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Did you know that there are restaurants in Toronto where tipping isn’t mandatory? Here are 8 of the must-visit no-tipping restaurants in Toronto that you should check out the next time you're eating out in the city.
1. Then and Now Restaurant
Then and Now Restaurant is a new Asian-fusion restaurant that provides a delicious menu option with a no-tipping policy. With its unique concept that's rare in the city, you have to check this spot out.
Where: 1316 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4
2. Richmond Station
This restaurant is co-owned by a "Top Chef Canada" winner and they release a new tasting menu every 2 weeks inspired by the seasonal products from Southern Ontario. Don’t worry about tipping here because the cost is built into the wages of the employees.
Where: 1 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3W4
3. Beast Pizza
Beast Pizza is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and offers delicious whole animal dinners, pizzas and pastas. Beast Pizza has put an end to tipping and is a Certified Ontario Living Wage Employer.
Where: 96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, ON M6J 2H1
Avelo is a plant-based restaurant that aims to deliver an extraordinary dining experience. Instead of a traditional menu, you’ll only know what each course is as it’s served to you. Plus, their tasting menu changes seasonally. Tipping isn’t mandatory here, as they do apply an automatic service charge to the bill.
Where: 51 St Nicholas St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1W6
5. Emma’s Country Kitchen
Emma's Country Kitchen is a popular brunch destination. They serve classic brunch dishes, house-cured meats, freshly baked biscuits, delicious donuts, and signature brunch cocktails. It's a place to enjoy delicious comfort food in a cozy setting and they also don’t ask for tips.
Where: 810 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1A7
6. Barque Smokehouse
This local spot serves up traditional BBQ brisket, ribs, and wings that will leave you wanting more. Plus, they also have a no-tipping policy in place.
Where: 299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M3
7. Sarang Kitchen
Sarang Kitchen offers delicious crispy Korean fried chicken and other delicious trendy dishes. Aside from that, tipping isn't necessary here with the staff being compensated fairly.
Where: 1056 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M3
8. Edulis Restaurant
Edulis Restaurant offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine that you should check out. Aside from their delicious offerings, they are also a no-tipping restaurant as well!
Where: 169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V 1C9
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