The Bristol Yard opened as one of several British-inspired restaurants to join the city’s dining scene around the same time. From Sunday roast dinners to homemade, handmade pies to trivia nights, The Bristol Yard has quickly become a popular neighbourhood joint for locals and downtowners looking for a hearty plate of mushy peas and the like.">

Cheap Eat of the Week: The Bristol Yard’s banoffee pie


Published:

Earlier this spring, The Bristol Yard opened as one of several British-inspired restaurants to join the city’s dining scene around the same time. From Sunday roast dinners to homemade, handmade pies to trivia nights, The Bristol Yard has quickly become a popular neighbourhood joint for locals and downtowners looking for a hearty plate of mushy peas and the like.

In keeping with its ode to British food, the dessert menu offers a sticky toffee pudding ($5) as well as our pick for this week, a banoffee pie ($5), which is a far cry from the stuff you find in Toronto cake shops and cafés.

Co-owner and chef Davy Love’s recipe starts with imported Hobnobs biscuits (McVittie’s brand) that are ground until fine. The bowls are given a healthy layer of biscuit for the base, then they’re covered with a layer of sliced bananas and house-made, boiled, condensed milk toffee; another layer of sliced banana is added, and then, to finish: freshly whipped cream, another slice or two of banana and a dusting of shaved dark chocolate.

Don’t forget to lick the spoon.

The Bristol Yard, 146 Christie St., 647-716-6583

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Restaurant Update: Otto's Doner, Smoke's Weinerie, Maman, Union outdoor market extended

Restaurant Update: Otto's Doner, Smoke's Weinerie, Maman, Union outdoor market extended

As the summer heat kicks in and with the Pan Am games still in session, the Toronto dining scene has seen a fairly quiet week. Street food is the main focus at two new restaurants that opened up shop.
Posted 4 days ago
Preview of Toronto’s first Tapas Journey festival this August

Preview of Toronto’s first Tapas Journey festival this August

This summer, we’re celebrating August by having even more fun than usual. Post City has partnered with Estrella Damm, the well-known beer of Barcelona, to act as exclusive media partner for Toronto’s first Tapas Journey festival.
Posted 5 days ago
Lunch Pick: Against the Grain's organic burger

Lunch Pick: Against the Grain's organic burger

With the Pan Am Games in full swing, there’s no better time to take in T.O. in all her summer glory. Those who haven’t checked out at least something pertaining to the sports affair — be it free concert, artsy installation or event itself — now is the chance. Uninterested in navigating a swarm of crowds? Head over to the Sugar Beach environs and seat yourself down on Against the Grain’s patio where water-side events can be taken in at a more leisurely pace.
Posted 6 days ago
First Draught: Rainhard Brewery's True Grit Farmhouse Ale

First Draught: Rainhard Brewery's True Grit Farmhouse Ale

This week, we head west to Rainhard Brewery for their True Grit Farmhouse Ale.
Posted 7 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module