Taste

Essential Toronto Cuisine Is Here

When you dine at Fairmont Royal York, it’s a sensory journey – every time, at every point across this essential destination. Whether you join us at the legendary EPIC Restaurant & Lounge, or at the easygoing Piper’s Pub, for best-in-class teppanyaki at Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, or at our all-time classic, the Library Bar, you’re tasting a unique culinary vision at the very heart of the city. 


Food and drink at Fairmont Royal York captures the unique soul of Toronto. We draw from all the vivid multicultural influences of this great city, working largely from local produce sourced at fertile Ontario farms, wild caught fish and seafood, and the finest ingredients across the world. At the bar, our cocktails turn heads and win awards (you simply must try something prepared with honey from our rooftop apiary – or a pint of our Mill Street Apiary Ale). And our wine lists will leave you in awe, with bottles sourced from California to Champagne to Chile. 


Every bite, every sip, every moment: this is a culinary experience that captures the heart and soul of this unmatched Toronto destination. We can’t wait to serve you very soon.

Afternoon Tea In The Library Bar

Fairmont Royal York has followed the time-honoured tradition of serving Afternoon Tea since opening in 1929. Tea is served on fine china, complemented by hand-crafted sandwiches and fine pastries, on Saturdays and Sundays in the Library Bar.

Hours of Operation

Saturday & Sunday

Seatings at 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

Reservations

Call (416) 860 5004

Rooftop Apiary And Garden Tours

Chef-guided tours of our Rooftop Herb Garden and Bee Apiary are available to patrons of Afternoon Tea. Home to over 300,000 Fairmont Pollinators, the rooftop garden is an intimate, green escape from the city, with stunning views of Toronto. Tours are held after each tea service on Saturday and Sunday, at approximately 2 pm and 4 pm. Book your spot with your reservation, or ask your server upon arrival.

Please note: Accessing the rooftop garden requires climbing several flights of stairs. This tour is not recommended for individuals with bee allergies.

Benihana offers a unique Japanese teppanyaki experience in downtown Toronto, with the excitement of teppan cooking right at your table! Benihana's highly skilled chefs present and prepare all entrées at a “hibachi” table, around which up to seven guests are seated. (Small dining parties may be seated with other guests.) A fast-paced performance of chopping and juggling creates a lively teppanyaki-style dining experience for guests of all ages. We also invite guests to venture into exotic foods from our sushi and sashimi menus.

Benihana Lounge Reimaginged

Inspired by the culture of Japan, reinvented with contemporary design and a world-class menu, join us at our new Benihana Sushi & Sake Lounge, located on the Avenues Level of the Fairmont Royal York. Putting a modern twist on traditional Japanese aesthetics, the new minimalist design provides the perfect backdrop to sip on premium sake and indulge in expertly crafted sushi prepared by our master sushi chefs. 

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Thursday

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday & Saturday

5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Reservations

Call (416) 860 5002

Open Table

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EPIC Restaurant & Lounge

EPIC's reputation for innovation and quality is enhanced with premium regional ingredients. The restaurant's contemporary design provides the perfect backdrop for a menu featuring the best of Ontario's growers. Chef Graeme Little is committed to offering local, sustainable and seasonal fare with a fresh new menu each week.

The Private Dining Room Experience

Nestled in EPIC Restaurant's beautiful dining area, the Private Dining Room seats up to 16 guests and provides unmatched exclusivity in Fairmont Royal York's Flagship Outlet. 

Be treated to customized menus that reflect your individuality and personal taste. A Private Dining Room booking ensures your occasion will be nothing less than luxurious – a fine dining experience unlike any other in Toronto.

Hours of Operation
Breakfast

Monday – Friday

7:00 am – 10:00 am

Saturday & Sunday

7:00 am – 11:30 am

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Monday – Friday

11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Dinner

Daily

5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Library Bar

Scotch, afternoon tea, and a martini voted Toronto's best, all wrapped up in wood and leather. Library Bar’s Whisky Library offers an ever-evolving selection of fine and rare Single Malt Whiskies, featuring outstanding drams from Scotland and ranging as far as Sweden, India and France. Why not ask our expert bartenders and servers for a recommendation, or explore the nuances of aroma, flavour and style with one of our bespoke Whisky flights.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday

11:30 am – 1:00 am

Saturday & Sunday

5:00 pm – 1:00 am

Reservations

Call (416) 860 5004

Open Table

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Piper’s Pub

Join us on our coast-to-coast journey of casual favourites with a uniquely local twist. Canada's best food and famous beers are within easy reach at Piper’s Pub. We invite you to try Canadian fresh salmon, delicious lobster and wholesome cheeses.

With its close proximity to Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre, Piper's Pub is the perfect place for drinks before and after the game, and offers an ideal setting for your next informal office gathering. Piper's is located on the PATH, Toronto's indoor network of shops and services, on the Avenues Level of Fairmont Royal York.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday

4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Group Reservations

Call (416) 860 5004

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