Despite my Dad’s (Chris Devlin) wishes to get as far away from the restaurant industry as possible, I chose to stick with it and follow my dream.
While growing up, family time meant working…Helping plate at catering jobs, wash dishes, set-up banquet halls, pick up supplies, or peeling shrimp. I am confident enough to say I peeled more shrimp by the age of 8, than most chefs will peel their whole life. I think this was my Dad’s way of deterring me from the industry, but little did he know this would inspire me.
I loved working (for the most part), but more than anything I loved food and how it could bring people together. I loved how every day was a challenge, and I loved being a large part of the biggest celebrations of so many peoples lives. Whether this be weddings, birthdays or anniversaries, I think every day is a celebration. I never went to school for culinary, my education is entirely in business between Western, Fanshawe and France Business School, but most of my homework and studying is in food and drink.
Had a great night out last night for dinner and drinks for my Birthday. The food was delicious and service was great. I really like the sharing is caring menu. Great idea when trying new foods! I had a hard time choosing what I wanted because everything sounded delicious. We will definitely be back Ryan! Keep up the good work.. and thank you for the shots
Had a great time last night. Loved how Ryan came to see how everything was! The service was great and the food was amazing. Live music made the whole night perfect. I read a lot of the reviews and found some miss the "simple food" that was at this location prior. If you know the Devlin family, you don't go to have "simple". I personally went expecting a great menu with amazing food. Not cheap food and fast food. Great food takes time and in no time we had ours on the table. No complaints here. Will be returning for sure!
I've been to Devlin's Advocate multiple times. The service is consistently pleasing and the food is well worth the trip. The only trouble I have encountered is deciding what to choose from the menu because there are so many favourites. Everything is exceptionally delicious, from the lamb chops to the cheeseburger spring rolls. The live entertainment has been nothing short of spectacular and really creates a great vibe for enjoying some great food and great drinks with friends!
Great food....great service....great entertainment
Great food. Great Service.
Great service! Best steak we have ever had!
Excellent food! The atmosphere is fantastic. Very friendly and quick service. Live music on some nights. They always book amazing bands! A must try!! They also have a Facebook page you can check out for upcoming events and bands!
I have visited Devlin's Advocate numerous times and the service matches their fine dining restaurant Devlins Country Bistro. Atmosphere is laid back similar to a lounge/bar and the food is rocks. Great selection of local beer too, I believe we tried the Hometown Beer. Really good.
There isn’t an item on the menu you can order that isn’t 5 Star. The staff are always welcoming and this is “the place” in Downtown Brantford for a social gathering; either business or pleasure. You have to visit this place!