Bannock

4.2
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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Bannock is cool, confident and unapologetically Canadian. Centrally located at the corner of Queen and Bay in the Hudson’s Bay flagship store, Bannock offers a warm and inviting space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Bannock's honest approach to food is rooted in familiar, wholesome ingredients that are reflective of Canada's rich regional and cultural diversity. Dynamic and playful dishes like the decadent Duck Poutine Pizza and the iconic Arcadian Court Chicken Pot Pie are rounded out by a variety of other classic comfort dishes. The cocktail list is fun and cheeky, while the approachable wine and beer list have a clear Canadian focus.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere was rustic, food was pub style.

BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Would definitely recommend Bannock...and will be back

UE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A delightful spot to eat in downtown Toronto! Handy for the opera (we come from out of town) and a unique menu with many a Canadian delicacy! Everything from traditional Chicken Pot Pie to a lentil chili and more. Had to try the Bannock appetizer, which was just bannock and hummus -- too much for the two of us! Mains were great (steak and lentil chili) with half price wine on Wednesday to wash it down. Butter tart for desert was tasty, but not sure why it needed whipped cream on top. Looking forward to an excuse to get back there. Delightful servers every time we have been there.

d
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to grab a bite to eat before the theatre. They have a special theatre menu, as well.

CV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was poor, our server was very slow, and he. Seemed didn’t know what he was doing. He almost forgot one of my friends order, I had to remind him while he was standing behind the bar. I’m not sure if he was new. The food was ok, the portion is very small for a Full Canadian Breakfast and very expensive. Is it because the owner is a well know Canadian Restauranteur? Not sure.
The second part was the guy serving the food, O asked for Tabasco and he repeated, you want hot sauce? Tabasco is a hot sauce isn’t it?
Maybe will look
For another place next time for brunch.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed our visit. Service was quick and pleasant. Great ambiance and the food was delicious. Would recommend.

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and food. Would completely recommend to anyone

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service, great food

FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Have enjoyed each visit. Friendly and prompt service from knowledgeable staff. Friendly greetings at door. Delicious food with vegetarian and some gluten free options.

r
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Discovered during Winterlicious
Yummy food, nice ambiance, great service
10/10 would recommend

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The food was decent but came out before our drinks arrived.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good quality food and great ambiance.

DD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The restaurant was empty but when I called to reserve a table for two I was told it was full due to Winterlicious. When I got there the restaurant was only at 20% capacity.
The food was OK seemed like canned food to me very little freshly made.

YL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was asked if this was a special occasion and it was. We were celebrating 2 birthdays so I was disappointed that the birthday ladies were charged for their dessert. Not certain how it would work for winterlicious but at least some acknowledgement? or a scoop of ice cream??

L
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our winterlicious menu. Will definitely come back again. The portion sizes could be better.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The winterlicious lunch menu was fantastic!!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Service was fine but food took forever to come and the food was terrible.

JK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Bannock's Winterlicious was okay. The menu looked great online because of the interesting options and good variety, but nothing blew me away. I had the meatballs to start (liked them), the tandoori chicken pizza (could have been better - the yogurt dollops were large, and not that much chicken), and the brownie (looked bigger in pictures online and I expected it to be warm but it wasn't). Service was good, and everything was good overall but nothing special.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Service was mediocre. The chicken pot pie that I ordered tasted similar to frozen chicken pot pies I have purchased from the grocery store and reheated it in the oven. Food was not bad but nothing special. Poutine was very good. Sparkling water for $7 is also ridiculous.

MF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

I ordered from the Winterlicious menu. The arugula salad with pickled beets was good but my salmon was overcooked and the plating of the dish could have used a different platter.
The wait staff were courteous and efficient.

DE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to eat here! Today’s lunch was no exception.

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice meal wth family in an interesting place & trying new dishes

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I’ve written everything I wanted to say over on trip advisor, but I have to say I was just so let down by this place overall. Been waiting for years to go, and it was just... bland. Also — what’s the deal with a bannock box that doesn’t contain bannock?

Z
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good home style food, decor is canadiana themed, service is outstanding.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Went for a business lunch. The service was prompt and always nearby. My companion had special requests which were all met.

Food-wise, I found my entry okay. I ordered the chicken pot pie and found it was VERY salty.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We went for Winterlicious. There were 3 in the party. We all enjoyed our meals. Good value and good food. Very casual and noisy. Service was very good.

TR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, definitely a favourite

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very boring food and over priced. Service was good

TN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Went during lunch for Winterlicious and had to wait 10 minutes for a reserved table although there were plenty of empty tables for two available. Took too long to place the order and had to ask when the main course would be served. The food was finally served 1 hour after the reservation time. We had to eat in a hurry and had to have the desert to go. Not impressed.

RN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good. Went for winterlicious but it was terribly slow service. Almost 2 hours for lunch

VS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Very good chill environment. Can go with friends or take a date. They have several TVs on the bar side if you wanted to catch a game or something. If you want something more intimate, the other side is very nice. Always had good service when I eat here. Food is good... nothing exceptional but the price point is good. I would say the resturant is better than similar options like Turtle Jack's or Kelseys.

B
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef's menu choices were superb as was the execution of each plate. The flavour profiles exceeded my expectations and the quality of the ingredients, food presentation and temperatures were spot on!!!
Bravo!!!

a
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bannock is one of our favorite places to go. We were recently there during winterlicious and the choices were plentiful and all delicious

RA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The appetizer was under cooked. It was like pita and hummus. The pita was doughy. My main and dish and dessert was good. The hamburger was ok but the back bacon was raw to the point that it could make you sick. But they took it off the bill

VB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was good. Portions were all over the place though. Some too small and others too big.
The service was slow as a snail. We were the first ones seated yet took 30 mons to get each course.
We had to raise out hands to flag down ANY server.
A lunch thay started at 1130am didn’t end until 145pm because of the wait and inattentive staff.

VB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant is in a perfect location for offices and commuters accessibility. There’s only construction when we went there yesterday but the food was great and the interior is fancy and homey. The servers are very approachable too and very fast service.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another O&B great experience!

SA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great. This is a great place to go for lunch or for a quick dinner with friends.

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Been to Bannock twice for summerlicious and winterlicious now and both times my partner and I were impressed with the food! They serve hearty and delicious comfort food, we will be back for more!

CL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always delicious and comforting. Excellent choice for those who enjoy your Canadian fare with a bit of flare. Friendly staff. Fun and relaxing atmosphere. Worth the money.

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