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CLOCKWORK

4.7
4.7
580 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    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

  • THE CLOCK TOWER - $220

    Multiple dates available
    A sensational seafood tower perfect for sharing between two. Featuring rich delicacies like Atlantic Lobster, FOGO Island Snow Crab, Ocean Wise Oysters, Salmon Crudo, Tuna crudo, Candied Trout, Shrimp Salad, Marinated Mussels and Poached Jumbo Shrimps.
    THE CLOCK TOWER - $220 photo
  • 2024 Saturday Afternoon Tea

    $94.00 per person

    Jan 6 - Nov 10, 2024
    The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy housemade buttery scones, savory sandwiches, and delectable pastries, while you sip on Fairmont curated quality teas.
    2024 Saturday Afternoon Tea photo
  • 2024 Sunday Afternoon Tea

    $94.00 per person

    Jan 7 - Nov 10, 2024
    The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy housemade buttery scones, savory sandwiches, and delectable pastries, while you sip on Fairmont curated quality teas.
    2024 Sunday Afternoon Tea photo

What 580 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Best Ambience

  • Old Toronto

    Great for brunch

580 Reviews
  1. naki

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best afternoon tea and I’ve been to many. The china, sandwiches and sweets were top notch. The service was perfect and elegant. The afternoon tea is pricy, but well worth it!

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  2. dbmb

    Toronto

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea experience. As someone who eats gluten free I am often disappointed by afternoon tea but this was not the case with Clockwork. My food was amazing with lots of gf options. I was very appreciative of the attention given in this regard. It was a wonderful afternoon.

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  3. kavishag

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The seafood tower is to die for!! It was fresh, quantity was good enough. Highly recommend the oysters and lobster!! We had such an amazing time ☺️

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  4. TiffanyM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a wonderful experience! I went with My husband for Easter and we had an amazing time! The staff is so sweet and the food was to die for! Will be back

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  5. RosemaryE

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at the Royal York in the Clockwork Lobby bar. The service was excellent and the tea and savoury and sweet treats were all delicious.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience with my family, wonderful hospitality and great service, delicious food and one of the best tea I ever had in a long time, Paul was a wonderful and well mannered man that served us a complimentary cocktail when he heard that we had a special occasion.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and outstanding food! The Fois Gras Tart was outstanding!

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  8. CathyV

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of the food served during this experience was not up to par, especially considering the price. The tea sandwiches seemed old and the bread was hard and crusty, as if they had been prepared them the night before. It was quite disappointing, as one would expect better food preparation when paying a substantial amount. On a positive note, the service was very pleasant and the presentation was impressive. However, in my opinion, the overall experience was not worth the money.

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  9. NoelO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my first high tea experience, I went with a few girl friends we all dressed up as fancy ladies with our proper fascinators it was a good time and really relaxed environments. The food was amazing the tea was phenomenal and I will go back again one DAY.

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  10. JessicaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea was incredible, they made vegetarian versions of all the meat sandwiches, which were amazing! Such a great experience. Food and staff are top notch.

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  11. L355

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it! The staff is Awesome!!! Of course we love the Tea selection and the Menu… we will be getting back to experience Mother’s Day !!

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  12. KingaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, beautiful place and delicious food! Highly recommended, amazing experience!

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  13. PowerSerge

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Satisfied with the service and quality of the food and tea.

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  14. Penny

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very much enjoyed it, but would point out a couple of issues, which were immediately addressed to our satisfaction. The scones are small. Don't be alarmed. This tea is heavy on the sandwiches and desserts. There is more than enough food, and it's really good. At this price point and at such a grand old hotel, I would have expected real Devon clotted cream for the scones. It isn't. It's vanilla whipped cream. There was a service issue with the scones. The jam, whipped cream and butter were provided without utensils to use to put them on the scones. We ended up using our main knives for the butter, and the tea spoons (thankfully we don't take milk or sugar in our tea) for the jam and cream. Similar issue with one of the desserts on the tea tower - needed a spoon to eat that we had to ask for. Overall, though, it was a great experience and nice venue, and the food was great. The mimosas are also amazing - made with Veuve Cliquot champagne and fresh-squeezed orange juice - yummy!

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  15. MARC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great afternoon celebration here. Sandwiches were very delicious, especially the foie!

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  16. DebbieM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked clockwork for high tea for a birthday celebration and we were all very impressed - - the atmosphere, food, and service were amazing - - we had a very good time. Extra bonus points as one of our party is vegan and Clockwork delivers a full high tea experience - scones, sandwiches, desserts; all fully vegan so very, very well done to them on that. It's a bit on the pricier side for high tea in the city but well worth it and a recommended overall experience! Will definitely book high tea here again.

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  17. teelaj

    Exclusive

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing repeat visit to Clockwork! The service is top top notch and the food amazing. We ordered from the vegan menu and every single thing was amazing, and we didn’t feel like we were missing out on a traditional high tea experience. The ambience is also outstanding, serene, comfortable, and uplifting. Thank you!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience is amazing thanks to the wonderful team. Lia was absolutely fabulous! The High Tea food experience is truly incredible. We will be back. Thanks Fairmont Royal York.

