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Love this place for the location, the atmosphere. Food is decent. Would go here for dinner before a movie on Richmond. Show up a bit early e.g. 5 or 5:30ish or have reservations or you may have to wait a while.
i went to the queen mother last week with two girlfriends on a wednesday evening around 6. i have been going there since the early ninties and always loved it, but haven't been there in at least 5 yrs. i was initially disappointed that the seafood hot pot was gone. then i was disappointed with my luke warm meal and one of my companions cold frites. the arctic char special was good though. perhaps next time i'll stick with their thai inspired dishes.
Beloved by vegetarians, trend-hoppers, and reformed hippies, the Queen Mum is a Queen Street West institution with old-fashioned wooden furnishings and an underlit interior. The menu's lengthy descriptions are required reading. Ping Gai turns out to be chicken breast marinated in garlic, coriander, and peppercorns, served with lime sauce atop steamed rice. Bah Me Hang is egg noodles and... more
I went to Queen Mother Cafe last night with a few girlfriends for drinks and dinner. I was extremely disappointed with the slow and rude service. We waited a good 40mins for apps and easily an hour for dinner. Our waitress couldn't be bothered to ask if we wanted more drinks, recommend dishes, or put on a smile on they're... more
I was so looking forward to going to this restaurant and sadly it was not the experience I had hoped for. Although the food wasn't great, the awful service we received made it all the worse. The waitress was slow, kept getting our orders incorrectly and then offered the table next to us a few visits to see how things... more
Located on the trendy Queen St. West strip, this Cafe has plenty of competition to face, but it’s practically a veteran compared to its neighbours. It is well known for its Lao-Thai cuisine, particularly the Pad Thai dish. Queen Mother also offers many of the same dishes for lunch, as well as daily specials. If you crave late-night sweets, the Queen Mother also provides a fix with one of its... more
Located in an historic building in the Entertainment District, this venerable establishment has been catering to its patrons since 1978. Despite the name, the food is world eclectic, pan-Asian in general and Laos-Thai in particular. Decor-wise, it doesn't look like much from the outside, but once inside, you're transported into a world where time stands still. And that's before you're... more