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Mar 23, 2010 09:26 PM

Easter brunch

My friend and I will be visiting Montreal for Easter weekend and I was wondering what our best Sunday brunch options would be. Is there anything special happening we should keep an eye out for?

From reading messages here, it looks like Reservoir or The Sparrow might be the best options? Or if we decide to go for a buffet, maybe Vieux Port? How about the hotels - do any of them serve particularly good or interesting brunches?

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  1. The Montrealais and Beaver Club in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel usually serve up very nice brunch spreads. Chateau Vaudreuil in Vaudreuil is a bit of a hike outside of the city (about 25 km from downtown), but they are right on the lake with a scenic view... also very nice, if you like a more mediterranean/Italian theme to the brunch.

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    1. re: Jasper1

      We don't have a car but will keep the Queen Elizabeth in mind, thanks!

    2. 2 years ago we celebrated easter brunch at the Renoir Restaurant in the sofitel Hotel on Sherbrooke. It was lovely with a vast choice and superb desserts. It may be a tad pricey but I found it to be good value considering the location, ambiance and choice.

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      1. re: crispy1

        I have not had the easter brunch at Renoir, but as far as hotel restos go, Renoir has always been very good when I've gone. I'd be willing to give it a go based in my past experiences. I agree it is good value as far as hotel restos go.

        1. re: crispy1

          It seems like a really nice brunch from the menu posted on their website


          1. re: westaust

            Goodness! Thanks for posting that, that menu does sound great! hmmm, what am I doing easter brunch....

        2. I too was looking into Easter brunch. I saw that Restaurant du Vieux-Port does holiday brunches. Has anyone tried it? Any good? It says the price is 24$ but their "special holiday brunches" would be extra.

            1. I'm not sure if they take res. for brunch, but if you want something special and unique, consider driving 45 mins. to Chateau Montebello (between Montreal and Ottawa) for their gastronomic Sunday Brunch in the historic Aux Chantignoles dining hall overlooking the river. I'm sure their fixed Easter menu will be exceptional... it's a feast well worth the trip in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of atmosphere to spare! You can cap it off with digestifs and cocktails in the lobby bar sprawled out in antique leather armchairs by the towering stone fireplace beneath massive log beamed ceilings! I think they charge about $45 + tax p/p

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              1. re: OliverB

                Lemeac on Laurier has a great brunch, they have 2 seatings on Easter day; reserve early.
                It's not a lunch/brunch though with a big spread, it's a nice variety of breakfast dishes.