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The top 5 lunch restaurants for Winterlicious

The top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch will dispel the winter doldrums and perk up your mid-day routine. In some cases, these three course prix fixe menus cost as little as $18 while others (still capped at $28) are well worth the splurge.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch.

Pizzeria Via Mercanti
The $18 lunch menu offered by this rustic pizza parlour on Elm Street features a choice of soup, salad or mini pizza rolls to start, followed by a choice of pasta and dessert.

The Tavern by Trevor
The tavern on Spadina is serving up a lunch menu for $18 that will appeal to vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Start with tomato soup, kale salad or mushroom flatbread then fill up on grilled cheese or buttermilk fried chicken finished off with a deep fried Snickers bar or Nutella mousse.

Momofuku Noodle Bar
Expect the noodle bar on University to be bustling at lunch hour as crowds dig in to steamed buns packed with a choice of BBQ pork, chicken meatballs or falafel-like chickpea fritters. Among the selection of mains on the $18 lunch menu you'll find options like smoked chicken ramen, and ginger scallion noodles plus Milk Bar goodies or a fried bao with chai curd for dessert.

The Chase Fish & Oyster
The $23 lunch menu on offer from this oyster bar in the Financial District is a steal for a seafood-centric lunch opening with options like salmon tartar or tomato lobster bisque. The line-up of mains includes a fried chicken sandwich, cheese veg lasagna or a pan seared Arctic Char with potato rosti and then there's donuts banana sundaes or chocolate cake for dessert.

Nota Bene
The newly revamped restaurant on Queen West is treating Winterlicious-goers to a $28 lunch menu featuring enticing selections like a bosc pear and endive salad and a buttermilk-fried chicken ramen bowl.

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Photo of Momofuku Noodle Bar by Jimmy Lu.


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