best buffets in toronto
- e Jul 26, 2004 09:40 PM
what are the best buffets in toronto
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jerusalem at leslie/finch has a pretty good middle eastern buffet (more variety on weekends); there are any number of chinese buffets (china king buffet at warden/401 is my preferred)
To the original poster: Could you specify what cuisine you're looking for? Chinese buffets are a dime a dozen in this town, but if you want something other than Chinese then some more searching is required...
The King Eddy has a fantastic brunch buffet. It has things like salmon eggs benedict, crab legs, raw oysters, roasted garlic heads, fresh figs, as well as the usual brunch stuff. Pricey though.
Another interesting buffet is the Jewish one on sundays at the Free Times Cafe.
In my opinion there is only one really good buffet in Toronto. The Hot House Cafe offers buffet Sunday brunch from about 11am until 3pm, with live jazz, a wonderful patio if weather co-operates, and really nice food. The Sunday offerings include breakfast items, an omelette bar, waffles, as well as Italian dishes (lasagne, other pastas),great salads,etc. I think it is still under $15.
On Wednesday evenings they also serve a buffet, with roast beef, seafood, pastas, and a dessert table to die for, still under $15.
The regular menu is good too, and the staff really seem to love working there....I have never had less than excellent service....even on buffet day!
Hot House Cafe is located at the north east corner of Front St. and Church St.
I like the Hot House buffet well enough. It's good without being great. I've never been to Las Vegas buffets so I can't comment there. The only time I was overwhelmed by a buffet was several years ago at a fancy hotel (whose name I do not recall) in Taipei. It was enormous, with North American food in one area and Asian food in another and European food in another, as far as the eye could see, and all of it tasting much better than your average buffet.