Hopgoods Foodliner

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Details
325 Roncesvalles Ave (at Grenadier Rd)
Toronto, ON M6R 2M6
(416) 533-2723
Restaurant
$ $ $
Hours
Mon, Thu–Sun: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM

With only the best food from Canada’s coast, Hopgood’s Foodliner offers fresh, sustainable seafood with a funky, easygoing, Maritime atmosphere.

The head chef, Geoff Hopgood, aims to use the best of what he is surrounded by, including the seafood, local farmers, as well as local raised meats. With dishes like oysters with bone marrow and Digby scallops with house-made sausage, Hopgood’s is bringing new twists to classics. It also offers a wide array of drink choices, like the Kentucky Cookie, which consists of Lazzaroni amaretto, egg white, lemon, bourbon, and simple syrup, or the Black Manhattan, a concoction of Bulleit bourbon, averna amaro, and bitters.

They are even making their own pitas for their twist on gyros called the Halifax Donairs, and offering meaty Cape Breton Snow Crabs. It’s been rated as one of the best new restaurants of 2013 by Toronto Life, Hopgood’s is the real deal when it comes to Maritime-themed restaurants. Though service is a little slow, what they’re offering seems to be worth the wait.

Foursquare Tips

  • The cauliflower sweetbreads is ridiculous. Don't leave without trying this
  • Geoff Hopgood's just-opened homage to eastern Canadian cooking on the city's "it" street is -- no surprise -- about to bring more crowds to Roncesvalles
  • Signature Dish: Halifax Donair. $14 "Perfect w/ a can of Labatt 50" $5. Dessert: Crispy Toffee Chocolate Bar. $8. Cocktails: 2.5 oz Black Manhattan $13. ($120/couple incl. tax & tip.)
  • Cocktail menu is always changing, of course, but if you come in in the next little while and see the Black Manhattan on the menu...... you won't be disappointed!
  • If you like tartare, their surf & turf tartare will shoot to the top of your favourites list. It is made with anchovy paste and potato chips. To die for.
  • Try the Crispy Toffee
  • Try the tasting menu with some friends in their private room! Very cozy with a working record player. Food was great as well although their menu changes every week
  • Fantastic food and excellent party room in the back.
  • Donair, seafood
  • Love this Toronto Restaurant. This is a super casual great food each and every-time. Very consistent and very attentive staff. Wine Friendly and incredible fresh Seafood is must.
  • The Halifax Donairs are better than any donair I had in my four years in Halifax. Amazing.
  • Great spot for our first anniversary! Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable, food was great! Donairs, scallop & bacon soup, and fried cauliflower were all extraordinary. Nice presentation too.
  • Halifax donair was interesting...
  • Tiny portions even for kids. If your a good eater don't go here. Food is awesome just tiny portions, leaves you wanting.
  • oysters, broccoli/almonds/raisins, brussels sprout caesar salad
  • Puff Daddy and the Notorious P.I.G. - forget how ridiculous it sounds and just order it.
  • Smoked mackeral on oatcakes a must!
  • Chef Hopgood is formally from Hoof Caf but gets to embrace more of his maritime roots nowadays in cuisine and service.[Eater 38 Member]
  • Scallops are a must
  • Smoked mackeral on oatcakes is a must!