I visited the The Pillar and Post for Saturday brunch during my Niagara on the Lake Taste the Season Wine Festival weekend. Pillar and Post’s original structure was built in the late 1890s as a canning factory, and since has been lovingly transformed into a fine Niagara on the Lake hotel. You can still see its original purpose in the clean lines of the brick walls and in the impressive post-and-beam construction. The Pillar and the Post offers a more relaxed and affordable dining experience than its sister The Queens Landing (both of which are managed by Vintage Hotel Group).
The Pillar and Post offers a buffet brunch as well as an la carte breakfast menu. As you all know I sort of stray from buffet tables as I’m a quality over quantity. I was disappointed by the buffet offerings. Pancakes we could barely cut with our forks and knives, flaccid sausages, limp and fatty bacon strips and soggy french toast. We also ordered from the omelet bar which offered up egg creations with far too many toppings (the ratio was off and the star of the show, the lovely egg was unable to shine through). I looked over at a table across the room and saw that people were chatting excitedly over their a la carte breakfasts. If I were to return to Pillar and the Post for brunch I would most certainly order off their menu as it looked more promising. If you are heading to Niagara and want to enjoy a memorable breakfast stick to a la carte at The Queen’s Landing.