Bannock

4.3
1870 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Bannock is cool, confident and unapologetically Canadian. Serving the best in Canadian comfort food, Bannock is part grab & go counter, part coffee shop, and part dine-in restaurant. Centrally located at the corner of Queen and Bay in the Hudson’s Bay flagship store, Bannock offers a warm and inviting space for all-day dining and weekend brunch.

Bannock's honest approach to food is rooted in familiar, wholesome ingredients that are reflective of Canada's rich regional and cultural diversity. Dynamic and playful dishes like the decadent Duck Poutine Pizza and the iconic Arcadian Court Chicken Pot Pie are rounded out by a variety of other classic comfort dishes. The cocktail list is fun and cheeky, while the approachable wine and beer list have a clear Canadian focus.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Canadian, Café
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Hours of operation
Dining Room Hours:
Mon: 11:30am-9pm
Tues-Fri: 11:30am-10pm
Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-3pm
Weekend brunch from 11am

Grab & Go / Coffee Shop Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am–4pm
Sat: 9am–5pm
Sun: 9am–3pm
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Phone number
(416) 861-6996
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Darren Naduriak
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Private party facilities
Bannock's dining room is available for full buy-outs for morning breakfasts and Sunday evenings. Please speak with an Event Specialist for further details!
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Cross street
Queen and Bay
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Parking details
There is ample public underground parking available directly adjacent to the restaurant at 110 Queen Street West, Nathan Phillip Square Green P parking facility, accessible off Bay Street. http://bit.ly/c5dCU6
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Public transit
TTC - Queen Street subway stop
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,870 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
45%
Very Good
42%
Good
9%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 10 hours ago

Absolutely fantastic experience. As always the food was delicious. I can’t wait to be back.

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JH
1.0Dined 2 days ago

Small portions, overpriced and underwhelming food quality. Very nice, quick servers though. With back windows open to the HSBC it feels like you are eating in a full service, food court; however, your bill will remind you it most certainly is not a food court.

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OT
2.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was very slow but the food tasted good.

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GM
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great Service, delicious food and awesome cocktails

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NA
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was tasty and service was quick, friendly and attentive.

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OT
3.0Dined 6 days ago

the salad had straight kale and was tough didnt enjoy the salmon that much the smore was great! a little heavy

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Chicken pot pie was tasty but rather salty. I advised our server. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone on a low salt diet. Our server was excellent, second time she has served me and remembered me from a month or more earlier. I didn't get her name but she has an English accent.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Marcel was off the hook, sweet, on it and all the things you’d want in a server. Food was delicious.

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K
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The service could use improvement. We waited for a while to order and later sat in front of our empty plates for 20 minutes before they were taken away. The food took a while to arrive as well, even though the restaurant wasn't very full. The food was ok.

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AH
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Promptly seated and served - informative waitress was polite and attentive

Food week prepared and fresh and good portion / value

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RB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great food. Awesome service. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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KP
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The wait for food was over an hour after ordering. The waiter must have forgotten to put in our order or there was a kitchen mix-up. People seated after us were served before us. The food was heavily salted and not exceptional. The waiter brought the wrong dessert, and we had to ask for refills of beverages (pop, water, coffee). When we were seated I said to the maitre'd that I was excited to be eating there, and he replied, "You should be." As we were leaving, the manager brought over a complimentary dessert in a box and told us the waiter had made a mistake and had brought us the wrong one. The place was very busy a bit chaotic.

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B
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was good but slow. Seemed like a lot of tables waited a long time to order, get their apps, mains or to pay the bill. Apps and Mains prepared well and good portion size for Summerlicious. I was a bit peeved when my wife and I ordered the same dessert and my serving was literally half the size of hers. At first I thought it was ok because she was getting a larger than normal serving, but I was able to see some at other tables and mine was definitely half the size of normal. I believe it was a manager that brought the desserts out to us and he even made a joke about it. On a positive note it was delicious.

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JM
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We went for Summerlicious and it was great!! Fast service, delicious food, good price. The fettucine alfredo with peameal was amazing.

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MS
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

First time at Bannock. Great environment. Decided to go and check out their summerlicious menu. Service was great however, wasn’t too pleased with the food. I’m sure the food on the regular menu is better. I had the Caesar salad and cod cake main which I found disappointing. I found the crackers on the salad too hard and there was way too much pickled salad for the size of the cod cake. My boyfriend had the Mac and Cheese which was good. Overall, it wasn’t a good experience.

