Sometimes you just want some comfort food. Not tartare or smoked salmon, but just deliciously filling food that’s familiar. When I was invited to check out the Prenup Pub, that’s exactly what I expected. I got that, but much more. Comfort with a twist, at an affordable prices.
Prenup Pub is in a prime spot for students. The University of Toronto is right down the street, and OCADU isn’t far behind. With over 70 beers on tap, this pub is a popular one and it shows.
The place is packed when we arrive on a weeknight. The pub is split into two floors and has lots of cozy nooks.
We started off with a cold salad, Wurst Salad ($9). With nary an iceberg lettuce in sight (I dislike Iceberg lettuce) this salad had sliced sausages, tomato, garlic, parsley, and dill pickles marinated in olive oil and German mustard. Yum!
Waterzooi:($13) This hearty dish will warm you up in the winter. It’s a traditional Belgian stew with chicken, leeks, carrots and cream. It was really filling and reminded me a little of chicken pot pie. Definitely a comfort food!
Mussels of the Day ($13) were served in a cute pot filled with mussels in a tomato sauce.
Madame Monsieur Waffle ($12) is a croque madame with a twist…on waffles! This sandwich features Chimay ham, Chimay cheese and a fried egg on a Belgian waffle, served with delicious Belgian frites.
Beer Braised Lamb ($15) wrapped in phyllo pastry was next, served with stoemp and vegetables. Stoemp is pureed or mashed potatoes, other root vegetables. This was a very rich dish and one of my favourites. I’m a sucker for things wrapped in phyllo. Which brings me to my two favourite dishes…
Prenunp Pizza ($13) with grilled veggies, caramelized onions, zucchini, eggplant and cheese. The absolute best thing about all the pizzas at this pub is that they are baked onto a puff pastry crust! It was so good. I will be back for this.
The massive schnitzel was another favourite of mine. This Pork Schnitzel ($13) is breaded and topped with mushroom sauce.
I amazingly had some room left for dessert, this Tiramisu ($7) was soft and creamy. Mmm.
I really liked the Prenup Pub! The food is not your typical pub fare, high quality ingredients, large portions and pretty affordable!
Check out their menu or visit the Prenup Pub at 191 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1P9.