Tailor-made Toronto – Girls Afternoon Out (Eating)

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So continuing along the eating theme of the last blog – Tailor- made Toronto -Girls morning Out
We move to Lunches:
The following have been my go to spots
over the last few years

Osgoode Hall – Mainly the lunch domain of barristers and lawyers, the refectory in Osgoode Hall – just off Queen and University serves up a stupendous 3 course lunch. great value. Tel: 4169473300 for reservations. Opens again after Labour day.
“Holts Restaurant” (not the basement cafe) – amidst the indulgence and excess that is Holt Renfrew, is a little oasis of normality; great value huge equisitely rendered tartines (open faced sandwiches); imaginative cocktails and the best attentive service you’ll get anywhere in this store.
A little further out at the Don Valley Brickworks is “Cafe Belong”
Wonderful homey comfort food served in the most interesting environmental project in town.
“The Red Tea Box” on
Queen street west – Gorgeously feminine tea room winter or summer (on terrace) crazy pretty individual cakes – almost to beautiful to eat – light as feather sponge and cream fillings in wildly yummy flavours and iced to perfection. Also imaginative sweet and savoury Bento boxes, sandwiches and soups.
This is not a place to be rushing through – the service pace should be your guide. Tel: 416 203 3882

“Madeleine’s Cherry Pie & Icecream”
Book the very pretty parlour for an elegant “party” tea – best meringues ever. Quirky surroundings full of bits and bobs to feast your eyes on.

“Campbell House” – on Queen street west – heritage house / tours and lunch (check website)

High tea at the Windsor Arms
The library room at The Royal Fairmont
“The King Edward”
“The Four seasons”
Or for crepes on Lawrence north of Yonge, “T-buds” which serves a million tea varieties and afternoon tea in an unassuming corner location off Yonge Great service and incredibly good value for money (pot of tea, complimentary almond biscotti and a delicious savoury scone for around 5 bucks). It also hosts tea tasting sessions in its substantial premises and does a very delicate looking afternoon tea most weekday afternoons (you need to book these).

“MoRoCo Chocolate” on Yorkville Avenue for chocolate based high tea – http://morocochocolat.com/

“Montgomery’s” Inn at the weekends – a city heritage property (old rooming Inn) which serves home-made baked goodies in a sweet little tea room with a wood fire! Excellent shortbread and oatcakes – selections depend upon who’s baking that day!




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