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PICNIC, Orillia, ON

PICNIC

4.8
4.8
75 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

In the heart of downtown Orillia. Part old-world tapas bar, part old-town grocer and deliciously fun.

Chef Joel's cuisine is inspired by the tapas bars of the Basque country (Southern France & Northern Spain) with a focus on seafood, preserved meats and raw foods. Join us for lunch, dinner or snacks & drinks 7 days a week.

Shop the provisions shop for ‘pic up & go’ snacks. You’ll also find steaks from The Common Stove and a curated selection of over over 75 wines and beers in our bottleshop.

Tapas & Wine Bar
Fresh Bread & Bottleshop
Live Music & Oysters
Patio Seating & Provisions Shop
Groceries & Gifts
Wine Club & Scotch Socials

PICNIC: a deliciously good time!

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 259-9300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joel Bennett

  • Catering

    Please email snack@picnicbar.ca to inquire about events & catering.

  • Private party facilities

    PICNIC is available for private party buy-outs 7 nights a week. Our licensed capacity is 30ppl.

  • Neighborhood

    Orillia

  • Cross street

    Matchedash

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Thirsty Thursday's Wine Club

    CA$20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Three 4oz pours of three different wines, with an introduction to each from Caitlin. Lots of fun, plenty of wine, and a bit of chat too! Dinner at 6, wine club at 7pm.

Offers

  • The Sunday Show.

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    Join us for live music, cold beer and delicious eats from 2-4pm. The Sunday Show.
  • OysterBAR Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Wed - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Join us every Wednesday night for 1/2 price oysters from 5-8pm.

Popular dishes

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Simcoe County

    Best Overall

  • Simcoe County

    Best Food

  • Simcoe County

    Best Service

  • Simcoe County

    Best Ambiance

  • Simcoe County

    Best Value

  • Simcoe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Simcoe County

    Healthy

  • Simcoe County

    Hot Spot

  • Simcoe County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Simcoe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Simcoe County

    Romantic

  • Simcoe County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DD

    DavidD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our dining experience. Each time we visit we expand our knowledge and learn how to get the best from our time at Picnic.

  2. j

    jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Picnic is our favourite go-to spot for relaxed vibe and sumptuous Tapas menu. Staff are warm, welcoming and well informed about both the menu and the carefully curated beverage options, making wonderful suggestions, to expand our dining repertoire. The sound track to our dining experience is always eclectic, with just the right dash of recognizable blasts from the past, at just the right volume to enjoy the music and still carry on an easy conversation. At the end of an evening, for me, there is always the Basque Cheesecake, with Sea Salted Maple syrup, at the restaurant, or as a take-home treat. jenn

  3. WP

    WandaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Good value. We would eat there again.

  4. H

    Harry

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, great wine, Tuesday tapas night is the time to go so you can try everything that looks tempting on the menu

  5. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were pleasantly surprised to have such a great experience at this new restaurant. Truly appreciated the enthusiasm of all the staff!

  6. DD

    DavidD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    Disappointed. We ordered the 4 course feed me menu for 4 people. All 4 courses were dominated by bread or breaded batter or starch. Not one of the seafood, or interesting meat dishes were included. Patrons should be told that if they want a delicious and interesting tapas experience to choose their own items. Cheers David Duncan

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Michael and Lindsey took wonderful care of us! The food was great, ambiance was charming and fun, and the service was exceptional. We live in Toronto and dine out often. I would compare the food to Bar Raval or Bar Isabel, but at a better price. They had some great wines leftover from their Thursday wine club. We enjoyed a bottle at the restaurant and bought one from their bottle shop to take home.

  8. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure! If you haven't been to a wine club night, you HAVE to go. So much fun with a great group of people.

  9. S

    Steve

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff and very good meals one would not expect outside of Toronto. We went back twice on our trip to Muskoka.

  10. AM

    AlexandraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service delicious food super quick. Got the recommendation from their sister restaurant when they were booked which was also great!

  11. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service we amazing. We love how quaint the restaurant is. Excellent wine choices. The food was so delicious!! We will definitely return.

  12. A

    Alaco

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal at PICNIC. The restaurant is small but it makes for an intimate dining experience. Service was attentive and friendly, maybe a little over zealous. We had the bread and olives, octopus, beef croquettes, and cauliflower. Food was delicious but we felt each dish was lacking a little something. Octopus needed an acid component as did the cauliflower. We eventually asked for lemon slices and it added so much to the cauliflower dish (we had finished the octopus). Beef croquettes needed a touch of salt, the beef itself was under seasoned and it’s flavour was killed by the mustard. All in all we enjoyed our experience and would definitely return.

  13. SW

    SandiW

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit & we are impressed. The food, service & ambiance was wonderful. You have to try the mushrooms & manchego! Everything was delicious. Will definitely return.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Early Mother’s Day lunch. Great food and service

  15. D

    Datenight

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The portions were tasty but we found the overall cost quite expensive for the amount of food served.

