My cousin just moved out to Peterborough and I'm thinking of visiting him later in the month. Neither one of us knows the city so I'm just wondering if you can recommend anything modest and tasty? He just started a new job there.
Cervantes is nice - tapas style... (Hunter Street West). That particular section of Hunter has several good options on top of Cervantes - Karma's Cafe (Thai), Gerti's (pub), La Hacienda (mexican)... My current favourite is Splice - on George Street (379 George Street). They are also 'tapas style' though not spanish, per se. It's quite a mix. The fish and chips are to die for: panko crusted halibut with a wasabi mayo... YUM!
I found the quality of the Village Fish and Chips hasn't been so good lately...I think it changed ownership a couple of years ago. Though if in lakefield give 'em a try and take your meal to go and eat it by the river (then drop into Hamblins for a super good, super sized ice cream cone)
Hey Kawarthagirl - what is splice like/about? Even when it is apparently open, it looks closed/dark/empty, which has managed to deter us thus far.
While it is not modest, my husband and I did go to Rare on Brock Street (a few doors past the cheese house) and really loved our meal there. Their "s'mores" dessert is pretty amazing.
Try St. Verona's. Corner of Hunter Street at Water Street. I try and make the drive from the city every couple of months and it's my yearly anniversary dinner location. It's well worth the trip. Amazing food and a hugely impressive beer list. I can't find a web site, but I've never had a bad meal there. Prices are reasonable as well. When we were last there it was a mix of 25-45 year olds with a few university students. The servers and bartenders are extremely knowledgeable about the alcohol selection. And it's a very relaxed place. Laid back and friendly. You won't be disappointed.
If you get to St Veronus, please let us know your thoughts, when I still lived in Ptbo (moved last year, still miss it) I attempted on numerous occasions to drop in or place a reservation, never was successful, on one of the occasions, I called ahead to inquire about some of the menu options for a conservative senior and was told that there was nothing on the menu he would like, no discussion of what was on the menu. Friends who had better success at getting in have recently commented that the menu has changed and aside from a few sig dishes, the menu was ininspired.
I do recommend Hot Belly Mamas on George St, not fine dining, but fun, tasty food, and a great atmosphere, lots of range in the menu pricing as well.
I second the congrats on a job out there, it is a lovely city, with huge potential that is slowly emerging.
Just adding a few quick place links to this thread.
211 Hunter St W, Peterborough, ON K9H, CA
217 Hunter St W, Peterborough, ON K9H2L1, CA
225 Hunter St W, Peterborough, ON K9H, CA
190 Hunter St W, Peterborough, ON K9H, CA
379 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9H3R2, CA
124 Rubidge St, Peterborough, ON K9J3N4, CA
Village Fish & Chips
17 Queen, Lakefield, ON K0L2H0, CA
129 Hunter St W, Peterborough, ON K9H2K7, CA
Hot Belly Mama's
380 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9H3R3, CA