Portobello is a casual, family restaurant, Chef’s daily creations, pastas, and a wealth of vegetarian options. Located in the lower lobby of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
After spending a lovely time in the Chateau Whistler hotel we decided to "save" some money and instead of ordering breafast from the main restaurant at the hotel we went to this place, there's a line up outside the "restaurant" so grab your tray and wait.... just like Ikea but worse !, the hashbrowns looked like they were soaking in oil for days ! the bacon was tiny and tasted burned, and the eggs were COLD ! after that you first pay for your food and then you are supposed to go to a different line and get your coffee, its not even a self service! so while your breakfast is getting even colder, you have to wait AGAIN to get your coffee, the girls in the coffee area have no idea about anything, we asked for sugar and they gave us a dirty look expecting us to know where everything is..... so finally after 10 minutes we went back to the table and obviously... our breakfast was not etable. TERRIBLE PLACE to start your day.... oh ! I forgot, we spent 30 bucks for 2 people for just breakfast, what a sham.
I can only agree to the previous posting. Not worth your time or money.
A friend of us recommended the place when living in the Fairmont, so we went there. Line up for just a mediocre North American breakfast. For a 'full breakfast' ($18) my partner got some plain and dry scrambled egg (no onions, no spices at all, half cold), '4 pieces of meat" (small pieces of bacon or sausage), some almost cold hash browns and tomatoes. And some toast - that you have to toast yourself (!). You have to line up for the coffee as well, so by the time you are done with toast and get your coffee, the food IS COLD.
I only had a ready made yogurt fruit mix (which was quite OK), a pretty OK espresso and some croissant. Nothing much you could do wrong here - and a good choice. But certainly not worth the money.
For our little one we wanted some cereals with milk. The place offered some 4 different sorts of Kellogs cereals, all 80% sugar. Jakob tried the one that still looked the closest to eatable and ate NOTHING. He had some of my partners toast with butter.
We paid over 40 (in words FORTY) dollars for this one and a half poor breakfasts with a service and setup that I would maybe accept in a student run cafeteria on campus (for less than half the price)...
We will NOT come back for sure.
PS.: What completely eludes me is why coffee (and especially espresso) needs to be served in paper cups when it is clearly NOT for takeout.
I've lived in Whistler for about 2 years and go to Portobello all the time. We don't go there for Breakfast though, go to Portobella for a good sandwich. It's 10$ for a sandwich with whatever you want on it and much healthier than Subway. The restaurant is huge and you just go to the counter kind of like Subway and get your sandwich and then sit down. They pack the sandwiches and me nor my boyfriend can eat a full one, they are huge.
BIG THUMBS UP.
It's in upper village so it's a it out of the way but coming from a local, A+
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