I peddled on down to Leslieville, locked up my bike and just as the sun was setting across the horizon took a few snapshots at the corner of Queen and Broadview. I had been invited to check out the newly adopted corner which had been made famous for so many years by the team at The Real Jerk. The old space has bene revitalized into a spot that had only been open for a week and when I arrived it was smashed busy. An Sibin Pub promises to become a new favorite in Toronto’s East End with its spacious interior, friendly service, exceptional beer list and top notch culinary Irish inspirations.
The restaurant manager suggested a few of the kitchens signature dishes while I marked the beer list with five of their drafts for sampling. I was joined by Mike who spent the next two hours catching up on life while sipping on ale and munching on soda bread. I honestly didn’t expect to see a full house as the place had literally just opened. Clearly Leslieville has embraced An Sibin from the get go. I am not a regular at sports bars or pubs but our meal was truly exceptional. It is clear everything coming out of the kitchen is made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Head on down for a pint and make sure to wow yourself with their cheddar and ale soup (lardons floating in their no less). I’m am rather certain that Sibin Pub is about to become a Queen and Broadview institution.
We enjoyed: (* notes my favorites)
Amsterdam 416 Urban Wheat, King Brewery Vienna Lager, Foundry Cider, Nightmare on Millstreet Pumpkin Ale, Flying Monkey’s Smashbomb IPA
The Celtic Egg
Cheddar and Ale Soup with Pork Lardon *
Chip Butty with Dubliner Cheddar and Peameal *
Short Ribs with Parsnip Puree and Sweet Peas
Ham Hock Stew *
Chocolate Potato Cake with Bailey’s Ice Cream
#386 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010.