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CLOCKWORK, Toronto, ON

CLOCKWORK

4.6
4.6
561 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Accepting reservations for lunch service and weekend afternoon tea.

Serving up a bubbly cocktail offering, along with tasteful metropolitan fare, CLOCKWORK, at Fairmont Royal York, is a swanky, easy kind of luxury – a place to see and be seen, and watch lobby life unfold.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Financial District
  • Cross street
    Front and York Streets
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Clockwork is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2024 Sunday Afternoon Tea

    CA$94.00 per person

    Jan 7 - Nov 10, 2024
    The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy housemade buttery scones, savory sandwiches, and delectable pastries, while you sip on Fairmont curated quality teas.
    2024 Sunday Afternoon Tea Photo
  • 2024 Saturday Afternoon Tea

    CA$94.00 per person

    Jan 6 - Nov 10, 2024
    The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy housemade buttery scones, savory sandwiches, and delectable pastries, while you sip on Fairmont curated quality teas.
    2024 Saturday Afternoon Tea Photo
  • SEA AND BE SEEN - $565

    Multiple dates available
    As a place to see and be seen, on-lookers will marvel at your extravagant three-tier art deco seafood tower, soaring nearly as tall as our golden clock. Featuring rich delicacies like Atlantic Lobster, FOGO Island Snow Crab, Ocean Wise Oysters, Salmon Crudo, Tuna crudo, Candied Trout, Shrimp Salad, Marinated Mussels and Poached Jumbo Shrimps. For an exceptionally celebrated soirée, we've included the finest Acadian Wild Caviar and accoutrements.
    SEA AND BE SEEN - $565 Photo

What 561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Unspecified

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambiance

561 Reviews
  1. AKara

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice! Our food was hearty and I think it’s the best place to celebrate any special occasion in Toronto.

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  2. SharmaneD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience, the food and the experience. Customer service was excellent. Food was phenomenal! It was an afternoon to remember!

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  3. marisa

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great however, the prices have gone up significantly for high tea and for valet parking. I think valet parking should be compt at least if we’re spending over $100 for high tea.

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  4. komi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the experience is amazing! A lot of detail is taken into the service and the ambience. The art deco interior of the lounge complements the high tea experience and makes it very memorable!

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  5. 3sisters

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate a 50th birthday and was a new experience for all 3 of us. How do you go wrong with the Royal York?? Grandeur at its best and yet so comfortable. The High Tea was excellent. Tried a new tea (Ontario Icewine tea), delicious! The sandwiches were wonderful (although the chicken & fois gros was not my thing). The desserts were scrumptious. And the service was outstanding experience will will remember and cherish for a long time.

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  6. Thomas

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at this restaurant was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect for a mid-afternoon work meeting. The service was outstanding and made the experience even better. I would highly recommend this place for both business and casual dining.

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  7. MathusaanG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Wonderful atmosphere. Knowledgeable servers and hosts. Food is amazing and paired well with the tea.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, wait staff and the tea and food was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. The food was delicious and we always had our tea pot full. Definitely would recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This team made my daughter’s birthday extra special. Thank you so much for lovely memories we can cherish for a long time. Kloe was blown away from your incredible service. 🤗

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  11. YoMama

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here many times but the menu this time was very fish/seafood heavy. I would love to see some different options that are meat free (no I'm not a vegetarian, but variation is key!) Definitely not as impressive as the Christmas tea.

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  12. CarrieS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for an afternoon cocktail-mocktail for my niece’s tenth birthday. Outstanding service. She loved all the mocktail options. They went out of their way to make it a special time including a birthday dessert and a rose made out of a napkin. She was so over the moon about the experience. Thank you.

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  13. LinaH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want to be pampered and a guaranteed good food and time, look no further! CLOCKWORK is an amazing experience

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  14. Andi

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Table way too small to handle all of the tea and trays. It made it awkward and uncontrollable. The food was good. I had gluten-free and it was good for gluten-free. The atmosphere is what was outstanding.

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  15. StephanieR

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and attention from the team at Fairmont from booking to day of. Order a vegan high tea and it was beautiful. The regular one was as well including a special touch for my mom on her birthday. Highly recommend this experience and would do it again!

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  16. MarcB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had afternoon tea today at the Clockwork. The service was generally good. Our waiter was nice and knowledgeable. There was a large time gap (20 mins) between when we placed our order and when the tea arrived which we had difficulty understanding. Our seat was good but needed to be vacuumed more carefully, around the edges it was not pleasant and I had to stop looking because I was afraid of what I might see. The food was good but just good. The sesame seed bun and the croissant served were old and too hard. They should never have been served to us. The washrooms were somewhere between a 6/10 and 7/10 for cleanliness. That low score for that kind of a venue indicates there is something wrong with the way things are currently being run. If someone from upper management were to see the state of that bathroom today, and that it remained in that state for over two hours, I am sure they would have been very upset. My wife and I stayed at the Royal York two years ago and we were thrilled with our experience. Today was a very big let down and I hope that management can somehow find a way locate some of the shortcomings to bring the Clockwork back to her former glory. My advice is to give them a chance but maybe to give them a couple weeks or a month to improve things before you do. Best of luck.

