Jess Jazey-Spoelstra (of North Moore Catering and The River Room) partnered with über chef Andrew Wolwowicz to create Craft Farmacy, London’s local craft beer and oyster bar. The name refers to Craft, as in an activity involving skill in making things by hand, and Farmacy relates to the “farm” and the “sea.”
Jess Jazey-Spoelstra and Chef Andrew Wolwowicz deliver style and comfort with attention to the smallest details at Craft Farmacy. Setting the tone in the dining room is an ample repurposed bar, stunning fireplace, custom-made leather banquettes and repurposed tables with comfortable strapped-back bentwood-style chairs. The servers’ custom-designed leather aprons by Coakley’s are another example of the pair’s keen eye for detail. There is a private event space with room for 40 on the second floor.
Chef/co-owner Andrew Wolwowicz is a local pioneer of the ethical farm-to-table movement, promoting the four pillars of sustainability: cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, environmental responsibility and social justice. Craft Farmacy is a Feast ON™-certified “Taste of Ontario” restaurant. Working with Jazey-Spoelstra to create the menus, Chef cooks with skill and dedication, aided by his talented sous chef Kyle Trafford and a team of apprentices.
Dishes are progressive, rustic in style, featuring high-quality ingredients crafted from local, region-specific and specialty products, and executed with aptitude, innovation and attention to detail. Recommendations include: Roasted Bone Marrow with ox tail marmalade; Octopus (a little grilled, a little fried) with Romesco & curry vinaigrette; Brown Butter Chicken Schnitzel with warm potato salad and Forked River abbey jus; and a dynamite Hot Smoked Oyster Crostini with shallot cream cheese.
A raw bar features a fresh Shellfish Tower, Shrimp Cocktail and a changing selection of six to nine East Coast oyster varieties with fresh horseradish, mignonette sauce and hot sauce.
Craft Beer & Oyster Bar
449 Wharncliffe Rd S (N of Baseline)
HOURS: TUES–THURS 11:30 am–11 pm
FRIDAY 11:30 am–12 am
SATURDAY 12 noon–12 am
SUNDAY 11 am–11 pm
LUNCH: $12– $20
APPS: $12– $20
DINNER: $20– $38
London’s Premier Oyster Bar
Extensive Craft Beer Selection
Fireplace & Welcoming Ambience
Ample Free Parking
Private Rooms Available