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Sex at Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Article in the Toronto Star today about sex in the bathrooms at Mildred's Temple


"Mildred's Temple Kitchen is inviting customers to have sex in its bathrooms."

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  1. He heh, yeah I just read that. Okay, well it is unique if nothing else. But call me an old fart, I just don't get it.

    Like my SO other likes to say "just because you can, doesn't mean you should'.

    I mean really, what's the point? And maid, or no maid cleaning up, I would not like to be using the facilities knowing that others have just fornicated before me.

    Sorry Mildred but that's not my idea of romance.

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    1. re: millygirl

      And to your point millygirl, I would not like to be using the facilities for fornication knowng that others have used them for their intended, eliminatory purpose just before me.

      1. re: eller

        LOL!! You make a very good point Eller. Hadn't even thought of that one!!!

    2. Does consent to sportsbar big screen CCTV coverage get us a dinner/drinks discount? What's next if business gets even worse???

      1. Wow...

        How stupid can people get?

        Not that I ever planned on going to this place anyways, but I can assure you that is no longer even a doubt in my mind - and I am confident everyone that I link to that article will feel the same way.

        Talk about a desperate ploy at marketing.

        1. I knew there would be a thread on this. I also read the article this morning and thought - WTF? Apart from me finding it not so tempting/arousing/appetizing, I also had this practical thought - what if I'm just, you know, eating my meal (as some people do in a restaurant) and I have to go to the bathroom? Am I going to have to line up and wait for someone to finish their romp or will they have any bathrooms designated for, you know, going to the bathroom????

          I found it amusing that the owner said that people have been using their bathrooms like this for some time now - long lunch breaks, etc. And the fact that the food safety people think it's all fine so long as nobody's having sex in the kitchen itself. Bizarre.

          Fair enough, it's got people talking but it's definitely not getting me excited (in any way) to go over there.

          1. Their promoting it takes the frisson out of the idea, doesn't it? The airlines don't promote their restrooms for the same purpose, but people manage.

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            1. re: buttertart

              If you've been to Mildred's lately, you'll understand why they're resorting to this sort of stunt. It's gone to pieces, dinners especially. The food is brutal, and the place isn't full like it was in the last location—not even close, and not even for brunch.

              1. re: buttertart

                Indeed. Wouldn't the whole point of sex in a washroom be the illicit nature of it? Making it perfectly acceptable kind of takes the point away.

              2. I'm no pris, but, eeeuw. gross.

                1. Whatever takes the focus off their food, I guess.

                  1. I really don't see what the big deal here is. Everyone likes food, and sex. It's Valentine's Day and I think the fact that MTK is promoting spontaneous sexuality is great! I've been to this restaurant many times, and despite what previous entries may have indicated the food is top notch as well as the service. I really don't think people are getting the main point; restaurant's probably see this all the time, and Mildred's Temple Kitchen is just making the obvious known. They have a sense of humour if anything, and I think others should start to take on their mentality.

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                    1. re: marsha86

                      I am no prude, but there is nothing spontaneous about going to a restaurant that is promoting this type of thing. As others have pointed out, it would be exciting and spontaneous if it was not being promoted as such, and it was a decision on a whim on a hot date. It doesn't sound like the promotion of spontaneous sexuality to me, but rather a sign of desperation (both from a business and sexuality perspective!).
                      As others have noted, there is a serious "ew" factor when you know that this is being encouraged, whether from a hygenic perspective, or just a TMI perspective, and would deter most people who are serious about food from checking this place out.
                      I have never been to Mildred's Temple Kitchen. Over the years, I have heard great things about Donna Dooher and the old restaurant. I didn't realize it had gone downhil to the extent people are indicating, which is a shame. This piece certainly doesn't encourage me to try it out now. Perhaps Mildred should merge with that other place in Toronto, what is it called, um, that swinger place, the name escapes me at the moment.

                      1. re: pescatarian

                        Is it Laide you are thinking of? Must google that place, not sure if it even still exists.

                        1. re: millygirl

                          Unfortunate choice of name - get the pun but how about the meaning in French???

                          1. re: buttertart

                            That's the first thing I thought it meant before I walked in the door. The only time I walked in the door...

                            My DC thought it was a shortening of "Adelaide"

                            ... maybe all three?

                          2. re: millygirl

                            No, not Laide. There's a place, oh it's called Wicked. Just remembered.

                      2. WTF?
                        This goes beyond nasty..hope the Health Department shuts their ass down!

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                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          I don't see how having sex in a bathroom is any less hygienic as the other activities that take place there.

                          1. re: KTinNYC

                            Don't forget we're dealing with Canadians here! Joking joking...sorry if I offend...remember I'm Canadian too!

                            1. re: buttertart

                              Sorry but I just wanted to say thank you for remembering Canadians. Thank you! And sorry! Seriously. But thank you. (sorry, I can't help it, I'm Canadian)

                            2. re: KTinNYC

                              They are encouraging their patrons to have sex in their unisex bathroom.
                              This is a restaurant...what happens when customers are getting busy and the other patrons have to use the bathroom?
                              Obviously, they have no marketing agenda and if you have to resort to promoting sex in your unisex bathroom instead of showcasing the food...well, that pretty much sums it up!

                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                "what happens when customers are getting busy and the other patrons have to use the bathroom?"

                                The same thing as when the bathroom is occupied by patrons using the bathroom at any other time, they wait.

                              2. re: KTinNYC

                                Indeed the Health Department said exactly just that - so long as nobody was having sex in the kitchen itself, they felt this was acceptably within the range of bodily fluids already in the bathroom. Now tell me, doesn't all this conversation make you wanna rush over there and have a bite (and then some sex)?

                            3. "Restaurant that promoted sex in bathroom would rather forget all about it"

                              New headline today from the Toronto Star. Gee, you think? This is what happens when a restaurant decides infamy is more important than celebrity. Might as well rebrand the resto as Mildred's Sex Dungeon because it's gonna carry the stigma regardless.


                              1. I thought Dooher was a serious food person. No longer.
                                There have been steam baths in GTA offering food, sometimes free, but that is not why the patrons go there.

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                                1. re: jayt90

                                  Talk about a screw (pardon the pun) up!

                                2. If you have 'pernmision' that takes the fun out of it.

                                  And I certainly don't want to think about that stuff going on where and while I'm trying to eat.

                                  If anything it'll stop me from using the bathrooms there.

                                  1. I haven't been to MTK in months so I can't comment on the quality of the food as of late or how full the restaurant has been, this just sounds like a desperate restaurant's attempt for attention. Hopefully (for them) attention translates into reservations (which according to the Star article it hasn't).