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  19. AKara

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice! Our food was hearty and I think it’s the best place to celebrate any special occasion in Toronto.

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  20. SharmaneD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience, the food and the experience. Customer service was excellent. Food was phenomenal! It was an afternoon to remember!

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  21. marisa

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great however, the prices have gone up significantly for high tea and for valet parking. I think valet parking should be compt at least if we’re spending over $100 for high tea.

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  22. komi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the experience is amazing! A lot of detail is taken into the service and the ambience. The art deco interior of the lounge complements the high tea experience and makes it very memorable!

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  23. 3sisters

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate a 50th birthday and was a new experience for all 3 of us. How do you go wrong with the Royal York?? Grandeur at its best and yet so comfortable. The High Tea was excellent. Tried a new tea (Ontario Icewine tea), delicious! The sandwiches were wonderful (although the chicken & fois gros was not my thing). The desserts were scrumptious. And the service was outstanding experience will will remember and cherish for a long time.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, burger was really good. Ambiance and service was great!

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  25. Thomas

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at this restaurant was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect for a mid-afternoon work meeting. The service was outstanding and made the experience even better. I would highly recommend this place for both business and casual dining.

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  26. MathusaanG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Wonderful atmosphere. Knowledgeable servers and hosts. Food is amazing and paired well with the tea.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, wait staff and the tea and food was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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  28. JasmineK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This team made my daughter’s birthday extra special. Thank you so much for lovely memories we can cherish for a long time. Kloe was blown away from your incredible service. 🤗

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. The food was delicious and we always had our tea pot full. Definitely would recommend.

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  30. YoMama

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here many times but the menu this time was very fish/seafood heavy. I would love to see some different options that are meat free (no I'm not a vegetarian, but variation is key!) Definitely not as impressive as the Christmas tea.

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  31. CarrieS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for an afternoon cocktail-mocktail for my niece’s tenth birthday. Outstanding service. She loved all the mocktail options. They went out of their way to make it a special time including a birthday dessert and a rose made out of a napkin. She was so over the moon about the experience. Thank you.

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  32. LinaH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want to be pampered and a guaranteed good food and time, look no further! CLOCKWORK is an amazing experience

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  33. Andi

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Table way too small to handle all of the tea and trays. It made it awkward and uncontrollable. The food was good. I had gluten-free and it was good for gluten-free. The atmosphere is what was outstanding.

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  34. StephanieR

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and attention from the team at Fairmont from booking to day of. Order a vegan high tea and it was beautiful. The regular one was as well including a special touch for my mom on her birthday. Highly recommend this experience and would do it again!

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  35. MarcB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had afternoon tea today at the Clockwork. The service was generally good. Our waiter was nice and knowledgeable. There was a large time gap (20 mins) between when we placed our order and when the tea arrived which we had difficulty understanding. Our seat was good but needed to be vacuumed more carefully, around the edges it was not pleasant and I had to stop looking because I was afraid of what I might see. The food was good but just good. The sesame seed bun and the croissant served were old and too hard. They should never have been served to us. The washrooms were somewhere between a 6/10 and 7/10 for cleanliness. That low score for that kind of a venue indicates there is something wrong with the way things are currently being run. If someone from upper management were to see the state of that bathroom today, and that it remained in that state for over two hours, I am sure they would have been very upset. My wife and I stayed at the Royal York two years ago and we were thrilled with our experience. Today was a very big let down and I hope that management can somehow find a way locate some of the shortcomings to bring the Clockwork back to her former glory. My advice is to give them a chance but maybe to give them a couple weeks or a month to improve things before you do. Best of luck.

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  36. PolarCamel

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    After recently experiencing High Tea in three diffrent places, my personal rating is #1 Edmonton, #2 Toronto, and #3 Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Toronto site has amazing staff, but the location of the cafe and the food could be better. Also the tea in a tea bag seems a bit less than expected - there should be real leaves!

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  37. Clare

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow and servers were not attentive. It seemed they didn't have enough staff for the day. It's one of the pricier afternoon teas and I was not wowed. It was just ok.

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  38. AnneY

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue itself is an interesting location and well designed. We loved the gold gilded fine china and the modern take on the food presentation. Sadly, we found the sandwich bread to be stale. We also found the service to be lacking. It was difficult to get a waiter’s attention for example. A promised Mamosa ‘on the house’ to honour a 70th birthday never arrived until it was pointed out at the end of the experience.

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  39. SAM1

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service for Afternoon Tea is amazing. Ambience also amazing. Scones are very tiny compared to other Afternoon Teas I’ve experienced. They should be the star of the show. Also, please use proper jam - a compote is not very spreadable Desserts are all excellent

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  40. EricM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and a great atmosphere. Sweet and savoury food items were delicious.

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FAQs

CLOCKWORK is rated 4.7 stars by 580 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 8 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
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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