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PICNIC, Orillia, ON

PICNIC

4.8
4.8
99 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
In the heart of downtown Orillia. Part old-world tapas bar, part old-town grocer and deliciously fun.

Chef Joel's cuisine is inspired by the tapas bars of the Basque country (Southern France & Northern Spain) with a focus on seafood, preserved meats and raw foods. Join us for lunch, dinner or snacks & drinks 7 days a week.

Shop the provisions shop for ‘pic up & go’ snacks. You’ll also find steaks from The Common Stove and a curated selection of over over 75 wines and beers in our bottleshop.

Tapas & Wine Bar
Fresh Bread & Bottleshop
Live Music & Oysters
Patio Seating & Provisions Shop
Groceries & Gifts
Wine Club & Scotch Socials

PICNIC: a deliciously good time!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 259-9300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Joel Bennett

  • Catering

    Please email snack@picnicbar.ca to inquire about events & catering.

  • Private party facilities

    PICNIC is available for private party buy-outs 7 nights a week. Our licensed capacity is 30ppl.

  • Neighbourhood

    Orillia

  • Cross Street

    Matchedash

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Thirsty Thursday's Wine Club

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Three 4oz pours of three different wines, with an introduction to each from Caitlin. Lots of fun, plenty of wine, and a bit of chat too! Dinner at 7, wine club at 8pm.

Offers

  • The Sunday Show.

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Join us for live music, cold beer and delicious eats from 2-4pm. The Sunday Show.
  • OysterBAR Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Wed - 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Join us every Wednesday night for 1/2 price oysters from 5-8pm.

Popular dishes

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Simcoe County

    Best Overall

  • Simcoe County

    Best Food

  • Simcoe County

    Best Service

  • Simcoe County

    Best Ambience

  • Simcoe County

    Best Value

  • Simcoe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Simcoe County

    Healthy

  • Simcoe County

    Hot Spot

  • Simcoe County

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Simcoe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Simcoe County

    Romance

  • Simcoe County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DB

    DebbieB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We will return 💛
  2. CN

    CaraN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! The service and food was fabulous. The duck confit was particularly heavenly!
  3. M

    Momwholovesfood

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Half price tapas Tuesday - amazing quality and value! High end food experience with a great vibe and great cocktails too!
  4. CU

    ChrystalU

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the reservation process and how accommodating picnic was when changing our reservation.
  5. s

    sams

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance Really unique, just intimate enough Great bottle shop/ mini grocery Everything tasty Highly recommend
  6. DW

    DebraW

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and music at Picnic. Relaxing atmosphere. The bread with honey cheese was delicious. Duck was very tender. Recommended cauliflower was undercooked and too spicy. Had trouble finding something on the menu as I am on low carb eating. Fine place to drop into for a drink of wine or beer.
  7. SG

    SarahG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Great service. The tapas was fantastic.
  8. NS

    NatalieS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Picnic was a lovely time, with friendly service, and delicious food! Definitely worth the visit :)
  9. j

    jimmyb

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service fun vibe
  10. CH

    CarolynH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambience!
  11. SM

    SueM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Picnic. The service and food are always great. It's a regular go to for us.
  12. SW

    SandiW

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience 😊
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, server is friendly, knowledgeable, has a great sense of customers’ readiness to order…Tapas offerings are varied, and each delicious. I think we have tried everything!
  14. LG

    LGMPS

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great find in Orillia. Enjoyed the tapas in a warm and friendly environment . Was by myself and was welcomed - not always the case when dining alone. Oysters were fresh, carrot salad was great with an excellent dressing and the anchovies on toast had a lovely tomato purée. Definitely recommended. Prices reasonable. Service good.
  15. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and fantastic way to kick off our stay at the eco retreat at Glen Oro
  16. CK

    CarolynK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very nice restaurant in Orillia for Tapas. Very good service and a fun ambiance. Good size portion for tapas. No need to order too many unless you want to try a big variety.
  17. SW

    SandiW

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lindsay & Kisha are fabulous! The food is always a great experience 😋
  18. JM

    JudyM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We ate outdoors and it was a perfect evening so can’t beat the ambience. We shared the chef’s choice. Next time we would do a la carte. Loved 3/4 dishes. The scallop ceviche was the best. Portions were small and it was pricey for sure.
  19. HH

    HappilyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a nice evening here with friends. It felt like we were on vacation somewhere, nothing like it in Orillia! The dishes are meant for sharing so we ordered a variety and grazed through dinner. Really impressed with the food and our waitress was amazing. It felt high-end but unfussy and prices are reasonable. Saw some families with older kids but I don’t think I’d bring little ones here.
  20. SY

