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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-Fri: 11:30am-10pm
Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-4pm
Weekend brunch from 11am-4pm

Grab & Go / Coffee Shop Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am–5pm
Sat: 9am–5pm
Sun: 9am–4pm

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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Business Meals (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Quick Bite (7)
People Watching (6)
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Bar Seating (3)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was very good; however, unfortunately the service was slow. Our server was very nice, and was trying his best, but he was clearly too busy and it resulted in a lot of waiting. We also found the tables spaced far too close together - we almost left because it was so crowded. If you don't like being in loud, crowded spaces, I would avoid it unless you're going at off-hours (we arrived at 7pm).

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·Dined 2 days ago

Sad I missed the alcoholic maple lemonade cocktail. The duck poutine pizza and winter sangria more than made up for it. Our waiter was helpful too; came when needed and was efficient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This was without a doubt the best chicken pot pie that I’ve ever had. Service was a bit slow but it was prime dinner time on a Friday night. I’d recommend going for the pot pie alone!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had the most amazing young man doing the service. His smile remarkable and we really appreciated not being pressed for drinks. Making a reservation in advance was the best as we were assigned a table a little away from all the noise. Being from Quebec I can vouch for the poutine as being the best I have tested in Ontario. The Acadian pot pie was very tasty, creamy and a good portion size. I will return if I ever have the occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, excellent food and a nice ambience. We really enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return. Seating is a little on the tight side but it wasn't a problem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service and amazing food! The waiter was very welcoming and entertaining. We had many laughs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were all really happy with our meals. The waiter was really friendly and knowledgeable and the decor was warm and inviting.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came with family after the service at the cenotaph. Had a reservation and were seated quickly. Ordered the soup of the day and other regular items from the menu as we waited to watch several other tables seated and served well before we even had anything but water. I indicated the delay to the supervisor but had no response. Eventually was able to "catch the eye" of our server who said the soup was being held back so everything could come together. No break for one as he had soup and another course. The apology was accepted but then surprised at the last choice. Having eaten, we were made aware of the fact we could tip 18%, 20% or 25%!
Really?

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very disappointed at the hostess - I made my reservation on-line for 1:15 PM with a request for a table either along windows or wall. We arrived at 1:05 PM the hostess was noticed. At 1:25 PM people arrived later than us were seated while we were still waiting. I approached the hostess who finally took us in but she gave us a table right in the middle.....while there were many empty tables along the windows & walls. I reminded her my request at reservation. She looked unwillingly but seated us along a wall.
Fortunately, our waiter was great & we were pleased at our foods.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

From the moment I stepped inside I was impressed. The service was near impeccable- friendly and efficient and not at all intrusive. The food was delicious. I had an upscale version of a childhood favourite, fried bologna and eggs. Very tasty, perfect portion size and well priced. I also appreciated the availability of their non-alcoholic brunch cocktails.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I really enjoyed my meal - it was a dish I've had before - but my husband did not enjoy his at all. This seems to be a trend every time we visit - it can be hit or miss. Nonetheless, the wait staff was (and is usually) very good and the restaurant is fairly child-friendly so I will probably go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was as advertised, very good. Prices are reasonable for downtown TO as well. I had the grilled cheese, tasted great but was messy and very difficult to eat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Disappointing food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Too noisy to carry on a business conversation; however, food and service were great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious meal. The Duck Poutine PIzza was amazing and we enjoyed our leftovers the next morning for breakfast. Very filling and wonderfully Canadian.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Several great brunches. Last was very well serviced but food brought late.
Still, wonderful place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The server was careful to ask about dietary restrictions, which turned out to be extremely useful since things I thought were vegetarian were not (but were made vegetarian upon request). NB I've dined here several times and can heartily recommend the Caesar salad and the vegetable Cobb salad - both of which I try to reproduce at home.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very very positive experience at Bannock. It was the first time our boys (4&2) hadn't been to the city and we finished the day there for dinner. Although they don't have a kids menu the boys found something they really enjoyed and my wife and I had tones to choose from and very much enjoyed what we had. Serving staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was simply OK, nothing special and frankly disappointing as we expected better from an O&B restaurant. Wouldn’t go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Rents in downtown Toronto are so high now that you're paying more for the rent than the food. The food is very good, but more expensive than you would normally expect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went out with my boyfriend and my best friend for dinner, we had a great night! Was good food, good value, delicious drinks for 7$ on Thursday And ambiance is best cozy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Enjoyed lunch as always. Turkey burger amazes with avocado and mayo with pickles! Taro chips are a great blend of crisp and salty. Staff was attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

great food, great service, great Canadian theme with quality local ingredients. TERRIBLY uncomfortable chairs- maybe they just want to get us in and out quickly

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, comfortable, cozy and delicious food. Fabulous staff and service and good value for money.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our meal was all right, but the bannock was too salty and the pizza crust was hard to cut. The tables for two are too close together -- difficult to get in and out -- and the restaurant is really noisy. Our server listed the specials at top speed and seemed pretty bored with life. The menu is appealing and the restaurant looks inviting from the outside, but based on yesterday's experience I wouldn't recommend it.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I enjoyed my dinner at Bannock. The service was great! My only suggestion would be if my butter tart was served warm. I believe it was room temperature but a warm tart was have made my meal 💯!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Casual, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great, service not bad, ambiance left a bit to be desired. I couldn't get over the ridiculous price of wine. $19 for 9 oz of basic pinot grigio is crazy and should be reserved for fine dining restaurants - which this is not. Even their house wine was $16 for 9 oz.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food at Bannock is touted as Canadian comfort food so I wasn't sure what to expect but from soup to entree to dessert the dishes were creative, tasty and pleasantly surprising. Service was prompt and attentive. Seating and tables were comfortable even for a tall guy like me. We were so comfortable that in addition to eating we spent about 4 hours catching up and felt totally at ease

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Attentive service from a young Welsh waitress who accommodated my companion's multiple allergies. Tourtiere was generous and tasty, though another time I would supplement it with a salad since the ring of vegetables surrounding it was more decoration than a serving. Always reliable O&B. A great Toronto institution.

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food and excellent service! We came to Bannock for thanksgiving, being on holiday from England we were intrigued to try an authentic Canadian thanksgiving meal and we were not disappointed. Despite having to wait for our table, this did not effect our dining experience at Bannock.
Our waiter was brilliant, friendly and attentive, we could not recommend this place enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went there for more Thanksgiving food. Place was packed, but he service and food was great. Slightly pricey but worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lovely warm staff with equally warm and delicious food for great value considering the area.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved the turkey dinner! It may be our new Thanksgiving tradition!

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food at a reasonable rather than upscale price is welcome. Keep cooking from scratch and please don't do away with the beef cheecks on the menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great Thanksgiving three course dinner special

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

My first visit for lunch. Enjoyed the food and the service. I heartily recommend it!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was excellent. A bit difficult get server's attention. prior to taking our order he spent a lot of time chatting with another table and after requesting our bill it took a while to get.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Interesting menu, well prepared food and good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Overall a great experience. Good food and service. First time there and will be back. A little on the pricy side but delicious.

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