Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St.

2.6
411 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
British

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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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Joec
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Elephant and Castle was CLOSED!!!

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Nelb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant at this location is closed. I'm not sure how I was able to book a reso still.

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Cyrus
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed without any notice, came all the way from king city and the restaurant was closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

WASNT OPEN WHEN WE BOOKED A RESERVATION SO DISAPPOINTED

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn’t even open when I showed up.

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NickR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were shut but Open Table taking bookings and requesting confirmations of intention to attend

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brand
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table allowed me (and others) to make a reservation while the restaurant is closed. This is during a time where getting a same-day reservation is impossible. No warning, no call. Huge waste of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed, the reservation was confirmed but no update came thorough to inform that they were indeed closed. Call before booking this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was available on open table, outdoor dining at 6:30pm. Reservations made but restaurant was CLOSED. Did not get any notification at all. This was for a bday get together. Luckily Gabby’s was a few blocks down and open. First time a reservation on open table didn’t work out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I live all the way in the West End Burlington and I booked this way in advance on Monday five days before the actual reservation I drove all the way down with the three people that I made a reservation with and you guys are closed! I have used OpenTable app before so I trusted that I didn’t have to call so by the time I got there when I did call I was told that that location is temporarily closed!
It was my girlfriends birthday and this was our first patio arrangement since summer of 2019 and I really don’t understand why OpenTable app is available for making reservations if you guys are closed!!! You need to update the service pronto very disappointed such a waste of time our expectations were not meant at all. Somebody could’ve called us back to let us know I got a confirmation email the day before so I confirmed that yes we will be showing up and that is what we did and my girlfriend was very upset however we ended up finding another place in the danforth but we shouldn’t of had to look for a Plan B because this plan a was sought out! Thanks for nothing!!
So I am leaving a review because you guys just sent me an email....how was your visit??? Please leave a review so that’s what I’m doing and I hope you guys do you read this and act upon it quickly!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was closed when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff did well running out to the patio. Coffee was luke warm and there was no sanitizer when recording names and using CC machine, but overall great with the patio heaters.

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beltar68
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is my go to and has been for decades. foo, service and price always outstanding

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Rohit
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During the day the ambiance was a bit dark and dull, service was OK, and the food was good.

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RickK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wrap had to be sent back no chipotle, no guacamole on the turkey chipotle wrap. Fish and chips were good. Service was slow.

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vipTerenceM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babe loved it! I did too. Lots of choices for only two stomachs. Go, eat.

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ChrisB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is really doing it right. Service was excellent and food was awesome. We are inside and I felt extremely safe. The staff are taking the sanitation of the restaurant very seriously. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lower ambiance score was because we were on a shaded side patio, which i assume was created for Covid. No flowers on patio fence, etc. Quite bleak.

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Bruno
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Elephant & Castle for a beer with a couple of friends. I ordered a TRUFFLE PARM POTATO CRISPS, which was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Met with friends on the patio and enjoyed a great meal. The health precautions taken were exemplary and we enjoyed our food. Would definitely eat here again!

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akshaym
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, great location and Vibe. Loved the food however there should be drink offers

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Anon
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambience was fantastic. Food (specifically my medium-rare steak) not so much.

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MarkB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, good food and vibe was nice. Bien fait!

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Stacie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and friendly server! Food was also great and the restaurant took all the precautions to make the experience safe during this pandemic! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good location and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria was amazing. Made us feel right at home.
Thank you for handling us with such care and attention

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abhi
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best chill out Uk feel pub in Toronto downtown 👍🏼

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CoriA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Server was fantastic. We will be back.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, the food was great, a bit pricey on the 6 oz Pinot Gri at $9.50, also the IPA beer at $8.00 small glass.

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DonnaQ
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for theatre goers. Prompt friendly service. Restaurant was unusually quiet that night due to COVID 19 I believe.

Fun place.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food!! Would love to go back!!

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LizM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lunch before our Saturday matinee was perfect. Once we had told our server our plans, she made sure we had everything we needed from drinks to the cheque in a very timely way, but we never felt rushed. We hadn't been to the Elephant & Castle in a long time, and were delighted with it once again. Although quite busy, the sound level was quiet.

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ChrisF
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great spot for a casual dinner before the theatre.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and my guest and I were able to stay as long as we wanted. We were not rushed at all. It was my first time ever having an Irish Coffee, so I thought it was very strong. Our waitress brought me extra milk packets for it without a problem, I really appreciate this.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The server seemed to rush us to order drinks when we first sat down. She took our appetizer order (pretzel bites) then seemed to disappear for some time. She took our main course order and then was gone for a while too. When she cleared our plates she said for us to take our time. But when we were ready to go we still had to wait as she hadn’t brought us our bills yet. It was a long wait to get our bills. The pub wasn’t very busy so it couldn’t have been that she was busy with many other tables.

The pretzel bites and dip were great ... but we didn’t get enough pretzel bites for the amount of dip that was served. Had a spoon been provided with the dip we could’ve spooned some out onto our plates and maybe more would’ve been used (but we didn’t double dip).

The fish and chips was ok. The one end of the fish seemed slightly underdone (or had too much batter that didn’t properly get cooked) and the fries didn’t have any color or flavor to them.

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RickW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The reservation worked well on a busy night and we had a great experience.

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vipshryckowian
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All in all always a nice place to go before the concert or theatre. Busy, bustling crowd, good service and food.

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Jody
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Disappointing. French fries and chicken were cold, had to ask for Parmesan cheese on Caesar salad as none was originally included. Wine list needs updating as very poor Red selection. Server good.

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bizlunch
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

convenient pub with a variety of food options. Nothing particularly special... but it's a welcome option vs. the high-priced places right in the core.
Food was tasty. SErvice friendly/fast. No complaints at all.

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lovethegrill
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service - love the grilled brussels sprouts on special right now. Cozy atmosphere on a cold night.

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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 2.6 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

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.