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.
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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).
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.