What’s Contemporary Canadian Cuisine? Find Out at Toronto’s Thoroughbread

From burgers and seafood, to vegan and vegetarian, this innovative eatery has something for everyone
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The Kung Pao Cauliflower is a great dish for vegetarians looking for a nice kick to their meal.

From service to the food, Thoroughbred hits all the right marks. The restaurant claims to be a contemporary Canadian restaurant which celebrates the diversity of Canada and the flavors of our youth. Quite simply, it is a fusion Canadian restaurant. The restaurant is hidden across the street from the Scotiabank Movie Theater, perfect for a movie and date dinner combo. The restaurant ambiance is cozy. It's darkly lit with hip hop music playing in the back. Service at the restaurant is greatly valued at Thoroughbred. The waiters are not intrusive and are extremely friendly.

The items at the restaurant are great for sharing between friends. A crowd pleaser is the Kung Kung Pao Cauliflower, While retaining the traditional flavors of this Asian dish, Thoroughbred also incorporates a healthy twist using cauliflower.

No meal is quite complete without dessert. The restaurant has conveniently named its dessert section “Happy Endings.” A proper title for its must have chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of its name; it's a huge cookie baked in a skillet that has a warm, gooey texture in the center. A bite into this cookie will guarantee a resurface of happy childhood memories.

Thoroughbred also offers a great selection of brunch items. It sets itself apart from traditional brunch restaurants with new spins on traditional items. Unique items to try include the Fried Chicken French Toast and the “Gingerbread’ party pancakes.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Thoroughbred's “Fried Chicken and Crazy Cheap Champagne Night” every Tuesday!

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304 Richmond Street West (John St. & Richmond St. West)
Toronto, ON M5V 1X2
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