Easter Brunch: where to get your Easter brunch in Montreal

Update 15 April 2019   |   Published on 12 April 2019   |   12 shares

Easter Brunch: where to get your Easter brunch fix in Montreal

Regardless of religion or tradition, we at Tastet feel that anyone and everyone should take advantage of this opportunity to feast on delicious brunch food! Spending time with loved ones, appreciating the spring-time sun, and enjoying an incredible meal are all crucial parts of this joyous holiday. To make your Easter celebration as relaxing as possible, we have created a list dedicated to the best Easter brunches being served in Montreal!

Easter is special for many reasons beyond its ties to Christianity. This holiday marks the perfect excuse to go full out on a lavish brunch, made even more special by the accompaniment of the most special people in your life! While cooking together can be a wonderful way to join together and celebrate, there are few things in life that can beat a truly perfectly executed brunch menu.

Especially for all those lovers of ham, pastries, eggs and hot crossed buns, Easter brunch is one of the highlights of the year.  Of course, we need to mention the free pass given to all those who would eat chocolate for breakfast every day if they could. This holiday does not discriminate against chocolate, whether it is in the form of chocolate eggs found during an Easter egg hunt, a chocolate bunny or chocolate filled pastry, or delicious and high quality chocolate by the wonderful Cacao Barry!

We are excited to present this list to you in collaboration with Cacao Barry – a sophisticated French company that serves some of the most delicate and refined chocolate in the world! Using chocolate from Cacao Barry is the perfect way to commemorate this special day of indulgence. Working closely with some of the World’s top chefs, Cacao Barry offers a wide range of cocoa products, dried fruit products, chocolates sourced from exclusive plantations, as well as delicious chocolate themed recipes! Sounds hard to beat, doesn’t it?

If you are looking for further suggestions, please check out any of out many brunch themed lists in Montreal! Whether you’re in search of a brunch spot to dine 7 days out of the week, or somewhere to impress any visitors you may be hosting, we have a list for it all. If you’re planning on serving Easter brunch at your own home, consult our lists of the best croissants in Montreal or the best tearooms!

Celebrating the arrival of Christ or of the long awaited spring, we wish you a happy Easter and a delicious brunch! (Psst: don’t forget that Mother’s Day brunch is coming soon either.)

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In collaboration with Cacao Barry.

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Leméac is one of the best French restaurants in Montreal, and they certainly serve up some of the best classic brunches in the city! Whether it is for Easter or any other brunch occasion, Leméac offers a wonderfully chic and very well-made breakfast spread. We especially love the classic omelette, the poached eggs and smoked salmon blinis, as well as the generous plate of delicious fresh fruit, yogurt and homemade fritters! The decor in this French brasserie is charming, and the buzzing atmosphere  keeps the space feeling festive and perfect for a celebratory meal. Reservations recommended.

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Located in the breathtaking heritage house once owned by Sir George Stephen, Bar George is a true favourite! This establishment is the perfect place to enjoy a super stylish and festive Easter brunch, set in a charming and unique space. Chef Anthony Walsh, Chef Kevin Ramasawmy and their team will be preparing classic breakfasts with English accents on Easter weekend, starting at 7 a.m.  For brunch, the restaurant is offering eggs that have been originally prepared, and served in slightly more generous portions (see the menu here). This year, the restaurant will serve brunch on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday. Reservations possible.

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With elegant and airy decor – a kitchen in the centre of the dining room and everything –  Hoogan and Beuafort’s premises are really very beautiful. For brunch, chef Marc-André Jetté and his team are preparing an Easter menu this year at $35 a head, and $20 for children under 10 years old! For Easter brunch, Hoogan et Beaufort will be serving up pana cotta, sharing platters, and main courses (gravlax, gauffre, omelette, etc.) An excellent option for the occasion! Reservations required

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Lawrence has become an iconic Montreal brunch spot, and we are some of its biggest fans! Due to its popularity, you may end up waiting in line for a seat. If this is the case, we recommend stopping in at the owner’s second restaurant right next door, Larry’s! For Easter, Lawrence will be serving their standard brunch menu, which is truly delicious. The menu features classics like scrambled eggs and gravlax, gnocchi and eggs, liver sandwiches and much more. No reservations.

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Renoir, the restaurant of the Sofitel Hotel, is one of the best French restaurants in Montreal, especially thanks to its chef’s affinity for local products! This chic restaurant has a beautifully intimate atmosphere, highlighted by their charismatic and efficient staff. For brunch, the house is offering a superb buffet starting at $65 per person. On the menu, you will find an array of classic brunch dishes including eggs Benedict (on request), a classic breakfast plate, seafood, soup, grilled meats, salads, various vegetable dishes, a selection of cheeses, and several desserts. Note that the restaurant offers three different services: 11 am, 12 pm and 1:30 pm.

