Bannock pays homage to Canada’s culinary history. It was the flat bread created by First Nations using ‘flour’ made from dried tubers or cattail spires. Then came the early traders who shared the Scot’s name for their wheat flour biscuits that were a staple in the earliest days of European settlement. The dough was sometimes wrapped around a stick but most often it was baked over an open fire or shaped into hockey puck-sized rounds an cooked on a griddle.
This lively restaurant, aptly located just beside the Hudson’s Bay store in downtown Toronto, is part of the Oliver & Bonancini group. It’s about honest comfort food using as many local ingredients as possible, and it’s about FUN! There’s roast duck poutine ‘pizza’ and legendary Arcadian Court chicken pot pie with well buttered, mashed potatoes. Mac & cheese has been updated with roasted flax topping. Heck, there’s even fried bologna, a fave at sister-restaurant Biff’s. The fireweed honey butter tart is absolutely worth jogging a few blocks to consume. Or you can have a coffee with a sour cream donut!
Bannock is one of about 250 restaurants participating in Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve your table.
Bannock est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre reservation.
401 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4