Grub hub: 5 new restaurants to check out in Toronto right now

Jun 4 2019, 8:38 pm

This bi-weekly roundup highlights recently-opened restaurants that you’ve got to get into.

With so many spots to hit across Toronto, it can be difficult to decide where to head for that date night, after-work drink, birthday dinner, or just-because meal.

So we’re here to help.

From pub bites to cocktails to seriously slurpable noodles, here’s what’s calling your name in the city right now.

The Davenport Social


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Where BOB Coffee Bar used to be, The Davenport has taken up shop. Now serving up some serious pub fare alongside a rotating wine list, you can still count on this spot for your caffeine fix but also, so much more. Slip in for a burg or duck confit wings served with a glass of sparkling as the ideal way to end the work-week.

Address: 440 Christie Street


The Burren Pub


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Another spot replacing an old fav, The Burren Pub is now open in the previous home of The Ceili Cottage. And respectfully so. With a name and vibe inspired by the west coast of Ireland, this rustic eatery serves up elevated fare including quail wings, deep-fried pâté, and fresh oysters, plus plenty of Guinness. Enjoy yours in one of two dining rooms, at the bar, or on the patio.

Address: 1301 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-901-5575




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Every meal at Beiteddine starts with a little bit of Zaatar and Zeit, offering a traditional taste of Lebanon at first bite. From hummus and tabbouleh to grilled halloumi and sandwiches rolled into a fresh pita, this is the spot to hit on the Danforth if you’re seeking a bright, summery bite. 

Address: 513 Danforth Avenue
Phone: 416-406-0777




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Scallops served with white asparagus, elderflower, and verjus is only one of the elegant dishes on the menu at Mother, Queen West’s newest cocktail bar. The hub, inspired by nature, serves delectable snacks alongside beautiful cocktails like the homemade amaretto sour or the salted Negroni (like the classic, but with lacto-fermented black plums).

Address: 874 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-537-1928


Udon Kitanoya


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The broth used at Udon Kitanoya consists of high-quality ingredients including Japanese kombu and dried tuna, mackerel, sardine, and bonito. The result is a delicate yet full-bodied umami taste, characteristic of authentic udon. For your visit, anticipate 15 different types of hot and cold udon dishes in a wide range of flavours, plus a wide range of Japanese snacks.

Address: 513 Bloor Street West
Phone: 416-519-8513


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