Bannock

4.3
1909 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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
Derek Wright
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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
What 1909 People Are Saying
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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars as usual

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SO
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Bannock.....I try to come here when I am in Toronto. Yummy, healthy food that has a farm to table philosophy

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JW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife, her cousin, and her grandparents. I've also been multiple times with just my wife, before we were married. Service is good, not in your face. Food is a bit pricey but definitely tasty. There are high quality beers and cocktails, although I wouldn't call it the best at either. Both washrooms and restaurant are on the ground floor, and avoiding stairs was nice for the grandparents. The menu covers a wide variety of Canadiana themed dishes. If the duck poutine pizza sounds at all interesting, definitely try it. Overall a high-quality bar that reflects well on the O&B brand.

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TW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Bannock prior to going to the Theatre. Food was delicious; my wife's Duck Poutine Pizza was simply outstanding, and more than she could finish (so fortunate to help her with that!). I had the pork shoulder tourtiere which was also tasty, but smallish, and unaccompanied by a side (with the exception of a few pieces of grilled cabbage on top) so felt the value on this dish is lacking; given it's the same price as the duck poutine pizza. Our server and service in general was excellent.

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C
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was craving the Poutine I love! As always, satisfied me happily!

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d
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, good food, good beer, quick and attentive service.

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NP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staffs were very friendly and accomodating. Food quality was great, and there's nothing negative I can say about this restaurant.

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TS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very good, and Bannock is a pleasant place to catch up with a friend. The linguine lo mein was tasty, if a little conservative in its spicing. Portions were on the small side. The butter tart was decadent and delicious.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well-prepared, exactly as described and delicious! And the service was outstanding!

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B
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. My pizza was crazy, two of us took some home

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding ceremony at City Hall across the street and after the ceremony we went to Bannock for lunch we had a group of 9 people with us. This restaurant I have to say was outstanding on there service and the food was amazing as well. As newlyweds they surprised us with a very yummy dessert specially designed just for us. I will definitely go back to this restaurant they did an outstanding job with making us feel special on our wedding day !!
Thank you Bannock for taking care of us! Xoxo

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FD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really tasty with a quirky menu. The cocktails were excellent. The staff impressed by having a genuine personal touch. I would definitely go back.

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FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wife had been before with daughter and hugged me to go. Both raved about the joy of outstanding food in a casual atmosphere. Had a $200 gift certificate from our son. Sat on it for months simply because the area has construction and looked unappealing. Huge mistake on my part.
We went on Thursday after work.
Waitress was one of the friendliest and knowledgeable I had come across in decades. Both my wife and I agreed that our meals were absolutely delicious.
OUTSTANDING
Kicking myself for not going sooner.
VERY reasonable prices such that we have almost enough money left over from the gift certificate to do it again. Yesssssss
Note also that they were sold out of two items we asked for. No big deal. Note also that it is casual. I wore Jean's n dress shirt and felt quite comfortable.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SPOT
F W Drewry. August 2018

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n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and attentive service. It had been a year soccer od last visited and I remembered how much I enjoy the experience at Bannock!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have dined at Bannock the past two years while in town attending a conference. Always good food reasonably priced. Service and accommodations for our large party were great. Thanks!

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've dined at Bannock what must be dozens of times a year. I'm frequently in the area and it's my go to spot for a nice casual dinner recommendation. The service takes it to the next level as everybody is super personable and kind. Always have a great experience!

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j
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so so good. Be warned the servings are large and I as a fairly large size man could not finish my meal. However Fantastic Comfort Food

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MT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Joey was excellent - very attentive and was able to accommodate all 9 of our out of town guests.
Everyone raved about the good, and it was overall a great experience.

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

good location, healthy food menu, the portion is not big

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That Turkey burger should never leave the menu.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner was fine but I don’t expect just “fine” from Bannock. Service was slow considering the low number of customers. We also tagged Open Table reservation as a birthday celebration but no one bothered to acknowledge it.

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L
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. Waitress was great. Best meal in Toronto that we experienced. One of the best meals I’ve ever had, actually. The roasted chestnut gnocchi was amazing!

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EB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So impressed and pleased with our Bannock experience. We were celebrating my best friend getting engaged and wedding dress shopping. The bubbly I requested was ready to go when we arrived and Marcel, our server, was truly phenomenal. Knowledgeable and friendly, he made our lunch as special as it was. The food was delicious and we all left very happy.

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VL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bannock's food is always good, but the staff is always what stands out the most. The waitstaff in particular all seem to be just wonderful people.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could make a meal easily of the appetizers. Poutine was excellent - hint, add the pork belly and corn bread the best. Really enjoyed the mains - fish shrimp cake but was almost too full. Will be back.

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CN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Phenomenal. The service was especially over and beyond. Our server Marcel was friendly, funny and extremely accomodating. Food was amazing...from presentation to taste. Would definitely recommend this place!

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was really friendly and the atmosphere was amazing.

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food , attentive service , wine too pricey.

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was pretty basic for an O&B chain. Disappointed with the food and the service took quite some time. Which is ironic because at the end we got served the bill right away during dessert, but then when we were ready to pay, they took forever to tend to us. LOL!

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D
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for my wife's birthday and it was fantastic! The summerlicious special was great. We especially loved the peanut butter s'mores for dessert! Highly recommended! Great friendly service and delicious food. Good value for the three course meal and quantity of food was perfect.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for summerlious. Great choice. Would come again. Loved the service from the staff. The fact they asked if we had any allergies was really thoughtful to ensure people that if they had it, cross contamination could be avoided

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met with a friend for lunch. Food was really good and decent portion, and especially good value with Summerlicious.

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n
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience always! Their Food makes me happy inside out 😀

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LI
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I go to Bannock a couple of times a year, today the food was better than ever! May have to start going more regularly. Everything is so fresh and well presented. The specialty mixed drinks were tasty and innovative. The service (Jordan?) was awesome!

The one thing about this place is the noise level, you can barely hear your table mates and therefore difficult to have a conversation when there is more than 2 people. There is a lot of "hard" surface décor, maybe some sound boards or décor that absorbs noise would work. Not a deal breaker though, will be back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

summerlicious experience: food is quite salty and portion is small. But service was good.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to experience Summerlicious which always is a challenge when you only have one hour for lunch. Our waiter served us very well & his recommendations were super! Due to lunch crowds we never really have time to enjoy dessert which is a shame as the lunch is quite expensive. I tried the rice & hen's bowl which was quite good & my friend had the cod cakes with shrimp. One of the drawbacks to this restaurant is the noise factor is always a tad too high for chatting.
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FM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Went for Sunday brunch. All the mains seemed lackluster. We both got the eggs Benedict and they were both very salty; it was presented in an interesting way with the accompanying salad having pico on it. There was alot of potential and it was obvious that they were trying but the saltinessof the meal overpowered all the flavour.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

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
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow but the food tasted good.

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