Unique Dining Experiences in Toronto

Toronto is home to an exciting dining scene, with inventive menus everywhere you look. For a city with an appetite for innovation, restaurants are starting to go beyond the basic sit and dine. Torontonians have a variety of choices that amp up the dining experience from knights in shining armour, to dining in complete darkness. Here are some of Toronto’s most unique dining options. [Photo credit: Courtesy of Medieval Times]

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

1
10 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Where else in Toronto are you going to dine with royalty? King Don Carlos invites you to his royal court, to dine on a meal of roasted chicken, tomato bisque soup and sweet corn. Watch as the knights of his kingdom perform a series of feats, including sword fights! Cheer on your favourite knight as they compete in a two-hour jousting tournament. The menu includes cocktails, beer and vegetarian options.

Poop Cafe

2
706 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L4

Poop Café is the new oddball on the dining scene, being Toronto’s first toilet-themed dessert bar. Complete with toilet-shaped seats and dishes, it doesn’t take its name lightly. The menu includes a mix of Thai-inspired desserts like the Thai ice cream selections, as well as some savoury offerings.

Track & Field Bar

3
860 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A2

Bocce and cocktails go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? Lucky for you Dustin Keating, Joshua LeBlanc and Nickie Minshall, owners of Track & Field, agree. The first indoor lawn game bar in the city, Track & Field offers a place to play a game or two of bocce and shuffleboard while you sip on its signature cocktails. Located in Little Italy, it’s probably a good idea to reserve a lane before you head out!

The Sultan's Tent & Café Moroc

4
49 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3

Unique and romantic, The Sultan’s Tent is a dining experience you don’t want to miss. You are transported to Morocco, with an authentic menu and nightly belly dance performances. The experience starts as soon as you walk in as you are led to a tent to be seated. The intimate atmosphere along with the talented belly dances gives The Sultan’s Tent a unique presence on the Toronto dining scene.

CopaCabana Brazilian Steak House - Eglinton Ave

5
150 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1E8

This endless buffet and all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue experience includes live Samba dancing, silk aerialists, music and Brazilian street fighting demos.

360 Restaurant CN Tower

6
301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

Get the best views of the city in this sky high restaurant that rotates 360 degrees while you dine. After a thrilling elevator ride to the top of the iconic landmark, you can expect an elegant fine dining experience. Not just for tourists, this venue is a must for locals too.

3030

7
3030 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

Relaxed, with a quirky fun atmosphere, 3030 offers patrons a snack-y tapas menu, board games and pinball machines. The Junction hot spot is a hit with anyone looking to relive their youth.

The Shameful Tiki Room

8
1378 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7

Complete with fruity drinks in coconuts and bamboo-clad interior, the Shameful Tiki Bar is just as fun as it sounds. You can order giant drinks to share, or indulge in the unique Polynesian menu.

Fune Japanese Restaurant

9
100 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5H 3G2

Fune is the only place in Toronto serving up sushi on a conveyor belt in wooden boats that float around the sushi bar. Diners choose the boats they want to try - there are two plates of sushi per boat, with two pieces each, so you can try a variety of rolls.

O.Noir

10
620 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G2

O. Noir is a unique dining experience like no other in Toronto. The only “dine-in-the-dark” restaurant in Canada, O. Noir staffs the visually impaired, and makes donations to local associations that serve the blind and visually impaired community. O. Noir promises to ignite your senses through dining without the use of sight. A unique experience you won’t find anywhere else, its open for dinner service seven days a week.

Grabbing a meal for take-out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. Many restaurants and fresh food markets in Toronto understand the importance of a nutritious meal to time-deprived urbanites, and have made it their mission to provide Toronto with quick and healthy take-out meals. Grab a menu and make your choice – here are the best healthy take-out spots in Toronto. [Photo of Planta Burger by Jim Bamboulis]
Being a vegetarian isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to grabbing a quick and affordable meal. Luckily, many vegetarian and vegan restaurants have made it their mission to provide Toronto’s vegetarians with quick nutritious meals. From a vegan breakfast and lunch spot to a vegan burger spot, here are the best quick-service vegetarian spots in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
Whether you prefer fruit or vegetables, there are lots of places to grab a freshly made smoothie in Toronto. Establishments across the city are making delicious blends with unique and tasty flavour combinations and energizing proteins. Here are the best smoothies in Toronto. [Photo of Kupfert & Kim by Jennifer D’Agostino]
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