Borrel presents: Rijsttafel

We're pleased to announce that our next rijsttafel will take place on Mother's Day, Sunday May 13! The Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table) is an elaborate collection of dishes that present a melange of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours to the palate. Served in a buffet-type setting, rijsttafel pairs the Dutch ethos of togetherness…

Introducing: Brunch at Borrel

Wake up and smell the … koffie verkeerd! We’re thrilled to finally be introducing brunch at Borrel. If you’re in town for the May long weekend, please join us for the soft launch of our new menu! We’ll be opening at 10 a.m. and serving till 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Holland isn’t necessarily known for a brunch culture. Yet some of Justin's…

It’s Fry Day

Groetjes! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our first Koningsdag at Borrel last weekend. We had a great time! With spring finally in the air, we closed down for a couple of days for spring cleaning and to make some adjustments to our menu. Our hearty winter dishes such as boerenkool and snert will be taking a hiatus for the summer…

Borrel presents: Koningsdag 2018

Get yer orange on, the King's birthday is coming up soon! We've had the good fortune of hosting the previous three events at The Ossington, Hi-Lo and Hitch. Now with a place of our own, we're looking to turn Holland's biggest party into a weekend of festivities! Join us Friday, April 27, for Koningsdag from 3 p.m. till close. If you can't make it…

And We’re Open

... Well, in a couple of hours. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, Borrel is officially in business. We’ll be open 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Wednesday to Sunday (for now Mondays and Tuesdays we’ll be closed … but that will be far more about prep and damage control than having days off!).

Welcome to Borrel

After more than three years of serving traditional Dutch snacks and comfort food as a pop-up restaurant, we are delighted to finally be giving Borrel a fixed address in Toronto’s east end.   The Dutch word borrel is used to describe an informal gathering, typically coming together to enjoy drinks, some food and good company. Our bar and restaurant…

Meet our artist, Nanna Koekoek

Our food would have never gotten the attention it did without the amazing talents of Nanna Koekoek. Since the beginning, her artistic stamp has been on everything we’ve done — from event posters and business cards to her fabulous murals that decorate the walls of Borrel’s basement.