Best Bets for Easter Brunch in TorontoBy Suresh Doss
April 8, 2014
With Easter fast approaching, Toronto restaurants are gearing up to wow guests with elaborate buffet spreads and prix fixe menus. Easter brunch is a competitive sport in Toronto, so don't waste any time and get booking.
Globe Bistro will be hosting a prix fix Easter brunch menu. Three courses for $29, and a $10 kids' menu with treats from the Easter Bunny.
124 Danforth Ave.; 416-466-2000
Against the Tavern
The lakeside restaurant is hosting Easter brunch with a view and $5 Caesars and Beer-mosas. A Continental family-friendly menu will be available on Sunday, and the restaurant will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt and painting session.
25 Dockside Dr.; 647-344-1562
Daniel Boulud's Toronto outpost at the Yorkville Four Seasons will be rolling out the red carpet this weekend with prix fixe menus for the entire family. Adults will enjoy a three-course feast for $65, and kids get to eat for $32.
60 Yorkville Ave.; 416-963-6000
If you're looking to escape the city this weekend, the country-house hotel in Cambridge will be hosting its annual Easter brunch with an elaborate buffet offering. Book ahead as it always sells out. $70 per person.
1 Langdon Dr., Cambridge; 519-740-2100
The Ritz-Carlton is hosting a decadent brunch in its flagship Toronto restaurant with a grand Easter brunch buffet complete with seafood bars, a breakfast market and roasted-meat stations. Adults feast for $98 per person, kids (seven-12) eat at half-price and kids six and under are free.
181 Wellington St. W.; 416-572-8008
If you prefer your brunch with a side of live jazz, then head to Hot House. The restaurant presents a smorgasbord of items for Easter brunch, with everything from omelet stations to a pasta bar and dessert counter. $21.95 for adults, $11.00 for children between six and 10 years old, free for children five and younger.
35 Church St.; 416-366-7800
Nothing says happy Easter like roast duck poutine pizza for the entire family. Everyday classics with a twist will be on offer as Bannock rolls out a full brunch menu for Easter Sunday. The menu features a little bit of everything, playing on global themes while celebrating all things Canadiana. Popular dishes on the brunch menu include the croissant French toast and smoked and scrambled eggs. But really, the duck poutine pizza is where it's at.
401 Bay St., 416-861-6996
Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Driven by the farm-to-table ethos at its core, Mildred's brunch menu offers diverse options accommodating the pickiest eater. Local producers are highlighted in tweaked classics like the big brunch skillet (pulled pork with black bean and potato hash) and manhandler (strip-loin steak served on garlic sourdough with two eggs). If you're booking for a large group, get the kitchen table.
85 Hanna Ave., Suite 104.; 416-588-5695
Imagine Easter brunch served in the stately elegance of Toronto's famous castle. Casa Loma is once again hosting its annual brunch affair with a regal buffet. You must book your reservations ahead of time. Adults, $55. Children (12 and under), $45.
1 Austin Terrace; 647-725-0707
Take a hike, and visit Cafe Belong. Take the Milkman’s Run trail from Castlefrank station and walk down to the Evergreen Brick Works site. Not only is the trail beautiful and relaxing, but you'll be rewarded with Cafe Belong's seasonal brunch menu. Spring items just launched, and a kid-friendly menu is available upon request. A free shuttle is available from Broadview station.
550 Bayview Ave., 416-901-8234