay a while.

No, we are not perfect.  But, we genuinely aspire to being your spot, and we’ll do everything we can to make the Millstone your go to Public House!

Now with two convenient locations

250 Baker Drive, Dartmouth 902-461-8053

50 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford  902-431-8053


Why is it so good?

Life is busy and time can be short.  We grab a bite between meetings or scarf down a burger in the car on the way to soccer practice but sometimes we need to slow down and eat some food that took time.  At the Millstone Public House we proudly make things from scratch.  Our Seafood Chowder has received universal rave reviews from customers, family members and critics and we think it’s because our Chef knows how to make things with layers of flavour using fresh ingredients and the right amount of time.  It’s not easy.  It takes years of study and endless practice to make it look effortless but the truth is that things just taste better when they are done right.

Take our Seafood Linguine for example.  The pasta is cooked to a perfect ‘al dente’ when the order is made.  There are a million ways to ruin pasta but when your Chef spent months living in Italy you know it’s going to be done just right.   The fresh seafood is then tossed in garlic butter and sautéed perfectly to ensure it is cooked but not overdone.  Then comes the fresh cream, garlic, seasonings and other fresh ingredients that elevate the dish to something you’re really going to love.  Why is it so good?  Time…and experience…and knowledge…and skill.

seafood linguine

We hope to see you at the Millstone soon.  We are open from 11:30 am daily. To view our full menu please see our website at www.millstonepublichouse.com

To make a reservation please call (902)461-8053 or email joanne@millstonepublichouse.com

Come as you are…



I’ll be back.

A customer once sat down at the bar and asked what was good on the menu.  The bartender though about all the great menu items, considered her favourites and then contemplated what was the most ordered item.  Her reply to the gentleman, as well as her recommendation, was the hand battered fish and chips.  She described it as crispy, light, hot and flavourful.  She told him it came with hand cut, never frozen, lightly seasoned french fries and house made tartar sauce.  He raised an eyebrow and told her that he’d recently eaten fish and chips at every one of the “top 10 fish and chip spots in the Halifax area” so he’d be a tough one to please.  Trusting our chef and kitchen team she too raised an eyebrow and said we were up to the challenge.  The order was placed and the customer waited.

The plate came out of the kitchen and was placed in front of the would-be food critic.  It was a simple presentation with a slice of lemon, a silver cup of tartar sauce and a small side of coleslaw.  There were no lemon grass spears; no heirloom tomato chutney.  It was not a display of culinary artistry but it smelled incredible and he dug right in.  Moments later the quality check was made; the reply was a waiving of the cutlery and some pleasurable mumbling with a full mouth. When the plate was cleared it was empty.

Later, the bill was presented and the customer smiled.  The waiter returned it with a knowing grin.  “How was everything?” she asked sensing that his reply would be like so many others.  He sat up straight, cocked his head slightly and began.   “You know, I’ve had a lot of fish and chips in my life.  I’m a maritimer and I know my seafood and I’ve got to tell you that was some of the best I’ve ever had.  If you had been included in the top ten list you would have been first.  It was absolutely delicious…I’ll be back”.

Those are the magic words we wait to hear.  We want you to ‘Come as You Are’, enjoy a great meal and some good times and then come back again and again.



Now, with two locations to serve you!

Bedford, 50 Gary Martin Drive in the Sante Centre.  Entrance at the back.  (902)-431-8053

Dartmouth, 250 Baker Drive near Access Nova Scotia.  (902)461-8053




Awe Shucks!

Ice cold, freshly shucked, raw oysters.  What is it about them that drives us crazy?  Is it the visceral feel of the jagged edge and cold, hard shell?  The salty, sweet, briney smell as you raise it to your lips?  The cold, slippery slurp that invites the oyster into your mouth?  Or is it simply that the chilled, fresh from the ocean taste, with the subtle crunch and tanginess of the mignonette is entirely unique in the world and unbelievably delicious?

Whatever it is we want more.  For a limited time, we’ll be shucking oysters every Tuesday after 5:00pm.  Served fresh on the half shell, over a bed of ice with homemade mignonette and lemon.  At $2 a piece we know they’ll go fast so plan to arrive early.


For reservations please call 902-461-8053

or email joanne@millstonepublichouse.com