Address: 35 Elm St., Toronto ON
When I visited: May 2014, lunch
Rating: $$, 3.5
Baby info: Has high chairs and no change table
Having been to restaurants on Elm St. in the past, I cannot believe it took me this long to eat at the Queen and Beaver Public House; a pub that serves “British dishes focused on seasonal ingredients”. Inside, the restaurant did a spectacular job at replicating a quaint historic British pub. The multi floor restaurant is excellent for large groups with the patio opened just in time for the gorgeous Toronto weather.
The exterior looks inviting but not the easiest for a mother, a young baby and a stroller to get up the front steps. However once I was inside, the hostess happily ensured that my high chair was ready at our table. With the strong persuasive skills of my blogger friend (@YashYanthi), she was able to convince our entire group to order the hand chopped burger, one of her favourite items at the restaurant. To balance out my meal, I swapped the chips for a salad.
If you have read any of my previous posts on my view on burgers, one huge component to an amazing burger is based on the quality of the meat…I must be able to eat the meat rare or even blue. I had it done rare while my adventurous friend had it blue. The burger was phenomenal with a nice sear on the outside. As I took a bite, I loved seeing the hand chopped chunks of seasoned meat done to my liking. The salad was light with a great assortment of lettuces; a perfect balance to a juicy burger.
One of the best deals at lunch is food items from the kids menu. My friend ordered fish and chips for her toddler and she got a massive portion enough to feed a hungry adult.
I have been on a roll with delicious eats. There’s no doubt that I will return for their feasting menu, check out their website for more information.