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About Bannock

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.

401 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Canadian, Café

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

Cross Street:
Queen and Bay

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 861-6996

Website:
http://bannockrestaurant.com/

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

Public Transit:
TTC - Queen Street subway stop

Executive Chef:
Darren Naduriak

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!

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bannock Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (74)
Comfort Food (67)
Creative Cuisine (47)
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Great for Lunch (44)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Groups (31)
Business Meals (29)
Fun (29)
Cozy (28)
Local Ingredients (26)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Authentic (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Quick Bite (16)
Seasonal (16)
Healthy (15)
Hot Spot (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Afternoon Coffee (11)
People Watching (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great Beer (4)
Organic (4)
Romantic (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Spicy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Great spot. Service was great. Food was good but missed the mark on a Kick! Ordered Poutine Duck Pizza - All it needed was real cheese curds that aren’t melted! But portions and everything else was great. If the chefs are reading this just put real cheese curds on that pizza.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Tasty food - quick, reliable, friendly service. Never disappoints!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

First time at Bannock, reserved a time for this past valentines day. Complete experience from start to finish was excellent. All the staff that we interacted with were professional, friendly, courteous and engaging. Special mentions goes to our waiter, Ryan, he was the pinnacle of what good service means in a restaurant and was thoroughly engaging and enjoyable. The food was solid from start to finish. We choose the pierogies to start and followed up with fish and chips as well as the pork shoulder. As I had the fish and chips, I highly recommend it as it was generous in portions but the fish remained light and flaky! All in all a great experience, highly recommended it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

We made reservations to go for lunch. We got seated quickly however I wish we had a different table considering we had a reservation. We were a party of two seated in between two long tables on either side of of large parties. We saw empty tables in another part of the restaurant not sure why we wouldn't be able to sit there.

Service was very good I had a berry mojito which was delicious. I had the veggie wrap for lunch which was huge, delicious and more than filling. My husband had the fish and chips he said they were very good. I could attest the french fries were good! We shared a butter tart for dessert probably one of the best butter tarts I've ever eaten.

As I said there was a lot of people around us so it was quite loud but we still had a nice time and would probably go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

This date was overall good, but not great. Our server seemed to be in a huge rush and wasn’t very pleasant to talk to, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. He didn’t introduce himself and he raced through the specials and features. Service was quick and he remembered everything right, but every time he came over i was less then excited to see him.

I got the margarita pizza which even with raw whole tomato slices on top (which i dont like), was quite good. My drink, although very weak was tasty and cheap. I was pretty pleased with that.

The restaurant itself is absolutely beautifully designed and was very clean and presentable.

Happy I went, not sure if I’ll go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, good food, good service, quiet and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Cool ambience and decor. Would not recommend the fried chicken and flapjacks for weekend brunch seeing as the portion size was way too small. My friend's dishes looked good, however.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A great spot while shopping. Yummy food, friendly staff and excellent service.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was slightly too noisy for a romantic date night, however, they were very accommodating with requests.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our waiter was absolutely wonderful! would come again with family and friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

A very nice tasty meal (Winterlicious Menu) and attentive service !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Just disappointed. Food was fine but not great, not as good as it should be from this company. Service was poor - we waited for our table despite ha Inc made a reservation, it took ages to get us our food. Lunch, which should take an hour max at a location like this, was 90 min.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The service we received from the waiter was great. I wish I remember his name but he was extremely outgoing and almost “theatrical” in his speech. He was very nice and made us feel very welcome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Some friends and I went to Bannock for Winterlicious. What a great restaurant! Loved the decor and the atmosphere. Food was delicious, the staff were friendly, we had a great experience. Definitely will come back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great winterlicious menu

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We really enjoyed the winterliscious menu but also discovered the regular menu looked delicious. Fabulous friendly well informed server. A lovely place to enjoy a meal with friends.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyed winterlicious lunch had a lovely pear & cranberry salad the then the beef burrito & finished off with a wonderful gingerbread with lemon dessert & had coffee. The service was good & attentive. Had a spanish beer which was nice. Enjoyable meal after the Raptors game.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

