Friday, 9 September 2011 5:11 PM
Eating out in Toronto is a must for anyone who has booked a cheap first class flight to Canada, with the city boasting a wealth of choice when it comes to cuisine.
If you are hoping to enjoy strictly Canadian flavours, there is no better place to start than the fantastic Portico Restaurant and Bar.
This high-end eatery offers dishes such as roasted Ontario Cornish hen, steamed Prince Edward Island mussels and Angus burgers – all sourced locally and served in a warm, atmospheric environment.
Continuing the local cuisine theme, Jawny Bakers is a favourite of tourists, with friendly service, a welcoming setting and an excellent menu of hearty dinners.
Seafood is particularly prevalent – crab cakes, bacon-wrapped scallops, coconut shrimp and calamari all feature on the restaurant's eclectic menu.
For meat eaters, the popular Keg Steakhouse is an option, with the venue offering every cut of beef imaginable.
Whether you want a 20 ounce T-bone, a tenderloin filet mignon or a selection of sirloins, you should find a dish that meets with your approval.
Looking to broaden your horizons? Toronto has a number of high-quality international restaurants for those who have travelled in on British Airways first class flights.
Anyone hoping to enjoy an authentic Indian meal should venture to Utsav Indian Cuisine, where the spices used to flavour each dish are especially prepared each day.
Much of the menu will be recognisable to fans of Indian food, with kormas, biryanis, pasandas and extra-hot vindaloos all available.
For a taste of European culinary expertise, Volos Estiatorio is a trendy high-end Greek restaurant that puts a modern twist on traditional Mediterranean meals.
Boasting the freshest ingredients, the restaurants offers classics such as moussaka and rabbit stifado – a gamey stew made with pearl onions and polenta.
Tourists hankering for traditional British fare and a more laidback environment have a massive choice of English-style pubs at their fingertips.
Cosy lunchtime favourites such as burgers, sandwiches, wraps and pies are available at a number of venues, including the Queen and Beaver Public House, Feather's, The Churchmouse and Firkin, and Olde Yorke Fish and Chips.