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HOTHOUSE, Toronto, ON

HOTHOUSE

4.4
4.4
2532 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
Welcome to HOTHOUSE, one of Toronto's destination food and wine eateries. We nourish your family like we would our own, and believe quality food shouldn't break the bank. Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many of the city's iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots and are in close proximity to the Financial and Theatre districts.

HOTHOUSE offers a multicultural menu reflective of our city's diversity. With local produce at our doorstep, we offer fresh food with a sophisticated wine and cocktail menu to match. Whether you're joining us for a romantic dinner for two or hosting your family at our famous brunch buffet, a warm welcome awaits you.



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SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 9:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Sat 9:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 366-7800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Curt Hospedales
  • Catering
    HOTHOUSE is pleased to provide professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Choose a selection from our existing menus or allow us to custom create a menu for your event. For more information, we invite you to view our website https://www.hothouserestaurant.com/events-catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Great food is the foundation of every noteworthy event. Whether you're hosting a corporate dinner or private event, HOTHOUSE delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Our venues host a range of capacities up to 350 people. Share your event needs and we'll craft a uniquely catered celebration.
  • Private party contact
    HOTHOUSE Events: (416) 366-7800
  • Neighbourhood
    St. Lawrence Market
  • Cross Street
    Front and Church
  • Parking Details
    Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 on evenings and weekends. There is also a GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade if you prefer.
  • Public Transit
    Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes). Nearest streetcar stop is King & Church (1 minute walk).Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots including Scotiabank Arena, Elgin Theatre, Canadian Stage, and many more!
  • Entertainment
    Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Half Priced Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Tuesday for a curated list of half priced bottles from our cellar!
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What 2,532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    International

2,532 Reviews
  1. CarlosG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hothouse was a nice place to celebrate our birthday. The place was beautiful and the quality of food was good in general. The ambiance was a 10/10 thanks to the relaxing live music, the wide windows, and the staff's attention. Maybe charging $45 for brunch seems a bit excessive though, especially when other places have tons of options for $10 less.

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  2. Masa

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    日曜のブッフェは、音楽を聴きながら美味しい料理をゆっくり楽しめます。料理の種類の豊富さ、美味しさには驚かされます。大人は45ドルしますが、子どもは17.5ドルでよく、家族で楽しむのにもちょうどいいです。

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  3. Squasha

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service, and the food was great. Loved the atmosphere.

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  4. BrianA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love the experience and the great foods provided during Sunday brunch ! Love the atmosphere !!

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  5. KatarinaB

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch…sunny and spacious with good food and great service. Reasonable prices too.

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  6. MikeG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's a good location but the quality of the food was not up to the task The restaurant was quite empty, and a lot of seniors. I was in this restaurant many years ago and the quality was above average it was sad to see the quality went down.

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  7. LynnB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was extremely friendly. Service was excellent

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  8. Yvonne

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent but the Jumbalaya thought very tasty, skimped on the shrimp.

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  9. TylerD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Muscles in white wine sauce were amazing. Service was good. Lasagna was a nice change up from the norm. Burger was pretty good but nothing to write home about. Would go again.

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  10. Sandied

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! Will be back Soon

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  11. PeterBruce

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Sunday brunch in the city...without a doubt! We have been many times, and will be going back.

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  12. RogerG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Great value for money and the drinks were on the house!

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  13. saultdiner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as usual, every time I hit up Toronto I aim to be there on a Sunday to enjoy brunch!

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  14. PaulM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Location and place was nice. Food was so so. Not bad but not great. Service was excellent.

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  15. FrankU

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dessert was too small of portion for the price everything else was great It was normal size poor visit do it was disappointing the it change to a smaller portion

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  16. KathleenC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our favorite spots to dine downtown!

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  17. Jordan

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, pasta was the slightest amount undercooked. Server was lovely. The restaurant itself is very nice looking.

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  18. MarcelP

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We come to the HotHouse very often but this was our first time at valentines’ day. It was not a good experience: the dishes we ordered were sold out (even though we were there at 630pm) and our server was clearly overwhelmed. We felt we were always waiting to get our drinks, or trying to get her attention, we spent a ton of time there just drinking water… my partner ordered the ribeye steak and it was very fatty, mostly inedible. We ended up cutting the night short and going elsewhere to get a drink a burger.

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  19. FreddyBill

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We both loved our mains. Lovely service. but.........BEST FRENCH FRIES IN THE COUNTRY. LOL WE raved about them all night. Been to this restaurant many times and have never once been disappointed.

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  20. MOENASIRZADEH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upon the auspicious occasion of Valentine's Day, my esteemed wife and I had the pleasure of dining at the distinguished establishment known as the Hot House Restaurant for luncheon. From the moment we crossed the threshold, we were enveloped in an atmosphere of impeccable civility, with the staff exuding a warmth and politeness that bespoke their earnest endeavors to ensure that each patron's experience was of the highest order. Our repast commenced with a selection of mezzes, a testament to the culinary arts' ability to transform simple ingredients into a symphony of flavors. This was followed by an exquisitely prepared Jambalaya, a dish that sang with the spices of the South, and a Half rack of BBQ ribs, its succulence enhanced by the perfect complement of French fries. The Atlantic Salmon, a marvel of the chef's skill, was cooked to perfection, its flavors harmonizing beautifully on the palate. The denouement of our gastronomic journey was the Hot House Signature Tiramisu, accompanied by a cup of tea and a double espresso - each a delightful epilogue to the meal. The confluence of these culinary delights culminated in a bill of $141, a trifling sum for the quality and service rendered. In sum, our experience at the Hot House Restaurant was nothing short of sublime, a testament to the establishment's commitment to culinary excellence and unparalleled service. It stands as a beacon of fine dining, and I am compelled to commend it to the discerning gourmand as a destination of choice.

