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Lunch near Bloor/Kipling - trying again

cheezy1 Jan 25, 2008 10:46 AM

Some help here please people.
Reposting this as I've had no replies yet. Looking for a good lunch spot, pub style preferred in the Bloor/Kipling/Islington area.

Any help appreciated.

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    marcharry Jan 29, 2008 11:32 AM

    The bakery resto next to wingporium (!) ARTISANO at islington and ?norsman (south of bloor) has good upscale sandwiches etc.

    Btw - the big deal at Apache is that 20 years ago when i started eating there it was a totally different (spiced) pattie - it was degraded about 5+ yrs ago - the bun is still excellent and they still hand cut onion rings - so skip the burger have a bun, rings and chocolate malt ;-)

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    1. re: marcharry
      5andman Jan 29, 2008 07:21 PM

      Or, there's a bunch of Korean places in the area you can give a shot.

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      romanruin Jan 29, 2008 04:58 AM

      An excellent pub with good food - a simple nice lunch spot - is Henry VIII on south side of Bloor just east of Montgomery.

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      1. re: romanruin
        craigger Jan 29, 2008 11:40 AM

        good call. I had completely forgot about that one.

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        ssainani Jan 28, 2008 09:55 AM

        Royal Meats BBQ on kipling....a little south of Bloor (Kipling and North Queen)

        great burgers (Serbian food....but you won't feel unwelcome there)

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        1. re: ssainani
          craigger Jan 29, 2008 02:46 AM

          if you want a beer with lunch, orwells would be your best bet, if you want the best in burgers, apache is your choice. Magoos is overcooked and overhyped.


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            iamam Jan 29, 2008 08:44 AM

            Apache? I never understood what the hype was about. The patties are thin and overcooked. The cook takes the spatula and chops through the pattie so it will cook quicker (which also dries it out).

            I think Magoo is probably the best when compared to Apache, Red Cabin and Magic Spot but not by much.

            Probably the best burger is at Royal BBQ on Kipling, though it is not a traditional BBQ

          2. re: ssainani
            plavka Jan 29, 2008 03:18 PM

            I second Royal Meat BBQ, chevaps are the best food on Earth!

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              royarpad3 Feb 4, 2008 05:08 AM

              Hey, do you have their address - I was taken over there, but forgot to pick up their business card.

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                plavka Feb 4, 2008 04:52 PM


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              ciaociao1 Jan 28, 2008 08:11 AM

              Here are a few that might help although not really pub style
              Artisanos- great soup, gourmet sandwiches pizzas. On Islington, south of Bloor
              Lenny's- fantastic pasta, On Dundas, east of Islington
              A bit more out of the way but best burgers- Magoo's, Royal York and Dundas (plaza with Bruno's)
              Best semi take out lasana and chicken cutlets EVER- Espresso Bakery, on Dundas 2 blocks west of Islington
              Good take out pizza- Milano's, on Bloor west of Kipling across from Six Points Plaza
              Decent burgers, great fry/ring combo- Apache Burger, Kipling& Dundas adjacent to Six Points Plaza
              Best Thai in Etobicoke- Taste of Thailand, Dundas just west of Kipling across fromCdn Tire (next to the "adult only" store)

              Hope this helps out

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                Scary Bill Jan 25, 2008 11:42 AM


                Orwell's on Bloor

                Wingporium on Islington

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