The Revolving Restaurant in the CN Tower
The CN Tower seen from the Harbour
No visit to Toronto is complete without visiting the CN Tower, everyone has to do it to see the fabulous views. But the ultimate experience has to be enjoying a 3 course meal in the revolving 360 Restaurant, at a height of 351 metres at the same time!
The Top of the World
The normal price of just entering the CN Tower is $28.80, and for that price you get entry into the Look Out level of the Tower only. For only $27 more, at $55, you get to eat an award-winning meal in the comfort of the revolving restaurant, and then have complimentary access to the Glass Floor and Look Out level afterwards. Plus, if you’re going to the Restaurant, you use exclusive elevators at the ground floor instead of the general elevators that everyone else uses.
Inside the 360 Restaurant you’ll find a variety of different seating, from two people around the edge of the window, with up to tables of 10 or more set out in different sections of the restaurant. Here’s a view of the two person tables, with the bigger tables set up higher in the middle section.
Inside the Revolving Restaurant
And here’s the other side
Once seated at your table, it takes around 71 minutes for a complete revolution of the Tower. The views are absolutely amazing as you can see below. This is a view of the Toronto Islands just opposite the Harbour.
Views of the Toronto Islands
And here’s the Harbour area with its sailing boats.
The Harbourfront Area
The Islands and Domestic Airport
And looking down the coastline…..
Looking down the Coastline
Here’s a view of the extensive roadworks being carried out around the main Union Station Downtown, with the green and white buses at the station…..
Union Station, Railway and Buses
The Food in the 360 Restaurant
There’s an extensive menu in the Restaurant, Prix Fixe at $55, and you can also choose from a Vegetarian Menu, plus an A La Carte Menu with different pricing. We went for the Prix Fixe and had a great choice of food.
Here’s what we chose for Starters:
A Wild Mushroom Bruschetta
Wild Mushroom Bruschetta
And here’s a Tower of Tomato Salad, with a bit of Bruschetta too….
Tomato Tower Salad
For the Mains, we had the same, Sirloin Steak, Green Beans and Mash….with yummy peppercorn sauce….the steak was divine….
Steak and Peppercorn Sauce
Then, for Dessert…….
Hot Chocolate Pudding with Goey Inside, and Ice Cream
Hot Chocolate Pudding and Ice Cream
And a really pretty Chocolate Orange Tower…..
Chocolate Orange Tower
We had coffee with the dessert but this was extra at $3.50 each, which would have been nice if it was included in the price but it was refills, as much as you liked…..
We stayed in the Restaurant for at least 2 hours, just watching the whole of Toronto go by from this amazing viewpoint. I think we went round at least twice, and I took some amazing photos.
Me, in action, taking fabulous photos
We then went downstairs to the viewing platform where there was another restaurant and bar area.
The Lookout bar area
The Bar Area
Looking down through The Glass Floor……You can see the daredevils in their orange suits hanging over the edge of the Tower….
Looking through the glass floor
Finally, on our way down at the exit, there’s an extensive shopping area where you can buy souvenirs and have another coffee in the café….
We had a fabulous time in the CN Tower, it was one of the best memories I have of Toronto and I would most definitely go up there again…..
The CN Tower Exit
Address of the CN Tower:
301 Front St. West ( & John St.)
You can’t really miss it, just look for the Tower and head for it. It’s located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, right in the middle of the Entertainment District between the Rogers Centre and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Front Street, just north of Bremner Blvd. It’s a quick 5 minute walk from the Harbourfront, Theatre District and the very trendy Queen Street West Village.
Hours of Operation:
Open daily, 364 days a year – closed on Christmas Day
From 9:00am to 10:30pm