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New British restaurant to open on Yorkville Ave

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ParkerQ Feb 7, 2012 01:56 PM

The Hungarian place a 121 Yorkville (Across from One - two doors west of Amber) is now closed (I think it was called the Courtyard?). Based on putting together a series of Facebook job posts and some detective work it looks like the owners are the people behind the Queen & Beaver on Elm. The new place is described as: "High volume / very polished British comfort food."

There does not seem to be much going on at the moment but they are looking to open end of April. No word on a name as of yet.. I would suggest the "Pompous and Pretentious" (for the area not a reflection on the owners :-) )

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    ghostdogg Feb 8, 2012 06:50 AM

    "British" Restaurant? Never heard of such oddity. What are they going to put on the menu? Boiled Beef with steamed suet pudding and frozen green peas? Yum, can't wait...

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      foodyDudey Feb 8, 2012 07:57 AM

      No, they will serve curry! :-)

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        Googs Feb 8, 2012 08:06 AM

        Yes, but will they serve it with British wine?

        For as good as the Queen & Beaver may be, I still long for the days of Rebel House, the Lili Sullivan years.

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        JToronto Feb 8, 2012 12:13 PM

        Really?! Have you been to London recently? Spent a month crossing the UK last year and believe me, those apocryphal stories of mushy peas are HISTORY. Lots of good chefs, 100 mile/farm to table/slow food concepts almost the norm there now - it's really fresh and good.

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        Wino In Training Feb 8, 2012 07:42 AM

        Phew, for a second I thought you meant the Coffee Mill....

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          foodyDudey Feb 8, 2012 07:59 AM

          Is the Coffe Milll still open? I had thought it closed some years ago. I don't get into that area much these days, but enjoyed the Coffee Mill in the late 70's and early 80's.

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            iMarilyn Feb 8, 2012 09:55 AM

            Still there, same food, same customers.

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              Arcadiaseeker Feb 8, 2012 10:05 AM

              Same here - I thought they were closing Coffee Mill which I love. It is still open and still delicious. Don't get there very often though.

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                Wino In Training Feb 8, 2012 10:53 AM

                Still there, I went over Xmas holidays before a movie. I almost cried though... we went early and they said that the oil wasn't hot enough to do the schnitzel! Waahhhh! Turned out we had actually arrived just at the nick of time though. It was huge, and perfect.

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