I had Easter brunch in England today. Well, sort of. It was England-ish.
“Vallis Humbria Angliae Pars Anglisa Procul” – that’s the motto of Toronto’s Old Mill which means, “In the valley of the Humber, a bit of England far from England”.
Situated in Toronto’s Humber Valley (no where near England), the Old Mill offers fine dining, an Inn, corporate retreats, a jazz bar, afternoon tea and a luxurious spa in a setting that looks and feels a little bit like England. There’s even a chapel that hosts weddings year-round. But it’s their Sunday brunch that makes it a true local favourite.
Brunch at the Old Mill
Family gatherings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day (it’s coming up soon!) and Easter are all fantastic excuses to fill up and enjoy a mimosa at the Old Mill’s abundant Sunday brunch buffet.
With tables featuring an array of fresh shellfish, cheeses, salads, fresh breads, chicken and fish dishes, fruits, vegetables, lamb, ham, beef and (most importantly) dessert, our Easter brunch was a feast for the eyes and easily met the expectations of both my husband and I and the younger taste palates that accompanied us.
Although this was our first Easter brunch at the Old Mill, we bumped into more than one friend around the buffet tables who said it is a family tradition. The Easter bunny himself even made an appearance before we left.
Tips to Enhance your Visit
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Old Mill, so if you’re planning a visit to Toronto this year, or simply looking for something to do in your own city, there are a number of promotions available to help celebrate their centennial year. Check their website before making any reservations to take advantage of these specials.
Sunday brunch is quite popular here, especially on holiday weekends, so to avoid a line-up at the buffet, I recommend requesting one of their earlier reservation times – 10:30/11am.
Sunday Brunch is served 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Price: $33.95 per person Children 6 – 11 years inclusive $16.95, children 5 and under are FREE.
Happy Easter everyone!