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€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
401 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
+1 416-861-6996
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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401 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted to try some typical food, first time in Canada- this dinner looked lovely and did not disappoint- we had not booked, but it was not a problem 10 minute wait - staff were fabulous and explained what was what - Poutine for starters,...More

Thank sharonlnorman
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here with very high expectations based on the reviews that we had seen. We did experience very good service. In spite of the restaurant being extremely full during this weekday lunch hour, we received our food in short order. My wife was craving...More

Thank GPaCalgary
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really wanted to like this place, but the menu was not all that large, and I had a hard time finding something I really wanted to try on it. The atmosphere is pretty good, but the tale we were at was not comfortable. The...More

1  Thank BillyBob66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been before but this time the service and food were a big wow. All 3 of us loved our meals (chicken pot pie, tortiere and steak).

Thank Orgchaos70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called at the restaurant before I go because I wanted to try " Grab and Go" since there was good pictures on Toronto 's guidebook. The staff answered my call said the restaurant is opened until 9:45pm. I used a cab Togo there and...More

Thank TheComedian1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for an earlier dinner on a Monday night and had our pick of the tables. Our server was friendly and had plenty of recommendations on the menu. We split the duck poutine pizza as an appetizer between three. It was delicious but very...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel sent us over here (close-by), when we were exhausted after a long day and wanted somewhere easy to eat. It is known for its Canadian comfort food. I had the chicken pot pie with mashed potatoes and butter tart for dessert. It was...More

Thank Swl781
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Bannock for lunch mainly because it was a new restaurant experience for both of us, and at lunch time in downtown Toronto there are many people looking for seating in busy restaurants. Bannock was busy, too, but seemed to have an efficient...More

Thank NGeorge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to check off bannock on my list of things to eat. Had never had it. Wasn't what I expected but it was good. We had the sampler which came cooked in different ways. Of course, the fried version was the best. I highly recommend...More

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible food, so flavourful, and so fresh. I will return here. I was with two friends and their food was excellent too. Service was prompt, professional and our server Ashley was very friendly and knowledgable. One of the best meals I've had in downtown Toronto....More

Thank Nan N
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Amanda C
5 October 2017|
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Response from Rivergirl1 | Reviewed this property |
No Childrens menu as its not geared to family dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
    (Queen and Bay)
  • Public Transportation: TTC - Queen Street subway stop
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-861-6996
With a total of 4,348 square feet, Bannock is part grab-and-go café, part coffee shop, and part dine-in restaurant. The architecture reflects the menu – eclectic and approachably Canadian – featuring antique pine and hemlock reclaimed from one of the Queen’s wharfs that sat under the waters of Lake Ontario at York Street for over a hundred years.

Bannock’s honest approach to food is rooted in familiar, wholesome ingredients that are reflective of Canada’s rich regional and cultural diversity, delivered in an innovative and playful way. Everyday classics are revitalized as the Chefs pay homage to traditional Canadian comfort foods, putting our cultural favourites front and centre. Bannock breads are integrated throughout the entire menu including artisan sandwiches and pizzas. Bannock garnishes are also added to soups, salads and main courses.
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