Hopgood's Foodliner
Hopgood's Foodliner

Hopgood's Foodliner

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hopgoodsfoodliner.com/
  • Phone: (416) 533-2723
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Closed Tuesday : 5:30 PM - Close
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Geoff Hopgood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Hopgood"s Foodliner is proud to offer guests the opportunity to host special events of 10 - 18 people in our very own Oyster Shack. Feature seafood feasts or Chef's tasting menu customized to your party! Please give us a call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Edward 4165332723

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grenadier Road
  • Public Transit: Street car - Grenadier
    Subway - Dundas west
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is easily found on Roncesvalles or many of the surrounding side streets.
A word from Hopgood's Foodliner
Hopgood's Foodliner is a contemporary east coast restaurant located in the beautiful Roncesvalles area of Toronto.
Chef Geoff Hopgood strives to source the freshest and highest quality seafood from Canada's Maritime Coast. He also works closely with local organic farmers to bring our guests naturally raised meats and vegetables, the best Ontario has to offer!
Hopgoods takes great pride in serving naturally made wines, from ancient European vines, and boasts a cocktail list reminiscent of the pre prohibition era.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Hopgood's Foodliner reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)neighborhood gem (96)hot spot (46)special occasion (34)good for groups (31)romantic (23)late-night find (16)notable wine list (13)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Super Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Second time there, was better than the first. Great Monday night spot - hit it for the Buck a Shuck. I LOVE oysters and these were the best I have ever had. Outstanding service. Caesar salad with Brussels sprouts...best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Foodmonster
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    After months of wanting to eat here, I finally did and it was just OKAY. We tried the whelks, caviar, donair and tallow confit potatoes, and there were hits and misses. The whelks and caviar were delicious but I won't be craving them any time soon. The donair was overly sweet and the potatoes were terrible. I wanted to love this place but it wasn't meant to be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to check out
    AlliDoisEat
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    He food was great. Oysters were done Perfectly (nothing stuck on shell). The oysters were delicious, so good! I enjoyed them more without the fancy toppings. The only think I would have wanted different is our waitress to let us know the features before we actually ordered. There was a few things on the feature board that we wanted but it was too late. Other than that, everything was great and our waitress was very sweet and pleasant. Actually, all of the staff was great. Just read the feature menu yourself just in case they forget :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and easy
    forest
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great service, excellent food. Highly recommend you check it out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    nana
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The staff were young and knowledgable and seemed to work well as a team! The food was delicious, especially the scallops and fennel combination! The Brussels sprout Caesar was a great new way to serve a Caesar salad and the molasses crisps gave it a really nice crunch! The music playlist caught my ear and we applaud Dalton for compiling a mix that appeals to 60'somethings as well as the younger diners! Erica was a very personable young lady and gave us good advice with our wine selection! We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    spiffs
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Fantastic time here, was blown away by the food. We (2) started with a half-dozen oysters, some cocktails and ended up sharing 2 starters and an entree. For starters we ordered the Digby Scallops, Corn & Bacon Chowder and the Albacore Tuna Tartare, Pork Rinds and Ponzu. The scallops were seared perfectly on both sides and had the perfect sweetness to balance the saltiness of the chowder. The tartare, while not something that was re-invented, was also perfectly flavoured, with the ponzu sauce neither overwhelming the tuna, nor paling in the presence of the shiso leaves. On pork rinds, it was sublime. For our shared entree, we decided on the Halifax Donairs, which were hefty, filling, delicious and salivatingly-amazing. 10/10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impecable Dinner
    crtrVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Came in for Sunday relaxed dinner, sat at the bar and had a wonderful food especially tuna tartare & the soup following with incredible service! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb as always
    BmanVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The only problem with Hopgood's is that it is so great, the minute you leave you want to go back. Our food was excellent - every dish great! Our waiter was (as always!) 100% knowledgeable of both the food and the wine menus. A great evening was had by all! We're already planning our return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurants on Roncesvalles!
    Melanie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Hopgood's Foodliner is an awesome find in the roncesvalles area. The food is interesting and especially the daily specials are very yummy. The service is one of the best in the city and we always have a great time coming here! Highly recommended! Try out the the oysters for a buck on Monday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive to the west end v
    Jamba
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Friendly service, zero pretentiousness and interesting and well done food. Will recommend yo others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maritime Nostalgia
    KingswayFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    An excellent dinner. Molasses bread for me was a trip down memory lane; I used to make this when I was first married and loved every bite. The Musquee de Provence soup, for us, was the highlight of the meal. Young woman who waited on us knew her wines and recommended a suitable wine to cut the richness of the chicken and shrimp with lobster. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food...out-of-line price
    roncydiner
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our second experience confirmed it... top notch food; over-priced to the point that we won't go back. $30 for an entree that doesn't include a side of any kind? $17 for a plain (though premium) martini? Too many other places have just as creative food, same great service, a quieter atmosphere with a more comfortable table and the bill is $40- $50 less. We're out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Excellent food and great service. We enjoyed it. Yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A chefs go to
    waldtourist
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I come here when I want good food. Wine list always has good features. Food is playful and structured. Service is well informed. Good vibe
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    runnerfoodie21
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I was just there for the first time and loved it. The food was amazing, we started with the tuna tartar and it was delicious. And the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the whole meun and all the specials for that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, spotty service
    GoodEater
