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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“turkey burger” (33 reviews)
“taro chips” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 16:00All hours
Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
401 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Went there with 2 friends for lunch. Enjoyed the casual environment. Menu wasn't huge. But each option looked unique. I ordered a salad and was very good. Food quality was decent. Service was fast and pleasant. Air conditioning can be turned up a notch. It...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The service from start to finish was great. Two of us had the Curried Lamb Shoulder. It was certainly very tasty but I felt it was padded out with too much with potato. The turkey burger was requested without a bun and they added lettuce...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

What a great place. I went with a friend and we loved it. Seriously tasty comfort food, (poutine, a s'more inspired dessert, fish & chips) great sandwiches with homemade bread, and good vegetarian options. The forest mushroom side was a hit with my friend. Brilliant...More

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

As in the name of the restaurant, instead of bread, many of the entrées use well made bannock. The service was good and friendly. The menu is "Canadian comfort food" which id done well and without pretension. We ordered a club sandwich, caesae salad, poutine,...More

Thank bkkgadfly
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

A lot of people recommended this place to eat, and it's in a good central location of the financial district. Supposed to be known as fresh and locally sourced, this place always smells amazing when you walk by it. The menu is interesting, comfort food...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Great food and very fast service. The summerlicious menu had a lot of variety and the food had Canadian flair and tasted great.

Thank jmalandra
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Had tried Bannock's takeaway on a previous visit, and was interested in giving it a second visit during the Summerlicious event. Following a tandem visit to the St. Mike's Defib & Eye Clinics, & a commute from hell in from Bowmanville, we sought something of...More

Thank Wannabe C
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Had dinner there wife wife and son. Service was very good, food was tasty, desserts were awesome. Great meal for $25.00. The pemeal bacon schnitzel was very tasty. Would go back again, casual dining.

Thank Vince T
Reviewed 10 July 2015

While visiting Toronto from the uk and after reading in a travel guide about Bannock bread. Me and my father decided to try some Bannock bread sold at Bannock below Hudson Bay near the Toronto Eaton centre. The waiter who served us explained that for...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We were here for Summerlicious. The appetizer and drinks came very promptly. Then the main course was delivered while my friend was still eating her appetizer. My soup was very good, my friend's. App was not. The main course was an odd combination of cold...More

Thank iceheart
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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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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