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.