CLOCKWORK

4.7
35 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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.

Experiences

  • Holiday Tea

    CA$79.00 per person

    Nov 20 - Dec 19, 2021

    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.
  • 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 35 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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AllisonM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

We haven’t been to the Royal York in a long time. It was a treat to enjoy and afternoon at the lobby bar and an evening nightcap at the library bar.
We were married at the Royal York 34 years ago so it is a special spot. We do miss the spiral staircase though.
Will be back soon.

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MrsChin
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance, service, food and drinks were impeccable. We will come back.

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Carmen
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The overall experience was very good, and a great idea for this Festive Season.
I did find the price a bit steep for this offering. I would have liked and preferred if there were more savory treats and not as many sweets. The tea that I had was not as flavourful as I was hoping. I had the Viennese Eggnog.

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vip3812Opentable9
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My family says that I’m obsessed with afternoon tea because I go regularly locally and have also gone to some iconic places around the world. I can easily say, though, that the Holiday Tea at the Royal York is one of the best afternoon teas I’ve had. The atmosphere in the renovated Clockwork lounge is gorgeous and the service was perfect. Can’t wait to do it again next year! Thanks to the staff and designers for a wonderful experience.

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WaynrS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service! Our server allowed us not to feel rushed during our lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

Went for holiday tea. Lovely food and tea. Poor service unfortunately which was disappointing considering the price and luxurious ambience.

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Yoshi
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Visited for afternoon tea. The lounge is beautifully decorated and has pleasant ambiance. Service was a bit robotic but attentive.
Everything else was very average. Food looked good but quality and taste were underwhelming. Overall, the experience was overpriced and underdelivered.

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CeceliaZ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff were amazing and attentive. Food was good & lounge ambience felt luxurious

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JaniceK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Service was just right and the staff were very professional. I did point out to our Server that there had been a drink spilled at another time on the bottom leg of our lovely leather couch in our seating area. She was very attentive when I pointed it out. I would recommend that staff take the initiative for a quick look around the restaurant at all levels before opening to make sure it is pristine. I would also recommend that the cleaning manager for the hotel should train their cleaners to spot check everything at all levels. Take absolute pride in their work. This is a beautiful classy hotel and lobby bar and I hope it stays that way. That was my reason for the 4 stars in ambiance. Other than that it was wonderful.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very comfortable relaxed quiet atmosphere to talk and eat

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VictoriaV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

You need more gluten free options for food and deserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Chris was fantastic, amazing genuine but refined service. He also discovered we were there for a special birthday and he was so kind in his service to help us celebrate.

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vipshopalula
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Fries ever! Also the Best BURGER!
Service is exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was attentive and very professional. Food and drinks were delicious. Great ambiance - classy yet casual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best fries ever.

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ClaudiaR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice fast service, place very beautiful, good food and very delicious cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elevated and upscale, this is a great spot for a one on one. Definitely a different vibe than Clockwork Terrace as that’s outside, but good nonetheless. Drinks are delicious (and strong lol). Their oysters, salmon tartare and the frites are also recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I accidentally booked the indoor bar dining instead of the patio which was a shame. The bar restaurant was more of a quick bite and chat feel which I wasn’t really looking for, but the food was nice and the server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance. Music could be a little less aggressive. Service was fast. Got seated immediately in spite of my party not being entirely present yet which is a big plus in my book (someone’s always running late). Great place for a date or cocktails.

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Hermajesty13
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very chic, low lighting, great ambiance.

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SaurabhB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy to be back at clockwork 🙏I appreciate the staff hospitality for their clients
Best place to spend evening

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LeanneI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Our server Leah was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A night out with my husband. Service was excellent. A really nice vibe.

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BeeBee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drinks and food were delicious. Service was amazing!

CLOCKWORK
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to learn you had a fabulous experience with us and received outstanding service. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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CallistaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

If you're staying in the hotel, its a nice looking place to grab a very expensive (but tasty) cocktail and equally expensive bar snacks. The ambiance was off, it was just... in the middle of everything and didn't quite exude the feeling you expect from the photos. The staff was friendly but forgetful for the bar was not experiencing a very busy evening. I was expecting a more well-dressed crowd, but being in a hotel you get people in jeans, puffy coats, teeshirts and it just threw off the whole experience for us.

