Food & Lifestyle

Food, glorious food!

For a century, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been Canada’s showcase for the very best in food. For all of us, 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 or new Royal Food Market where you can find a dizzying selection of great food.

You can 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.

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.

Champions Showcase presented by Metro

Every day in Heritage Court

Passionate about food? Want to try some Royal Champion products? Join us in Heritage Court in the Spotlight on Local feature area and try some of the best cheese, jams, honey, butter tarts, pickles and more, while discovering the secrets that make a Royal Grand Champion.

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)

Located in Lower West Annex

*Reservations not required


Guests will enjoy this luxurious and exclusive atmosphere where Royal Terrace and Platinum & Gold seat holders can savour pre-show cocktails and 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 - no access granted after 9:00 pm without Tanbark Wristband)

Located in the Coca-Cola Coliseum, adjacent to the Hitching Ring

Reservations: (416) 263-3136

The Bit & Bridle

This laid-back restaurant & bar in the Horse Palace 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

Located Upstairs, East End of Horse Palace

*Reservations not required


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

Located in Hall B

*Reservations not required

The Harvest

Mouth-watering selection of elevated meals is available in a unique market featuring a beer and wine bar.


Located in Hall A

*Reservations not required

The Royal Court Cafe

A casual food and bar experience featuring food by Tavola Culinary. The menu selection varies from wood oven pizza to gourmet sandwiches and salads.

HOURS: 11:30am-9:00pm

Located in Heritage Court

*Reservations not required