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$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
401 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
+1 416-861-6996
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“turkey burger” (36 reviews)
“pizza” (62 reviews)
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Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting Toronto and my friend wanted a butter tart. Looking on Google we found the closest to Eaton Centre was Bannock. We were on way to movie so asked for it to go. For 2 tarts, it cost more than $20. This is what one...More

Thank Sj M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly can say that the service is wonderful and the meals are amazing. I made the decision to try braised lamb and yes it was delicious. Regrettably, though, duck poutine pizza was mediocre. My time here was fun. I will certainly return.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our dinner in this restaurant at the last day in Toronto. The food there were designed and originated from the Scotland cuisine, tasted special and delicious, besides, if you were a cheese lover, you would enjoy your meal there, such as chicken lot...More

Thank jackychiu94
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We just had to try some Canadian food and we came across Bannock on yelp.Very delicious.The place was clean,chic and conveniently located .We even ordered some for our trip back across the border to the US.

1  Thank Ccari01
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Our server Fran was delightful - she was helpful and friendly dealing with our allergies, intolerances and special requests. The menu was a bit short on the classics but there is an à la carte section for those who want to create their own. I...More

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Went with a friend. Interesting restaurant. A bit different. Great location on Queen Street. Good food, good service. Not cheap. A bit noisy. Pretty good restaurant and the food choices are good.

Thank Brad N
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I was delighted to find this gem of a restaurant, conveniently located on Bay Street right outside of Queen subway station. One does not even have to venture outside, as the restaurant is located at the base of the Hudson's Bay store. I embarked upon...More

Thank missyv678
Reviewed 13 March 2018

"Canadiana Comfort Food" is a very accurate description for the menu options, the pinnacle of which is definitely the duck poutine pizza. I also recommend the mushroom soup, which is incredibly rich and delicious. Fair menu prices for the large portions and downtown location, right...More

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Came here for lunch with some friends. Not expecting much, especially as it is connected to the Bay. Food was surprisingly good. Best mac & cheese (their signature dish) that I have ever had. Came with exotic cheeses and mushrooms. A bit pricey ($19) but...More

Thank CanadianTravelReview
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Tried this restaurant for a dinner meeting. Interesting food pairing adventure. The Tuna Poke, Cesar Salad and Chicken Pot Pie were excellent. Desert portion was a little small but tasty. Would eat here again when I come to Toronto.

Thank Biz_Travelr2015
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
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Response from Tania M | Reviewed this property |
no kids menu, and I can't remember if they have highchairs, but we've taken our 4 yr old many times and they've been wonderfully accomodating to young diners. They will do smaller portions. (the mac and cheese was rated... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Bay St., 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
With a total of 4,348 square feet, Bannock is part grab-and-go café, part coffee shop, and part dine-in restaurant. The architecture reflects the menu – eclectic and approachably Canadian – featuring antique pine and hemlock reclaimed from one of the Queen’s wharfs that sat under the waters of Lake Ontario at York Street for over a hundred years. Bannock’s honest approach to food is rooted in familiar, wholesome ingredients that are reflective of Canada’s rich regional and cultural diversity, delivered in an innovative and playful way. Everyday classics are revitalized as the Chefs pay homage to traditional Canadian comfort foods, putting our cultural favourites front and centre. Bannock breads are integrated throughout the entire menu including artisan sandwiches and pizzas. Bannock garnishes are also added to soups, salads and main courses.
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