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CLOCKWORK, Toronto, ON

CLOCKWORK

4.7
4.7
140 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Accepting reservations for lunch service and weekend afternoon tea.

Serving up a bubbly cocktail offering, along with tasteful metropolitan fare, CLOCKWORK, at Fairmont Royal York, is a swanky, easy kind of luxury – a place to see and be seen, and watch lobby life unfold.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (416) 368-2511

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    JW Foster

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Cross Street

    Front and York Streets

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Clockwork is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    The tradition of afternoon tea has returned to CLOCKWORK. Enjoy our buttery housemade scones, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of sweets, while you sip on LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas.
  • Saturday Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    The tradition of afternoon tea has returned to CLOCKWORK. Enjoy our buttery housemade scones, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of sweets, while you sip on LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas.

What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Afternoon Tea

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambience

  • Old Toronto

    Afternoon Tea

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  1. K

    Kiran

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue and ambiance for afternoon tea! Loved the decor!
  2. S

    Suvi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Didn't enjoy the experience. Service was great but the afternoon tea was a miss
  3. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice china. Great food selection. Noisy near end when they turned up the music volume
  4. F

    Frankie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was so great. Very accommodating & great service. Delicious morsels, we got full before finishing. Only issue was my mom ordered tea before I did. I needed more time. Then I ordered. When they were then brought out same time, hers was no longer hot enough. Im thinking hers was made when she ordered but brought out when mine was.
  5. P

    Ping

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Worth to try if you are looking for a quiet and gorgeous afternoon yea experience
  6. S

    Seem

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The tea was great. The food was bland and just terrible. Place is overrated, it’s just tables in a hotel lobby.
  7. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a birthday gift to my aunt and we had the best first time experience and would do it again.
  8. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great and I'd recommend it to anyone. Service, ambience and most importantly the quality and taste of the food all came together seamlessly to make this one of the better lunch restaurant meal outings we've had in years.
  9. CM

    CarolineM

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service … good food… lovely venue Would recommend for high tea in Toronto !
  10. KN

    KurtisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have a bunch of dietary restrictions, and they were nice enough to basically remake the dessert menu for us. So sweet! Tea was delicious, almost too much food. Go on an empty stomach. My one complaint is the ambience. We went in the early afternoon and they started dimming the room at like 430 when it was still bright out. A bit rough on the eyes. And also it’s placed in like the lobby of the hotel?
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The table was too low and clumsy… you had to bend to reach your plate… the food was also very average for the price
  12. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful!! Excellent service. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
  13. RL

    ReyL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The Clockwork is an absolute gem in terms of ambience. It will transport you to a magical place of flowery and golden glamour. The servers were all wonderful; charming, helpful, and looker like they were genuinely happy to be there. The desserts were tasty. They make you a special birthday dessert plaque if you indicated the occasion. The only minor feedback is that some of the bread in the finger sandwiches tasted a bit dry and stale. I also didn't really taste the oolong in the watermelon oolong tea. But I think for the overall experience the it was worth it for a ladies' afternoon out.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience and the selection of sweet and savoury had a great time!
  15. VS

    VirginiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great time had by all. We have experienced high tea in the uk, and don’t feel that the scones should be the first serve, which they are not in London. The savouries should be first, followed by the scones, which although excellent, should be the last item served with the other sweets. The service was impeccable.
  16. FG

    FionaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location, friendly service, and fancy environment. Food is delicious but over priced.
  17. J

    Jodel

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    What a beautiful spot in the historic lobby of this classic hotel. Despite a server that may have had a bad morning, the rest of the experience was magnificent: delicious wine, tasty food (best frites EVER), and an overall lovely atmosphere
  18. MR

    MRob

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The desserts were excellent but the sandwiches were dry and lacked flavour.
  19. NH

    NikkiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and started out like I remembered from my last experience there. Pastries were amazing. The most disappointing was the sandwiches. I love the variety of breads you use but they seemed less than fresh. We also weren’t impressed with the cheese sandwich just tasted like jam and you couldn’t taste the cheese. Left underwhelmed by the food but everything else was perfect! The next question is what I recommend it to a friend… I put no because I expect more from the Road York and what we paid. Ambiance is important but the main experience is the tea itself. I would however tell them that it could’ve been a bad day and maybe they would have a better experience than we did. It would be up to them to make the choice.
  20. P

