Bannock

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Comfort Food
Bannock is cool, confident and unapologetically Canadian. Centrally located at the corner of Queen and Bay in the Hudson’s Bay flagship store, Bannock offers a warm and inviting space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, 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.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service at Bannock was outstanding!

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good just alot of it, not sure if the food hit my stomach weird or I ate too fast but I'm leaning towards I ate too fast because it did upset my stomach. Food was good tho which is why I ate it too fast

CA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a Thanksgiving dinner, but they had run out of turkey and it was very busy, so the service took a while and we had to order something else. However, the quality of food, the good value for money and the kindness and dedication of the staff made all the experience worth it. They also served us a salad and the dessert on them, due to the wait. So in the end and despite the inconvenients, our experience was outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered the 2 course of turkey dinner.
However, it contained only one slice of turkey. To be honest, I felt a bit disappointed.

Cocktail (Autumn Harvest Sangria) and apple pie were nice.

AT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't know Canada had culture before I went to bannock. And Im Canadian. Lol.
Turkey sandwich was amazing!

KL
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Showed up for reservation to be told they ran out of thanksgiving lunch

LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Bit disappointed with food and service. We had the Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. The waitress was so so, and we waited quite a while for our food, then another half hour for our dessert. We finally had to ask a bus boy about the dessert as the restaurant cleared out. Our waitress didn't check but did apologize when she brought the dessert. The turkey tasted a bit odd, but it was well presented. The price was good. $95 for two dinners with dessert and a bottle of wine. The bottle of wine saved us.

R
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I liked the CoBb salad but looking for more greens,mushrooms,bacon etc.

PW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed ourselves, good food. Main complaint is that all 5 of us wanted a ceasar salad but wasn't available as we were told a large group the night before all ordered a ceasar so they ran out. No excuses as they had lots of time to stock up very disappointing.

RT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service. A bit of a wait for the table, but we had sufficient time.

WN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Substitute fries for Caesar salad for $3.50 was outrageous when the salad was smaller than an 8 oz coffee cup. I ordered a smoked salmon wrap but they gave me a roast beef sandwich. And the smoked salmon wrap which came later was very salty.

CN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the good is delicious and going earlier than usual for dinner (5:00) the noise level was low - great for us ! The server was exceptional - friendly, courteous, professional . I’ve never been disappointed but really, this waiter is terrific.
Keep up all you are doing!

PM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I find over the past few years the menu choices have changed and the food quality as well! The basket of bannock served is shameful. The scrambled eggs and smoked salmon was disappointing as was the cinnamon bun. Mediocre for an Oliver & Bonnacinni restaurant.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

It was really good food but service was incredibly slow. They came back to our table twice to inform us different dishes were no longer available and we ended up waiting over an hour for our dishes to begin arriving.

JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited from the USA and was in Niagara Falls and came to Toronto for a day and wanted to eat somewhere and experience Canadian culture. Yelp recommended this place. It was very good. The waitress was very good. The food was amazing.

J
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Bannock offers many options for a variety of tastes and preferences, all providing a taste of Canada. Food taste is usually pretty consistent, and there's a good variety of drink options. Service can sometimes be hit or miss, but usually pretty good. It's a neat place to bring visitors and show them what culinary offerings are available coast to coast.

HC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Try the Nanaimo Bars for dessert!!

NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was quite good, but the service needs improvement. When I arrived, I had to wait to be seated, as no-one was at the greeting area (I was the only customer). When I was brought to my table, I chatted with my server briefly, who seemed lovely. My husband was running late, and we were going to the show, so I ordered drinks for both of us, as well as an appetizer so that we weren't kept waiting. Appetizers arrived, but no plates were brought with the appetizer. We were only asked after most of it was eaten if we wanted plates. Our meals were brought next. I had the Lentil stew. No spoon was brought for me to eat my stew. I waited for several minutes to see the server again, but she never returned to our table. I saw her once talking with another patron across the restaurant, but still didn't look our way or come by to see how we were doing. I ate my stew with my fork. We were going to order dessert, but after another 20 minutes of waiting for the server to come back, we decided that ordering dessert would make us late for the show. When our server finally came back to our table, we asked for the bill so we wouldn't be late. I thought the food was good, the presentation was lovely, but the service was very poor. We won't go back.

NG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, it was very nice. Easy to make a reservation.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Really like this place but for the first time, food was disappointing

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good to have dinner and talking with friends

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. A kids menu or portion sizes would have made it perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the cheeseburger and turkey burgers. Tasty! Taroroot chips!
Best of all, our server was excellent!

MF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

There was quite a bit of construction going on outside of the building which did limit the light that could come into the restaurant so, for now, it was a bit dark. The food was very good (I had the Salmon) and the only thing that I would like would be that they have a bit more options for salads and soups. The sandwich and entree options were varied and our table enjoyed them - especially the burger. Overall I can definitely recommend it and will be going back again the next time I'm downtown Toronto.

RT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not the most exciting of the Oliver & Bonacini chain. Menu needs a change-up.

RO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious but they were out of a few things. Chicken pot pie and fish cakes were very good. The mgr was flexible with the prix fix options. Unfortunately the music was a little loud despite the mgr turning it down. Loved the half price wine wednesdays!!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

In laws visiting Canada from Japan.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice comforting food

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was late getting to the restaurant, and phoned to say so, and the staff was very accommodating. Food was solid, and well presented...wait staff were as friendly and relaxed as usual.

Pricing is a bit high, and the configuration tends to exacerbate the noise level.


Still one of my top 3 restaurants in Toronto!!!

L
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Always so chill.great food. Great prices. Love the Bannock box (best bread ever) and the new lentil chili on their menu is perfect for those cooler nights!

AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and good were great and noise level was perfect. A hard combo to find!!

I
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We chose Bannock for the Kosher option, unfortunately, it was very limited.
I would say I appreciated getting a call in advance to advise that was the case. It would be nice if we could have made our order in advance to ensure that options were available.

AA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Canadian comfort food! Took our US visitors for dinner. Loves the duck confit pouting pizza. Wait staff very friendly

Bannock
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review! We are glad to hear you and your guests enjoyed your visit.

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W
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Neat ambience. Reasonable prices. Will definitely go again.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. I'll come back. FYI there were some fruit flies around the table

AM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I only booked a reservation at Bannock because it was close to the Elgin Theatre, but boy, am I glad I did! The staff was cheerful and really helpful. Food was delicious. My friend ordered the chicken pot pie and stated that it was the best she had ever had. I would definitely recommend Bannock.

BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved coming to Bannock; the blend of traditional Canadian home cooking, but with heightened accents to it. The duck poutine pizza was particularly creative and tasty.

Shout outs to the staff as well - all very knowledgeable and on point on the serving. There was never a time when I felt that our table wasn't being taken care of.

Great stuff, will recommend to friends.

Bannock
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hello Bradley! Thank you for visiting the restaurant on August 23rd and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We will be sure to share it with our team, they always appreciate the feedback. Please call 416-861-6996 should you like to make a reservation. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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EB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. Have been to Bannock 3 times in 3 weeks and all exceptional. Applaud to servers. Attentive. Knowledgable.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food!!!

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