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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 get the impression the menu has not changed in years. The food was OK, it looks like a place where local workers grab a beer and a lunch. It has old world charm, I will give it that, and the prices were decent. The name kind of sums it up. Old Queen Mother !!!
Great house wine, cabernet with salmon tacos, with chili's on the side and fresh cilantro, black beans, corn tortillas. Definitely will come back. Went after rave reviews with friends who frequent when in TO. Cater to all food preferences, allergies, without any hesitance. All dishes, quinoa, pad Thai, looked amazing and went fast. A real find: )
I've been to the Queen Mum several times over the years and went again recently. Although I would've given it a full 5 star rating a few years ago, it still manages to impress. The fusion of Thai, continental and Mexican dishes gives it an authentic yet eclectic feel. I also like the range of prices. You can order a... 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