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Restaurants & Bars 9

Bristol Yard

dubchild | May 26, 2012 11:52 AM

In Toronto Life it is listed as a British style cafe providing working-class food for working-class people and it's exactly that. We were by around noon, maybe the menu changes at night, but mostly egg based dishes were offered. They offer take away pies for $5 and that's probably their strong point. They seem interested in honestly presenting "working-class food" rather than trying to elevate it into something special. At least they don't thicken their gravy with corn starch. Queen and Beaver is more of a "gastro" take on the genre. Given the low prices (how much can you really charge for beans on toast?), the lack of pretension, and that some care goes into the preparation, I don't feel I can knock them. If I lived in the neighbourhood and they worked on getting a liquor licence, then maybe I would occasionally drop by for a Guiness and pie, because that's what I feel like eating sometimes.

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