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Nov 3, 2006 05:04 PM

Brunch in Portsmouth

I'm driving up from Boston to meet some friends for breakfast/brunch in Portsmouth and would love some ideas about where to eat. I've seen the Friendly Toast mentioned a few times here. If that's a good choice, will we have trouble getting in on a Sunday mid-morning?


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  1. The best breakfast in the area is at the Golden Egg.
    967 Sagamore Ave
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Not sure if they are open on Sundays, but I bet they are.

    1. Friendly Toast will probably have a short wait.

      Here are two other options:
      Isis on Penhallow
      106 Penhallow St.,

      Wentworth Hotel
      Wentworth by the Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa
      588 Wentworth Road
      New Castle, NH 03854
      Telephone: 603.422.7322
      Reservations: 866.240.6313
      Facsimile: 603.422.7329
      Sunday Brunch
      Bubbles and Jazz Sunday Brunch

      Wentworth Grand Dining Room
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
      Indulge yourself with a festive and artistic display of mouth-watering delicacies, interactive cooking stations, live jazz, sparkling fountains, crystalline ice sculptures, champagne and more...

      Reservations can only be made by calling 603-373-6566. Brunch reservations are not available online.

      1. Thanks for the replies. Here's a brief report back:

        Met some friends halfway between their home in Maine and mine in Boston for breakfast at the Friendly Toast on Sunday mid-morning. The place was hopping, with five or six groups waiting on the sidewalk outside. We put our name in at the friendly host stand. Waited no more than fifteen minutes and were seated in a cozy booth. Breakfasts included basic eggs, homefries and toast. Eggs were perfectly done and served while hot with nice thick slices of toast. DCs had an omlette with feta, spinach, and olives, and chocolate chip pancakes. Service was friendly, attentive, but didn't rush us out even though the place was busy. A lively, fun place to meet.