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Sure, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes to food, authentic recipes make for a more delicious meal. Native Brit Jonathan Dobbs is the head chef at British Arms Pub, where he's filled the menu with dishes such as mini Yorkshire puddings paired with roast beef and a 10-12-ounce Harp-battered haddock served with fresh cut chips, peas, and homemade tartare sauce. Locals can sip on Harp and Kilkenny cream ale while watching Premier League games or live musicians who gather around the fireplace nightly.
Upstairs is Ascent Lounge, a more contemporary space with bright blue walls, Cubist prints, and a backlit bar. It's reserved exclusively for private events or really fancy alone time, and has full-bar service as well as a distinct menu designed by an executive chef.
With tasteful, subdued décor and floor-to-ceiling windows bathing the space in natural light, Tip and Sip Café paints the cozy picture of a friendly neighbourhood coffee shop. It's breakfast menu brightens morning commutes with savoury plates such as the full breakfast ($5.97)—two eggs, three pieces of bacon or sausage, signature home fries, and toast—as well as handheld treats including fresh-baked muffins ($2.65) and cinnamon buns ($1.77). Keep a clean conscience with fair-trade and organic coffee ($1.33–$1.77) and teas ($1.51) from the drink list, or indulge in specialties such as the pickpocket-free London Fog and the steaming cappuccino ($3.54–$4.56). Come midday, assorted sandwiches ($4.42), a 7-ounce hamburger ($6.46), and classic poutine ($5.97) help balance out lunch plans with the consummate skill of a retired circus seal.
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Beaches Fine Market Grill is Barrie's newest casual dining restaurant.
The bright decor, accented by driftwood, sand , slate and contemporary photos of Barrie's lakefront, reflects a Canadian Beach theme consistent with the location. Savour delicately flavoured dishes, always prepared fresh to order.
Caddy's Steakhouse caters to both diners and dancers, spotlighting a menu of hearty, meat-centric fare and a 1950s-style dance floor. Raise the curtain on a feast for the senses with a treat of baked escargots ($7.99) or calamari fritti with a kiss of orange marmalade ($8.99). Hungry carnivores can feast on the kitchen's signature prime rib, a tender meat slab slow roasted to maximize flavour, succulence, and fork grip ($23.99). Four types of pork schnitzel engage appetites, from the hunter's version smothered in a portobello-mushroom-peppercorn sauce ($16.99) to the German-style that sports lederhosen and a topper of fried eggs and capers ($15.99).
Resting on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie Rowing Club prepares budding rowers with a hands-on introductory tutorial and training program on a dry rowing machine. The two-hour Taste of Rowing program commences with a series of how-to videos and an instructive chat with the head coach as paddlers snack on complimentary food. Participants can practice on a four-person Erg Dryland rowing machine, and the last one to get bucked off wins a mechanical bull. After an insightful boathouse tour, club members guide students with useful next steps for securing a spot in a boat and befriending direction-savvy narwhals. The Barrie Rowing Club boasts 20 kilometres of rowable waves and a new dock that is specially designed for handicapped athletes.
Jade Garden freshens plates with traditional, savoury dishes hailing from Chinese and Thai culinary conventions. Plunge a chopstick into appetites and classic peking spicy spareribs ($9) or go toe-to-toe with the vegetarian singapore rice noodles ($7). Stuffed with diced chicken and vegetables, the lettuce rolls hush maws with flavourful indulgence before they confess to harbouring shrines to Kenny G ($8). Join the crowd of millions in applauding pad thai noodles' ability to end chicken's generational feud with peanuts ($8), or tame roaming tongues with thai spicy-beef fried rice ($7). Jade Garden also nets a number of specialty seafood dishes, granting blander fish their wish to swim forever now in peace.
Monsoon Lounge & Sushi crafts a wide array of artful sushi creations for diners to sample from within the eatery's lively, stylish space. Chef Meaghan Kemper's menu offers fresh maki rolls bedecked with sustenance both raw—such as the butterfish maki adorned with masago rice pearls ($10)—and cooked, such as the chicken pad thai roll, which reincarnates the popular noodle dish in circular, bite-size form, right down to the spicy peanut sauce and production numbers from The King and I ($8). House specialty rolls include the Monsoon Rainbow, a prismatic display involving crab, cucumber, asparagus, and Japanese mayo topped with tobiko, avocado, and assorted sashimi ($14). The sashimi platter, a 12-piece chef's choice selection of thinly sliced sea tasties satisfies diners with an assertive helping and handshake ($21).
Gouda For You's cozy shop provides quarters for 40 international elites of cheese, organic Fair Trade coffee, and a flavour of homemade cheesecake that rotates weekly. Enlist the aid of the friendly staff or peruse the aisles on your own for an epicurean edible, such as the red wine cheddar ($5.90 per 100 grams). The smoked applewood cheddar ($5.95) organic gouda ($4.10), and mango ginger stilton ($6.56) melt upon meeting tastebuds, like a wicked witch encountering her other realm crush. Cheese platters abound and come accessorized with stuffed olives, meats, and crackers. The Bean Ladies flavoured soybeans, Raincoast Crisps, and an array of giftware is also available.
