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CLOCKWORK, Toronto, ON

CLOCKWORK

4.7
4.7
247 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (416) 368-2511

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    JW Foster

  • 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

  • Sunday Festive Afternoon Tea

    CA$89.00 per person

    Nov 20, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy our buttery housemade scones, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of sweets, while you sip on LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas. Available during Sunday from November 20, 2022 to January 1, 2023.
  • Saturday Festive Afternoon Tea

    CA$89.00 per person

    Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2022
    The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy our buttery housemade scones, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of sweets, while you sip on LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas. Available during Saturday from November 19 to December 31, 2022.
  • Sunday Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    Available after December 31. The tradition of afternoon tea continues in CLOCKWORK. Enjoy our buttery housemade scones, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of sweets, while you sip on LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas.

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Unspecified

  • Old Toronto

    Best Overall

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambiance

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  1. DK

    DorisK

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I love Clockwork. It’s beautiful and the food and service are delightful. Our time was spoiled though by the family of 4 beside us who were taking an insane amount of pictures, both on iPhone, iPhone on tripod, full on camera and camera on tripod, flashes. Very very distracting. Don’t know if this was an invited influencer as we saw her talking with the hostess and pointing to where she wanted to take pictures. If so perhaps it might be better to book something like this outside of peak business hours to avoid spoiling the experience for other guests.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are excellent.
  3. CH

    CHRISTOPHER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot for lunch. Very tasty food and good drinks.
  4. RP

    RebeccaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    My friends and I went here for Afternoon tea. The service was good and the food was decent. I did not care for the chairs we sat in. They were very low and difficult to sit up in to eat. Overall, the ambience was very nice and I had a good time. I would probably go somewhere else for afternoon tea, though.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas afternoon tea was delicious! They were also great at accommodating multiple allergies that we shared in advance. We had a great time!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  7. JB

    JenB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely spot to enjoy a festive afternoon for my sister's birthday. Lovely tea service.
  8. R

    Rose

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place! Nice ambience. The food were excellent. We love the Clockworks Bar, the Christmas decorations, the gingerbread house. Very memorable moment.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic afternoon tea. Perfect for getting us in the Christmas spirit.
  10. D

    Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Not worth the exorbitant cost. Chairs were really awkward and uncomfortable.
  11. s

    sunny

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's vegetarian friendly, nice server and good ambience for date and party.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Planned to enjoy afternoon tea after the Toronto Christmas parade which is scheduled to be finished by 3 p.m. The table is ready on time. The staffs are nice. They come to refill the teapot before you asked for. The festive afternoon tea is amazing. The orange chocolate reindeer is my favorite. Everything is perfect for me. I’m sure I’ll be back for another occasion soon.
  13. L

    Leona

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    There is no denying Fairmont Hotel Toronto is superb in ambience and service. The newer Clockwork dining space is excellent minus for some of the food items. I tried their Festive Afternoon Tea and it was great apart from the fact that the food items were nothing too too special. It doesn't come close to afternoon tea in London but the portions were good and selection was still relatively enjoyable. Not sure if you're paying for the food or really just for the beautiful interior and experience but $89 wasn't awful for a special occasion and a beautiful option as there isn't a lot of good high tea options in Toronto. Standouts were the Mushroom Wellington, Turtles Chocolate Sandwich Cookie, and Spiced Pumpkin Cake. I also had the Earl Grey tea which was as expected. I still love the look and feel of this Fairmont location though so the overall experience was lovely.
  14. MB

    MelodyB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we went to clockwork recently for the festive high tea and it was amazing the ambiance was great and the food was delicious service was amazing as always. We have gone previously on Friday and Saturday nights and noticed they now have a DJ who plays which is not really needed. It’s a too loud and you can’t talk to the person beside you, it takes away from the relaxed ambiance. It would be better if they didn’t have a DJ as it is a lobby bar not a club.
  15. CB

    CarmenB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance and very friendly staff. The food was good for afternoon tea.
  16. N

    Nmp1234

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience. The service was excellent.
  17. MT