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my third time at Hopgoods - I keep returning for the Donairs (a must-order item) and the great atmosphere. Generally, the dishes are thoughtful but not pretentious. On this visit, I was particularly impressed with the brussels sprout caesar salad. My only complaint relates to the service. My table for two was kind of in a no man's land with no dedicated server. We were grabbing one or more waitresses, plus the bartender and the host at times, to get our order. The result was that we didn't start eating until after 9:30 pm (reservation was 8:15) and we missed out on the radish appetizer special that looked amazing. Despite the service issues I will be back because the food and atmosphere are really above-average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Dee2Dee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food ideas, interesting dishes, presentation & taste! We had a wonderful server who was friendly and knowledgeable. I liked the atmosphere, the crowd and their wine list is interesting. There were numerous specials Saturday evening and we picked whitefish (very small and not too much to share between two people but nevertheless, very tasty). I loved the scallops chowder and was close to ordering another plate. Beet salad with feta also great. Good for sharing, all plates are fairly small but loved the presentation and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent on all fronts: food, service and atmosphere. I have dined here 5 times and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Justtryit
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Server very helpful and patiently described entrees and wine pairing. The chowder was magnificent, the Halifax Donair was perfect. A little on the pricey side for the serving plus wine but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty spectacular
    mccooomb
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our second trip to HF, we had a tasting menu. The service was attentive, friendly, communicative and not obstrusive. Dishes were usually presented by our server and the Chef together, with good explanations of what everything was and what it was on the plate for. An allergy was extremely well accommodated with creative and tasty alternatives. The food itself was unbelievable. There was great variety, perfect cookery, clever seasoning. The meal structure was novel and creative, making prediction hard but exceeding expectation. Several dishes were being tried out on us for the first time, which was fun. Pacing of dishes was perfect. This is a very special restaurant. One of Toronto's very best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Very knowledgeable staff. Has maintained very high standards since Day 1!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite
    TheEdible16VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Hopgood's is always consistent with amazing food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Canadian Cuisine
    LongtimeNewYorkFan
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wonderful food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. I will be back soon and often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheodorVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent seafood here at this restaurant on Roncesvalles-a vibrant neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. If yo've never had welks before-try them -delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of a trek to visit
    MarkP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Lives up to its reputation with great and interesting food. A delight to have raw scallops on the half shell. Makes the "return" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So yummy!
    seadiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a great dinner and enjoyed the whole experience. The only thing against it, the portions are very small for the price. $200 for 3 people and we were hungry an hour later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was excellent & the service was great . The evening more than met our expectations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fromthefareast
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our first experience at Hopgood's Foodliner did not disappoint! We thoroughly enjoyed everything served to us and would go back again and again.....except that we live in Halifax.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non-Critical, Non-Foodie
    thisguyagain
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I love some good food, but I'll eat just about anything you put in front of me, from any sort of kitchen you can find. But this food is truly a treat. I've been a few times now and recently had a special occasion to share there, and the whole night was really excellent. Great choices on the menu, as well as the specials for the night. Good beer choices, and excellent cocktails. My only criticism, no draft beers. But hey that's pretty great for the over-saturated restaurant market in Toronto. This is a true Roncesvalles gem, a true taste of the relaxation of Halifax, and a true pleasure to visit every once and a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing atmosphere, food & service
    Rblue
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We came for my friends birthday and right from the start were surprised with a glass of champagne. Very sweet. Amazing beer options and drink specials. The food was all delicious and there was such a nice variety. Was also excited to learn that Mondays are buck a shuck oysters! Loved this place and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    eatface
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything was yum. We were total jerks about how we split our bill and the server was very patient and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delish!
    JDub
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to Hopgood's for my partner's birthday and we requested to sit at the bar, our favourite spot. The food was spot-on as usual and the service was friendly and knowledgeable as always. We had the hot lobster salad (fantastic! loved the hazelnut vinaigrette), donairs (so good. we get them nearly every time), oysters from PEI that were delicious and the scallop corn chowder. The chowder was our favourite dish. Perfectly cooked, plump scallops and very hot chowder. Amazing cocktails (Manhattan and the Yellow Cello) and got our favourite chocolate bar for dessert. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic Food
    cagey55
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The kind of food you would get in the best restaurant, but here you can wear your jeans and a t-shirt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was my third time at Hopgood's - my husband is from NS so we were quick to visit in its early days, but I'm glad to say that the quality has not wavered. Took a friend from out of town for a taste of Toronto and we all found the food to be beautifully prepared - pork crisps were outstanding (on the specials list), but don't forget donairs. Must always have donairs! Great service, great fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local spot
    Pierre
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    some of the best oysters ever! Sweetbreads ok, lobster chicken too salty, great chowder but really small portion, great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodliner Sparkles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    There is an enthusiasm at this restaurant that only seems to grow over time. It's expressed not only in the inventive, playful and delicious food but also in the warm and lovely staff. Everyone in this place seems to genuinely love what they do! It makes it easy to have a great meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding as always
    BmanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great evening at Hopgoods! A new menu for fall with lots of amazing choices, excellent daily specials and service that is second to none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster Bisque Braised Chicken OMG
    linzg
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything that came out of that kitchen was DELICIOUS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YES! But it's not fish place
    Rapman58VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    You'd think it was, with the maritime theme, but its not. Yes it has clams, oysters and a fish dish or two, but this is California fusion with a maritime twist. Great service, inventive food and presentation with a fun vibe. Best dish - the smoked arctic char app. The Donairs are pretty cool too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all about service or lack of..
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The service was very slow, half an hour before we could get our first drink, and that type of service continued throughout the night, but the food was excellent and the serving staff, when we saw them, were very pleasant! Unfortunately, for me, service is a bit of a deal breaker, so I wouldn't recommend it without cautioning about service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.