When picking a restaurant, it usually comes down to what you’re in the mood for—be it Mexican, Thai, or Italian. That decision comes easy at Around the World, where the menu encompasses a wide variety of global dishes. Whether craving a bison burger topped with crisp back bacon or a creamy chicken curry served over basmati rice, diners can appease their appetites at this warm, mustard-hued eatery.
After perfecting their craft over more than a decade, the chefs of Fireside Catering established Fireside Eatery inside Hotel Mount Pearl. Here, they whip up a menu of comforting breakfast and lunch fare such as omelettes, pancakes, burgers, and cod dinners, as well as regional favourites including breakfast sandwiches concocted from deep-fried touton, egg, and bologna or chicken paninis drizzled with traditional Newfoundland dressing. They sling quick lunches during the workweek to satisfy busy business types, and they serve breakfast all day on Saturday and Sunday, holding diners to a strict dress code of flannel pajamas and pillow-creased faces.
Blond wood tones and fiery light fixtures adorn the main level of Annexe Resto, where diners bond over dinner, lunch, brunch, and other meal hybrids. Along with cocktails and beers from a full bar, the restaurant orchestrates entrees and appetizers, such as marinated steaks and bacon-wrapped scallops. The lunch menu's signature burger arrives flamed with mesquite barbecue sauce, and the brunch menu curates sweet and savoury flavors exclusively for weekend diners. After fuelling up, ascend to Annexe Resto's XLounge, where local DJs frequently showcase new rhythms. The upper lounge also acts as a venue for private events and corporate meetings, hosting a big-screen television with AV capabilities for important PowerPoint presentations or slow-motion montages of past PowerPoint presentations.