News and Upcoming Events

Watch this space for updates on special events at Borrel and where to find us when we pop up around the city too!

Borrel presents: Rijsttafel

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 (gezelligheid) with Indonesian cuisine’s unique and vibrant flavours and spices. From sweet and sour pickled…

Koningsdag 2019

Don't miss our second annual King's Day party! This year, we have a whole weekend of food and fun planned for King's Day! The festivities kick off on Friday April 26 for our Koningsnacht party. Drink specials from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., snacks and Dutch music to get you into an oranje mood!

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.