12 Toronto restaurants serving festive holiday lunches

Nov 30 2016, 5:22 pm

A holiday lunch is an excellent excuse to kick back with your coworkers and celebrate a job well done over the past year.

Even better than an office Christmas party (where everyone gets a little too wild), this annual perk for many Toronto workplaces is ideally held on the clock and picked up on the company credit card.

Here’s where to hold your hard-earned holiday lunch in Toronto.




The King West location has added lunch service for social gatherings and business lunches this holiday season. Available weekdays from 11:30 am to 3 pm until December 23rd, look forward to dishes like this stone ground polenta topped with veal and ricotta meatballs.

Address: 604 King Street, Toronto
Instagram: @bucatoronto

Wickson Social

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The Wickson Social

Looking for a traditional Christmas lunch? Book your group lunch at this charming public house where the festive $35 prix fixe menu features a choice of parsnip apple soup or salad to start, mains including a roasted turkey plate with cornbread stuffing and gravy, followed by a tub of housemade ice cream or cakes to finish.

Address: 5 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Instagram: @wicksonsocialto

Beaumont Kitchen


Beaumont Kitchen

Because shopping working can most certainly work up an appetite, this west-end O&B restaurant is offering a $25 lunch prix fixe from now until December 30. On the menu, selections like red lentil soup, chicken pot pie, and spiced date cake.

Address: CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke
Instagram: @beaumontsherway




Party animals take note; Yorkville’s new plant-based restaurant (from the same folks behind The Chase) can offers a 10-seat, fully private dining room on the second level overlooking the restaurant. The top tier venue is ideal for intimate celebrations, while the menu offers meatless selections including truffle macaroni, 18-Carrot dogs, and fried oyster mushroom lettuce wraps.

Address: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto
Instagram: @plantatoronto



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Newly launched at Susur Lee’s King West dim sum parlour, traditional cart service is available Tuesday to Friday from noon until 2 pm. Except an array of delightful dumplings, spring rolls and buns.

Address: 604 King Street, Toronto
Instagram: @luckeeto




The third floor restaurant at Momofuku Toronto offers a three-course, $30 prix fixe menu that changes daily. One recent offering included a steamed bun, chicken ssäm and cranberry bread pudding.

Address: 190 University Ave, Toronto
Instagram: @momolongplay

Bar Reyna

Holiday lunch

Bar Reyna

This regal Yorkville restaurant is offering a $25 prix fixe for lunch-time festivities this season. On the menu, spiced pumpkin labneh, zucchini fritters, chicken shawarma and meal-worthy salads.Address: 158 Cumberland Street, Toronto
Instagram: @barreynato

The Chef’s House


The Chefs’ House/Facebook

Discover Toronto’s next top chefs at this restaurant run by Hospitality and Culinary Arts students from George Brown College. For lunch, select two courses for $20, or three courses for $25, featuring dishes like pear and celery salad, turkey breast with chestnut bread pudding and garlic mash, chocolate cinnamon pudding and more.

Address: 215 King Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @thechefshouse


holiday lunch toronto


The rooftop restaurant on King West is offering a $29 prix fixe for lunch-time festivities this season. On the menu, soup or paté to start, followed by a choice of steak frites, pasta or cobb salad, and cookies or ice cream for dessert.

Address: 627 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @chezlavelle

Gusto 101



You might be co-workers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dine family-style around the holidays. Take advantage of the Nonna Lunch Menu ($35 per person) and feast on shared platters (or a la carte selections) including arancini, carpaccio, insalata, pizzas, pastas, and more.

Address: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto
Instagram: @gusto101TO

Carbon Bar


The Carbon Bar

On Queen East, this upscale barbecue restaurant is offering festive lunches for $45 per person. On the menu look forward to selections like caesar salad and while shrimp ceviche to start followed by a pit master platters and choice of Kentucky pecan pie or burnt Basque cheesecake for dessert.

Address: 99 Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @thecarbonbar



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This elegant Italian restaurant is well attuned to accommodating big groups. To make the logistic easier, you’ll find simple three-course lunch menus for $20, as well as holiday prix fixe offerings featuring shareable starters, mains, sides, and desserts.

Address: 295 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @figotoronto

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