Queen Gypsy pub is located in the heart of Downtown Brampton at 10 Main Street South and you won’t find another pub in the city with more character and pizazz. It’s fast becoming the quintessential downtown hangout and for good reason.
As you enter Queen Gypsy you’ll be welcomed by brightly painted walls in vibrant shades of purple, orange and green. Pair that with beautiful golden chandeliers and other unique accents and you’ve got an array of eclectic décor that comes together perfectly, offering a fusion of sophistication and fun.
The menu is made up of a variety of delicious Eastern European inspired fare that you can tell is made with all the love and care in the world. We started off with the Red Pepper Bruschetta, which was simply divine. It was fresh, delicious and topped with a whole lot of creamy feta cheese. Who can say no to that? You’ll be able to tell if anyone in the vicinity is having this dish, it just smells so delicious. We subsequently tried the Pork Schnitzel, Panini pressed pulled pork sandwich, beef portage (the soup of the day) and the Montreal smoked Panini. The paninis were delicious, though nothing out of the realm of regular pub fare. The soup was hearty, and a great addition to any lunch or dinner. Rumor has it, their daily soups are just about always great!
All of the food was fresh, made to order and had all the warmth of homemade cuisine. The chef and owner Vera often comes out to greet patrons and ask how the food is. To accompany your meal, they’ve also got a great line up of beers on tap from Mill St. Brewery, including a few organic lagers and ales. Great on tap beers can be hard to find in Brampton, so huge point for QG. Draught pints are $5 every day from 4-6 during happy hour, pretty stellar deal.
We ended our meal by sampling the blueberry perigee dessert. I know what you’re thinking, pierogi for dessert?! But it was nothing short of delightful to the taste buds. Freshly made perogies stuffed with blueberry puree, topped with a creamy sauce (top secret recipe), icing sugar and fresh fruit. It was sweet, but just enough, and perfectly refreshing. Delicious perogies aside, Queen Gypsy always seems to have an array of baked pastries and goodies on standby seeing as they used to be a bakery some months ago before re-opening as a pub. We’ve heard they have a killer bear claw that we’ll be sure to try next time.
The service was fabulous both from the owner Vera and from Thomas the bartender. They’re always smiling, chatting with patrons and maintaining a great vibe in the pub. Queen Gypsy is open until 2am Fridays to Sundays, making it a great late night hangout or place to grab a bite after a show at the Rose Theatre. (It’s a 1 minute walk away) Prices are pretty stellar too, considering the amazing vibe and atmosphere. Appetizers range from $5-$8 and mains from $8-$12.
Whether you want a great place to nestle in and watch the hockey game, a new spot to grab a pint during happy hour or a late night hangout with great food and drinks, Queen Gypsy will deliver on all fronts. If it isn’t already one of your go-to spots in Brampton, we’re positive you’ll right this terrible injustice after your first visit!
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Queen Gypsy Pub
10 Main Street South, Brampton, ON • (905) 497-2001
ATMOSPHERE--Pub style, casual with a little twist.
SERVICE–Friendly servers. The bartender will always strike up a great conversation and the owner/chef usually delivers the food herself, chatting with patrons all the time.
RECOMMENDED–The red pepper bruschetta, the pulled pork panini, Pork Schnitzel, any soup of the day, the blueberry pierogi dessert.
DRINKS–The usuals, a fully stocked bar with beers on tap from Mill St. Brewery.
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN–No
PRICES–Apps and sides are $5 to $9. Paninis and main dishes are $8-$12.
OPEN–Sunday to Wednesday 11am – 12am and Thursday to Saturday 11am – 2am.