Food & Lifestyle


Food, glorious food!

For 97 years, 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 fill your belly at one of eight sit-down restaurants that range from “chicken fingers and a pop” to fine dining by Oliver & Bonacini. Or maybe grab a quick bite in the food court where you can find a dizzying selection of great food.

Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at cooking your own meal by signing up for a lesson in the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy. And if you’re indecisive then make sure you visit our artisan food sampling area and our new feature for this year, Spotlight On Local presented by Metro Grocery Stores where you can experience some of the newest and most innovative local foods being made right in Ontario.

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Be sure to check out our Food-Focused Attractions

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

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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.

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: 10:30am-1:00am
(Horse show nights only, 9pm otherwise)

Open September 2019

Hitching Ring Gastro Pub


Dine ringside in the Coca-Cola Coliseum at this family friendly restaurant. You can watch horses warm up while you enjoy a drink from the bar.

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

Open September 2019

Tanbark Club


Guests can enjoy this luxurious and exclusive atmosphere where Terrace, Platinum & Royal Club Subscribers can savour pre-show cocktails and appetizers catered by the Liberty Group followed by a post-show after party. *This is a black tie event. Dress nicely!

HOURS: 5:30pm-1:00am
(2am on last Saturday)

Open September 2019

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


Yea-haw, the Bull Pen is where it's at for a hearty farmer's breakfast, cowboy style lunch and a couple of beers. Lunch, dinner, that awkward afternoon time when you're hungry… 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.

*Reservations not required

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