Best bets for New Year’s Day Brunch in Toronto

by Jennifer D’Agostino

There’s nothing like celebrating the first day of the year with a fabulous brunch! There are plenty of restaurants in Toronto hosting a special New Year’s Day brunch fit for the whole family. Dine on smoked duck pancakes or classic eggs benny at some of the best establishments in the city. Here are the best bets for New Year’s Day brunch in Toronto. [Photo credit: iStock]

Best bets for New Year’s Day Brunch in Toronto

EPIC
EPIC invites you to celebrate 2018 with a festive brunch prepared by award-winning chefs. Dine on items like the market fruit plate, Nova Scotia smoked salmon cobb, omelettes, peameal bacon benedict, chicken and waffles, chorizo hash and more. There are gluten free options available. Reservations are required.

Smith
Smith will be offering its popular brunch menu on New Year’s Day. You’ll find items like poached salmon nicoise, pistachio waffles, breakfast pancakes, Heuvos rancheros, avocado toast and more. The combination of Smith’s elegant atmosphere and delicious brunch menu will make this brunch you won’t forget.

Colette
Parisian restaurant is hosting a special brunch to celebrate 2018. The menu will consist of freshly baked pastries, eggs benny, pancakes, French toast and more. Reservations are recommended.

AGO Bistro
The newly launched AGO Bistro is offering the perfect start to the new year – a buffet brunch. Choose from continental favourites like baked goods, yogurt parfaits, a selection of oysters, seafood salad and more. Choosing from a set menu you can pick from mushroom and truffle Napoleon, whole roasted porchetta, venison chop and roasted sablefish for the main. There will also be items like French toast, eggs, salads, and more.

Old Mill
The Old Mill hosts its annual New Year’s Day brunch and the whole family is invited! To celebrate the kitchen serves carved Ontario turkey with Mount Scion savoury stuffing, giblet gravy and mulled cranberry sauce. The menu also includes items like seafood, local and international cheese, salads, pasta and carved beef and lamb. For the kids there will be nuggets and fries.

  • When: January 1, 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm
  • Price: $41.95, Children 6 to 11: $21.95, Children under 5: free
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King Edward Hotel
The King Edward Hotel invites you to celebrate the New Year with a delicious New Year’s Day brunch. You can expect a spread of beef wellington, foie gras, market inspired seafood and more. Not only is the food opulent, but so is the venue. The buffet will take place in the newly restored ballroom, complete with four teardrop chandeliers.

TOCA
The Italian restaurant hosts a New Year’s Day brunch for the whole family. The lavish brunch buffet features carving stations, seafood on ice, seasonal desserts and more. Festive cocktails and mimosas will be on hand. Reservations are required.

  • When: January 1, 11:30 am to 2 pm, 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm
  • Price: $109
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Barque Smokehouse
Barque Smokehouse will be open on New Years Day and will be offering their popular brunch menu. The menu consists of the popular smoked duck pancakes, buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, the Barque Benedict with brisket of pulled pork and other delicious eats! They also have a fantastic cocktail menu.

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