In Honour of Mother’s Day: The 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada 2017

Just in time to help Canadians decide where to dine out this Mother’s Day, we’re pleased to announce the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

best restaurants for brunch in canada 2017

This year’s list highlights outstanding eateries across Canada from The Merchant Tavern in St.John’s, buzzing with east coast charm, to the locally grown tastes of Forage in Vancouver. Ontario leads all provinces with 20 Best for Brunch restaurants in the top 50, followed by Alberta with 12 and British Columbia and Québec, each with eight. Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador are also represented.

Canadians love to dine out on Mother’s Day. According to OpenTable diner data from Mother’s Day 2016, this is one of the busiest Sundays of the year to dine out, with a 226 per cent increase in reservations booked as compared to an average Sunday. Additionally, on average Canadians make their Mother’s Day reservations only eight days before the holiday.

The 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada list is generated solely from more than 480,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada for 2017

Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, Ontario
ANJU – Calgary, Alberta
Auberge du Pommier – Toronto, Ontario
Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge – Wedgewood Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia
Barnstormer Brewing Company – Barrie, Ontario
Berkeley North – Hamilton, Ontario
The Bison Restaurant – Banff, Alberta
Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Bolero – Calgary, Alberta
BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Hotel Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant – Stratford, Ontario
Buca Yorkville – Toronto, Ontario
Cambridge Mill – Cambridge, Ontario
Canteen – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta
Carben Restaurant – Ottawa, Ontario
Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery – Toronto, Ontario
Deane House – Calgary, Alberta
Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph – Guelph, Ontario
Forage – Vancouver, British Columbia
H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, Québec
Hawksworth Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, Québec
Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, Alberta
L’Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
La Fabrique – Montréal, Québec
The Lake House – Calgary, Alberta
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa – Cambridge, Ontario
Lawrence Restaurant – Montréal, Québec
Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Liv Restaurant – White Oaks Resort & Spa – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Maison Boulud – Montréal, Québec
The Merchant Tavern – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Nash – Calgary, Alberta
Nineteen XIX – St. Albert – Saint Albert, Alberta
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, British Columbia
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Lemeac – Montréal, Québec
The Soca Kitchen – Ottawa, Ontario
Ten Foot Henry – Calgary, Alberta
TOCA – The Ritz-Carlton – Toronto, Ontario
Trafalgars Bistro – Vancouver, British Columbia
Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Vero Bistro Moderne – Calgary, Alberta
West Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Whitewater Brewing Company – Lakeside Brew Pub – Cobden, Ontario
XO Le Restaurant – Montréal, Québec

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