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fanny chadwick's brunch miss

Just tried this place for brunch today. I have lived in the neighbourhood for a long time and was looking foward to checking it out. After working in the industry for years and having the pleasure of dining at many of Toronto's tastiest places - big and small, popular and off-the-beaten-path, casual and fine, I have to say this place truly was a dissapointment. Though the decor was sweet, clean and charming, the draught list was the only impressive part of the menu. The meat was old, grey and both meals had by myself and my boyfriend were WAY too salty. The 'corned beef hash' was a hugely misleading title for the entree that followed, and the 'house-cured ham' for my build-a-benny was a shade of grey one should never see on a plate. All this could have been saved by some simple service by either the manager or the server. However, when the manager came by to clear my still-full plate, and I expressed my dislike and the saltiness, she proceeded to tell me why each item on the plate 'wouldn't taste like that'. After assuring us she would speak to the kitchen, we never saw her again, until she wordlessly dropped the bill - with every item charged to us. Hugely unprofessional, hugely off-putting, and in a neighbourhood that could beckon the clientele who eat at Tatti, Harbord Room or even By the Way Cafe (most times), they should try just a little harder.

Jun 02, 2012
nobrien in Ontario (inc. Toronto)