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Bannock

#105 of 6,809 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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401 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada (Queen and Bay)
+1 416-861-6996
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Malaysia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was pretty noisy when we were there ...probably because it was lunchtime. We ordered a pizza, some sweet potato chips and a pad thai. As expected, the Pad Thai didn't taste as authentic of course but passable if you want something lighter.

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Thank lilpinkdiamond
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had visitors from France and we decided to experience something different, something Canadian! Bannock came up as an interesting option. We went for dinner with our friends and it was enjoyable. Good service, good food and friendly atmosphere. We all chose different dishes and everything was well served/presented. Personally my dish (roast duck poutine pizza apparently one of their... More 

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Thank Pascale P
Toronto
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today my husband and I went for Brunch at Bannocks. I have to say that we had one of the best brunches ever! The menu is full of innovative Canadian comfort food dishes that are flavourful and full of Canadian content. I had the SMOKED + SCRAMBLED which is house-smoked salmon, mustard greens, and scrambled eggs. My husband had FOGO... More 

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Thank rosslake
Ajax, Canada
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to stop after a long day of shopping at the Eaton Centre or after work. It's in an excellent location! We went out for dinner during our night's stay in Toronto and we are glad we choose Bannock! At first we were a bit confused entering through the Bay St entrance since it looked like... More 

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Thank KevAmanda
Toronto
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited about a week ago with a friend who was visiting from out of town. It was my first time at Bannock and I was very impressed by the food and the service. It was tasty and on time and very flavourful. Enjoyed every bite. The server was very friendly and I enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere. I would love... More 

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Thank aniedasani
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was ok as with most o and b restos but the food was barely average. The menu sounded great but didnt deliver. Nothing noteworthy bit everything is definelty not made in house...many better options in the neighbourhood. Like eaton centre food court has better food. Thumbs down again for o and b

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Thank Andrewchedore
Michigan
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food pretty good, but had to wait a while for food, even though not that busy. Friendly and courteous staff. Decent, but not memorable.

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Thank Ray D
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly unpretentious place for lunch. Ordered lamb shoulder, price point is good for the food served. Service was good. Will come back and will recommend to friends.

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Thank Cecilia B
Yardley, PA
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183 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Bannock is a low-pretentiousness restaurant that emphasizes Canadian cuisine. I wasn't aware that there is such a thing as Canadian cuisine, and I didn't notice that the menu items are quintessentially Canadian (I had grilled octopus, which is not Canadian, and another item is proudly served with Heinz ketchup, which is, of course, not Canadian either)--unless you're talking about the... More 

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Thank DrGoldin
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Bannock restaurant, right in the heart of downtown Toronto at Bay and Queen Streets, is a must-stop if you're in the mood for a nice, hearty meal that bills itself as Canadian Comfort food. Besides learning a bit about the lingo ("Peameal" = bacon - now y'know), we ate there three times during a five-day stay (we were at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
    (Queen and Bay)
  • Public Transportation: TTC - Queen Street subway stop
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-861-6996

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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