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AH
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This place is amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious and it’s easy to fantasize about the root chips.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great meal and was fast for a business lunch

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AA
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Ordered the arctic char. Portion was incredibly small for the price.

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BP
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food is absolutely delicious. I ordered the gnocchi for main and the butter tart for dessert. And a side of their delicious bannock bread. I look forward to repeating the experience soon.

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S
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food and consistently good service.

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JB
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Usually a great meal so disappointed with the very average entree. Probably the most disgusting onion ring ever which was doubly disappointing as usually the very best .

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GI
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Bannock advertises as "Canadian Comfort Food" and they don't disappoint! I tried the Chicken Pot Pie and my companion had Fish N Chips. Both were served promptly and were well prepared. The Chicken Pot Pie doesn't have potatoes (surprise!) but comes with a side of mashed potatoes instead. Overall, we liked it. It's a good value, reasonably priced particularly for Downtown Toronto. Note that at the time the building was under construction, but no worries as they are most definitely open for business.

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JM
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I’ve been here before and the food is always great but the service was lacking this particular day. Server only showed up to take the order then was absent the rest of the meal, took 30 minutes for anyone to bring water refills, never received our appetizer, and we were generally ignored by waitstaff the entire time. I would still recommend Bannock and return again because I know this was out of the ordinary but it was very disappointing this time around!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

It’s always a pleasure to eat at Bannock and this time was no different. We had the turkey burger and the BLT. It sounds cliché but you can really taste the freshness of the food. Our server was Fran who was worth the price of admission alone!

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BS
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Good restaurant - the service is attentive and the food choices are good and yummy. Well worth the visit.

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KB
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We were visiting Toronto and had brunch here. Great brunch! The food was top quality. I have celiac and they were very accommodating. The potatoes were fantastic.

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e
3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Too noisy for lunch but good to get together. Pretty pricey for size of portion.

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RT
4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

As per usual, everything was well made and tasted good. My only little pickle was that I ordered the special that day, it normally comes with an order of fries. I asked for the fries to be changed to a green salad. I was then charged an additional charge, for what I think should have been a complimentary substitution (and I was not told it would be an additional charge when I placed the order). Like I said, just a little pickle. I will have to make sure I ask beforehand next time.

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G
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was great and cocktail (passion fruit mimosa) nicely creative. The food portions were huge; great for a man. Perhaps a choice could be given between small and large portion for those who eat less. It's a shame to waste so much food.

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UJ
3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The only issue we found were that the washrooms were filthy. Very disappointing.

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DV
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wonderful place for a business meeting. The service was fun and didn't interrupt the conversation.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A Canadian Sunday Brunch complete with Perogies, Poutine and Smokes Salmon. Had a great time and a great meal.

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J
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very inventive cuisine, amazing flavour! Great value.

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JD
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great service, waitress was friendly and attentive. The Wednesday half price bottles of wine is an amazing deal.

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EE
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Always good to avoid crowd to have lunch after 1:30pm in downtown Toronto. Bannock is conveniently located, friendly & of good choices of seasonal menu. Liked the seasonal menu a lot. The Shrimp & fish cake, Blackened Octopus were excellent, so as the starter, fish Bannoco . Generous portion of foods, reasonable price and relaxed ambience.

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MG
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Bannock BLT was tasty but difficult to eat because it was so messy/wet

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OT
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

One of our favourite spots in Toronto. Excellent food, impeccable service - friendly, charming, comfortable, engaging. The combination brings us back again and again!

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AU
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was a great place! The "bannodict" was delicious and unique, and our server Claire was lovely.

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AL
3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I used to love the comfort food at Bannock and often came for dinner before the opera. The menu now has fewer options that are of interest, and little that seemed a healthy choice. My friend, who always ordered the mac and cheese, was very disappointed. It was tasteless and had so much cheese that it became nauseating. My gnocchi was quite a small portion, and sitting in a pool of oil. I miss the old menu and hope that this encourages management to reconsider their offerings.

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OT
2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The noise level made conversation impossible. Our orders were not processed accurately and there was no attempt of compensation. The server was inattentive. Overall a truly substandard experience. Having dined here before a few years ago I was deeply disappointed and will not be back. I would deter others from going here as well.

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