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sway Feb 4, 2009 11:24 AM

I'm looking for a brunch buffet in Toronto for a group of 30 people, preferably with a private room. It seems that most a la carte brunch places will only do prix fixe for such a large group, and I would prefer to avoid that if possible. I've checked with Distillery District (can only hold 24 in private room), Gallery Grill (closed for private function) and Drake Hotel (F&B minimums means the cost will be about $50-60 per person, which is a bit high for some of the guests). I've been to the Bloor Street Diner and HotHouse, which were okay for everyday brunch, but not up to standards for a special occasion, IMO. I'm considering Victoria's in the King Edward Hotel or The Old Mill. Has anyone been to either, or have other suggestions? Thanks!

  1. Teep Feb 4, 2009 11:54 PM

    Old Mill Sunday brunch is pretty decent with AYCE lobsters, but rather out of the way. They are huge and could easily have a private space for 30. Haven't been to King Eddie's recently, I think they should have a small selection but high quality, not sure about the private space.

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      sway Feb 6, 2009 12:59 PM

      Location isn't really an issue, it's fairly close to me, and lots of the attendees will be from the west end. Can you tell me more about the Old Mill's brunch? I haven't spoken to anyone who's had it yet, so would love to know more about freshness, variety, value, etc. AYCE lobsters sounds awesome (in theory, at least!). Thanks!

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        Teep Feb 7, 2009 05:57 AM

        I haven't been there for a while, but they had a lot of cold items - halved lobsters, smoked fish, cold cuts, salads, veggies, etc. A small seection of hot foods (mostly the usual breakfast stuff) were rather blah. Good selection of desserts.

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