14 Vancouver Restaurants among Canada’s 100 Best Brunch Restaurants for Mother’s Day, According to OpenTable Diners

Restaurants spanning seven provinces across Canada recognized as top brunch destinations


Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year for brunch reservations on OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online reservations. Just in time for Mother’s Day, OpenTable has announced the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada to help celebrate mom with the best of the best. Vancouver has 14 brunch spots featured on the list, including: The Beach House, The Belgard Kitchen, Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro, Seasons in the Park, Forage and more.


Based on Canadian diner reservation data from Mother’s Day 2017, OpenTable found that:

  • Vancouverites love to celebrate mom; the city has the third highest number of Mother’s Day bookings in the country. Toronto took the top spot followed by Calgary.
  • Canadians arrange their Mother’s Day plans well in advance. Nearly 50 per cent of the available tables are already booked five days before Mother’s Day.
  • Mother’s Day happens to be OpenTable’s biggest group dining holiday of the year, specifically for groups of four or more.
  • The most popular reservation time on Mother’s Day is noon.


Canada’s busiest brunch day is just around the corner: Mother’s Day. For those looking for advice on where to treat mom, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), announced today the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada for 2018.


Restaurants from coast to coast round out the list, with Ontario having the most restaurants featured (36), followed by British Columbia with 28 and Alberta with 18. Quebec (11), Manitoba (4), Newfoundland (2) and Nova Scotia (1) also have establishments in the top 100.


“Mother’s Day is our biggest group dining day of the year, and brunch, with its wide array of menu options and kid-friendly hours, is the meal that checks a lot of boxes for families gathering to celebrate the moms in their lives,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “We’re thrilled to highlight the restaurants that are offering memorable daytime dining experiences for this special day – or any weekend day.”


From sustainable dining such as Vancouver’s Forage with its commitment to farm-to-table fare, to the rustic elegance at The Lake House in Calgary, to Canadian comfort food at Toronto’s Bannock, this year’s list features an extensive variety of brunch destinations moms will enjoy.


Canada’s 100 Best Brunch Restaurants is generated solely from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “hot spot” was selected as a special feature.


Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada for 2018 according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):


AGO Bistro – Toronto, ON

AgriusVictoria, BC

Altitude – Casino de Mont-Tremblant – Mont-Tremblant, QC

American Grille – Marriott Vancouver AirportRichmond, BC

Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON

AquaTerra – Kingston, ON

Arms Reach BistroNorth Vancouver, BC

Arôme – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, QC

Banco Bistro – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, QC

Bannock – Toronto, ON

Bar George – Montréal, QC

Beaumont Kitchen – Etobicoke, ON

The Beach HouseWest Vancouver, BC

The Beach House Restaurant – Victoria, BC

The Belgard KitchenVancouver, BC

Berkeley North – Hamilton, ON

Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC

The Block Kitchen and Lounge – Calgary, AB

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, AB

The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant – Stratford, ON

Brooklyn Tavern – Toronto, ON

Cafe Belong – Toronto, ON

Café Cancan – Toronto, ON

Cambridge Mill – Cambridge, ON

Canteen – Edmonton, AB

Catch 122 Cafe & BistroVancouver, BC

Cluny – Toronto, ON

Colette Grand Cafe at Holt Renfrew VancouverVancouver, BC

Deane House – Calgary, AB

The Distillery Bar + KitchenVancouver, BC

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing CompanyVancouver, BC

Drake Commissary – Toronto, ON

Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington, ON

The Drawing Room – The Prince of Wales Hotel – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph, ON

Edible Canada at the MarketVancouver, BC

Elbow Room – Calgary, AB

Epic Restaurant – Fairmont Royal York – Toronto, ON

Fairmont Banff Springs – Riverview Special Events – Banff, AB

FARMHOUSE Tavern – Toronto, ON

The Fifth Ticket – St. John’s, NF

Firestone Restaurant and Bar – Lethbridge, AB

Flour Mill Restaurant – Niagara Falls, ON

ForageVancouver, BC

The Gates on Roblin – Headingley, MB

Glo Restaurant + LoungeVictoria, BC

Golf’s Steak House & Seafood – Kitchener, ON

H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, QC

Hart’s Table & Bar – Edmonton, AB

Harvest Room – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – Edmonton, AB

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside ResortPenticton, BC

Hot House Restaurant & Bar – Toronto, ON

Hunter’s Landing – Toronto, ON

Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, AB

La Ronde – Château Lacombe – Edmonton, AB

La Société – Toronto, ON

The Lake House – Calgary, AB

Lakeside Dining Room – Hotel EldoradoKelowna, BC

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa – Cambridge, ON

Liquidity BistroOkanagan Falls, BC

Lisa Marie – Toronto, ON

Lov de la Montagne – Montréal, QC

Lure Restaurant & Bar – Delta Victoria Ocean PointeVictoria, BC

The Manor Casual Bistro – Edmonton, AB

Marina RestaurantVictoria, BC

The Merchant Tavern – St. John’s, NF

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Toronto, ON

Milestones Grill + BarMultiple Locations – Victoria, BC

Neverland Tea SalonVancouver, BC

Oceans 999  Pan Pacific VancouverVancouver, BC

Old Mill Toronto – Toronto, ON

OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery – Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Ellerslie – Edmonton, AB

Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar – Delta, BC

Pavillon 67-Resto Casino – Montréal, QC

Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB

Plant Matter Kitchen – London, ON

Prairie’s Edge – Winnipeg, MB

Promenade Cafe and Wine – Winnipeg, MB

Renoir – Montréal, QC

Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, ON

River Café – Calgary, AB

Rosélys – Montréal, QC

Salmigondis – Montréal, QC

Seasons in the ParkVancouver, BC

Seasons of Bowness Park – Calgary, AB

Smack Dab – Kelowna, BC

Smuggler’s Inn – Calgary, AB

Sorrentino’s – Stony Plain, AB

Spencer’s at the Waterfront – Burlington, ON

Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort – Malahat, BC

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub – Halifax, NS

Table 21 Kitchen & Wine Bar – Etobicoke, ON

The Teahouse RestaurantVancouver, BC

Themed Afternoon Tea – Fairmont Hotel VancouverVancouver, BC

Trattoria Gusto – Port Hope, ON

Tucker’s Marketplace – Burlington, ON

Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine BarVictoria, BC

Whitewater Brewing Company- Lakeside Brew Pub – Cobden, ON

Wilfrid’s Restaurant – Fairmont Chateau Laurier – Ottawa, ON


The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/m/best-brunch-restaurants-in-canada-2018/.


About OpenTable:

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 25 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 45,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1.5 billion diners via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages.


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