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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (163 reviews)
“pasta” (71 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

Really good value all you can eat brunch menu. No airs and graces - it is what it is. Great selection of food both warm and cold. Indeed theres an omelette station also. Appears to be aa Toronto institution with a wide variety of people...More

Thank Pepalmer
Reviewed 6 days ago

St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, just east of the delightful dog-motif water fountain on the north side of the street. The Hot House is modern, comfortable, open and airy: a pleasant place to enjoy lunch (or any other meal). Ours was a relative quickie. Salad for...More

1  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half of us chose the provocative sounding pasta. Meat was tender sausage with accompanying spices, vegies and sauces. Everyone raved, sometimes we even shared. Decent service, great selection of wines. Looking forward to a return visit.

1  Thank AlanMac5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent bistro food in a great environment. Plenty of choice on both the food and drink menus. Would recommend highly.

1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Toronto for a week, and this was probably the best meal of our stay. It's a huge place, serving mainly Italian fare - pizza, pasta etc. The food was good, and piping hot for a change. Service was friendly and efficient, and...More

1  Thank 300andrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very pleasant sitting outside on a very nice day and watching the world go by. The waiters and managerial staff were very friendly and helpful. I had a pasta dish of chicken and bacon in a rich sauce followed by a tiramisu that...More

1  Thank wakey47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"The special" ad pulled us in for lunch and glad we came in as its a really nice place and great atmosphere. Busy busy busy, but great service, fantastic food!!! The Halibut special was really really good and we're definitely coming back for dinner when...More

1  Thank Topher E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place in Toronto for have a bite , good table service and fantastic food with options to cater for everyone

1  Thank rizdent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is probably the best Toronto restaurant for the combination of quality prepared in-house fresh food, presentation of plating, taste and more than fair portion sizes. As a tourist, businessman/woman, visitor or even that of a Toronto resident, write this restaurant and location down...More

1  Thank waynechristian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends recommend this restaurant for a lovely Sunday brunch. This is a buffet style restaurant on Sunday’s with variety of delicious food and desserts The staff are friendly The restaurant is nice The food is delicious and plenty Reasonably priced Definitely worth a visit!!...More

2  Thank NumptyBoy5
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
16 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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