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Which Montreal restaurant, bakery or cafe serves the best plum (Christmas) pudding?

cats04 Dec 11, 2009 04:13 PM

Which Montreal restaurant, bakery or cafe serves the best plum (Christmas) pudding? (I would like to drop in and get a serving - not a whole pudding... (is it still served anywhere?)...prefer downtown locations or public transit accessible...
Thanks for your input!

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    eatwell Dec 14, 2009 11:08 AM

    Saddens me that nobody has replied! I am fairly new to Montreal so don't know my way around very well. I am planning to call Gryphon D'or Tea Room to see if they will be serving Christmas pudding. It's a great little place on Monkland. Looks like Quebec traditional foods trump Brit favourites, pity!

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    1. re: eatwell
      bigfellow Dec 14, 2009 12:29 PM

      English foods are not all that common here. You'd do better looking for Irish traditional foods.

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        cats04 Dec 15, 2009 11:03 AM

        Thanks for that reference, I haven't been on Monkland in a few years, so it is worth a try.
        Thanks for the other suggestions below as well, much appreciated!

      2. kpzoo Dec 14, 2009 12:43 PM

        Anyone know if Ogilvy's still has a restaurant? If I had to guess where you might find plum pudding downtown, that would have been it.


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        1. re: kpzoo
          westaust Dec 14, 2009 12:45 PM

          The restaurant at Ogilvy's is called Cafe Romy serving salads, sandwiches and pasta, nothing british traditionnal over there

          Cafe Romy
          1396 Rue Sainte-Catherine W, Montreal, QC H3G1P9, CA

          1. re: westaust
            kpzoo Dec 14, 2009 12:47 PM

            Ah, thanks - I think times have changed. ;-)

            1. re: kpzoo
              bigfellow Dec 14, 2009 01:14 PM

              Hey, they don't even have a piper any more. Jesus wept!

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                isa1 Dec 14, 2009 01:28 PM

                I see a piper everytime I`m in there! Last time was on Saturday.

                1. re: isa1
                  bigfellow Dec 14, 2009 01:43 PM

                  I'm never by there on the weekend. But as a child they piped the store closed every night. I live nearby and have yet to see it in a year.

                  1. re: bigfellow
                    cherylmtl Dec 14, 2009 04:03 PM

                    The piper is there every day at noon, but not at closing AFAIK - has been like that for quite a few years.

                    1. re: cherylmtl
                      bigfellow Dec 15, 2009 02:13 AM

                      I was away for 35 years and got back 11 months ago. What do I know... Thank you for the correct info.

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          yeggy Dec 15, 2009 03:43 AM

          Murray's used to. I think there is still one in the TMR shopping centre. Unfortunately they closed the others as far as I know. They had great caesar salads as well.

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          1. re: yeggy
            C70 Dec 15, 2009 03:44 AM

            That last Murrays closed a few months ago.

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