New! Portly Piper Pub - Oshawa
A new location for the Portly Piper Pub is recently opened in Oshawa. Replacing the dated restaurant, Stav's, it will freshen up the corner of Wilson and Hwy 2. Offering lunch, dinner and breakfast, this gastropub will be a great option for the area. They even have craft beer!
Much like their Ajax location, it has a vast menu. This is one of the few restaurants that actually does everything well. Many new places try to do too much and it all ends up being mediocre. They use quality ingredients and the only complaint I have is that I ate too much. :P
My father, grandmother and I went for supper the weekend before the grand opening. It's a big menu. One of those menus you need to make a choice and close it so you don't change your mind. My Nan went with the Mushroom Chicken Penne, my Dad had the Bowl of Seafood and I had the Nacho Burger with fries. Tiger , PEI mussels and scallops served in a lightly spiced white wine tomato sauce. So ! My Nan was taking the bread from her pasta and dipping it in the tomato sauce! Pretty equal portions of each seafood stuffed in that bowl! The penne had lots of mushrooms, peppers and onions with a lot of chicken. There must've been a whole grilled chicken breast in there! The light cream sauce didn't weigh it down. My burger was gigantic and messy! The guac and salsa had no chance to stay on the burger. Guac was bland, but the salsa was sweet. Burger itself was juicy and the fries were awesome! My Nan and Dad stole many of my fries they were so good.
Being a new location, everything was shiny and new. Great views of the TVs from all seats in the place. Service was excellent.
Since my Nan is a fan, I'm sure we'll be back!