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May 9, 2012 08:39 AM

Mother's Day BRUNCH (list of places)

Hi Fellow Chowers!

Thought I would post this in case anyone needs the skinny on what's OPEN for Mother's Day Brunch

This is courtesy of BlogTO

LIST below: ........(feel free to ADD yours



Globe Bistro
Globe Bistro and its two sister locations--Earth in Rosedale and Earth Bloor West--are offering a Mother's Day prix fixe brunch for $29 (or a three-course prix fixe dinner for $35). The special brunch menu features scones, smoked rainbow trout on rye toast, red fife crepes, Wellington County prime rib roast and a selection of desserts.

Windsor Arms Hotel
The Windsor Arms Hotel offers a Mother's Day brunch at $70 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under, set in the consummate elegance of the hotel, as well as a Mother's Day tea taking place on Saturday and Sunday for $55 per person.

Lula Lounge
Those with dance-loving mothers should take note of Lula Lounge's Cuban Brunch, a blend of standard breakfast offerings served in buffet form, live music and a salsa lesson for just $15 for adults.

Treat your mom to a buffet brunch between 11 am and 2:30 pm, including soups, salads, and main dishes such as pan-roasted lamb loin, red wine poached beef tenderloin and balsamic glazed salmon, with decadent and brunch-appropriate sweets such as French macarons and brownie lollipops. The cost is $45 per person.

Crown Princess
Rather than a traditional brunch, consider dim sum at Crown Princess. With a vast menu that spans from seafood, to chicken and duck, to pork and beef, you're sure to find something that'll satisfy your Mom. Want more dim sum options? Check out our best dim sum in Toronto list.

Splendido is offering a prix fixe brunch menu for $70 per person between 11am-3pm with a complimentary glass of sparkling rose for mothers in attendance. The menu includes house cured atlantic salmon, brioche crusted halibut, roasted rib cap and three lush desserts to choose from.

Origin is already filling up for their weekend brunch, which has savoury dishes like steak and eggs served with crispy noodles, and breakfast sweets such as french toast with maple vanilla syrup, whipped cream and berry compote.

Frank at the AGO offers the perfect one-two-punch for Mother's Day. First, treat her to a Spanish brunch menu inspired by Picasso and featuring tostadas, frittatas on tortillas, and steak frites espanol, then stroll around the gallery and take in the work of the master himself.

La Societe
La Societe serves up a richly decadent brunch between 11am-3pm, which includes French toast filled with caramelized bananas and topped with maple syrup, P.E.I lobster benedict with toasted brioche, and as befits a bistro, monsieur and madame croques.

The Grove
Newly opened restaurant The Grove is still finessing their brunch menu, but what will certainly be on offer is English breakfast fare such as french toast with preserves, devilled crab on toast, and poached eggs.

The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel is offering two brunch options: a Mother's Day prix fixe for $28 including dishes such as a lobster scramble, or a family-style blues brunch for $32 which includes a concert by soul singer Melissa Bel and brunch classics.


Table 17
Table 17 serves brunch on weekends from 10:30am-2:30pm, and they're bound to be busy on Mother's Day for their Neapolitan eggs--poached in tomato and basil--and pain d'ore with cinnamon creme anglaise and cinnamon, as well as typical-with-a-twist breakfast cocktails.

L'Ouvrier offers a diverse brunch menu, filled with the basics such as yogurt and granola and french toast with house-smoked bacon, alongside a salad brimming with golden beets and watercress and a comforting grilled cheese sandwich with aged cheddar on raisin walnut bread.

Wondering what to get your carnivorous mother? Check out Beast, who are known for their meat-heavy menus, and their brunch doesn't disappoint with its plates of poutine with bbq water buffalo, eggs benedict with smoked trout falafel, and challah french toast topped with duck confit.

Keriwa Cafe
Keriwa Cafe's brunch has been (rightly) garnering rave reviews since its launch, and on Sunday between 10am and 3 pm, you can enjoy Aboriginal-inspired dishes such as brown butter eggs Benedict with red fife biscuit, confit pork belly and dill crepe.

Barque Smokehouse
For delicious barbecue, head west to Roncesvalles' Barque Smokehouse. Their array of not-too-breakfasty dishes such as pulled pork cake, chicken wings and cornmeal-crusted halibut is perfect for a mid-afternoon of indulgence.