    Patricia

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food and servers are very attentive. We got a good spot to sit for the celebration of my friend's birthday. I appreciate the caring of the staffs.
  21. EZ

    EZLZ

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ordered shrimp roll, just two small bites. No way an adult lunch portion. Half the size of my colleagues club sandwich. Otherwise pretty good.
  22. AT

    AdamT

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time at afternoon High Tea. A lovely, delicious, unforgettable experience.
  23. LI

    LISAC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and they accommodated my husband's gluten-free diet restriction. We both enjoyed the food and tea selections. It's in a lovely setting. We would definitely go back.
  24. BF

    BarbF

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The ambience and the service was amazing However for $90 - there was little food and it did not taste great The finger sandwiches were so dry that they were inedible
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother-daughter afternoon tea.
  26. SB

    SuzanneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    60th birthday celebration
  27. LC

    LindaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic, I am going to bring my daughters.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It used to be better. My girlfriend and I used to go get tea at the library bar at the Fairmont, which was absolutely spectacular. It was disappointing to hear it had been moved elsewhere but we kept an open mind. The food was good but it seemed like everything had been downsized and they’ve clearly cheaped out a bit to drive their margins. Fewer sandwiches, smaller desserts, etc. It was still quite good, but a disappointing change from previous visits.
  29. JD

    JohannaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Spilt hot water on my mom's leg and didn't give a discount
  30. PM

    PaigeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    What a wonderful Mother's Day spent at CLOCKWORK! The Royal York was beautifully decorated for the occasion with gorgeous cherry blossom trees installed around the tea-time area. Lovely live music played elegantly throughout the space - a very subdued classical piano. The menu was great and very filling for the price. The service was good, but not the best ever. We didn't end up receiving water at all throughout our tea, but no one in my party was parched as we were drinking tea all afternoon. Our waiter seemed a little unfamiliar with the menu and offerings for the day, but not enough that it bothered me. Would absolutely return and recommend to those looking for a slice of luxury in the city.
  31. HA

    HiraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Its such a gorgeous setting, with such good vibes, immediately puts you in a great mood. Servers are great as well, super polite and helpful.
  32. BW

    BeverlyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed tea. Loved the live piano music!!! Service was excellent friendly and attentive. Will do again.
  33. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My girlfriend and I had a great afternoon celebrating her birthday. Expensive but what I expected for an afternoon tea experience. Highly recommend!
  34. T

    Tali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience start to finish. They not only accommodated a vegetarian guest but knocked it out of the park. Tofu in a croissant! Who knew! Exceptional service and flexible when we ran a little late.
  35. QW

    QWWP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Overall, very disappointed in the food quality. Our sandwiches were plated well in advance and the sandwiches were so dry. They did replace the worst ones, but very disappointed. The one waitress was rushing us. After being told we had to leave within two hours, they rushed us through the first course to the main. Given the price point, this was disappointing. Lovely location and ambience, but so many misses on quantity and service. It was not inline with the Fairmont brand I expected.
  36. d

    deeh

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience ! Great food and drinks
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    sunday family
  38. SM

    SammyMac

    Toronto

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice experience, but compared to other high tea services in the city, it was just OK. Tea sandwiches were tasty, but bread was dry. Service was slow, but attentive. Too much time from the time that we are seated to our drink order and too much time to get our drinks and then same for tea order and for food to arrive. Setting is lovely, but tables are so small that it was not functional for 4 people and a person that wasn't our server was handling all of our table settings and food (very pushy). During COVID, you don't really want another person touching everything on your table unless absolutely necessary. Ladies at hostess stand were very lovely and responsive and organized. I would recommend Clockwork for drinks because it such a fabulous atmosphere, but not for tea. You can spend the same somewhere else for better value and quality.
  39. AH

    AudraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous-would highly recommend! Impeccable service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend treated us to High Tea at Clockwork during our weekend shopping trip to Toronto. We’ve enjoyed high teas at the Palm Court at the Plaza in NYC, The Drake in Chicago—and this was right up there with the best. Loved everything about it. The selection of food is wide: lots of sweet and savory treats. Setting is wonderful. Gentle piano music set the stage. Can’t recommend this highly enough.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

CLOCKWORK is rated 4.7 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

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 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for CLOCKWORK

100 Front St W Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Front and York Streets

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Financial District

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Clockwork is located directly across from Union Station. Easily accessed by TTC Subway or GO Transit.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    JW Foster

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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