Popular west-side brunch spot to relocate and rebrand
Erstwhile Brit-pop DJ Davy Love has revealed that his Brit-centric Bristol Yard (146 Christie, at Pendrith, 647-716-6583, @BristolYardie) will be closing for good on Sunday, May 4th. A coffee-focused cafe is moving into the space.
“That means only four more brunches, but we’ll be hosting special dinners on Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd,” says the meat-pie-mad Love. “Something special and fun!”
And while his Christie Pits resto may soon be a thing of the past, Love isn’t throwing in the towel. Although its location has yet to be confirmed – Queen and Dovercourt, College and Spadina? – the Yard will be soon re-born as the Bristol & Bombay.
“It’ll be much larger and more of a pub but with the exact same brunch menu. Hell, why not? People seem to like it,” laughs Love.
We’ll say! Bristol Yard was named “Best Brunch” in NOW’s Readers Poll two-years running.
He’ll also be adding what he calls a “British Indian curry-house element” to his carte.
“Think proper vindaloos and electric sitars.”
Love also says that the B & B should be open in time for the World Cup. That’s Thursday, June 12, for anyone keeping track.
On yer bike, lad!