    ScottY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was perfect. We sampled many dishes and all were prepared and served perfectly. Service was attentive and helpful. The shop is an excellent bonus - being able to pick up some of the foods you’ve tried to take home is a great option. Went once and will be back often.
  21. M

    Meredith

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great drinks and great atmosphere! highly recommend!
  22. C

    Chloe

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to PICNIC three times now and every-time the food and the atmosphere is what brings us back. The service and people are absolutely lovely and make sure you have an enjoyable meal and the food is fantastic. We will be back for sure.
  23. PC

    PaisleyC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in funky decor small restaurant. Reservation recommended. Half price oysters on Wednesdays draws lively crowd.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought a friend to Picnic for her first time and we were not let down!!! Picnic is a wonderful place to go for an evening out, for cocktails, for lunch, for dinner…whatever the occasion! Food is exceptional and not the normal things you see every day on menus. It is unique, and my husband and I love this cozy place to go for just drinks or a meal. We will return over and over again. The owners, Simon and Darcy are wonderful, fun and interesting to chat with. Thanks guys, so much for this wonderful place to invite friends to eat or just to cozy up to the bar! 🥰
  25. DD

    DavidD

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dining experience. Each time we visit we expand our knowledge and learn how to get the best from our time at Picnic.
  26. j

    jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Picnic is our favourite go-to spot for relaxed vibe and sumptuous Tapas menu. Staff are warm, welcoming and well informed about both the menu and the carefully curated beverage options, making wonderful suggestions, to expand our dining repertoire. The sound track to our dining experience is always eclectic, with just the right dash of recognizable blasts from the past, at just the right volume to enjoy the music and still carry on an easy conversation. At the end of an evening, for me, there is always the Basque Cheesecake, with Sea Salted Maple syrup, at the restaurant, or as a take-home treat. jenn
  27. WP

    WandaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Good value. We would eat there again.
  28. H

    Harry

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great wine, Tuesday tapas night is the time to go so you can try everything that looks tempting on the menu
  29. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised to have such a great experience at this new restaurant. Truly appreciated the enthusiasm of all the staff!
  30. DD

    DavidD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Disappointed. We ordered the 4 course feed me menu for 4 people. All 4 courses were dominated by bread or breaded batter or starch. Not one of the seafood, or interesting meat dishes were included. Patrons should be told that if they want a delicious and interesting tapas experience to choose their own items. Cheers David Duncan
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael and Lindsey took wonderful care of us! The food was great, ambiance was charming and fun, and the service was exceptional. We live in Toronto and dine out often. I would compare the food to Bar Raval or Bar Isabel, but at a better price. They had some great wines leftover from their Thursday wine club. We enjoyed a bottle at the restaurant and bought one from their bottle shop to take home.
  32. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure! If you haven't been to a wine club night, you HAVE to go. So much fun with a great group of people.
  33. S

    Steve

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff and very good meals one would not expect outside of Toronto. We went back twice on our trip to Muskoka.
  34. AM

    AlexandraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service delicious food super quick. Got the recommendation from their sister restaurant when they were booked which was also great!
  35. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we amazing. We love how quaint the restaurant is. Excellent wine choices. The food was so delicious!! We will definitely return.
  36. A

    Alaco

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at PICNIC. The restaurant is small but it makes for an intimate dining experience. Service was attentive and friendly, maybe a little over zealous. We had the bread and olives, octopus, beef croquettes, and cauliflower. Food was delicious but we felt each dish was lacking a little something. Octopus needed an acid component as did the cauliflower. We eventually asked for lemon slices and it added so much to the cauliflower dish (we had finished the octopus). Beef croquettes needed a touch of salt, the beef itself was under seasoned and it’s flavour was killed by the mustard. All in all we enjoyed our experience and would definitely return.
  37. SW

    SandiW

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit & we are impressed. The food, service & ambiance was wonderful. You have to try the mushrooms & manchego! Everything was delicious. Will definitely return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early Mother’s Day lunch. Great food and service
  39. D

    Datenight

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The portions were tasty but we found the overall cost quite expensive for the amount of food served.
  40. DB

    DBTV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Best place to get a downtown Toronto hip type experience in Orillia. Few dishes could use some more flavour/spice like the clams for example; Other dishes are unreal like the duck confit, or the manchego and mushroom grill cheese. Will dine again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

PICNIC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 259-9300.

PICNIC is rated 4.8 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

PICNIC 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

11:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for PICNIC

140 Mississaga St E, Orillia, ON L3V 1V7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Matchedash

  • Neighbourhood

    Orillia

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joel Bennett

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (705) 259-9300

  • Catering

    Please email snack@picnicbar.ca to inquire about events & catering.

  • Private party facilities

    PICNIC is available for private party buy-outs 7 nights a week. Our licensed capacity is 30ppl.

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