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Nov 16, 2013 05:51 AM

Christmas dinner options!!

Good morning! I need some help gathering ideas for a family coming to spend Christmas with their son. He is attending U of Guelph for a year and they will be arriving in Toronto from the UK on the 20 of December and staying at a short-term rental apartment in the Yorkville area over Christmas. His mom has told him to get on it!
I'm sure most hotels would offer a Christmas dinner, but does anyone know of any other options??

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  1. I don't know the The Old Mill Inn and Spa would fit your definition as it's not quite a hotel, but they have a Christmas Day Dinner Buffet for 51.95.

    Chinatown's also an option as many places will be open, though obviously nothing fancy like a typical turkey dinner.

    1. I was looking for the same thing a couple of years ago and ended up at the Old Mill. I was completely underwhelmed.

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      1. re: ThoughtForFood

        That's good to know. I haven't been before (and i guess I should have said as much)... but I also know someone who goes every year with her family; mind you, I'm not sure how she rates her food.

      2. Since they are staying in a short term rental apartment they may want to think of getting Christmas dinner to go and heating it up / eating at home (as I assume they will have a kitchen). Pretty sure Pusateries, All the Best, Thuet etc will be doing full take out dinners where you order based on the number of people you need to feed. They serve sliced turkey, stuffing, gravy, usually a choice of starch and veg. I think desserts are also an option with these meals.

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        1. re: pourboi

          +1 for this idea. Summerhill Market is not too far and I know that they offer the full spread at Thanksgiving. We saw people picking up cooked turkey's, mash, stuffing, green beans.....all prepared and ready for you to finish at home.

          1. re: eppicurious

            +2 for Summer hill Market. The Royal York has a take out option (they did for Thanksgiving, I presume they will for Christmas)

            1. re: CocoaChanel

              They do for Christmas. I remember meeting my SO down by there on Christmas, before child! ;)

              1. re: LexiFirefly

                Excellent! Then that is where I will be getting the family Christmas dinner this year. :). (Too much happening at work around that time to do otherwise )

        2. Cafe Buloud and Franks at AGO are doing Christmas Dinners. They both have a price fixe menu. Cafe Buloud is in Yorkville so it would be easy to go.

          From my memory, George should also have a set Christmas dinner.

          1. I hired a young chef\butcher to make last year's dinner. He did the shopping, prep and got the meal into the oven. He left me with instructions. There was minimal clean up, not a lot of stress and it all went without a hitch. We planned the menu together. I am sure there would be a number of assistant chefs who would look to do a similar arrangement.