The 411 Ethnic brunch is often a concept rather difficult to pull off. Many have a choice to make: you can go the classic Montreal breakfast route, disregarding their ethnic tradition; you can try to go full ethnic and put something traditional on the table at the risk of it being closer to lunch than brunch; and sometimes, you strike a balance between the two. Su is a Turkish restaurant that I’ve been to for dinner before and quite enjoyed the meals there. I’ve always gone with at least one Turkish person so they help in navigating the menu and make those hard decisions as to what to order.
Situated in Verdun, it may be a little out of the way for some people who do not like to stray from the Plateau & Mile End; although, with Jolicoeur & Verdun metro stations less than 10 minutes away by bus, this may be that reason you needed to explore Verdun. The interior has that nice ethnic feel to it while still having a clean modern and light look. There are plates on the wall, a nice layout and a lovely bar in the back.
With so many interesting options, it was difficult to choose; although, the complete breakfast dish did draw me in because just as the name states – it was quite complete. With it you get a choice of eggs, home made bread, which they refill, cheese, tomato, cucumber, olives, kaymak, honey, nuts, house jam, and the days Borek. Borek, for those that are curious, is a kind of filo dough pasty that’s not too sweet. The Kaymak looks like butter but is closer to clotted cream and is on top of honey. This was my favourite as it works perfectly with honey and I adored it. They also brought a varied bread bowl on the side and even refilled it. This was great for soaking up the leftover honey and as well my next dish.
After this entrée dish, the main egg dish has two eggs and sausage consisting of veal and beef. This was the 2 eggs Sukuk which came included in my complete breakfast dish. Normally it would cost $14 so you get a good value if you are hungry and want a little something extra. The eggs dish had lots of sausage in it, it was well presented and I was full by the end.
We also ordered the two eggs and veal meatballs ($13) which came with two poached eggs on a sauce with veal meatballs, tomatoes and yogourt. This dish was my favourite of the main dishes as it had loads of food, was incredibly filling, and the taste is out of this world. There was also something comfortable about it. I would definitely order this one next time I go.
Service Our waiter was incredible. I cannot give enough praise to how helpful and polite he was. He spent time with our questions, checked in on us frequently and even made some jokes.
Vegetarian Many of the dishes are vegetarian friendly. Only a few have meat in them and you can rest assured that they will be tasty and authentic.
Wrap up Su is well worth the trip out to Verdun and is definitely a nice addition to the ethnic brunch scene in Montreal. The metro is close by and there is lots of parking so consider a trip to Verdun for a wonderful Turkish brunch.
| 5145 Wellington St
Sat & Sun 9-15:00
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