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The Karma Kameleon Gastropub

1 Front St N, Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X3, Canada
+1 905-227-2233
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
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French, Caribbean, Thai, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Front St N, Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My mom has been talking about the lobster grilled cheese for just about ever, so yesterday for her birthday whet wish came true! What a delightful experience! Our server, Blaine, was friendly and accommodating always with a big smile on his face, who made moms...More

Thank aprilinparia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food and service were phenomenal!!! My husband, a friend and I all had an incredible experience eating at the Karma Kameleon Gastropub. I honestly have never had food as delicious as the food here was. I ordered a steak and cheese sandwich, my husband...More

Thank Crystal Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a nice menu with lots of wonderful tasty offerings ...although today only 2 out 4 were pleased with their personal choices..and that can happen even at the best of restaurants. However, 3 out of 4 did not enjoy dining because they were...More

1  Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta special was good however not hot..... they forgot our bread order....kitchen was really noisy and perhaps distracted. We had to move because of a few tables of Babies..... all in all, great to see a place like this in Thorold.

Thank garygtk
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This gastropub is a quaint and a little rustic. However, the food is great value. Simple ideas taken to high level like the lobster grilled cheese made with their own cheese bread. An exceptional sandwich. In fact all present were quite enjoying their meal. Will...More

Thank Boogieboy7
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I’m not one for food trucks or fast food so when I bit into their lobster grilled cheese I had absolutely no regrets. A little pricey for a sandwich but completely worth it. Fresh bread, lobster and cheese mix was so tasty. I would travel...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is probably one of my favourite restaurants. The dishes are amazing and so unique. They're presented beautifully as well!! I have had great experiences here and I would reccomend it to anyone. I did go in for my birthday once and the restaurant was...More

Thank emmaholloway14
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I had the lobster and cheese sandwich FANTASTIC service was great place was packed going again Friday this time Iam going to have the reubin I understand that they do their own corn beef they also make there own ketchup and mayo food is geat

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I finally got to experience this restaurant. It is amazing!! Lots of options for those of us that are pescatarian and lots of meat lover options as well. I definitely recommend Karma Kameleon

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Frierds and family recently took me to the Karma, which had a friendly bustling atmosphere. For starter, I chose the faming cheese dip. This came as bowl with a dip covered in cheese which was duly set alight and blazed merrily! Once it cooled a...More

Thank Ian M
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27 August 2017|
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Response from William B | Property representative |
No menu per se however we do have options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Front St N, Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thorold
  • Phone Number: +1 905-227-2233
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Born and raised in St. Catharines, the Chef-Owner of Panini Cafe in Thorold, Ontario combines skills honed in his own backyard with a wealth of international experience. He has worked in some of the worlds most highly acclaimed kitchens, including the AAA 5-Diamond Mobil 5-Star Ritz Carlton in Naples Florida, 2 & 3 Michelin Star Restaurants Le Gavroche with Michel Roux, Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons with Raymond Blanc, and Petrus with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. At home he mastered his craft at The Prince of Wales Hotel, studying Master Chef Lee Parsons. ​Entrepreneur and culinary wizard Shannon Lindsay joined as partner with William in August 2014. She brought with her an exciting vision in all aspects of the operation. Shannon's culinary talents and influences are shown throughout the menu, & has quickly earned a reputation as a sous chef under the leadership of Chef William. Together they owned & ran the Panini Cafe for almost 3 years when they both decided that the restaurant was so much more than just paninis & coffee. July 2016, William & Shannon changed the name to Karma Kameleon Gastropub to reflect some more diverse dishes, as well as their well loved classic favourites such as the "Lobster Grilled Cheese". (Gastropub=A restaurant that serves good, high quality food & alcoholic beverages.) Chef William received the CAA-AAA 4-Diamond Award for cuisine just three months after assuming the leadership role in the kitchen at The Charles Inn in Niagara-on-the Lake. This is were he evolved and perfected his craft. ​By popular demand, chefs William and Shannon's menus feature a few signature dishes, they strive to deliver fresh new balances of quality and diversity, with a dash of adventure.
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