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  21. ColetteD

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to this location many times and it is always a pleasure! The staff is friendly, the speed at which the food arrived was perfectly timed and the food itself never disappoints. We will of course, be back. Thank you for the fantastic food!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The selection range of the course is limited. We are there around noon, some of popular dishes, such as salmon has not much left and no refill from the restaurant. The 65$ including tax and tips I would more prefer to go a la carte.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you feel like having the best brunch ever in Toronto, this is the place you have to go to. Looking forward to returning for the experience soon! Loved the jazz ambience! And the food!!!

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  24. AmeachiO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place to eat, the wife loved it. The jerk chicken was amazing.

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  25. McChic

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was great. Wonderful selection for sure. But the price of $45.00 per person is steep even for Toronto. Beverages are plus that.

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  26. MannersMatter

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This is not a remark against the restaurant; it's an observation and comment on people's etiquette. Noise level...was not "energetic". It was too loud. As in, people's conversations. In proper etiquette form, we were raised to speak in a quiet voice...not so the three tables around you can hear everything you say. But, I know this is a useless point to make, because it seems manners, politeness and grace left town years ago. This made our dinner date less enjoyable, having to converse over everyone else's conversations. I will try a different restaurant for our next dinner date.

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  27. GA01

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would defintely recommemd. The only thing I would suggest is that they should inform customers who book online that there is a window from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturdays where you cannot order entrees as the kitchen changes from brunch to dinner menu. It would have been helpful for us to be aware since we had a reservation for just before the switch.

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  28. JaneR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday is chaos. Try another day. As a senior with walker it was hard to do a buffet. Prefer to be served.

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  29. CarlH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my friend for a Hot House experience. We will rate it 5 stars but a bit disappointed that they stopped making the waffles and the dessert table was completely done. $45 is not.a bad price for a buffet but you cannot just stop serving desserts just because you there's less customers around.

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  30. LouLou

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was welcoming, smiling all the time, and gave us a positive energy.

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  31. SteveM

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Many people working there but no one seems to know their job. Six people at our table, meals came for five , sixth person waited an extra 10 minutes for their food to arrive, after WE mentioned it to our server. (Not even an apology) Place is outdated! Visiting the Hothouse for Sunday Brunch years ago was great, but this place is definitely on the decline.

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  32. DrChrisB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a terrific find. Everything you could want in a modern downtown eatery. Last night was my third visit and I plan many more.

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  33. Anonymous

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unpressured, enabling our group to visit with each other, with service when we signaled and occasional checks to see how we were doing - and excellent server. Everyone was very happy with their choices; the food was delicious.

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  34. JamesM

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Sunday brunch. It is busy, but the food is pretty great. Definitely worth checking it out! Service was perfect and they kept the buffet filled.

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  35. AsjaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food options are not as good as they used to be. Poor bread options, no good meats and desserts were too dry.

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  36. DavidP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything great coffee and tea could be included with the 45 dollar price

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  37. MarcelP

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for dinner, food was amazing and so was service. 5 stars all around!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at a gem! Ambiance was captivating, food exquisite, and service impeccable. From the cozy decor to the delightful menu, every detail radiated excellence. A memorable culinary journey with unparalleled hospitality. A must-visit for those seeking a perfect blend of atmosphere, flavors, and attentive service.

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  39. JillG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The portions were a good size but the food and coffee could have been hotter.

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  40. LukaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved going here! Was great atmosphere and food was reasonably priced and delicious!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

HOTHOUSE does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. HOTHOUSE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-7800.

HOTHOUSE is rated 4.4 stars by 2532 OpenTable diners.

HOTHOUSE 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for HOTHOUSE

35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Front and Church
  • Neighbourhood
    St. Lawrence Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 9:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Sat 9:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Paid Parking underground garage next door called INDIGO - $8 on evenings and weekends. There is also a GREEN P at the bottom of the Esplanade if you prefer.
  • Public Transit
    Just a short walk from both King & Union Subway Stations (5-7 minutes). Nearest streetcar stop is King & Church (1 minute walk).Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, we're situated amongst many iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots including Scotiabank Arena, Elgin Theatre, Canadian Stage, and many more!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Curt Hospedales
  • Entertainment
    Our award-winning Sunday Brunch features a live Jazz band. come and join us for one of the best Brunch in the City!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 366-7800
  • Catering
    HOTHOUSE is pleased to provide professional catering for corporate and private events in the Toronto area. Choose a selection from our existing menus or allow us to custom create a menu for your event. For more information, we invite you to view our website https://www.hothouserestaurant.com/events-catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Great food is the foundation of every noteworthy event. Whether you're hosting a corporate dinner or private event, HOTHOUSE delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Our venues host a range of capacities up to 350 people. Share your event needs and we'll craft a uniquely catered celebration.
  • Private party contact
    HOTHOUSE Events: (416) 366-7800
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