We have been to Buvette Ludger a few times for dinner and like it enough to keep on returning even though the service and dishes were at time inconsistent. We decided to give it a try for brunch last Sunday. We make our way to the St Henri Restaurant and the décor is nice in the Sunday. Very different from the night time look but equally pleasant.
I am more of a traditional eggs and thick bacon gal but my brunch companion is more into the fancy sweet and savory mixes but there are no option on the menu so we both order the 2 eggs combo with pork flank, English muffin and sautéed potatoes.
The whole brunch was rather “quelconque”, the pork flan was in fact small pieces spread around the platter and not the juicy slabs entailed by the menu description, and overly cooked on one of the plates.
The potatoes were not uniformly cooked with some raw and others well done, the muffin were over toasted.
To help the brunch “go down”, I decided to have one of their brunch special drink and settled on one with Gin, Galliano, orange juice and lime. Unfortunately even the drink was not good as it was not adequately balanced.
Overall, I would not recommend the brunch at Buvette Ludger as it does not really have much to offer. This buvette should stick to what is does best, which is some nice dinner food with nice cocktails and a DJ to shake things up.
Rating from 1 to 10:
Venue: 7 (this is a family style restaurant)
Food presentation: 7
Food taste: 6
Drink selection / advice: 7
Cost: 8 (20$) for brunch tax and service included
Address: 4001 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1R3