Each morning, Country Kettle rises with the roosters and raw sunshine to crack Omega-3 eggs and plaster plates with homemade home cooking from breakfast until dinner. The country-fried steak 'n' eggs ($15.99) dredges, fries, and tops a New York striploin with béarnaise sauce before cordially inviting it to breakfast with two eggs blazed any style, strawberry jammed toast, and a side of tomatoes, potatoes, or fruit. Country Combos pair piping hot sandwiches with freshly made soup, salads, fries, sideburns, or cream slaw. Take the night off from cooking and kick back as a tenderfoot sandwich ($8.99) gently coos over a sweet pork schnitzel bouncing on a bun of lettuce, tomatoes, and Dijon-lime aioli.
The Local, which was featured in Pub Magazine, rethinks traditional British pub fare with an infusion of local produce and modern flair. Chefs Scott and Hollis Connor, who have dished up delicacies in kitchens around the solar system, craft the menu's simple, hearty line-up of comforting comestibles, including triple-smoked Ontario bacon mac ‘n’ cheese ($10). To prevent esophageal drought, shower a plateful of indulgent eats with an ice-cold local brew, or finish it off with a decadent deep-fried Mars bar smothered in vanilla ice cream ($6.50). The Local opens its doors at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday–Saturday, and serves Sunday tipplers from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory entreats sweet teeth with handmade chocolate confections and sublime snacks and sweets. Peek across the counter at the shop's resident chocolatiers, who massage creamy loafs of chocolate on sturdy marble slabs daily. For additional culinary theatrics, feel free to cheer on the expert orchard orderlies as they kettle-dip Granny Smiths into caramel-coated creations. Caramel apples range from the classically simple (from $5.25) to the cheesecake caramel apple, which is doused in a bubbling caramel, coated in a melted rich white confection, and layered lovingly in crushed graham crackers with liberal discretion ($8.25). For additional brain pampering, strip away the core and go straight for the score with freshly fangled fudges ($13.25/lb.).
Grayson's Pub & Grub swaddles its customers with hearty fare in a friendly neighbourhood pub atmosphere or atop a fresh-air-filled outdoor patio. Diners mine the menu for treasures such as fried broccoli potato poppers ($6.95), and hungry hands hug a jovial Grayson's burger ($8.95), which arrives with a flock of fries and a choice of bacon, cheese, mushrooms, or fried onions ($0.95 each). Explore the saucy deep of a platter of signature wings ($8.95/1 lb., $20.95/3 lb.), fried and tossed in spectrum of spice potions bearing names such as Hot & Honey or Not Even Breathable. Patrons wash down meals with waves of nonalcoholic and alcoholic libations, while tapping toes and peg legs to karaoke on Thursday nights and live music on weekends.
Chef Paula Drew's hearty menu evolves daily but consistently serves a locally grown mix of low-calorie, gluten-free, and seasonal selections. Lunchers can expect hearty hot sandwiches, such as grilled lean pastrami with whole grain mustard and sauerkraut on rye ($11), as well as wraps, fresh soups, and veggie platters. The evening carte du jour ($20.10) is quick to highlight Ontario's natural gifts and includes such delicacies as chicken marabella, flavoured with peaches, olives, capers, prunes, and wine, and the quintessentially English roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, with garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, and an au jus sauce for dipping and painting Guy Fawkes goatees on your dinner date. Conscious Cuisine's capable kitchen is always able to meet any dietary concerns with a simple request and a promise to look at the sous-chef's screenplay.
A Toronto institution for more than 60 years, Fran’s upholds the tradition of the original at its Barrie location, offering delicious home-style cooking, 24-hour service (on weekends), and welcoming atmosphere. With breakfast available all day, float away on a magic carpet of Fran’s pancakes ($7.99) to a syrupy nirvana. Otherwise, warm up on a cool night with homemade meat chili ($8.99), miso soup ($2.99), or a hearty charbroiled 10-ounce Angus top sirloin and potatoes dinner ($17.99). Vegetarians as well as lonely pod-less peas looking for adoptive families will appreciate the Fran’s abundance of yummy vegetarian options, including a sautéed veggie bowl ($12.99), garden burger with mushrooms ($10.99), and a plate of baked macaroni and cheese ($13.99). With a casual, family-friendly dining room on one side and a sports bar on the other, Fran’s offers something for all walks of life, be they wobbly from hunger or want of drink. On the weekends Fran’s is open 24-hours, providing ample opportunities for post-dinner treats, post-party grub, or post-Risk tournament cups of coffee.