Appropriately located across from St. Patrick’s Church in downtown Toronto – Sin & Redemption is the perfect place to indulge in a hearty meal and a couple of beers.
What I’ve always loved about this restaurant, especially in the summer time, is the garage door windows that open onto the street, letting in the summer breeze and allowing patrons to watch the hustle and bustle of the street. In the evenings, the pub is dimly lit and accented with candles, making it incredibly romantic and cozy.
The beer list here is extremely impressive, offering brews from all over Europe, including Ireland, England, Germany, Czech, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Austria and Belgium. One of my favourites is a Belgian brew called the Liefmans Fruitesse, which has notes of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry and juniper berry, making it extremely refreshing for the summer time.
I really like the wide variety of food options here – there really is something for everyone. In the past I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their fish and chip special as well as the poutine – but this time I went for the Trappist mussels and frites, made with Smoked sausage, tomatoes, garlic, chili and La Trappe Tripel beer. This dish was incredible — not too heavy, and the sauce accompanying the mussels was to die for, so good I actually dipped my fries into it!
This restaurant is located just around the corner from the Art Gallery of Ontario which makes it a very convenient stop after a day of gallery-hopping.