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suzieqwastaken Apr 16, 2010 07:20 PM

Hello,

I just went to the King Edward Sunday Buffet Brunch. It was fabulous. Has anyone been to any of Toronto's other Hotel Sunday Brunch Buffets? Which one is the best in your opinion?

  1. red dragon Apr 18, 2010 03:33 PM

    Hi Suzie, as mentioned below, we have a milestone annivesary coming up and was thinking of the King Edward. We stayed overnight and had brunch there on our 1st anniversary, so that was eons ago!
    Was the dress code casual or very formal and where did you find good parking?

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      suzieqwastaken Apr 18, 2010 05:44 PM

      Hi Red Dragon,

      It is very elegant, but you don't have to overdress. I'd say the dress code is casual chic. I may be mistaken, but I think there might be free valet parking for brunch guests... call the hotel to confirm this. Otherwise, I guess just at a local parking lot or meter. Sunday mornings the meters are free until 1 p.m. Hope this helps

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      JesseJensen Apr 18, 2010 10:37 AM

      Went to the Old Mill in March with a group ..very disappointed. The room is looking
      very old and worn. Buffet very disappointing...entrees were blah with not much selection.
      Roast Beef tough and chewy. Scrambled eggs were just gross. Cold shrimp were small, the Mandarin has larger and tastier shrimp. Lobster, again, cold and spongy. All of us got lobster the first round but nobody got any more. I was very surprised. With tax and tip it was $43.75.
      I enjoyed the desserts which were good quality and that was it. Wouldn't be back.

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      Old Mill
      21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON M8X 1G5, CA

      1. Royaljelly Apr 17, 2010 11:47 AM

        Just curious if any particular items at Kind Edward made it fabulous for you. Also what was their price? I might take my parents there, as they love hotel brunches.

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          TorontoJo Apr 17, 2010 12:10 PM

          I took my 83-year old mother-in-law there a few weeks ago and she loved it. The room is beautiful (make sure you're seated in the main room, and not the overflow space). The buffet itself is a standard, but very nice, fancy hotel buffet: an antipasti table, a salads table, a seafood table (including cocktail shrimp, crab claws, cold poached salmon and more), a hot entree table, a carving station (they had beef wellington and roast lamb when we were there), an omelette station, bread/pastry table, and a really wonderful dessert table. The desserts were, for me, the most pleasant surprise. The quality of the desserts we tried was excellent. Fantastic chocolate mousse, chocolate banana cake (my favourite), rice pudding and creme caramel. There were several more, but those are the ones we tried.

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          Dean Tudor Apr 16, 2010 08:59 PM

          others -

          Windsor Arms, Courtyard Cafe, $40
          Delta Chelsea Inn, Bb33, $33 - opens at noon
          Old Mill, $35?

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          Old Mill
          21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON M8X 1G5, CA

          Windsor Arms
          18 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

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          1. re: Dean Tudor
            justsayn Apr 14, 2012 05:36 PM

            FYI - Windsor Arms is Sunday only and now quite a bit more than $40,

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              JennaBean Apr 16, 2012 12:02 PM

              It is $50pp for adults and $35 pp for children 12 and under. It was totally underwhelming last time we were there.

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                klf Apr 16, 2012 12:30 PM

                Agree with the above about the Windsor Arms. Went for the NYE brunch last year and was extremely disappointed. It's a beautiful room, but the food was pretty bad. I've had better luck with their afternoon tea, though.

                Have had good experiences at the Fairmont, but it's pricier.

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                  justsayn Apr 29, 2012 02:48 PM

                  Invited to brunch and Windsor Arms today and truthfully, "extremely disappointed" and "totally underwhelming" are understatements, PATHETIC!!

                  Stay away! Do not go for free!

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