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.
ITALIAN RESTAURANT...WITH A GREAT WINE LIST AND PATIO...THE SERVICE IS ABOVE AND BEYOND....WHY WAIT IN LINE AT A FRANCHISE RESTAURANT WHEN YOU CAN SUPPORT A LOCAL SMALL ESTABLISHMENT..WE APPRECIATE ALL THE BUSINESS...AND WE REALLY VALUE IT...THANK YOU..
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).
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).