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The Hot House

35 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
+1 416-366-7800
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (133 reviews)
“pasta” (64 reviews)
“jambalaya” (26 reviews)
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International, Canadian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

I was part of a group that had lunch here recently and was extremely pleased with the menu offered to us. Main course was delicious and the lemon dessert was extremely tasty. My one observation would be the garden salad which was not very pleasing...More

Thank emily3213
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2 trips to this place. 1- We went to this restaurant for afternoon tea as my son saw the sign for Chocolate Utopia as we walked by. As none was left he had the chocolate blackout cake which he declared was the best ever (and...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Monday Location: in a nice area, not noisy and close to our hotel. Ambience: cozy and modern decorated, you will feel comfortable dining here. Casual attire is fine. The mood was nice, uplifting, with good lighting. Service: was ok! The...More

Thank nadro2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting at a table by the windows in the Hothouse is good if you enjoy people watching. We did, and we do. The food was delicious, and the service was very good. I had Marrakesh Style Chicken and my husband chose the Wild Boar Bolognese....More

1  Thank nettipoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place on TripAdvisor and, given its high ranking, decided it would be a good place for Sunday brunch in Toronto so I called about 2 weeks in advance and made a reservation since on-line reservations were not available for Sunday brunch. We...More

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always willing to accommodate guests and their specific requests. We have eaten at Hot House many times and always come away feeling that it was a delicious meal with or without dessert. The restaurant owner could not be more pleasant and is also very community...More

1  Thank Diane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat out on the patio for a post-shopping beverage and bites. The service was good--friendly and professional. We ordered a Bistro Salad and Chipotle Mussels to share. The salad came out to us already divided on two plates, which was a much appreciated gesture. Both...More

1  Thank CayRoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two lunches here with the first being burgers and the soup. Everything was amazing and the service was great. The next time we had the curry chicken, stuffed chicken, burger and pizza. Once again everything was great. We really enjoyed our experience.

Thank 3GandD
HotHouseRestaurant, Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and the wonderful review!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were both fantastic. Had the mussles in some sort of Mexican hot tomato sauce and calamari share plate with bell peppers. Then had the apple salad with goat cheese in vinaigrette. The molten chocolate cake was dry however... wouldn't order that...More

1  Thank sammyj95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst visiting from the UK we have eaten at the Hot House on many occasions. We met up with family and friends tonight. The staff could not have been more hospitable and friendly in accommodating our needs. It helped to create a great atmosphere as...More

1  Thank robingry
HotHouseRestaurant, Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Robin! Glad we could be a part of your family trip!

At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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27 May 2017|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi! Can you call us at 416-366-7800 to discuss and plan! Thanks!
28 July 2016|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
We do have a Children's Menu! $8 for a choice of pasta, burger, chicken fingers, pizza or chicken Caesar salad, and inlcudes a drink and dessert. On Wednesday's Buffet or Sunday's Buffet, children under 5 are FREE, 6-10... More
17 July 2016|
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Response from HotHouseRestaurant | Property representative |
Good afternoon! Our Sunday brunch is every week 9:30-3pm and we are always a full house start to finish so reservations are a must! For a group of that size, we would be able to book it in for 9:30am-12pm time slot, or a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Buffet
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3, Canada
    (Front and Church)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-366-7800
  • E-mail
The Hot House Restaurant & Bar is one of the busiest restaurants in Toronto and the reason is clear... Great food. The Hot House offers spacious, colourfully decorated rooms and an upbeat atmosphere in addition to an eclectic menu to suit all tastes. From thin-crust gourmet pizzas to steaks, rack of lamb, Cajun shrimp, numerous pasta dishes, seasonal salads, and decadent desserts, this menu has it all, including an extensive vegetarian selection. The Hot House Restaurant & Bar also has an extensive selection of wines from around the world, as well as an impressive cocktail menu and a selection of offerings from Canadian microbreweries. The sun-drenched 150 seat patio at the Hot House is an excellent setting to sample some fine Italian wines, Canadian craft beers, or the one of the best mojitos and margaritas in the city. In addition to the patio and the eclectic menu, the Hot House also offers group menus and private areas ideal for birthdays, showers, office parties, meetings, or any other function.
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