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Showing posts with label Charlottetown. Show all posts
I didn't know Lobster Suppers existed until my first visit to the island back in 2016. New Glasgow Lobster Suppers opened its doors in 1958, and has since become a popular tourist destination in New Glasgow, PEI. Upon arrival, you are asked to decide your entree & purchase your meal order before being seated. Gratuities are not included in the price of your meal, so if you're pleased with the meal and service, tip your server (in cash) before leaving. 

We started off the meal with a basket of homemade rolls and bread. The bread was to my liking - super fluffy. The salad on the other hand has been a hit/miss. 

All meals are served to you at your table and include unlimited appetizers, freshly steamed Cultivated Island Blue Mussels, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. Appetizers available are salad sampler plate, coleslaw, PEI potato salad, garden salad, seafood chowder and tomato basil soup. 

Included in the meal is a bucket of Steamed Island Blue Mussels, which is completely refillable. Most restaurants charge $12+ for a single bucket of mussels, so this was a great deal to me. We finished 2 buckets. 

We both opted for the lobster entree, I got 1 pound ($36.95) and J got 1.5 pounds ($43.95). The lobster wasn't anything special, as it was just steamed with a side of melted butter. I appreciated the lobster being pre-cracked, so it made eating it much easier. 

We had our first meal here in 2016.

Ended the night off with the Coconut Cream Pie and a cup of coffee. 

J got the Pumpkin Pie (seasonal) with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Given the high prices of eating out in Charlottetown, I'd say that the price paid here (per person) was pretty good in value. Some people would probably group this place as a "tourist trap", which I can understand why as it's now on most lists of top things to do in PEI. However, it's a good deal for what you get. 

J and I recently purchased a vacation home with our company in Charlottetown, PEI, so Eastern Canada will be on our travel plans a lot more often now. Our original plan was to buy one in Halifax, but quickly changed our minds after returning to Charlottetown for two summer road trips (in 2016 and 2017).

Despite the high food prices (compared to other cities within the vicinity, we really enjoyed our time in PEI. Brakish was the very first restaurant that we ate at upon our arrival in the city; it's a seafood-centric restaurant located on the historic Charlottetown Harbour. There, we had a very casual lunch before going sight-seeing around the downtown Charlottetown since check-in at the hotel wasn't available until 3 pm.The one good thing about having a property here is that we no longer have to pay high prices for hotel or motel in the summer (due to the bustling tourism season).

Seafood Chowder ($11) - cream base with scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, and potatoes 

PEI Mussels ($14) - wine wine and garlic 

I was under the impression that lobster rolls and seafood would be cheaper in PEI than Toronto. However, that was not the case for the bustling city filled with locals and tourists alike. I opted for the PEI Lobster + Crab Roll ($18) - lobster and crab mixed with lettuce, lemon, parsley, caramelized onion mayo, on top of split bun with fries as my entree. Despite the price being on par with Toronto, the lobster roll was of a substantial portion. I enjoyed it very much!

Many of the restaurants in Charlottetown that has a large seafood-based menu are often opened seasonally only. So please note that Brakish is temporarily closed for the winter season. They are scheduled to reopen on June 1, 2018.

Brakish Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

[Charlottetown, PEI] Brakish

by on Thursday, January 18, 2018
J and I recently purchased a vacation home with our company in Charlottetown, PEI, so Eastern Canada will be on our travel plans a lot more...