Unique Restaurant that Took Over an Iconic Location Closes Down


Published December 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm


It appears another restaurant–this one a very new establishment that recently set up shop in one of the city’s most iconic properties–has left us.

We recently passed Penny’s Favorites–a brand new restaurant that called Mississauga’s famed Cherry Hill House home–and noticed this ominous signage. According to the sign, the property is officially available for lease.

We reached out to the restaurant operator for comment and she confirmed that, sadly, Penny’s Favorites has closed. 

Penny’s Favorites, the restaurant that took over one of Canada’s most haunted landmarks located in Mississauga, just opened in August 2016.

The owner, Penny Mccabe, created a unique dining concept that eliminated wait times for meals.

At Penny’s Favorites, there was to be no waiting or filling up on complimentary bread or apps–a dining peeve Mccabe wanted to eliminate at her restaurant.

The historic 5,000 square foot home is over 200 years old and according to S.O.P.S (Southern Ontario Paranormal Society), is one of Canada’s top haunted landmarks.

At Penny’s, the restaurant’s main dining room was by reservation only, but she had a bar/lounge area in the lower portion of the home where you could order a beverage and appetizers and lounge around or read one of Penny’s books (she’s an avid reader).

The main dining room’s reservation-only concept was based on an online system to reserve one of three seatings (5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm). Guests were then required to place a small deposit on their orders (or pay the entire amount) to ensure the food would be ready upon arrival.

Initially, there were problems with Penny’s online ordering system and orders had to be taken by phone.

In terms of food, the from-scratch-menu was simple and included only ten of Penny’s favourite dishes and a limited wine, beer and liquor list. The dining menu includes braised half-rack back ribs, homemade mac’n’ cheese, beef tenderloin, stuffed chicken and pastry, New York peppercorn striploin, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, chicken parmesan with pasta, shepherd’s pie, spicy pasta with hot sausage and jerk pork. The lounge menu included nachos, homemade chicken strips, pierogies and chicken quesadillas.

We’ll keep you posted on what–if anything–makes it into Cherry Hill House next.

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