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Avling, Toronto, ON

Avling

4.8
4.8
191 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
We foster relationships directly with suppliers who prioritise regenerative production methods and sustainable approaches. Our flavours are an expression of the Canadian landscape, the local community, and the vision of our brewers, farmers, and chefs.

Avling Kitchen and Brewery provides a warm, open, beautifully designed space tied together with many natural, biophilic elements. The combination of low and high top seating is perfect for entertaining large groups, and our circular bar is the focal point of the room.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Brewery

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 469-1010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eva Chin

  • Catering

    For all catering events requests please reach out to Danielle - events@avling.ca

  • Private party facilities

    For all private events requests please reach out to Danielle - events@avling.ca

  • Neighborhood

    Leslieville / Riverdale

  • Cross street

    Queen and Pape

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Queen East Streetcar Pape Bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. K

    Kato

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avling offers an array of delectable farm to table dishes. Under the Avling label, beer choices include all time faves and always new blends. Has a neat Queen East vibe and is a great place to dine with friends and family any time.
  2. CT

    CharlesT

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An interesting brunch menu, Asian inspired. Not what I had expected ; but, very tasty all the same.
  3. VM

    VictoriaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot! Service at the bar was on point, super friendly. Beer was delicious, food was great! Impeccably clean in all areas. On the pricey side but well worth it.
  4. DB

    DaveB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend 100%. Great food and beer. The vibe was palpable.
  5. s

    sillyaah

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Tried new items on the menu. Especially enjoyed the shrimp toast, chicken dumplings and beer poached chicken with sticky rice!
  6. SD

    SethD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall it was a very enjoyable experience. We loved that Avling made an effort to use locally sourced ingredients, and bring creativity to their dishes.
  7. LB

    LeoB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Spending $72 (18% tip included) for two at brunch with just 3 coffees and 2 main dishes and NO ALCOHOL is outrageous!
  8. SP

    SantaP

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer, very tasty food, wonderful staff and service!
  9. AP

    AprilP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty interesting food. Nice drinks. Very attentive service!
  10. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A menu curated from a chef who has a distinct vision, quality drinks, tied together with exemplary service from David. A fantastic evening. Thanks to everyone who made it so. Recommedation: sit at the bar.
  11. HC

    HerbC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Outstanding service and staff. Great atmosphere for a casual night out. Drinks were varied and pleasant but food was overly salted, too saucy and pricey
  12. M

    Mahad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bit pricey but the quality of food, service and ambience are totally worth it!
  13. JS

    JoannaS

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avling is such a great space. Our server was fantastic and the food is really creative and delicious. Super creative beers and wines. It’s a great neighborhood hangout.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent beer
  15. PL

    PhilL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is fresh and beautiful, but above all, DELICIOUS. Perfect flavours and I leave with a smile every time!
  16. L

    Local

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Atmosphere is nice but the food was extremely salty and not very good :( I was really excited to finally go to this restaurant as they use local produce, including their own! But unfortunately all our meals weren’t very good, over salted, or had way too much sauce.

    AvlingResponded on October 9, 2022Hello, Thank you for your honest feedback. Everyone at Avling is deeply passionate about quality local food and beer, and we would like to believe that your experience does not reflect the true care we take with everything we do. Nevertheless, we came up short for you, and I do apologise for that. Your feedback has been shared with the Head Chef and Restaurant Manager. We feel that we can always do a better job, and feedback like this helps us do that. Best, Max

  17. NZ

    NemanjaZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, the overall feel is tailored to every little detail and symbiotic in each choice.
  18. JM

    JustinM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good and service. I wish they still offered flights as it would be great to try all the different beers before selecting one but that’s a minor issue.
  19. T

    Tbready

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good quality food. Alex our server was excellent at describing the menu and options. Not the cheapest place.
  20. LF

    LilianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can eat three servings of the shrimp toast! So going back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty. Interesting concept. Perhaps more Asian than Norwegian. Flavours were really great. Although they pitched it as shareable, the plates are small and expensive for that kind of experience. $28 for a smorgasbord was rather pricey for the contents of the board.
  22. SM

    ShelleyM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Food was very tasty but we were expecting dinner which it definitely wasn’t.
  23. I

    Incredible

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible, from the beer, to the food, to the service. Amazing seasonal offerings, incredibly fresh produce, and amazing menu staples. I will definitely be back!
  24. GB

    GailB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed Avling with excellent drinks and sharing dishes!
  25. D

    David

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It's worth trying if you haven't been. You need to order about 2 plates per person (dinner menu).
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely service, great beers and original cuisine for a brewery
  27. P

    Popo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu is amazing. The atmosphere and staff are very nice too
  28. D

    Dennis

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was really helpful and suggested the right amount of dishes to order. Food was extremely tasty. Really satisfying and fresh. Would definitely dine here again!
  29. EC

    ECBD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience, as always. The food from Chef Eva is delicious - all your favourite classics with a twist of flavour. Don't forget to ask about a private tour on the rooftop garden!
  30. D

    Dissapointed

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Beer is great, food doesn’t work. The chef have been overthinking the dishes. Scallop with cherry juice and quark? It was terrible. Very low value for the price.
  31. s

    sillyaah

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service again!
  32. BC

    BarbaraC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff! They guide you through the menu and drinks! All plates are for sharing and delicious. Will be coming back!
  33. R

    Rachel

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food
  34. MA

    MirandaA

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with an innovative menu! The dishes were fresh and unique. The atmosphere was lively, service was great, and the drink menu extensive. Would highly recommend.
  35. H

    Hass

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited for the first time last night. Wonderful and attentive staff, food and drinks were fab too. Definitely coming back!
  36. s

    sillyaah

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent brunch! Great service and food. Love it here!
  37. KC

    KrisC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great ingredients, mixed with great flavours. Super fresh. Everything we sampled was excellent. Be prepared to sample 3-4 items between two people. Great beer pairings. Didn’t try the cocktails but they had a decent selection also
  38. CP

    ChrisP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We found the meal portions small and without sides. Not good value for the prices, which are on the high side.
  39. JD

    JoelD

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and unique dishes, fantastic drinks, and perfect service.
  40. g

    gailg

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. A bit skimpy on the scallop dish which was disappointing because it was so good. Service was excellent Nice big room

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Avling is rated 4.8 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queen and Pape

  • Neighborhood

    Leslieville / Riverdale

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Queen East Streetcar Pape Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eva Chin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 469-1010

  • Catering

    For all catering events requests please reach out to Danielle - events@avling.ca

  • Private party facilities

    For all private events requests please reach out to Danielle - events@avling.ca

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