Written by Stephania Saridakis on 28.01.14

If you were already a regular at The Sparrow, then you’ve probably found yourself becoming one of the usuals brunching a few blocks over at Lawrence when some of their kitchen staff decided to open up a hip Britain-inspired gastropub. And if you haven’t? Well we’re here to convince you to give it a try.

The ambiance is quite similar to that of Sparrows: wooden tables occupy the space except for one bright red one that stands out from the rest of the simplistic décor. English accents are reflected discreetly throughout. A small plaid covered sofa sits in one corner, paintings decorate the walls and an influx of Mile-End hipsters fill up the tables, fresh lattes in hand. There is a subtle charm about Lawrence and the excellent food and service might have something to do with it.

Do things backwards and start your meal with their trio of donuts filled with custard, lemon cream and chocolate, they’re just the right amount of sweet. All of Lawrence’s main brunch dishes are hearty so don’t let portion sizes fool you; you’ll walk out with a full belly every time. The menu caters to the foodie looking to try anything once. Changing regularly in accordance with what’s available locally and in season, Lawrence’s menu proves to use innovative ways to use all parts of the animal for rich in flavour and comforting meals. You might want to challenge yourself to try something new like devilled kidneys on toast or pigs trotter, but if you aren’t up for it they serve up a satisfying scrapple fried eggs and bacon dish that’ll have you salivating for more.

If you’re not that hungry opt for a traditional English style breakfast and try the fresh baked scones with jam and clotted cream to accompany your latte.

5201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9 ‎
(514) 503-1070

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