Marben's brunch features an assortment of sandwiches such as Janet's chicken sandwich--a simple mix of skinless breast and veggies--as well as salads, egg dishes, oysters, charcuterie and bread pudding french toast. Be sure to order a little something for your Mom from their short (but potent) list of brunch cocktails.

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  1. Interesting list. Highly recommend staying away from Windsor Arms Hotel brunch. Absolutely terrible!

    5 Replies
    1. re: justsayn

      x2!! For $70 I'd spend my money at Splendido!

      1. re: JennaBean

        < -- Taking his Mom to Splendido. :)

      2. re: justsayn

        I have to agree with justsayin (imo as well). It was not one of the best brunches we've been too, save your money.

        1. re: red dragon

          Us too. Even the bread items were poor. What a waste of money.

          This year, we are trying Archeo:

      3. George is also doing a Mother's Day lunch. Prix fixe menu for $55.

        1. Taking mom to Senses. the main entree is brought to the table, the rest is buffet.

          Now I didn't know they will serve macarons. think I'll skip the entree :-)

          6 Replies
          1. re: Teep

            Teep, please let us know how it was. Something to consider for next year, if it's good. Have been disappointed with all higher end special occasion brunch buffets, so far.

            1. re: Full tummy

              I'd say that the concept is good but the execution is not great. Of the starters, the chowder was too thin and the mushroom soup too thick. The "bean with tuna" turned out to be seared tuna steak but rather tasteless. The shrimp salad, my favourite, had an Asian flair lend by sesame oil. There was also regular brunch items like scrambled eggs and bacon which I ignored. The "mains" were almost tapas sized and they encouraged you to order as much as you want. However the "lemongrass skewered cornish hen" had little flavour of said herb, the lamb loin was overcooked, the quiche more like a fritatta also overdone.

              The macarons (thankfully not macaroons as specified in the menu) were for me the best part. They were pretty nice considering it was AYCE - light chewy texture, good flavours except the raspberry because they used jam as the filling which completed overpowered the cookie. They were bite sized, I only had nine...

              Service was good and setting comfortable but won't be back next year!

              1. re: Teep

                Too bad! Impossible to find a good brunch buffet...

                1. re: Full tummy

                  Not even the King Edward Hotel? I've always enjoyed their special occasion (i.e. Mother's Day, Easter, etc.) brunch buffets, if for no other reason than that they offer virtually everything a person could desire. It may not all be spectacular in execution, but boy, is the effort there. I get my money's worth in freshly squeezed OJ, 2 types of lox, shucked oysters, scallop ceviche, herring and other smoked and poached fishes, shellfish, grilled and roasted veggies and a host of interesting cold salads. Frankly, I've never left the salads room! I'm not interested in the tables or rooms laden with hot breakfast items or brunch fare, such as beef wellington, roast lamb and pork, chicken dishes, pastas, cioppino, etc. Ditto to the breads, muffins and breakfast pastries, the fruits, cheeses, dessert table, chocolate fountain and more. It's all there. I'm just a seafood and veggie fiend and I will stuff myself silly on the stuff.

                  1. re: 1sweetpea

                    We had a disappointing experience there a year ago. Alas, everyone in our family is interested in the hot dishes and breads, plus desserts, and we paid an excessive amount of money for lukewarm food and poor quality baked goods. One of our group had been avoiding wheat for some time but decided to cheat that day only to discover the bagels were, well, not worth eating. Croissants like cardboard. I wrote them a letter and nobody bothered replying. My original post is here:

                    1. re: Full tummy

                      We've had the Sunday brunch at King Edward 3 times. The pastries seemed to be made with a lot of shortening and were dry. Some of the food items were warm as well, and we had the first seating. The seafood choices were disappointing; water logged and rubbery. The Beef Wellington was rare. Personally, I think it should have been medium, not bloody red. The last visit was with friends who really wanted to try it out, else we wouldn't have returned.

          2. This is an old thread but I just received an email about Frank's brunch buffet. Here are the details:

            Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

            BUFFET BRUNCH: Six food stations: Pastries Seafood Carving Quiche & Salads Dim Sum A la carte egg dishes: Omelette, Benny & Scrambled Dessert.
            KIDS BUFFET: Light Pasta Chicken Fingers Fresh Fruit Cups Juices, Milk & Cookies. Excludes Tax and Tip. Seating starts at 11:00am

            General Public $75 AGO Members $67.50 Children $25. Special valid on Sunday May 12, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Offer valid May 12, 2013