Brampton is a multi-cultural and diverse city known for its variety of authentic restaurants that can satisfy any craving. With some of the best local restaurants in the GTA, enjoy everything from British and classic American to Indian and Italian cuisines. If you’re looking to try something new there are many restaurant franchises as well that are unique to Brampton for you to enjoy.
Listed below are some of the top-rated eateries in Brampton that will cater to anyone’s tastebuds!
Aria Bistro & Lounge
Aria will give you an authentic fine-dining experience that will make you feel as though you are a guest in someone’s home. Michael Cherry, the owner of Aria, brings his 20 years of experience to this restaurant in every aspect. The food is next-level good with classic items like steak, crab cakes, and plates of pasta, all made to perfection with a creative twist. The welcoming atmosphere is paired with outstanding service. In 2013, Aria relocated to a Victorian mansion, which was once home to Walter E. Cavert, a businessman who brought wealth to Brampton. It feels as though you are walking into his house to eat dinner as every guest gets a unique experience. You will have to try this restaurant for your next date night!
J. Red & Co
J. Red & Co is the newest restaurant on this list as it’s only been open for four years. This cute and funky restaurant on the corner of Main Street and Vodden offers classic favourites like chicken and waffles to fancy fine dining eats including oysters and grilled calamari. J. Red & Co is every type of restaurant in one, offering family, casual & fine dining, take out, a sports atmosphere, and live entertainment. They have it all with any vibe you want! There is nothingquite like it, that’s why it has become a Brampton favourite that you’ll have to check out for yourself!
Kwality Sweets and Restaurant
If you’re looking for affordable yet high-quality Indian food, Kwality is the place to go. It is one of Brampton’s busiest Indian restaurants, with people flowing in and out all day, seven days a week. Located at the corner of Steeles and Torbram, Kwality has some delicious Indian food that is between fine and casual dining. Their samosas, perfectly spiced and flavoured, and their garlic naan, fluffy and buttery, are must-try dishes. Their restaurant has its own charm, and just the unique interior design is worth going down to see! Take your entire family to Kwality and enjoy an authentic Indian meal with some delightful sweets and piping hot masala chai to finish it off!
When people think of food in Brampton, they automatically think of Sonny’s, a legendary burger joint made for late-night summer hangouts. It was first established in 1965 and looks like it still lives in that time, making it a classic. Their set up gives you 60s vibes as you order your food inside then eat it out front on their picnic benches. Nothing beats their famous char-broiled burgers, onion rings, and fresh-cut fries! If you want greasy, delicious late-night food, then this is the place!
Fanzorelli’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
Brampton’s most authentic Italian restaurant, Fanzorelli’s, is a must-try! Enjoy fresh bread, pasta, pizza, calamari, and much more! Pair each bite perfectly with a swig of one of their incredible wine selections that will leave your tastebuds satisfied. If you love cheese, wine, and the best pasta you’ll ever taste, then you can never go wrong when visiting Fanzorelli’s. This location is perfect for a date night that includes mouth-watering food, classic drinks, and memories that last a lifetime. Find a babysitter for the night and truly indulge in one of Brampton’s most iconic downtown restaurants!
Brampton’s very own MacKay Pizza is known all across the GTA not only for its classic take on pizza but mainly for its Stuffed Jamaican Patty. They are not like any other patties you’ve ever had as they come stuffed with lettuce, mayo, and any other toppings you want! MacKay and their innovative Jamaican patties have been around longer than most people can even remember! It is a true Brampton staple that everyone needs to try at least once. Who are we kidding! You’ll be back many more times; it’s just THAT good!
Heritage Fish & Chips
This Heritage Fish and Chips restaurant, located on Queen Street East, claims the title of the best Fish and Chips in the city and for a good reason. Their to-die-for beer-battered cod and haddock, as well as their British-style fries, can’t be beaten! Plus, they have generous portions, so your hunger will always be satisfied. Is your mouth watering yet? Because ours is! Not only do they have fantastic British eats, but people love the interior of the restaurant as it resembles an old-fashioned British pub. Good food is always better with a good atmosphere! They have quite the following online as well, and you’ll never hear a bad word about this place. Take the family to lunch one weekend or go alone on your lunch break!
Mandarin Restaurants are great for the whole family as they have a buffet-style set up with a kid’s section! This Brampton location, on Biscayne Crescent near Steeles and Highway 410, is unlike any other as it is home to the Mandarin headquarters, making it the largest Mandarin Restaurant in Ontario! This specific location is said to be the best Mandarin in the GTA due to food quality and service. So, next time you’re looking for a franchise that still has a local and unique feel, be sure to check this one out!
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