brunch toronto

The top 5 seafood brunch in Toronto

Seafood at brunch in Toronto is like the cherry atop a sundae. The already indulgent meal is only made better with platters of chilled shellfish, fresh shucked oysters and succulent lobster smothered in hollandaise.

Here are my top picks for where to find a seafood-centric brunch in Toronto.

Ufficio
When brunching at this pescatarian Italian restaurant on Dundas West, start with an order of salted cod croquettes and the house Caesar, a tequila-laced take on the classic spiked with pickled jalapeĂąo and garnished with a poached prawn. To eat there's uova in camicia con bernaise featuring poached eggs with mashed avocado and smoked salmon atop grilled sourdough.

The Chase Fish & Oyster
Ultra indulgent Sunday brunches at this restaurant feature seafood platters topped with selections like oysters, clams, chilled crab and salmon deviled eggs. The list of entrees is equally luxe, with options like King Crab Cake Benedicts, crispy oysters fried up with bacon and eggs, and a salmon pastrami served with a spread of crème fraiche, caviar, soft scrambled eggs and rye bagels for self assembly.

The Commodore
Satisfy cravings for seafood at this Parkdale restaurant where brunch is served weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. On the menu there are octopus frittatas specked with spicy chorizo, and hearty plates of shrimp 'n grits studded with bacon and finished with anchovy brown butter.

Pearl Diver
Panko fried oyster omelettes, lobster Bennies and shrimp po'boys are among the tempting brunch offerings at this seafood bar in the King East neighbourhood. Too hungry to wait your order to land on the table? Order a few rounds of oysters to tide you over.

Hopgood's Foodliner
The East Coast inspired eatery on Roncesvalles serves up selections from the raw bar at brunch along with a menu of morning foods that includes smoked salmon buns dressed with cream cheese, radish and capers, and, garlic shrimp with brioche and poached eggs doused in hot sauce and horseradish.

What did I miss? Add your favourite seafood brunch in the comments

Photo of The Commodore via Dineandfash on Instagram.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Barbecue restaurant that was known for its pies is permanently closing in Toronto

People are now reselling Timbiebs for $1 million

Toronto bar that's been a local hangout for a decade is permanently closing

Simu Liu just stopped by a Toronto restaurant for a visit

10 new restaurants that opened in Toronto last month

Tim Hortons locations in Ontario are in a hiring crisis not even Timbiebs hype can solve

Toronto bar that closed after dispute with landlord has found a new home

Toronto diner that opened in 1951 permanently closes after landlord locks the doors