Downtown Toronto Lunch Spots for Every Day of the Week

As Toronto’s downtown core bustles with busy office-dwellers, the midday dilemma of where to grab lunch can easily become a daily occurrence. Throw in group dining requirements, dietary restrictions and endless options to sift through, and it can become downright overwhelming.

To help ease the lunchtime decision conundrum, we’ve rounded up a selection of downtown restaurants offering midday meals for the lunch crowd.




Find it at: Spadina between Front & Wellington

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

As a new contender for Toronto’s most impressive lunch destination, Aera raises the stakes (or should we say steaks) when it comes to a knockout midday meal. Offering elevated classics, sushi and steakhouse favourites that pair beautifully with panoramic city views, this oasis above the clouds is a can’t-miss. Reserve a table for your next lunch meeting or afternoon escapade and take in the scenic atmosphere from The Well’s penthouse floor.

The Joneses

Find it at: Yonge & Wellington

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

Welcoming neighbours for delicious eats throughout the week, rediscover retro charm from the comfort of The Joneses’ eclectic abode. Offering a funky mix of old and new, dig into premium steaks and superior sides, along with pressed sushi, salads, Detroit-style pizza and more. Creatively pushing the culinary envelope while playfully nodding to nostalgia, get your fill of classic Americana in Toronto’s lively downtown core.

Albacore Tuna Poke Bowl with snap peas, radish, soybeans, sprouts, shredded nori, house pickles, sesame soy dressing and togarashi aïoli in a white bowl on a light wood table


Find it at: Wellington between Yonge & Bay

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

A pillar in the downtown dining scene and pioneer restaurant in the Financial District, Jump offers North American cuisine with Italian influences and reinvented classics. A busy hub for business lunches that will have diners feeling as if they’ve touched down in Manhattan, experience Jump’s irresistible energy and don’t forget to visit the hidden-gem courtyard terrace while you’re at it. Need something quick? For just $28, enjoy a weekly inspired sandwich, soup and salad combo for dine-in or takeout.

A multi-level patio with tons of flower pots outside The Rabbit Hole.

The Rabbit Hole

Find it at: Bay & Adelaide

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

You may lose track of time at this wild and whimsical gastropub, where British-inspired cuisine is served with a side of Canadian hospitality. When the weather cooperates, The Rabbit Hole‘s three-level outdoor patio is the perfect location for a mid-afternoon bite with colleagues. Sample a ‘sarnie’ served with chunky chips or green salad and stick around for happy hour specials and scrumptious snacks. In the colder months, cozy up indoors where classic British comforts keep diners warm.


Find it at: Yonge & Richmond

Visit for lunch on: Tue–Fri

Experience the vibrant essence of South American cuisine while taking in Leña’s stunning interior. Pull up a seat at the bar or grab a table with your group and enjoy unique and imaginative dishes rooted in tradition. Sample small plates and apps, try a handheld Spanish-inspired sándwich, or choose from a variety of tasty entrées where flavour is always on offer.

Canoe Dining Room


Find it at: Bay & Wellington

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Fri

Celebrating something special? Looking to impress a client? Or just feeling fancy? Visit Canoe, one of Canada’s most iconic restaurants, located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower. With over 25 years of culinary history, enjoy artfully crafted dishes inspired by Canada’s diverse landscape and featuring some of the finest ingredients from farmers and suppliers across the nation.

La Plume

Find it at: The Well, Front & Spadina

Visit for lunch on: Tues–Fri

Take a quick vacation to the South of France and say oui to lunch at La Plume. Marrying the cozy romance of a classic French bistro with the unruffled flair of a laid-back brasserie, celebrate l’art de vivre with multiple types of tartare, fresh salads, rôtisserie chicken, steak frites and so much more. Bring your littles, there’s a kids menu to boot!

The Dorset

Find it at: The Well, Front & Spadina

Visit for lunch on: Tues–Sun

While the dining room at The Dorset is focused on dinner service, the main floor bar boasts an all-day menu that will make all your lunch dreams come true. Inspired by the British coast and countryside (hence the quaint seaside town it’s named for), The Dorset’s scratchmade Burger, Steak or Hake & Chips and Roast of the Day will have your mouth watering.

Queen’s Cross Food Hall

Find it at: CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Visit for lunch on: Mon–Sun

If you’ve ever been bored of your usual lunchtime selection, Queen’s Cross Food Hall is a haven for quick, casual eats with an emphasis on variety. With 16 food stalls to choose from, inclusive of a full-service bar and two rotating stalls, there are endless options to explore. Delve into lunch at Lala’s Cantina, Le Petit Cornichon, Libretto Slice Shop, Babel Hummus Bar, Gil’s Fish & Chipperie… the list goes on!