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Guest Reviews

May 20, 2019


Dear Mr.Ma,


I want to thank you so very much for the Wonderful luncheon you so Graciously prepared !  Your potatoes,chicken Parmesan & exotic ice cream,coated with nuts were Absolutely, Delicious!  Your Fabulous Waiters were So Classy,placing our napkins on our laps, & serving us with our different requests ! The Presentation Of Your tables was right on! It enabled All of us to visit each other most comfortably .......!


The 1st thing I noticed, were the Vases Of Beautiful Fresh Flowers on All our tables ! I felt the comfort of Home in Your Peaceful Restaurant !  Thank you for The Amazing Long Stemmed Red Rose  accompanied with Baby’s Breath.... ! It is Fully opened,Adorning our living room - dining room.......While sitting in My lazy boy chair, my eyes fall upon your Ever Thoughtful Rose! With it All the Multitude Of Cherished Memories Of My Unforgettable Mother’s Day!  My Son, Ted’s 1st Mass Celebration & Sharing Your Wonderful Luncheon with 9 of my Brothers,& Sisters,some of their spouses, children, other Family and a few of Ted SJ’s Friends !  Once again, Mr.Ma, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Blessings & Prayers,




May 20, 2019


Dear Mr. Ma , Please excuse  my lateness in writing to thank you so much for hosting our large  family dinner  Sunday 12 May.  Everything about the experience of being in your restaurant was excellent - the decor is very appealing  , the tables were well spaced and attractively set , the service extremely efficient , the food delicious and  the wine passed the test of my sommelier brother- in- law. In my experience not many restaurants take the trouble to serve food on hot plates . I appreciated that you went the extra mile to do that. 


As well I liked the fact that you were so available by phone and EM to plan the event. Your polite , efficient , and honest manner made a long distance  business  relationship easy to conduct. 


A number of our friends and family commented on how much they liked your restaurant.   . I am not often in Toronto but on my next visit I will make a point of stopping by for lunch or dinner. 


Thank you again for helping  make  our celebration a great success. 


Sincerely , 




March 4, 2018


Dear Min,


Thank you so much for another fabulous meal and great visit with you and our son.  It was a great visit and we will certainly be back.  Matthew enjoyed his meal at Bumpkins once again.  Take care and say hi to Angelo when he gets back.  


As always,


- Murray & Marjan 


June 1 , 2015


Dear Min, Terry and Angelo;


Thank you all for making my party the best celebration possible !


Min, it was an absolute pleasure to meet with you and discuss my party plans and incorporate your ideas. Everyone commented about how great the food was and how great the venue was.  You certainly went above and beyond to make sure the night was a success and my friends, family and myself were well taken care of.  I hope you will post my comments on the Bumpkins website because out of 5 stars, I would give you all 10!!!  It was a memorable night and you were all an important part of it.  I couldn’t have imagined holding it anywhere else and no where else could have met the level of perfection that you did.


My sincerest thanks!  Until next time,

- Mark 


May 31 , 2015


Hi Min

It was nice to meet you in person last week.  Thank you for your hospitality and attentiveness to our group last Wednesday.  I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.  Hopefully we'll see you next year for our annual get together.


- Doreen



January 15, 2014


HI Min,

You may not remember us, we are the couple from Victoria who visited your restaurant back in November. Yes, three months ago and I am still thinking about it! I hope you are doing well. I just wanted to pass along my appreciation for all that you did, including ensuring our safe arrival back at the hotel. You and your staff were attentive and fun, the food.... incredible presentation and tasty, and the ambience perfectly romantic. You have a fabulous and memorable restaurant we highly recommend. Can't wait to return!


Thanks Min


-- Vivian


December 11th, 2013


Thank you very much for your hospitality and the support you and your staff provided in making my reception a very enjoyable one.

Thank you very much,




November 23rd, 2013


For my 80th birthday party, Bumpkins went all out (as usual) with great food and service. They are especially good for special events. They organize an excellent staff, and provide appropriate food and favours.G.S. (Steve) Taylor.


- Steve



October 8th, 2013

Dear Min,
We want to thank you very much, you and your staff, for all the hard work anbd great service you provided to us for our wedding.
The evening was a success thanks to you and your dedicated staff. All our guests had a great time and enjoyed the evening.
Please extend our gratitude to your staff.
You will see us again for sure!
Kind Regards,
Julie and



April 30th 2013


I'd like to thank Bumpkins (owner Min and his staff) for hosting such a wonderful evening for my retirement celebration on Sat (Apr 27, 2013).  Everyone loved the atmosphere at Bumpkins and raved about the food as well!  I received several compliments from my friends the following day - and one of them actually sent me the following comments: the restaurant was lovely, the food was great and the owner was charming!  I have to say that Bumpkins is a hidden jewel in downtown Toronto and has always been a favorite place of ours.  Looking forward to our next visit there very soon...."

Joanne & Steve



April 13th 2012


On April 13th 2012 Bumpkin’s celebrated a special event with the reopening of their new main dining room. Bumpkin's was established in 1971 and has been a popular restaurant serving local Toronto residents and visitors for over four decades.

