Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St.

4.3
459 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
British
The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shepherd’s Pie.
Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team, chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.

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JessD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Busy night and a little loud but the food is really good! We enjoyed it!

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Mary
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is a good restaurant to meet friends in this area. We went in Oct. 2021, still in the Covid pandemic. But restaurants are now allowed to be open. The food is pretty good and the drink selection is great. Our waitress at the table was very nice.

But, the hostesses at the front did not seem very welcoming.
I was not really greeted with a hello, she didn't ask me if I had a reservation, nor did she ask me my name. I told her I had a reservation, and not much was said to me. I just stood there for a while. There was very little communication. One of the hostesses seemed a bit snappy when she said, "would you mind putting your mask after I walked in to greet my friends who were waiting for me at the bar. It was not explained to me that it's okay to take your mask off at the table, but not when you are standing.

TR
ToryR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was quick efficient and wonderful!!

DC
DeeC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was sad they changed up the menu but the whipped feta was amazing! And the onion soup… not the same as it used to be but still a good spot to grab a bite to eat!

WM
WayneM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food. Ambience was relaxing for a sunday evening

DR
DaleR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was a little slow but with COVID constraints it was understandable.

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Sagr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service;
Great food; &
Amazing ambiance.

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Ignacio
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant for a meet and get together with friends. We had lovely customer service. Servers were all attentive to our needs as customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Always enjoy having lunch there before going to the theatre.

DM
DaveMc
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Castle🍺🍺🍺….Food And Service was great!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken pot pie was a bit underwhelming but the chicken strips and fries were amazing and juicy. Our waitress was amazing as well. Drinks were just okay. Would come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a nice place to spend time with friends

MM
MizMimi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nice atmosphere. Menu was filled with standard British pub fare. Chicken pot pie was good with a large puff pastry topping. Steak and mushroom pie had the same puff pastry top but was overly salty and my companion was unable to finish. Our server noticed, and asked if there was something wrong. After informing management, the dish was removed from our bill. Great service and genuinely appreciated as my companion would not have mentioned it.
Overall enjoyed and would return. Recommend if you are looking for a casual atmosphere and pub fare.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very average pub food. Nothing above average. Super casual vibes.

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EvaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mixed up our drink order. Toke a little long to take our food order but after that the service was OK. Food was good and priced right.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This place was open when everything else was closed for the holiday, and we like British pub food. The drinks were tasty, and the house-made crisps were delicious. But everything else was pretty mediocre (steak and mushroom pie and (gf) bangers and mash). We were able to sit outside which was also pleasant, and it was adequate in a pinch. But we would only ever return for drinks and those tasty crisps.

JB
JamesB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great location, great ambiance. Looking forward to when it's a little busier in the financial district again and E&C is filled up again.

AV
AnjaV
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took way too long to get a drink

VA
VA123
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and drinks here. Reasonably priced, nice patio.

LM
LauraM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was very good pub fare. However the mixed drink tasted like mildly flavoured water- very disappointing for the cost of a cocktail. The service was quite slow but we were not in a hurry so it was fine. We sat outdoors on King St, but the atmosphere looked nicer on Simcoe St- less traffic and nice lighting, so maybe the experience overall would have been better there. I think the server had other tables farther away and so it took her a while to come to us for our 2nd round, etc. But in general it is a good pub. Pre-covid we have been inside and it was a good atmosphere there.

TG
TaraG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent and very accommodating given the weather.
Tables are nicely spread out.
Food and drink great as always!

LK
LeeK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good pub fare. Reasonable selection of draught beer.

BW
BWise
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was good, beer was cold!

MS
MaryS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a awesome time last night. Terrific servers , and the restaurant was very accommodating because we arrive almost 2 hours before our reservation, the ball game finished early. We will be back again.

MB
MarcB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service and food except they forgot several items, drinks and food.

DM
DaveMc
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food,Atmosphere were great…staff was nice and friendly…Enjoyed are meals. We’ll be back….Cheers!!🍻

SK
SukhpreetK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service. The ambiance is so nice

SA
SoAndSo
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Overall, great food and couple that with a pint of Guinness, how could you go wrong?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best gin and tonic list in the city. Food and drinks were great and service was friendly and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was pretty terrible. Waited 20 minutes for someone to take our orders, even though there was many servers standing around chatting. Never ended up having a real server and had to place our orders with 3-5 different people. Food was meh. I wouldn’t go back or recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Really bad food! Portion sizes are very small and it is a terrible interpretation of British style food. Staff were nice!

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Laek
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food. Can’t go wrong. Recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Did not get served for 20 minutes. However waitress said it was her first day and made up for it with being polite and friendly with service. Will not go back however.

RL
ReemaL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would have been nice to get a table that's not half and half on 2 different levels on the floor

FM
FredaM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Nice outdoor seating area. Wait staff were very attentive and courteous. Will definitely recommend. Also again food was DELICIOUS!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Served quickly menu easy checked on after served great setting food was good price was great billl came immediately and friendly. Celebrating two birthdays.

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vipJuliette
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really good time eating outside and the staff was very nice.

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luciea
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Great service nice people very helpful. Would go back again

KS
KatherineS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very noisy. Good and waitress was good. Wine selection was okay.

AL
ALIM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The staff were good and friendly.
Good can be much better and tasty.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 598-4455.

Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. is rated 4.3 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elephantcastle.com/en/gift-cards/canada.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.