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Bumpkin's--any recent visits?


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Bumpkin's--any recent visits?

waydowntown | Jun 22, 2011 10:57 AM

An out-of-town friend is visiting. She remembers Bumpkin's from many years ago and wants to go there for dinner or lunch while she is in Toronto. I searched the board but couldn't find any reviews.

Although the meal pricing is 21st-century, much of the menu on the website appears to have been devised in 1973. (Frog legs--really? And duck a l'orange, surf-'n'-turf, avocado vinaigrette, "curried shrimp"--you get the picture.) Nothing interesting about the wine list (except that the website doesn't show prices).

The restaurant itself is in an attractive setting (on Gloucester, beside the chain of parks that runs south from Charles just east of Yonge, right across from Fire on the East Side). It has a pleasant-looking small patio out front.

I'm trying to keep an open mind on the ground that the execution of of the dish is what matters. ChefDB shows the same person as owner/chef for many years. That could be good or very, very bad. Has any one had any recent experience at Bumpkin's? All information gratefully received (though I fear the worst).

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