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Restaurant near Port Credit Harbour

Herne Jul 30, 2012 05:42 PM

I understand the restaurant nearest to Port Credit harbour is hit and miss. Can anyone suggest an alternative nearby? Will be there Saturday or Sunday.

  1. CocoaChanel Jul 30, 2012 06:17 PM

    Snug Harbour is that hit and miss restaurant -- great waterside patio for drinks. Surprisingly, the rainbow trout is very good. Nothing is especially great/stand out in that neighbourhood, especially since the demise of Hooks :(

    More consistent choices:
    Collossus of Rhodes - reasonably good Greek
    Aielli - reasonable Italian
    Il Pescatore has good fish/seafood/italian
    The Pump House has passable pub fare

    Please, for the love of peaches, do not eat at Ten Wine Bar

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    1. re: CocoaChanel
      Herne Jul 30, 2012 07:10 PM

      Thanks for your views. What do you think of Napoca?

      1. re: Herne
        CocoaChanel Jul 30, 2012 07:17 PM

        No idea. Never been and I don't know a soul who has.

        That said, it has lasted a long time in that spot. I think it has been there for 4 or 5 years, IIRC. The building is set well back from the street, so patrons have to walk 20 yards into a front courtyard before they hit the front door. Prior to Napoca, that location saw a new restaurant tenant about every 6 months for many years.

        1. re: Herne
          CocoaChanel Jul 30, 2012 07:18 PM

          Oh, and Jam Martini Bar is ok for Asian themed nibbles/sharing. It has a nice crowd in the evening (or did a year ago).

      2. ingloriouseater Jul 31, 2012 03:00 AM


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          Herne Jul 31, 2012 09:43 AM

          Thanks for all the suggestions. I have been informed that, after some googling, The Pump House has it for this Augusts's visit.

          1. re: ingloriouseater
            stephen Jul 31, 2012 05:03 PM

            The Breakwater can be really nice, if you are in the mood. More formal, but the food can be excellent.

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              CocoaChanel Jul 31, 2012 05:20 PM

              +1 for that

              1. re: stephen
                Herne Aug 5, 2012 07:30 AM

                The Breakwater looked very nice from the outside. But in the heat and the sun and the fresh air I doubt it would have been appreciated. Beautiful area they are in and I have a mental note to go there direct some time in the future

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              pcsteve Jul 31, 2012 04:44 PM

              By far your best bet is Napoca. Fresh made food which can at times take a while but well worth the wait, IMO. A close runner up is The Brouge, which is an Irish pub/restaurant with good food.
              There are other places nearby that have consistently good food(a kilometer or so away) but these would be the top 2 choices that are within a short walking distance away from the harbour area.

              1. MiniMom Jul 31, 2012 05:40 PM

                I concur on the brogue or the harp good food and laid back atmosphere.. Spice is good if in the mood for tapas. I find the Pump ok but overpriced... Roc N docs has good wings and a nice patio upstairs..tiny though.
                papa giusepes has a nice patio in back and good pizza..same owners as the Pump.
                Jam is gone as far as i know as well.

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                  Herne Jul 31, 2012 06:22 PM

                  Well I was hoping for a decisive decision but t'was not to be. I'm now reconsidering the decision and have a leaning to the The Brouge based on the on-line menu.

                  Has to be near the wharf or jetty at the mouth of the river so we can walk along it again.

                  1. re: Herne
                    MiniMom Aug 3, 2012 10:11 AM

                    10 min walk to the bridge & pathways along the river that lead out to the lake from the Brogue.
                    But you pass the ice cream shop right along the way for a treat also you a pass the patisserie who are also owners of the "toasted tangerine" food truck.

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                      Herne Aug 3, 2012 10:23 AM

                      OK Another decisive decision--its the Brogue. There is a back problem to consider and 10 minutes is just about right. Thanks. Always have a parking problem there. It seems you can park for free in most places and that idea makes my Toronto based experience very nervous as I read the signs and look for parking meters.

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                        Herne Aug 4, 2012 01:20 PM

                        The Brogue proved to be just fine. The corn beef and hash was great and so was the eggs benny. Service was friendly and polite and competent. Parking was free about a block way on a side street and I looked in vain for the no parking signs, parking meters and green hornets--just like most of Toronto 40 years ago.

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