    MT1993

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We arrived starving, it took 25 minutes to get scones to the table. I was never offered a drink menu or a glass of water or wine in the mean time. When the scones finally arrived I asked for a menu to order other appetizers - and was told this wasn't possible. I can see Reign (Restaurant also in lobby) in my line of vision. But apparently this is impossible. When the sandwiches came, I told the gentleman how hungry we were and that I needed more of everything sent over - since you can't get me any other food. He told me he could "see what he could find that is extra in the back"... I don't understand? I'm paying good money, I shouldn't feel like I have to beg to get fed. This is a restaurant and there is a kitchen back there I assume? I told him multiple times I had no problem paying for another tower. He told me all he could offer me was more scones. I was hungry, and under the impression I was in restaurant? I was going to say it wasn't a good experience - but the fact is this is a bizarre dining experience where you find yourself in a restaurant reluctant to give out food - even when you are willing to pay for it. This is a CASH GRAB for tourists, not an experience I would recommend. Try Shangri-la or the St. Regis. Both of those experiences were unforgettable to me. This one I wish I didn't fight the traffic for.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice existence. Good tea and delicious scones.
  19. A

    Avro

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea service was beautiful and the ambience was great, but the price really is insanely high for what you recieve.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and great service. This was the perfect quick sit down lunch with a co-worker. Very pleased with the drinks and food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kurt is an absolute godsend! He is so friendly and efficient! Love him!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was birthday occasion and while the staff were very attentive, food and tea was mediocre.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Saturday Afternoon Tea at the Clockwork by Fairmont Hotel and it was an exceptional experience! The food, environment and especially the service was outstanding, we especially loved how attentive and kind the staff were! Thank you for a great afternoon!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother daughter trip!
  25. E

    Elle

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had fun, enjoyed the music. The food was good too.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The ambiance was exceptional
  27. EP

    ElizabethP

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea , My granddaughter and I go several times a year for afternoon teas , Royal York is one of if not the best,, Ambiance , service , food, excellent
  28. HB

    HafsaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food wasn’t good like at all. The tea stayed warm for two minutes they refilled the pot with hot plain water. Service wasn’t the best. They were nice but not present.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea experience. The tea is delicious and the pastries are scrumptious. Highly recommend for friends get together or as a special occasion treat.
  30. AM

    AMPE

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Not the best high tea I've ever had, nor the worst. Wish the scones were saved until the last course. Expensive for sitting in the lobby too but enjoyed the pianist and friendly servers.
  31. GM

    GinaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for cocktails and bites. Dessert was awesome too!
  32. S

    Stadesmith

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Clockwork was excellent. The ambiance is exceptional, the service is attentive but not over the top. The drinks were excellent and even though I only ordered french fries, they were also excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. The attention to detail in all elements of food, atmosphere, and service was phenomenal! The flavours of all the food in the afternoon tea were complex and delicious! The shrimp quiche was one of the highlights and my favourite sweet was the chocolate- Earl grey tart.
  34. BM

    BridgetM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed afternoon tea at Clockworks. The new decor is spectacular with chandeliers and autumn foliage. The seats were plush and comfortable. Our server was very pleasant and courteous. The food was exquisite and mouthwatering. The pianist was very delightful.
  35. TS

    TerranceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful getaway to catchup with an old friend or celebrate a special occasion! Begin with a mimosa to create a relaxed mood and then dive into the scones with your favourite pot of tea. I could do this once a week!
  36. B

    Bountie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea had great choise of teas, sandwichs & desserts
  37. KG

    KenG

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality teas and the scones, savouries, and sweets were top quality. Definitely recommend and we will return. Don’t know if possible, but next time I will ask for a few more sandwiches and reduce the sweets. Overall outstanding experience.
  38. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience. Would recommend without hesitation.
  39. BM

    BittyM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience and service. The noise level is the perfect amount, you can easily converse with whoever you are there with.
  40. OF

    OmidF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful space and addition to the lobby lounge. Cocktails were great and food was good, although the service could have been more attentive. No check in on how we were enjoying the food, just came by to clear once finished. The server did seem to be taking care of the full seating area though so cannot blame her for running around and not spending much time with us to see how we were doing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

CLOCKWORK is rated 4.7 stars by 247 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 21 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

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    JW Foster

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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