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“Friendly Service, Canadian Faire (if there was such a thing)”
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Ranked #50 of 8,996 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Queen and Bay
Transit: TTC - Queen Street subway stop
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had visitors from the United States so decided to take them to have some Canadian faire. The duck poutine pizza tastes better than it sounds, primarily because of the caramelized onions and proper cheese curds. My pork shoulder with spätzle was very tender. Portions are not overly large, which is great as it left room for dessert. The s'mores pie was good, but the butter tart was better. They used a flaky pie crust which made it that much better than the generic stuff. Worth a try. Service was friendly and efficient. Check out the maps on the server's t-shirts. Our server said that they don't mind customers staring at their chests. ;)

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Thank peabers
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Bannock was recommend by the locals at our conference, and I understand why. I paid $30 for a main course and a beer and it was totally worth it. The staff knew what they were talking about, and did not bug us with "how's your meal" every second minute while we were eating. The menu was interesting with some unusual dishes - at least for a Scandinavian like myself. That's basically what I'm looking for though when I visit new places.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

6 people = $300 with tip. Waitress was very friendly but did not know much about the menu. Had to go back and forth to answer questions. No need to dress up here, all walks of life. The food was comfort style. Chicken pot pie, macaroni, had the salt cod donuts because they sounded weird. They were tasty and predictably very salty!

Pork shoulder needed their house Nasty Sauce (extra 75 cents, to liven it up. a little too dry. Grilled Octopus was decent, nothing to rave about.

Smores pie insanely good!

Thank Ross C
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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for an unpretentious place for lunch today and ended up at Bannock
what a great find and I totslly recomnend the turkey burger.
it was moist unlike most turkey burgers and root chips were crispy and tasty.
while I didn't try the grilled cheese sandwich it looked yummy and finally one person in our party had the Cesar salad with chicken and loved it.
can't wait to return!

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Thank mocha2004
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Bannock is right across from Old City Hall in downtown Toronto, and just around the corner from the Eaton Centre and the Yonge Street theatre strip. There are very few decent restaurants in this area; mostly fast food and chains. Bannock is one of the very few exceptions.

We ate here just before the theatre and they could not have been more accommodating of our tight schedule. Food was delivered promptly and was perfectly prepared. The menu prices are extremely reasonable, especially for this location. The wine list is equally reasonable. The menu offers many choices, suiting pretty much any taste and the food was wonderful.

Highly recommended.

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Thank RedstoneBoy
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