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  17. PolarCamel

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    After recently experiencing High Tea in three diffrent places, my personal rating is #1 Edmonton, #2 Toronto, and #3 Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Toronto site has amazing staff, but the location of the cafe and the food could be better. Also the tea in a tea bag seems a bit less than expected - there should be real leaves!

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  18. Clare

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow and servers were not attentive. It seemed they didn't have enough staff for the day. It's one of the pricier afternoon teas and I was not wowed. It was just ok.

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  19. SAM1

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service for Afternoon Tea is amazing. Ambience also amazing. Scones are very tiny compared to other Afternoon Teas I’ve experienced. They should be the star of the show. Also, please use proper jam - a compote is not very spreadable Desserts are all excellent

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  20. AnneY

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue itself is an interesting location and well designed. We loved the gold gilded fine china and the modern take on the food presentation. Sadly, we found the sandwich bread to be stale. We also found the service to be lacking. It was difficult to get a waiter’s attention for example. A promised Mamosa ‘on the house’ to honour a 70th birthday never arrived until it was pointed out at the end of the experience.

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  21. EricM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and a great atmosphere. Sweet and savoury food items were delicious.

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  22. Fantastic

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience! I have enjoyed various afternoon teas in the city and this was most memorable! The ambience is unmatched…the service-attentive, the presentation of the food was gorgeous and the good was delicious! I wouldn’t change a thing!

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  23. CathB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Great place to go on a Sunday afternoon.

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  24. LindaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the service and food were outstanding. I love the piano music as well.

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  25. RAFFAELA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service very efficient and speedy! Didn't wait long for our food and Tea.

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  26. Scuggie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing for our first high tea experience. The service, accommodation for dietary restrictions, presentation, menu really great. The hostess was charming and certainly made us feel very welcome. Well done Clockwork - always a beautiful experience.

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  27. rayo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a decent experience, though we were the earliest seating the various breads in the sandwiches was not the absolute best (maybe the sandwiches were refrigerated??) and the bread with the crusts cut off was slightly dried out, and the whipped cream for the scones was slightly “skinned over”. At the price they charged, the food should have been 100% flawless. Otherwise the savoury items were well balanced, seasoned and delicious. The desserts were intricate and excellent. The selection of teas was nice and the service was great.

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  28. DarleneW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We have always gone to the old room for High Tea, it felt very British and cozy. Being out in the open with check in so close, the piano playing and the increased noise level was not appealing. This was our eleventh year and may be our last. The food was not as good as in previous years.

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  29. JFFFF

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 3 friends and I met to celebrate all our birthdays. We had a lovely time. Service and food was great. Nice atmosphere. We had to ask to have the music turned down as it was a bit loud at the start especially for my friend with hearing aids.

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  30. EmilyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding - favourite spot for high tea in Toronto!

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  31. GordanaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Afternoon tea was a delight. The selection of tea was nice, the food was delicious and the pastries were outstanding. Was so full we couldn’t finish our tiers so they wrapped up what was left and we were able to take it home. From the service to the ambience this was a great experience.

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  32. NancyH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was superb and the High Tea was delicious. It was the perfect choice for our birthday celebration!

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  33. ChristopherN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic across the board, expensive but would absolutely do again and is fantastic for special occasions. The mood is great and it's not loud but it is in a lobby so there's some noise for obvious reasons. Overall exceptional experience

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the seafood tower experience, which was great and we love the cocktails :) we really love this place, good seats great service and a great hotel bar the spent a good night out.

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  35. LeonaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate both Friday night and Saturday afternoon. I would have canceled Saturday but it was less than 24 hours notice. Friday we repeatedly had to ask for our drinks and our food order was given to another table hence delaying us eating. Saturday high tea wasn’t much better, again repeatedly asking for our drinks from the bar. I was disappointed given how expensive it is.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful first time experience of high tea at The Clock, Fairmount. Hostesses gave a warm welcoming. Upscale ambiance in an informal setting (comfy couches and arm chairs). Started with a wide selection of teas to choose from, I had the Grand Bazaar Spice. Very elegant serving ware of bone china. Contemporary serving tiers of fine savoury cold cut mini sandwiches and decadent desserts. I especially loved the warm buttery scones. Everything was delicious.

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  37. LisaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was really looking forward to this experience with my two lifelong friends we have been planning to do this for years . First we arrived and no wheelchair assistance parking . Then I was charged $30.00 for parking. We arrived on time . The food was terrible for the price and looking around the room I think other people thought the same. Then right at the time limit the waiter came around with the bill .

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  38. AC16

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an outstanding experience! The service is exceptional, food outstanding, decor and atmosphere truly awesome! Thank you!!

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  39. KerstinB

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, high tea was a great experience. Thanks to the manager, servers and all staff for making our experience a lovely one. We will be back and very soon.

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  40. Tester

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was… just ok. Have had many afternoon tea experiences (also at other Fairmont Hotels), and this was just ok, nothing amazing. And very $$$

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

CLOCKWORK is rated 4.6 stars by 561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for CLOCKWORK

100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front and York Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Clockwork is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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