Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton: July 21 – 27


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of July 21 to July 27, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on   

5. Squires Public House


This long-running Fairview St. pub has a loyal following, and it's a family-friendly place, with lots of booths and plenty of sports enthusiasts by the bar. Servers know the regulars by name. Mostly known for fish and chips, the casual restaurant offers super-friendly service. Baked Bacon Mac and Cheese arrives in a cast-iron skillet with a cute little mitt. Clearly, it's been in the oven. It has a four-cheese blend, elbow macaroni, bacon, and house-made cheese sauce. It's delicious. There's no salt, and I'm down with that because bacon is salty and I'd rather no salt than too much. Next time you're in the mood for something hot, cheesy, and filling, you should try it.

4. Champs Sports Grille


This is the thickest patty I've seen in a minute. Champs has more than 3,000 square-feet to accommodate 200+ people ... Go big or go home, right? I'm consistently surprised by the eats at this bowling alley/sports bar/family entertainment complex, where creative pub grub - not alley food - is served. On that note, I was pleased to learn the food is made in-house. I had the Champ Burger, with the aforementioned beef patty, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, diced onions and pickles. It arrived served on a lightly roasted bun ... yummers. Now that was a win!

3. Bamboo Legend


The name was familiar and it's because I've been in this Third Line plaza many times. Start with the Taro Fries -- they're downright amazing, served with a homemade sweet and sour sauce (but I really loved them plain). The Bamboo Legend Pad Thai is their best-seller and for good reason. There's chicken, mixed vegetables, rice noodles, and of course, peanuts. It's a good thing I don't work at the new Oakville Hospital because this would be my de facto takeout spot for dinner. Service is excellent.

2. Tavolo


The hand-stretched pizza bread is all I need to get by ... i've got a love jones for savoury snacks and the Zucchini Bruschetta is right up my alley. It has diced yellow and green zucchini, red onion, goat cheese, and fresh basil on a toasted garlic crostini. Yum! Tavolo, known for its perfectly perfect margherita pizza and fried calamari, also has a divine dessert offering: house-made doughnuts. They're tossed in sugar and served atop Nutella and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. While I've never been a doughnut person (except at The Ex each summer, because Tiny Tom Donuts are a national treasure!), these will convert the saltiest salt enthusiast. On the board at Tavolo (it's the most generous serving we've seen in town, by far!) you'll find prosciutto, culatello, soppressata, mortadella, olives, pickled vegetables, Italian cheese, and ... wait for it ... savoury donuts.

1. Bombay Grill Restaurant


If you're an Indian food lover in Burlington, I don't think this comes as a surprise to you. They've been around for some time and have established themselves as one of the premier Indian restaurants in the city. The basics like Butter Chicken, and Palak Paneer are made beautifully. This is often a good indicator of what the rest of their menu will be like. Their Biryani is no different! A colourful and fluffy rice dish with spices and meats (or meat substitutes), a Biryani is often had as a meal all by itself. At times it's accompanied with a yogurt-based sauce that is meant to moisten and possibly cool down the spice of the dish itself. While Bombay Grill's biryani is not too spicy, it is incredibly flavourful and a must try on their menu! 

Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton: July 21 - 27

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