Firkin on Yonge

3.9
161 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
The Firkin on Yonge is a more sophisticated and elevated traditional English pub. Located right across from the Eaton"s Center on Yonge Street, just down the street from the Queen Subway Station, we're easy to find! Whether you're out shopping with your friends or you want to get away from the crowds of Yonge and Dundas, we are ready to be your perfect escape. Our two floors definitely get busy during concerts, UFC or sports nights, but there's always space to find a cozy nook with that special someone. Our second floor also allows us to host private events so contact us today to book your birthday, office party or special occasion. Special platter menus are also available for those such events.

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What 161 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant is closed down. Take it off your site.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to see Come From Away

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rae was exceptional … very pleasant, smiling, friendly, attentive and supportive … without being the least bit pushy or rushing us .. clearly very busy but made us feel like we were the only patrons. The staff move at an astonishingly fast pace. The food was hot, tasty, and generous. Warmed my heart to revisit my 1966 year in London with Twiggy and the Beatles. Great décor … even had my tube stop on the map!!! Clean washrooms. Oh, and the main attraction … great coffee for post theatre visit. Location beside Elgin Theatre was the reason for booking. Food, service, staff, décor being the reason to return.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service, good food, nice pub. music volume was a little too loud. Want to be able to carry on a conversation.

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VK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed the food and would visit again. We had to remind the staff about the appetizer we had ordered,however. Also, we found it very loud and so impossible to talk to one another without raising our voices.

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MS
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

There servers were very friendly however the service was slow . My dirty dish wasn't cleared off my table until I was leaving . and the food was average at best as far as pub food goes

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PT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Darts were lots of fun. We celebrated an 85th birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good, fast service.

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KP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The staff were great, the food was tasty pub grub but the place was louder than I like . It was just down the street from the Elgin so very handy. I would go back for sure

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JA
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Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit to your facility and a very enjoyable one. The only downside was the noise level was such that conversation was difficult. An excellent location. Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The service wasn’t the best and the food was very bland. We returned sangrias we ordered bc it was horrible

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PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It is very close to the theatre and waitress was aware of our timeline, which was appreciated. I just didn’t feel the food was awesome. Good and passable, just not extra special

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worked out to be a perfect location before seeing the show at the Elgin! Happy to be seated upstairs where it was a bit quieter. Food was all good and came quickly. We were very pleased with our experience!

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OT
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Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theatre meal. Theater tickets were Christmas gifts.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was busy , however we were being served from a waitress who was also handling a bigger party and seemed flustered , it as not her fault . We did not have any condiments on the table and were sat a a really small table , we did say we were in a rush ,as we did have a show to go to , however we did have time for one more drink but it took forever to get her attention again ,and by that point it was too late . We paid the bill fast and tried to get a spot at the bar ,but it was too busy by that time . Overall the meal was good , just a little busy

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HM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was very loud but to be expected as it is a pub and very busy. Food was quickly delivered to the table and was very tasty. The service was quick to start but then we seemed to be forgotten. There was no offering to refill our drinks. We were given the dessert menu and then again waited for service. We ended up leaving without dessert. The waitress was very friendly as well as very busy.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Would not go back

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Friday evening before a show at the Elgin Theatre. Food and service was fantastic!

Washrooms needed papertowels at 5pm :(

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OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Staff were friendly and informative. Only complaint was we were served a bit too fast - barely finished our appetizer when the main course was served.

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U
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately I booked a table for my wife & I before going to see a play & was very disappointed . My wife ordered the Mac & Cheese & I had in Spinach Mushroom Penne meal . The appetizer was lukewarm & my meal was cold with a thick paste/ glue like texture. I had to dip in the Mac & Cheese sauce to help add some moisture & that didn't help. Ate less than half & I was done. This is not made fresh, it's pre-made & microwaved to heat it up. Waiters was very apologetic & took 1/2 the cost of my meal even after I told her not to as it was not her fault. It was a big mistake going there as it ruined what should have been a nice evening out. I booked there because I have never had a bad experience at other Firkins . The cook ( sorry to say ) j does not give a crap what comes out of the kitchen & that is a real shame.

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JJ
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the red pepper appetizer and a Thursday special fish and chips.
Good beer and wine. Will return when we’re attending a Mirvish theatre play.

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BM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch after seeing a show at the Elgin Theatre. There were 10 of us. The service was outstanding and the food was great.

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WS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great for a bar but sucks as a restaurant. Noisy and poor service. We won’t be back again. Poor value for money if you want any type of ambiance or great food.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Unbelievably average with tiny tables and an ok atmosphere. Was expecting much more to be honest.

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P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I'd give 3.5 stars if I could; the soup I had was lovely and filling at a very good price. Service was good and the place was clean, never got a chance to check the washrooms though. The biggest drawback was how loud the music was. We were sat near a speaker and you'd think they'd turn it down a bit, yet we got through the meal in one piece so it wasn't the end of the world. The main course I ordered was nothing special either; the soup was the highlight of my meal.

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FM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food where great thanks so much for holding my seats for me for over an hour.

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KW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was fabulous. We had a big party and she was so calm and so helpful. Everyone was happy. Great experience.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was good and the service was stellar. I would go back.

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BJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a British themed pub, although as a Brit myself it’s a far cry from a real British pub, it’s a Disney/Austin Powers version. Nonetheless it was a good night out, the food and beer was good, waiter service attentive and the atmosphere fun. I visit again next time I am in Toronto

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n
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place !! It was my second time going and once again I was more than pleased. I went with my Mom before seeing Wicked the Musical. The atmosphere is fun - music playing, sports on TV, but the food and service is what I must rave about. The servers and hosts are always so friendly and genuine. This time I had the fish tacos & nachos they were both amazing. The last time I was there I had the burger and it was mouth watering worthy... and huge. I would 100% recommend Firkin on Yonge.

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JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Excellent staff and great food and value for your money. Super loud. I mean really, really loud music. We ate a table near the rear of the restaurant away from the bar area and we had to lean in and almost shout our conversation. Very much a loud, after work for drinks, party atmosphere.

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TH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Nice interior in a prime location, but the food was very underwhelming - from the menu online, looks like decent pub food, but upon entry you realize that the food is sub-par at best. Service was not consistent as well.

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BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great server, everyone’s meal was great except the fish and chips. Over cooked so very disappointing.

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RC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thouroghly enjoyed our dining experience. Had a very competent and friendly waitress. The food was hot and very tasty. The service was quick and we had lots of time to get to our concert at Massey Hall. Would definitely recommend friends to dine here

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Only complaint is wish we could have sat at a booth instead of near the bar, it was a bit too loud and when we asked we were simply told none were available even though we did make a reservation.

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JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food variety. Unhealthy choices mostly, but that's what you would expect from a pub. Overall, the food was tasty and the atmosphere fun. Service was good, polite staff and didn't have to wait long until the food came. I would recommend.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very good, very accommodating. I wish I could remember her name. Food was delicious. Good pub fare.

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BT
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Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was fine, I had the firkin burger with fries and chipotle dipping sauce. Had a 20 oz molson Canadian for $6. Service was good with no complaints. I went with my brother in law who is very fussy and even he couldn't find anything to complain about. After dinner we went out the back door to okeefe lane and we were at Massey Hall in 30 seconds. If you want a decent restaurant with friendly service look no further.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fish and chips were great.
Service was fast

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