Food & Lifestyle


Food, glorious food!

For nearly a century, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been the country’s showcase for the very best in food. No matter who we are, food is the great unifier and there’s no better place to break bread with your fellow Canadians than at The Royal. Learn all about where your food comes from and then enjoy one of our six restaurants that range from “chicken fingers and a pop” to fine dining by Oliver & Bonacini. Short on time? Grab a quick bite in the food court where you can find a dizzying selection of great food.

You can also try your hand at cooking your own meal under the guidance of top Toronto chefs by signing up for a lesson in the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy. If you’re indecisive, then be sure to visit our artisan food sampling area and our popular Spotlight On Local presented by Metro Grocery Stores. You will experience some of the newest and most innovative local foods being produced right here in Ontario.

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Be sure to check out our Food-Focused Attractions

Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy

Every day the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy will feature notable chefs teaching their favourite recipes and highlighting amazing local ingredients. Space is limited so be sure to sign up today. $20 per session.

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Spotlight on Local: Presented by Metro

Spotlight on Local presented by Metro is a unique feature that celebrates the very best in local food being grown, produced and manufactured in Ontario. Visitors will have an opportunity to interact with producers while sampling quality local products.

Schedule Coming Soon

Food & Dining

At The Royal, you will find a world of gastronomic delights to savour. From elegant multi-course meals to lamb on a bun, from visitor favorite Rosti potatoes to fresh salads and lighter fare – you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy. The broad range of dining experiences we have available at The Royal makes it truly unique and a lot of fun.

Hitching Ring Gastropub


Located adjacent to the Coca-Cola Coliseum, this family friendly restaurant provides an opportunity for guests to watch horses warm up while dining or enjoying a drink from the bar.

HOURS: 11:30am-1:00am
(Horse show nights only, 9pm otherwise)

*Reservations not required

The Royal Court Restaurant


The Royal's flagship restaurant. Catered by Liberty Entertainment Group, providing exemplary service and local ingredients. It's the perfect place to eat before The Royal Horse Show.

HOURS: 11:30am-9:00pm

For Reservations:
Available September, 2022

Tanbark Club


Guests will enjoy this luxurious and exclusive atmosphere where Royal Terrace and Platinum & Gold seat holders can savour pre-show cocktails and small plates, perfect for social dining catered by the Liberty Group followed by a post-show after party. *Dress code in effect.

HOURS: 5:30pm-1:00am
(2am on Saturday, November 12, 2022)

Available September, 2022

The Bit & Bridle Pub


This laid-back restaurant & bar serves breakfast, light lunches, casual dinners and is fully licensed. Early risers know The Bit & Bridle has the best breakfast sandwich at the Fair.

HOURS: 5:30am-9:00pm

*Reservations not required

Bullpen Saloon


Yee-haw! The Bull Pen is where it's at for a hearty farmer's breakfast or a cowboy style lunch and a couple of beers. Stop on by for a quick lunch, dinner or a midday snack… come on down.

HOURS: 5:30am-1:00am

*Reservations not required

Heritage Court Café


A quiet Oasis located in the Heritage Court to sample a selection of wines, beers and cider while enjoying a fondue or charcuterie board.

HOURS: 11:30am-9:00pm

*Reservations not required

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