The Wickson Social
The talented folks behind The Queen and Beaver and The Oxley have opened up a third spot in Toronto called The Wickson Social. The 3,500 square foot restaurant is on the ground floor of a historic building (below a new condo tower) on St. Joseph Street, a few blocks South of Yonge and Bloor. Inside there's a lot of design and a lot of different colours but magically it all works.
Unlike The Wickson's sister British gastropubs the menu here is more contemporary and really has something for everyone. Our visit was during their Saturday brunch which is offered between 10am-3pm (also on Sundays). The eggs benedict with peameal bacon was on delightfully soft scones and the scrambled eggs (slow cooked to creamy perfection) was served on toasted sour dough with smoked salmon. If you're looking for something sweet, the stack of buttermilk pancakes and maple butter is what you need (we ordered 1 pancake as a side). And if you want a more hearty brunch there's the 12 hour lamb shoulder on sour dough or the dry cured venison and tarragon risotto. Most of the same dishes are available for brunch, lunch and dinner, but they'll be changing things up from month to month.