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Lunch/Brunch near GTA

Herne Jul 13, 2012 09:52 AM

I need suggestions for some Sat/Sunday lunch/brunch locations about 100 to 150 km from the GTA.

I have a pretty good idea of what is available in NOTL but what is there NorthWest and NorthEast of Toronto?

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  1. ingloriouseater RE: Herne Jul 13, 2012 10:47 AM

    do you have specific towns in mind? newmarket or orangeville? somewhere in between?

    1. Googs RE: Herne Jul 13, 2012 10:54 AM

      Going east, that covers anything from about Port Hope to Brighton as the 401 flies. I'm finding that a little vague too.

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        Herne RE: Googs Jul 13, 2012 11:58 AM

        First time I remember comments about being vague::)).

        I was thinking between Guelph and Peterborough. I recall a place-- it might have been called the Milcroft Inn ---that is the sort of thing I'm looking for. Maybe that is what I am looking for. Its been many years and may not be open now.

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          prima RE: Herne Jul 13, 2012 08:31 PM

          Millcroft Inn is still in business, and still serving lunch and Sunday brunch.

          Might also be nice to have lunch in Elora. I haven't been lately, but maybe somebody else can make a recommendation for a good place to lunch in Elora.

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            Herne RE: prima Jul 13, 2012 09:12 PM

            Like the idea of Elora. Haven't been there for years but it has left me with an image of sunny and happy folk. Might try Milcroft first.

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              RYP RE: Herne Jul 14, 2012 04:33 PM

              Elora Mill is closed for renovations.

              Millcroft is now owned by Vintage Inns (Niagara on the Lake - Pillar and Post, Queen's Landing, Prince of Wales). Not saying that's a bad thing, just an FYI.

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                Herne RE: RYP Jul 14, 2012 04:43 PM

                Thanks. I think maybe we will try out the new Garrison House near NOTL. If I can get a commitment not to go to NOTL until near the end of August--that's going to be the destination.

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        Herne RE: Herne Jul 14, 2012 09:13 PM

        Anyway thanks for all the suggestions.

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          ingloriouseater RE: Herne Jul 16, 2012 02:56 AM

          bistro riviere in erin, belfountain inn in belfountain

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            Herne RE: Herne Jul 17, 2012 12:39 PM

            Ok that's the sort of suggestions I was hoping for. Luckily we stayed home this Saturday morning given the horrific rainstorm that hit the GTA.

            So I think it will be the Garrison House followed by Mrs. Mitchell's and then the Belfountain Inn approximately I week apart..

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              iamafoodie RE: Herne Jul 19, 2012 10:26 AM

              Herne, life can be short. To avoid disappointment consider going to Mrs. Mitchell's before you go to Belfountain Inn.

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                ingloriouseater RE: iamafoodie Jul 20, 2012 02:48 AM

                what is wrong with Belfountain? I like it since the new owners took over (same owners as bistro riviere in erin).

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                  Herne RE: iamafoodie Jul 20, 2012 05:32 AM

                  That is what I said I was going to do. I have a faint memory of going to Mrs Mitchell's after going to their website and looking at the pictures but ,if so, The place had a different name at the time I believe.

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              iamafoodie RE: Herne Jul 17, 2012 11:24 AM

              There's a couple of places I like north of Orangeville that might save you from NOTL.

              If you want to drive north a bit more than an hour there's Mrs. Mitchell's in downtown Violet Hill, ON. It's's about 5 km east of Highway 10 on the north side of Highway 89. Brunches served on both Saturday and Sunday. Leave some time to visit next door where there is an extraordinary store with a broad selection of unique things worth having or giving. Watch your speed on 10 as the OPP is hyperactive on weekends in the low speed zones.


              In the same general area is The Globe further east, past Airport Road, on 89 in downtown Rosemont, a well preserved c. 1860 hotel that has contemporary cooking and service with touches of the past like the unique relishes and chutneys served with meals.

              Reservations recommended at both places. .

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