Restaurants & Bars

recent brunch successes

wilmagrace | May 4, 2008 05:32 PM

People love brunch in Montreal but I get tired of the chez cora kind of places and not ready to fork over for pricey brunches at hotels, mount stephen club etc so thought it would be good to share some special brunch favourites in midprice range. Last Sunday we enjoyed a $20 brunch at pierre du calvet in old montreal --some family members going for eggs benedict whereas i had a very tasty pork roast with roasted vegetables, appetizers, coffee and tea included. Other people nearby had nice presentation of salmon. Charming room, excellent service and just very restful and civil ambience. Afterwards they said we could sit outside in their walled back courtyard (had not yet opened for business) and it was just such a special retreat from touristy montreal. In the little atrium leading to the courtyard are several birds to admire--doves, cockatiels, parrot. I thought it truly represented Montreal with its history and preservation than many other restaurants in that area. And I found it to be really good value, if you go-- try the pork roast, delicious! The brunch finishes at 2pm, i think it started at 11 but not sure maybe earlier. They prefer reservations but there were tables free at the time we went around 1pm. The various menus are available for perusal at the entry desk(it is a small hotel) if you prefer to check out choices before booking. The first photo in the web site below is the Dining Room Bonsecours where brunch is served

The Calvet house was built in 1725 inside the city's fortified walls, under the French regime. It is the oldest historical house that is open for public accommodations in Montreal.
Located at the corner of Bonsecours and Saint-Paul streets, it is massive and imposing with its stone walls and enormous chimney's.
Address :
405, Bonsecours street, Old-Montreal,
Quebec. Canada, H2Y 3C3
Telephone : 514.282.1725 / 1.866.544.1725

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