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Sep 29, 2008 07:02 AM

Help me find gourmet near Bowmanville.

I am looking for a nice (hopefully really nice) restaurant near Bowmanville. We are stuck within a reasonably small radius, extending west to Oshawa and east to Newcastle. Is there anything good in this area?

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  1. I don't think of gourmet when I think of Bowmanville, you'll notice that Kelsey's and East Side Mario's are usually rammed....

    In Newcastle there is a shop that serves sandwiches and soups that I have heard good things about. I have never been personally.

    Yummy Pleasures: 123 King Avenue West, Newcastle ON. Open 11-7 Monday to Saturday

    Lunch Menu:

    1. Here is my post asking essentially the same question 2 years ago:

      We ended up going to Soprafino's in Oshawa. It was decent. Not near Toronto standard but way beyond your typical Clarington restaurants.

      1. I have family who live in Oshawa, and they often go to the Gallery Cafe, which is above the art gallery downtown. I have been there once and it was quite good compared to the usual Oshawa fare.

        1. Not fine dining, but I wanted to give a shout out to Norm' s Deli in Bowmanville. Colleagues pointed me to Norm's for perogies. It was a good recommendation. The perogies were as good as anything I've had in Roncesvalles.

          1. I know this is past Newcastle, in Port Hope, but could be worth the drive. It is owned by a chef/food stylist, called Zest Foods.


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            1. re: bigos70

              I grew up in Bowmanville and gourmet is not a word I'd use to describe any of the options, although I will second Norm's Deli. My parents do like the Zest Foods recommended above.

              1. re: jamesm

                So, what I'm hearing is that I am SOL!

                Perhaps someone should open up something in the area!

                1. re: Suburban Gourmand

                  I attended a wedding in Bomanville this summer that was catered by a restaurant, and the food was quite good. When I recall who catered it, I'll post here. The chef used to work at some good restaurants in Toronto before opening up there.

                  1. re: Suburban Gourmand

                    Here is the place I mentioned earlier:

                    CHANTERELLE BISTRO

                    73 KING STREET W, BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, L1C 1R2 TEL: 905-623-8772


                    CHANTERELLE BISTRO
                    33 Division St., Bowmanville, ON L1C2Z3, Canada