Decorated with white linens and elegant statues, Haweli's two locations transplant India's varied, spicy dishes to an eatery emulating the opulence of a haweli —a place where ancient Indian royalty met to indulge in fine dining. In each kitchen, native Indian chefs fuse the rich spices and flavours of North Indian cuisine into authentic curries, rice-based biryanis, and clay-oven-baked tandoori entrees.
Eschewing the dainty portions that some steak houses try to pass off as meals, Campbell’s Restaurant and Steakhouse prides itself on pairing hearty plates of steak-house and comfort fare with a low-key, neighbourly vibe. Though the restaurant’s all-day menu harbours dishes that range from omelettes to full racks of ribs, these generous portions serve as the common thread that unites the diverse elements and keeps guests returning throughout the day for more. After the sun sets on breakfast and lunch, soft lights illuminate the expansive dining room, where families and groups share platters of dry ribs and sizzling cheese toast and lone fishermen dangle baited hooks over plates of salmon salad.
The cooks at Duke's Bar and Grill prepare bar favourites that range from triple-pepperoni pizzas to cordon-bleu burgers and creole shrimp. Diners and sports revellers can grab pints and watch games on the TVs indoors or step outside to grab a meal on the patio.
Amid bright red and green walls, Taste of Yogurt's customers fill their cups high with self-serve yogourt flavours such as wild berry, raspberry, and sour cherry. They then cap the yogourt with more than 40 toppings, including candy, cereal, and fruit. While eating their creations, customers can use free WiFi and warm up next to a fireplace.
Rated No. 1 three years running in the Zagat National Chains Survey for best steak, Outback Steakhouse specializes in dispensing classic menu items such as seafood, steak, and pasta. The restaurant features signature dishes including the Outback Special sirloin, seafood such as garlic salmon fettuccine, and a variety of burgers and sandwiches. A menu for kids lets youths sample morsels from the upside-down part of the world while right-side up, and creative desserts and generous cocktails round out the offerings.
Mayfield Dinner Theatre’s newly renovated playhouse boasts not only brand-new acoustic and lighting systems, but also an expanded buffet complete with a chocolate fountain and a chef-tended carving station. Salads, seafood, and other hot entrees await audiences before every show, then roll out again later in the evening for a mid-intermission snack. Recognized with Elizabeth Sterling Haynes awards in both 2011 and 2012, Mayfield Dinner Theatre offers the most professional dining-dramatics combo since the Tim Hortons all-donut puppet show closed last year.