Under the ownership of Min and Tony Bumpkin’s has transformed itself into a spectacular place to dine. Steak, and Seafood are their specialties, served by their dedicated and professional staff. Bumpkin's has a modern yet warm ambience providing the perfect atmosphere for your dining pleasure.


With the ability to host daytime catered lunches and business meetings, or parties and wedding receptions Bumpkins has successfully bridged the gap between restaurants and event caterers.




June 6th, 2011


My guests and I would like to thank you for being a big part of my 30th birthday celebration on May 28th, 2011. As a neighbor and regular customer, I initially had no doubt in my mind that Bumpkin's was a great venue for my landmark celebration. I am very pleased to report that not only did the restaurant meet but well exceeded my expectations. I really appreciate you having been so accommodating with all our arrangements including decorating the party room in advance, the long duration of the party, changing the number of guests due to illness, and ensuring that everything was set up for success without any hassle. We very much enjoyed the efficient and friendly service as well as the delightful food during the evening. All of my guests reiterated how impressed they were with the venue.

Thanks so much for making my 30th birthday very special. I will continue to recommend Bumpkin's to all my friends and acquaintances for a great evening out as well as the perfect venue for landmark celebrations.


Keith Freeman
Neighborhood Resident



March 18th, 2011


I would like to express my appreciation to you for providing such a fantastic venue for me to entertain my clients.

The food and the atmosphere is always very professional and lends itself well for conducting business. Regardless of how often I have been coming to your establishment the level of service has always remained impressive.

My clients always comment on the service and food and feel very good about the experience you provide. I will definitely continue to entertain my clients at your establishment.


Omer Quenneville
Real Estate Broker Mortgage Broker



November 13th, 2010


I cannot thank you sufficiently for all that you did to make my birthday celebration on November 7th, the huge success that it was. It was a memorable evening for me. For as far back as I can remember, it was the very best celebration of my birthday. I shall take it out of my memory bank from time to time, and thoroughly enjoy it all over again.

All of my friends enjoyed the evening, too. They thought I had something to do with planning that amazing menu. I was obliged to let them know that I only needed to say "yes" to everything you suggested. I did so want to take the credit!

Thank you so very much for all that you did and for your great warmth.

Warmest regards,

Cecelia Upton
Crisis Intervention Counsellor
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board




October 13th, 2010

I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful evening we all had on September 25th at my wedding. Everyone commented on how good the food was, and the service was excellent.

Many thanks!

Elaine Zancola
Office Manager-Executive Assistant
Knox Presbyterian Church



January 14th, 2010

I just wanted take a few minutes to thank you. I recently had a birthday dinner at Bumpkin's and the party size was quite large but nonetheless you guys really made it a great night. Everyone enjoyed themselves very much and food was very well done. You guys did a great job catering to our group since most of us had made some unique requests. I must say that I’ll definitely be back soon and Bumpkins is truely a hidden gem.


Khang Le.



November 5th, 2009

I just want to take a few moments of your time to say thank you. I have visited your establishment many times in the past couple of years and you both have made me and my guests feel ever so welcome each and every time.

As a business owner for 15 years, I know how important customer service is and you excel in it. I’ve noticed that no matter how busy you are, you take the time to acknowledge all of your customers. Your staff are friendly, professional and yet personable. I have brought colleagues, clients, family, and friends over for lunch or dinner, and all of them have been very impressed.

Your consistency in food presentation and taste is quite amazing. Also, I must say Min, you make the best clear chocolate martini I have ever tasted.

This year, I have decided to book your banquet room for the office Christmas party. I know that you will make all of my staff feel welcome and make it a special occasion for everyone.


Steve Martin
Corporate Specialty Services Inc.


August 7th, 2009

I wish to express my appreciation for the dining experience I recently enjoyed at Bumpkins. My dinner companion, although enthusiastic about food, has had limited exposure to high-end cuisine. The scope of your menu allowed me the privilege of providing him with many new and exciting dishes and the skill of your staff meant that I had the pleasure of knowing that he was experiencing these dishes prepared, presented and served to perfection. Watching his wide-eyed delight as he sampled each new offering added immeasurably to what was already a personal pleasure. The all-around excellence of your establishment ensured an unforgettable dining experience for us both and be assured that I won't be keeping these opinions a secret.

Thank you and Best Wishes,

Mark and Wyatt.



September 20th, 2008

Min, Tony and the entire staff at Bumpkins are the friendliest that can be found in the high end restaurant listing of Greater Toronto. Whether the occasion is a celebratory event with my University of Toronto students, a holiday meal, or share a "tête à tête" brunch or dinner, the experience at Bumpkins is always exquisite, the cuisine is of the finest quality and the service is impeccable, gracious and friendly, while never intrusive.

It is with strong conviction and deep appreciation that I recommend Bumpkins Restaurant for intimate dinners, brunches, business luncheons and private functions alike.

Most sincerely,

Henri-Paul Sicsic,
Pianist Professor of Piano
Faculty of Music University of Toronto

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