The Quick Dish: Lobster B.L.T.
Walkers Wine Bar & Grill (formerly known as Walkers Fish Market) is a seafood restaurant popular for its fish and chips and for their vast fresh seafood menu. The restaurant is located in the Mississauga Home and Design Centre on Dundas St. and Winston Churchill, so if you've never been to this plaza, you probably wouldn't know that this restaurant exists since it's amidst a multitude of furniture and home design-focused retail stores.
The open space is designed to feel like you're inside the dining room on a luxury yacht with a lot of dark woods and stone accents in earthy dark brown and cream colour palettes. There are windows which line the circumference of the resto which is filled with aquatic themed pieces such as dark wood ceiling fans shaped into boat propellers, mini sailboat models, and paintings.
As you walk in, the first thing you will notice is the sunken lounge area, a large bar which curves around the back wall of the restaurant, and a wall of wine displaying the selections they carry. The main dining is dispersed throughout the space with booth seating which line the windows of the restaurant, an upper level dining area, private dining room which can seat up to 25 people, and a cozy patio furnished with cushioned lounge seating.
There is music playing throughout the restaurant and I was greeted with a smile and seated immediately. Both the host and server were helpful in pointing out what is popular on the menu, and although the fish and chips were the most popular, I opted for the Lobster B.L.T. which includes two of my favorite foods - lobster and bacon bundled into one.
Lobster B.L.T. with a salad (you can choose a side salad or fries)
The service was quick and friendly, and the lunch menu has a good selection to choose from. I tried the lobster B.L.T. with a salad (you can choose a side salad or fries). The sandwich is served cold on a toasted brioche and included minced lobster meat, bacon, lettuce, tomato and an avocado mayo. The avocado mayo was a refreshing change which added a fresh creaminess to the sandwich. I would have preferred the sandwich to have larger chunks of lobster meat and both the lobster and bacon to be served warm, but it was nonetheless a tasty sandwich.
Walker's "Appy Hour" menu is available weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm with dishes priced between $4 to $6 and weekday specials featuring crab bucket Mondays and Thursdays, oyster Tuesdays, wine Wednesdays and fish Fridays. My next visit will be on a Tuesday to try their $1 oysters and the appy menu.
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