suggestions for a buffet or restaurant with a private room?
Hi everyone, i'm trying to plan a birthday party for my mom with approximately 30 - 50 people (still unsure of the exact number). I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of a restaurant with a buffet or fixed menu with a private room? I was looking for something in the East end Pickering/Scarborough/Don Mills area nothing really downtown. I'm open to any suggestions. Thank you in advance.
If Don Mills is the farthest west that you're prepared to go, let me suggest that you investigate Dragon Pearl, a huge buffet restaurant in a large plaza on York Mills Rd. just west of Don Mills Rd. Like many buffet places around Toronto, it has a mainly Chinese slant to its offerings, but you can enjoy it for what it is without sampling any of the Asian dishes at all - though the Asian dishes are pretty good (for a buffet). Extremely well run, with many offbeat and unusual choices as well as the usual buffet standards, all invitingly presented. Good service - empty dishes are scooped up almost immediately. When I've been there, I've noticed a number of group outings sectioned off in the far reaches of the over-the-top handsome dining room. I don't know if they can handle 30-50, but they seem able to handle at least 20 or more in those sections. You'd have to ask. There's a website. Price: $22 (a.k.a. $21.99) during the week for adults (seniors get 20% off), higher on weekends, when the choice of dishes on offer expands somewhat. But with your group of at least 30, I have little doubt that you can dicker.
Are there any preferred or to-be-avoided types of food? What first popped in my head is that, yes as Juno said, at 30-50 people, some restaurants would be happy to set a menu and price for you.
Though I haven't been to any of these yet, and shame on me for that, there are a few Indian buffets that have received favourable mention here and elsewhere. They are Anjappar Chettinad, Karaikudi Chettinad, and Saravanaa Bhavan.
If there's a fuddy-duddy or delicate tummy factor, of course there's the old Kally's. Not the best, not the worst, heavy on the boredom factor, but sure to please the fogeys.