  16. DB

    DBTV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Best place to get a downtown Toronto hip type experience in Orillia. Few dishes could use some more flavour/spice like the clams for example; Other dishes are unreal like the duck confit, or the manchego and mushroom grill cheese. Will dine again.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Great food!

  18. SM

    SueM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love going to Picnic. Their food and wine is great, but we always have a great conversation with our server.

  19. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was incredible and staff are amazing!

  20. k

    kathleend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good time at Picnic! Super friendly staff and nice casual/comfortable ambiance. Must haves are the oyster, potato pancakes and the cheese/Charcuterie & house made bread. They just rolled out some new menu items this week (which they do frequently) and the scallop ceviche is AMAZING. Cannot wait to come back and have it outside with warmer weather and a glass of Quayles. 15/10 everytime !

  21. BM

    BritneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for my birthday last night because my usual The Common Stove was closed, and I'm so glad it was! All the food we had at Picnic was INCREDIBLE, but especially the oysters and the mushroom and manchego grilled cheese, drool-inducing. The ambiance was great and we felt like we were in a cute little tapas place in Spain. I even ordered another round of oysters for dessert LOL. I highly recommend if you haven't been, try it out you won't be disappointed!

  22. v

    venividicenavi

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An evening of small plates (tapas), really good wine (try their feature - even just to talk wine with a server who knows her stuff!) and great beer at the picnic table near the wine display. Our final plate was the 'wildcard' decided by our server. She nailed it with fois gras and cherries on pumpernickel. Favourites were oysters, the focaccia with butter and radish, potato pancakes and...well...everything else.

  23. M

    Marcel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would definitely recommend! The food was delicious and they have a fantastic whiskey selection. Very friendly staff as well.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My new favourite date-night spot. Love sitting at the bar. Great scotch selection and interesting wines too. Kudos on bringing a fun new experience to downtown Orillia!

  25. GM

    GayleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Amazing staff, interesting choices for tapas. Great cup of coffee! Fun place for lunch! Haven’t been there for dinner yet!

  26. HT

    HeatherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there to see our grandson Jakob Pearce perform. We hadn't been to Picnic before and we weren't expecting anything special and were very pleasantly surprised. I loved the ambiance...so relaxed and so much to look at. The food was terrific, Our waitress was extremely friendly and very, very good at her job. We also got friendly with some of the other patrons so it was terrific all around. We will definitely be back to try other things on the menu. Thank you for a great afternoon. Heather

  27. AB

    AllyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing experience for my mothers birthday. I’ve been to Picnic before but my family had not tried it yet. Some of my family have diet restrictions, everyone was able to find something delicious. We all enjoyed the food and had wonderful service. My favourite items are; the Spanish jamon, duck confit, and potato pancake. The server brought my mom a basque cheesecake for a birthday treat, she loved it. We will all definitely be back :)

  28. R

    Rockstar

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service food and ambience!! Love this place for lunch or dinner.

  29. DM

    DaveM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Sunday afternoons.

  30. J

    Jakki

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My boyfriend and I stopped in here for lunch on our way to Horseshoe and it was beyond amazing! The food was incredible and the vibe/entertainment was perfect for a Sunday afternoon. We ended up getting a few tapas (Mushroom and Manchego, Potatoe Pancakes, and Duck Confit) and they were out of this world!! Definitely coming again whenever we are up in this area again! Highly recommend!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. We had a great time.

  32. OP

    OrilliaPersonCM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent St Patrick’s Day evening with friends

  33. OP

    OrilliaPersonCM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent night of wine knowledge

  34. OP

    OrilliaPersonCM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent evening filled with fun and a great wine experience.

  35. AO

    AliO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always! Ambience, food and service are always great!

  36. OP

    OrilliaPersonCM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere and incredible wine knowledge!

  37. OP

    OrilliaPersonCM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent attentive service with great product knowledge!

  38. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would absolutely recommended going to Picnic. The food is wonderful, the staff are outgoing and kind, and the restaurant is comfortable and cozy.

  39. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were given the table nearest the window...and furthest from others - so right off the bat, we were happy. Then, once the food arrived, it was so tasty and different...that we were enthralled with the place. Couple all of that with great service, and we gave just about 5-stars for everything. way to go, PICNIC!!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about this place!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

PICNIC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 259-9300.

PICNIC is rated 4.8 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

PICNIC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for PICNIC

140 Mississaga St E Orillia, ON L3V 1V7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Matchedash

  • Neighborhood

    Orillia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joel Bennett

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 259-9300

  • Catering

    Please email snack@picnicbar.ca to inquire about events & catering.

  • Private party facilities

    PICNIC is available for private party buy-outs 7 nights a week. Our licensed capacity is 30ppl.

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