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Sunday Brunch Buffets

Nevy | | Nov 22, 2013 07:22 AM

I've been researching for the past week on Sunday brunch buffets and it seems that Toronto doesn't have the same focus on this culinary joy. I've been in other cities around the world (Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai) and usually the Sunday brunch buffet is a culinary event of great food and variety!

Most of the CH posts here are a bit dated and scattered. I'm hoping this consolidated thread can get the conversation going on what are the best brunch buffets in the city. I've added my notes and research into this but I'm desperate to hear fellow CH'ers thoughts and experiences as well.

Luxury Premium ($40 and up per person)

Ritz Carlton TOCA
$89 for adults, half price for kids, complimentary for toddlers/babies;
Reviews have been postive on quality and selection. Large variety including seafood, carving station, Hapa Izakaya maki; soup/salad, omelettes, cheese, charcuterie, dessert and alcohol. Service has been noted to be excellent

King Edward Victoria Restaurant
$53 for adults, half price for children
Not many reviews but a CH'er has mentioned it was a pleasant experience. It's not clear what they serve. Service has been stated to be good

Trump Towers STOCK
$49 for adults, half price for kids;
Reviews has mentioned to be ok for quality but they have a good selection. Service was excellent. Millygirl had a negative service experience (exorbitant and hidden costs for drinks).

Windsor Arms
$50 for adults, $35 for kids;
Poor quality, serving temperature cool, service is careless and haphazard

Seasonal brunches
Frank @ AGO
Sen5es Soho Metropolitan
Intercontinental Azure

Moderate Luxury (Between $20 to $40


Old Mill
$35 for adults and $16 for children
Reviews have mentioned the quality and selection is underwhelming. Service is efficient

Fairmont Royal York
$29 per person
I haven't seen a review on this one?

Hot House Cafe
$22 per person
Posts and reviews mention how it's a great atmosphere and decent selection. Quality is a steady offering over the years. Selection is moderate

Basic Brunch (Less than $20


$19 for adults
Reviews originally showed this as being great quality brunch for the value but recent reviews are showing it as taking a nose dive. Small portions with luke warm serving temperature and lacking flavour

Gladstone Cafe
$16 for adult; $10 for kids
Basic fresh breakfast offerings. I didn't see many reviews. Anyone been here?

Free Times Cafe
$19.95 per person
Jewish cuisine brunch style with live Yiddish music

Did I miss anything?

I'm debating between King Edwards and TOCA for our annual holiday brunch event. There's a huge difference in offerings and price point so it's hard to compare apples to apples. We were thinking of Stock as it seems it's in the same price point as King Edwards. We're not drinkers so we wouldn't have the same nightmare as Millygirl. We care more about quality of food and selection. Has anyone been to King Edwards and Stock to compare?