Restaurant Mesón offers an original and generous brunch. This address is incredibly warm and comfortable – it is well suited for family gatherings as children are very welcome! Some menu highlights include habas con jamón (beans and ham), and a churros with dulce de leche dish that will leave you wanting more. Our personal favourite is the poultry and pork chilli, which is absolutely remarkable. Reservations are possible.

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Récolte Espace Local offers some of the best brunches in town. In a very minimalistic setting, you can enjoy a hearty brunch menu made entirely with local and high quality ingredients. The brunch menu changes every week, but every variation of the menu is aimed to introduce you to original and bold flavours. If you need proof, just look at the size of the crowd on any weekend morning! For Easter brunch, the address is offering one of their regular brunches on Saturday and Sunday, and a sugar shack brunch on Monday. Reservations recommended.

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This Old Montreal pub has become a true Montreal institution in the many years it has been open. The weekend brunch at Holder has been recognized as one of the most festive in Old Montreal, and their Easter brunch is certainly no exception! At Holder, you can enjoy classic dishes such as French toast, pancakes, two eggs, yoghurt and fruit, quiche, and eggs Benedict, as well as  a few more robust dishes such as flank steak, tartare, fish and chips, and duck confit. Reservations recommended.

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Maison Publique offers one of our favourite brunches in town. We especially love it for its cool and relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for an early morning outing. For Easter, brunch will be served between 10:30 am and 2 pm. The restaurant will be serving its usual brunch, with a distinct local flavour highlighted by seasonal ingredients. Note that the classic eggs and pudding, and the delicious bacon pancakes are so popular that they stay on the menu all year round! No reservation required.

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L’Express is a true institution of Montreal! Whether it is for Easter brunch or any other morning occasion, this restaurants serves impeccable classic French breakfasts. Mimosas, fruit salads, toast, brioche bread, croissants, French toast, smoked salmon bagel, eggs prepared as you wish, omelettes, quiches, potatoes and coffee – everything you could possible want on Easter morning is at L’Express. The space a chic pub atmosphere and the service is very courteous, even in the early hours of the morning.  Reservations recommended.

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Rose Ross is a small establishment on Masson Drive, which offers a comforting and delicious menu. The space is simple and unpretentious, but the chefs are very talented. Here, expect to eat a market cuisine, and an especially generous and delicious brunch. Dishes change according to the produce arrivals, but the food is always tasty. Rose Ross is a great option for Easter brunch! Reservations are possible.

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This address offers one of our favourite brunches in town. Réservoir serves a short but sweet menu of tasty and creatively flavoured dishes. Not only is the kitchen team talented, but the service you receive from the serving staff is the cherry on top of the Réservoir experience. Here, you can enjoy a menu of  toasts, tea cakes, French toast, fried eggs, pudding, gravlax, and steak, all prepared in a unique way. If you are looking for a relaxed Easter brunch, this is an address that should be considered. Reservations are possible for groups of more than six people. In addition, note that for the occasion, the team will be offering some of the dishes from its weekend brunch starting at 11 a.m. on Easter Monday.

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Restaurant Dandy, a brand new address comfortably located in Old Montreal, serves an awesome brunch menu. The fast paced kitchen offers comfort food that stands out from traditional indulgent dishes thanks to its refined execution and elegant simplicity. For Easter, Dandy is serving a festive brunch. With their chic décor and relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant should be added to your list of brunches to try!

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Located at the entrance to Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Le Flamant is a superb new address that opened to the general public only on March 6. This restaurant is designed for people eat and drink divinely well, and indulge in the beautiful and contemporary decor. The Tastet team was charmed by their approach to democratizing gastronomy. That’s why we trust them to put out one of the best Easter weekend brunches!

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A little pearl in the Hochelaga neighbourhood, a charming and energetic team leads one of our favourite addresses of the year. Designed around the concept of sharing, the menu at Helicopter is inspired by seasonal products and focuses on fun, elegant and creative cuisine. This is a great option for Easter brunch, especially if you are in search of a place where you can share and discover with all of your loved ones!

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Located right in the Village, the Bistro Culturel Pavillon combines the cultural and culinary worlds into one unified establishment. Here, you can enjoy a fresh and elaborate market cuisine, set in a charming and artistic environment. The chef imagines a local market menu that changes along side the seasons. The menu focuses on dishes meant for sharing, so a meal here is best enjoyed with two or more people so you can try a variety of dishes! Bistro Culturel Pavillon usually only offers brunch on Sundays, but they are extending their hours for Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21! Yay!