I have a few favourite pubs in this city, in my top 5 is House on Parliament. Last summer Jenna and I ended up on the patio for a late lunch, I was surprised at the selection of local food. I went back again this year with JJ to explore their beer list, now I find myself there almost weekly!
House on Parliament
454 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 925-4074 OPEN 11:30AM – 2AM DAILY
Last week summer still hadn’t arrived in Toronto so while out for lunch I decided to try “Fancy bangers and mash”. Menu description; Grilled locally produced sausage (enquire as it changes regularly), marinated charred onions, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, gravy & grainy mustard. – Market price. I had lamb sausage, and oh my oh my how delicious it was. I ate the whole dammmm plate (this may also explain my expanding waste line…need to run more!)
I’ve only been here during the day so I can’t comment on the night staff or vibe. During lunch and brunch there is always a laid back atmosphere. lots of great conversations happening over delicious comfort food and local and imporedt beer. The woody décor reminds me of being at a cottage (The comfort feeling). The servers are take no shit ladies and dudes. The know their food, they are quick on their feet and extremely witty. I must also comment on the bathrooms, clean and very well set up. They are not in the basement (they are on the second floor), which is unusual for the city. I prefer it this way to avoid that damp “ass” smell.
Over the past year, I have almost had everything on the menu and I can’t complain about one ounce of it. The Posh Ploughman is enough for two people to enjoy. The sandwiches and burgers are a good size and the fresh cut fries are the perfect balance to salt to crispy potato. I encourage you to take a walk into Cabbage town this weekend and check it out. Well worth your time and taste.