From food to customer service, from the beginning to the end, Bannocj was simply perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was great! The food substandard. Duck poutine pizza was soggy, cold and very greasy. Disappointed after reading all the rave reviews. Butter tart was not very good either. Drinks are really good too.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was outstanding except for the cleanliness of the bathrooms.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our appetizer came before our drinks. That was odd. The meal itself was fabulous. Hot, very tasty. People all around us were getting their meals at different times.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I was very happy with our dinner experience at Bannock. It was the first for all of us and we were pleasantly surprised by the delicious and well prepared food. Service was great, aside from an order being taken in wrong, but it was remediated and served out quickly.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I’ve been to Bannock a few times during different time of the day and year and have never been disappointed. Came here this time for Winterlicous and definitely enjoy the drinks and menu. The aspect that made this experience different from the past few was the slight rush to get out table closed. Personally I like a better bit of speedy service. We finished at a little over 1 hr but still enjoyed the experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Friendly staff, great food and ambience. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent. Went for Winterlicious and was pleasantly surprised. Food was flavorful and came out fast. Service was quick but we did not feel rushed. Our water glasses never went empty. Impressed with the size of the portions, thought we would still be hungry afterwards but we were quite stuffed! Tables were very close together and not that intimate however.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Had a delicious winterlicious meal, punctuated by a candle on my dessert because it was my birthday. Every course was delicious, especially the soup with cheddar cream, meatball pizza, and gingerbread. Excellent casual and friendly service. The dining room get a bit crowded when filled - the tables are not that far apart from each other and there are no dividers in the room, giving it a bit of a cafeteria feel, but the rustic Canadiana decor makes up for it!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Went for Winterlicious 2018 and this was a great venu a casual environment. The menu choices were great and the service better. Only downside was it was slightly noisy.
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Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. We went there for Winterlicious and all of us loved it. Also the best service we’ve had in a long time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Good food & service but so noisy that conversation difficult.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Met a girlfriend for lunch for Winterlicious.
Good location.
Great value, good food, excellent service.
Tables a little too close together.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Casual, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always good food and service. Will always take my clients there. Love Bannock

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went here for Winterlicious menu-very good! Had a salad which had many complexities to it- pickled veggies, baked chickpeas for extra crunch and a creamy dressing. The risotto was very creamy but was off set nicely by the crunchy kale.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was delighted with the service and food quality at Bannock. I had the Winterlicious menu with cauliflower soup, chicken burrito and a gingerbread cake for dessert. The value was excellent at 23 dollars. The quantity of the chicken burrito was delicious with superb fries. I had raspberry cordial that was sparkly and divine. The service was superb with attentive and friendly servers. The host asked if there were any allergies and I informed her that I had a tree nut allergy and the staff were very sensitive to my needs by telling me that they would ensure that no nuts were in the food. The ambiance was a cozy Canadiana feel conveniently located at Queen street subway next to the Bay. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service. I would go back again for a special occasion. The prefix Winterlicious meals have good options and are delicious. Decent serving amounts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great time and great service! Can’t wait to go back again!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food (winterlicious) and great looking waiters...

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for Winterlicious. Pre-fixed menu was not too bad for the price. Soup was tasty as was duck confit. One thing I couldn't understand why the side dish (mashed potatoes) was covered with a fried egg but maybe this was their chef's creativity. The desert was very good as an overall impression of the place.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for winterlicious and had a great meal, very reasonable pricing

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My boyfriend and I went here for winterlicious. It was a bit pricey, but the food was amazing. We are students keep that in mind, but it was out of our price range. If not for that we would definitely eat here again. Everything was amazing, the staff was exceptionally polite, and I don't think my water glass went empty all night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We both enjoyed the food and the service was very good. It was Winterlicious lunch and the food was tasty and plenty of it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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