CLOCKWORK
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. While we appreciate knowing you enjoyed a tasty cocktail, we are sorry to learn overall you did not have an exceptional experience with us. Thank you for your feedback and we have shared your comments with our Management Team. We hope to welcome you again in the future. - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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JaniceC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous renovations to the Royal York hotel and Clockwork is the wonderful place for drinks and small bites.

CLOCKWORK
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Janice. We are delighted to know you had wonderful experience and are pleased with the transformation. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipOliviaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was outstanding and went out of her way to make the afternoon special.

CLOCKWORK
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review, Olivia. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful experience and received outstanding service. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipDCDC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This bar is warm, friendly and beautiful. Staff, food and drinks wonderful.....this time of year....so festive!!

CLOCKWORK
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you received friendly service and enjoyed a delicious meal! We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipgarcikaren
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the environment and all the Christmas decorations

CLOCKWORK
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to know you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the ambiance. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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PatS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and wine were excellent; the service superb. But, your table-top was entirely too small for the plates and glasses involved in a meal for two. It ended up being an unnecessary struggle for space.

CLOCKWORK
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Pat. We are delighted to know you had an excellent experience and received superb service! We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our Restaurant General Manager for internal review. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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Beatrix
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food and drinks, and a beautiful and cozy atmosphere; the whole restaurant looked like a scene out of The Great Gatsby! I liked the lobster rolls in particular- they just melted in my mouth! The Meet Me at the Clock cocktail went perfectly with all of the food we ordered. The staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly, and I’ll definitely be back for more!

CLOCKWORK
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Beatrix. We are thrilled to learn of the outstanding experience you had! Meet Me At The Clock is a favourite of ours too! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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LAURAB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Even though it’s in the lobby of the hotel the noise is minimal and the ambiance is fantastic. The food and drinks are pricy but so worth it for a special date night. Everything was delicious and the staff were kind, attentive and overall amazing. Would definitely come back!

CLOCKWORK
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review, Laura. We are delighted to know you had an incredible experience and enjoyed a delicious meal and cocktails. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place. Drinks are way to expensive and I imagine people simply nurse 1 $30 cocktail all night. Had the cerviche which was outstanding. And a very large portion

Totally love the Reno

CLOCKWORK
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know you had a lovely experience and enjoyed the ceviche. We hope to welcome you again! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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LoveToEatInTO
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Very nice setting and the champagne cocktail was nice though very expensive.

Went for lunch but the menu is limited to small plates and the options are also limited. Ordered the mini steak sandwiches which were tasty but wished that 1) she’s mentioned that it would be served medium rare (I wasn’t asked) and 2) that it would be a entire chunk of steak rather than thinly sliced as it was very difficult to bite through a medium rare (almost rare) one inch thick chunk of meat between two thin pieces of toast. Also had the fires fried in duck fat which I assumed would have made them crispy but sadly they were not - tasty but not crisp.

CLOCKWORK
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the atmosphere and "Meet Me At The Clock" cocktail. We greatly appreciate your feedback on the dishes you ordered and we have shared your comments with the Executive Chef and Management Team for internal review on these offerings. Once again thank you for your feedback and we hope to have a future opportunity to welcome you back! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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DM1000
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my husband to Clockwork for lunch on Canada Day to celebrate his 80th birthday. It was a superb choice. The serving staff were attentive, friendly and created a festive atmosphere around him . We started with champagne then the best lobster rolls we have ever had (even in Atlantic Canada and Maine) and super hot fries. I told our server that it was his birthday and she organized a courtesy dessert for us to share. Altogether a memorable part of a special day for both of us.

Thanks to all the staff.

CLOCKWORK
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to know you had a fabulous experience and appreciate you taking the time to share this positive feedback with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future! - Meaghan, Guest Experience Specialist

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FAQs

CLOCKWORK is rated 4.7 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.