Welcome to Governors Pub & Eatery, a superb Cape Breton seafood restaurant renowned for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, home-cooked meals and fabulous, friendly service. Located in the historic home of the first mayor of Sydney, Governors is a mixture of old world in a contemporary, vibrant setting, with two outdoor patios overlooking spectacular Sydney Harbour.

You’ll find a warm and relaxing atmosphere in either the traditional comfort of our lively Celtic-style pub upstairs or in the ambiance of the casual fine dining restaurant located on the first floor.

Both offer outstanding selections of local delicacies, including fresh lobster, scallops and haddock, as well as hand-cut steaks and a variety of baked goods made daily. Every item on our menu is made from scratch, created from high-quality fresh sustainable local ingredients and prepared to your request. With our wide selection of bottled and draft beers and fully stocked bar, we can satisfy anyone’s thirst.

Family-owned and operated for two generations, Governors is an exceptional Cape Breton seafood restaurant which prides itself on fantastic food, great service and homemade cooking with a gourmet touch.



Restaurant: 11am-10pm Pub: 4pm-12am


Restaurant: 11am-10pm Pub: 4pm-12am


Restaurant: 11am-10pm Pub: 11am-2am


Restaurant: 11am-10pm Pub: 11am-12midnight


Restaurant: 11am-11pm Pub: 11am-2am


Restaurant: 11am-11pm Pub: 11am-2am


Restaurant: 10am-11pm Pub: 11am-2am

 Upcoming event

  • OPENEST MIKE IN SYDNEY/Tuesday @ Governors

    Every Tuesday evening with host Mike Le Lievre
  • Weekly Irish Session

    Every Wednesday night hosted by a different host each week

    Upcoming summer hosts for the weekly session:

    Oct 5th – Mike Barron
    Oct 12th – Ryan J MacNeil
    Oct 19th – Gillian Head
    Oct 26th – Chrissy Crowley

    Nov 2nd – Mike Barron
    Nov 9th – Ryan J Macneil
    Nov 16th – Mike Barron
    Nov 23th – Gillian Head
    Nov 30th – Ryan J Macneil

    Dec 7th – Mike Barron
    Dec 14th – Ryan J Macneil
    Dec 21st – Gillian Head
    Dec 28th – Mike Barron