OpenTable announces the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada in honour of Mother's Day

Restaurants spanning six provinces across Canada recognized as best brunch destinations, according to OpenTable diner reviews

TORONTO, May 10, 2017 /CNW/ -- Just in time to help Canadians decide where to dine out this Mother's Day, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

This year's list highlights outstanding eateries across Canada from The Merchant Tavern in St.John's, buzzing with east coast charm, to the locally grown tastes of Forage in Vancouver. Ontario leads all provinces with 20 Best for Brunch restaurants in the top 50, followed by Alberta with 12 and British Columbia and Québec, each with eight. Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador are also represented.

"Dining out for brunch is a long-standing tradition for many Canadians who celebrate Mother's Day," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "From brunch favourites to more nuanced takes on classic offerings, these establishments are a great choice to gather with the family and celebrate Mom."

Canadians love to dine out on Mother's Day. According to OpenTable diner data from Mother's Day 2016, this is one of the busiest Sundays of the year to dine out, with a 226 per cent increase in reservations booked as compared to an average Sunday. Additionally, on average Canadians make their Mother's Day reservations only eight days before the holiday.

The 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada list is generated solely from more than 480,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. 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 "great for brunch" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada for 2017

Ancaster MillAncaster, Ontario
ANJUCalgary, Alberta
Auberge du PommierToronto, Ontario
Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge - Wedgewood HotelVancouver, British Columbia
Barnstormer Brewing CompanyBarrie, Ontario
Berkeley NorthHamilton, Ontario
The Bison RestaurantBanff, Alberta
Bistro NolahDollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
BoleroCalgary, Alberta
BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Hotel TorontoToronto, Ontario
Bow Valley Ranche RestaurantCalgary, Alberta
The Bruce Hotel and RestaurantStratford, Ontario
Buca YorkvilleToronto, Ontario
Cambridge MillCambridge, Ontario
Canteen – EdmontonEdmonton, Alberta
Carben RestaurantOttawa, Ontario
Colette Grand Cafe and BakeryToronto, Ontario
Deane HouseCalgary, Alberta
Earth to Table: Bread Bar – GuelphGuelph, Ontario
ForageVancouver, British Columbia
H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, Québec
Hawksworth RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, Québec
Juniper Bistro - The Juniper HotelBanff, Alberta
L'Abattoir RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
La Fabrique – Montréal, Québec
The Lake HouseCalgary, Alberta
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & SpaCambridge, Ontario
Lawrence Restaurant – Montréal, Québec
Liquidity BistroOkanagan Falls, British Columbia
Liv Restaurant - White Oaks Resort & SpaNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Maison Boulud – Montréal, Québec
The Merchant TavernSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
The NashCalgary, Alberta
Nineteen XIX - St. AlbertSaint Albert, Alberta
Peller Estates Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba
Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines RestaurantKelowna, British Columbia
Restaurant at Peninsula RidgeBeamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Lemeac – Montréal, Québec
The Soca KitchenOttawa, Ontario
Ten Foot HenryCalgary, Alberta
TOCA – The Ritz-CarltonToronto, Ontario
Trafalgars BistroVancouver, British Columbia
Treadwell Farm-to-Table CuisineNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Vero Bistro ModerneCalgary, Alberta
West RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
Whitewater Brewing Company - Lakeside Brew PubCobden, Ontario
XO Le Restaurant – Montréal, Québec

The complete list may also be viewed at Diners can also read more about the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews:
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable:
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 21 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 40,000 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 billion diners around the world and more than 48 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.

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