Monthly Archives: December 2020

Totally biased product review by me — Bramble Gastropub

They certainly don’t skimp on portion sizes

I heard about a new British eaterie at Bloor Street West and Royal York Road called Bramble Gastropub so perused the menu.

Scotch Egg with Lamb Sausage? Check. Sausage and Mashed? Check. Finchley Fish and Chips? Check. Poutine with Pheasant Confit? Check.

All looked amazing, but thought I’d plump for the traditional Sunday British roast of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal veg and gravy. It costs $26 and you can also get dessert for $7. They deliver too if you’re in the area.

Well, have to say it was absolutely delish. As mentioned in the photo caption they certainly don’t skimp on portion sizes. It was actually enough for dinner and lunch next day unless you can really eat huge amounts of (medium rare perfection) roast beef … massive Yorkshire puddings … loads of veg … and really nice crispy roasties. Those were my favourite part of the meal to be honest. So good.

You push yourself away from the table, a little stuffed, but still have room for dessert. How about the Eton Mess? This is strawberry meringue, gooseberry, burnt marshmallow and golden cake. Hits the spot.

The Eton Mess

All in all a really solid Sunday roast and I give it a rare Brits in Toronto 5/5 stars. Looking forward to trying some of their other menu items soon.


Year End Party and Quiz with the BCCTC

Let’s finish 2020 strong!

Another party invite!

This time it’s the (virtual) Year End Party & Quiz courtesy of the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Wednesday, December 16 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (or longer for party people, that’s the spirit!) and with prizes, awards and a silent auction. What more can you ask for?

Click here for all the details … and it’s free.

Virtual Christmas Pub Quiz

Horrid Christmas jumper optional

Yes, it’s December and that can only mean one thing — Crimbo is around the corner and the invites (mostly virtual) are starting to flood the Brits in Toronto in-box. (Actually, just one for now … hint hint.)

Amanda from the Toronto Brit Meetup Group contacted us to say …

The Virtual Christmas Pub Quiz is taking place on Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 P.M.

Final one for the year! Please go to the Toronto Brit Meetup Group (with Amanda as the organiser), sign up for free and see all the details and receive all the updates. You need to be a member to be able to receive the Zoom link on the night. See you there!