New: The Lake Brewhouse

Inciting bragging rights across the city, Varsity Lakes has recently welcomed its very own micro-brewery complete with Canadian-inspired eats.

Overlooking the lake, with a spacious deck and dark wood interiors, The Lake Brewhouse is reminiscent of an authentic Canadian bar complete with Poutine – French fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy – the nations’ signature dish.

The in-house brewery can be seen from within the restaurant and is currently preparing a batch, ready for consumption in around two weeks (we'll keep you posted). They'll introduce a light and a heavy lager which will be sold exclusively in-house.

And what better to accompany a cold, delicious beer than Nashville fried chicken wings! They may well be the best on the Coast and come in a range of flavours such as buffalo, ranch, blue cheese, comeback, cajun, smokey BBQ or sweet garlic. The heat factor ranges from mild to suicide so choose wisely.

Why not grab your friends and opt for a few share plates – there’s southern fried squid, jalapeno poppers, jerk spiced prawns and smoked salmon salad on offer.

Or jump right in to a crispy chicken burger with house made slaw or a signature roasted pork chop with grilled peach and salsa verde.

Donut ice cream sandwiches and Nutella fudge sundaes will tickle your sweet tooth and wash it all down with a Caesar cocktail complete with clam juice – a Canadian specialty.

They also serve up a mean breakfast if early mornings are your thing.

The Lake Brewhouse was made for dinner with a view and perfectly paired beer and bites.

HOURS: 7am to 10pm daily.

LOCATION: 235 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes.

Words and photos by Kirra Smith.