So what does one eat after a busy day at Blue Mountain Resort?
We had a kitchen in our room at the Westin Trillium House but opted to eat out because we were just too pooped at the end of the day to cook. You know, mini putting, pedal boating, coaster riding and clenching onto the side of the open air gondola (oh that was just me, not my husband or kids) — having fun is quite tiring!
Here’s 4 of our favourite places to grab a bite to eat at Blue Mountain Resort:
1. Mile High Poutine
If you are a regular reader here, you probably know about my family’s love for poutine. We will always order it if it’s on the menu.
Mile High Poutine has the classic fries, gravy and cheese as well as some unique combinations – Montreal smoked meat, pickles, gravy, mustard and cheese.
We opted for the standard poutine and cleaned the bowl within 5 minutes. I think I ended up only having about 5 fries while the kids and husband had 15 each! Next time we should order the large.
2. Oliver & Bonacini
In the main lobby of the Westin Trillium, Oliver & Bonacini is the place to go if you’re looking for a quiet yet delicious meal. Portions are fairly large and if you’ve been to the restaurant in Toronto, the menu is pretty much the same.
3. Firehall Pizza Co
Firehall Pizza Co is the place to be it seems for families with kids as it’s located right at the base of the mountain – the centre of the resort. Lunch and dinner on the weekend is very busy and from what we observed during our past two trips to Blue Mountain and it can be difficult to get a table without reservations.
Pizza is served piping hot and kids can be as loud as they want without having to worry about disturbing others.
If your child has nut allergies like our little guy, be aware that many of the pizzas, salads and desserts contain nuts as one of the ingredients.
4. The Pottery Restaurant
This was a surprising find and our favourite meal during our most recent trip.
The Pottery Restaurant is located in The Blue Mountain Inn and is not part of the main Blue Mountain Resort area. Guests can either drive along Jozo Weider Blvd or take the complimentary shuttle to Blue Mountain Inn. Unlike Firehall Pizza Co, this restaurant is rarely busy and is a good choice for families looking for a quiet place to unwind and enjoy a meal.
The kids meal was big enough for both of them to share and the lemon meringue dessert in a little shot glass was such a great way to finish off lunch – just the right size after a large lunch.
Unfortunately Mr C couldn’t have any dessert at The Pottery because they couldn’t guarantee that it would be nut free.
To make up for him missing out on dessert, we picked up some microwavable popcorn and Chapman’s Ice Cream (they’re nut free) at the convenience store (steps away from Mile High Poutine) to indulge in in our room.
Have you ever visited Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario? Where are some of your favourite places to eat?