Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St.

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CAN$30 and under
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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 Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps. Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or 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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4.3based on recent ratings
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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
16 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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JustUs
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

2nd time there and enjoyed it again.
Love the location for proximity to Symphony and Theatre

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CACfoodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great spot for a quick pub lunch. It was a lot quieter than I expected

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SmithS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was not too impressed by the food. Quantity and quality both disappoint.
It was pretty quiet and there were plenty of screens to watch the games

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ColinandMaureen
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cheese cake was dry. Roast beef in the Yorkshire pudding was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service. I’ve never been disappointed anytime I’ve eaten here.

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JohnR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Serves as acceptable for a preconcert visit when everywhere else around there is full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always delicious! Never disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good portions of food. Good price!

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KristaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 5 on Valentines Day and, despite arriving unexpectedly early were seated right away. Service was fantastic although it was busy, and the food was delicious. We’ve eaten at E&C a few times before and it never disappoints. Great spot to grab a bite and a brew!

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ValerieW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very helpful
Assisted my husband with his walker on the stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Casual dining, good menu selection, good value. Drink specials every night of the week. Bit loud pre-game

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EileenM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an Irish waiter..a very friendly young man..he did a wonderful job bring us our meal on time so we could make it to our show .

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LyndaG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was very attentive and wanted to meet our requests. However the kitchen did not follow our needs due to food sensitivity. Our server was apologetic.

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MommaNutt
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere - what more do you need?!

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kml2
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Good food, great service. Close to parking and entertainment venues (we were going to Roy Thomson). Will definitely go back.

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room101
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

For the price point, E & C is a great restaurant experience. AND they serve mixed drinks without any attitude. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Service was very attentive. Quality of food fell below expectations. Sweet potato fries were not hand cut and fresh (thin and tasted frozen). Chipotle Aioli accompany them was the consistency of salad dressing. Wait staff told me that was because it was a yogurt based sauce, but no mention was made of this on the menu. I ordered the fish tacos but I was unsure if they were fish; had the texture of chicken and no discernible taste. Asked my partner to confirm if it was fish or chicken; I thought that the order had been mixed up. Again not tasting light and flaky as I would expect fish tacos to taste.

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RichardM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The sandwich was very greasy to the point it was upsetting my stomach and fries were luke warm and best.

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Fritz
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, quickly seated and our guests were brought to our table without issue. Good food, very reasonable prices. Everything you expect, and want, from a casual eating restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice first visit

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BRITGIRL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was disappointed with the chicken added to my salad. The actual chicken was very thin, dry and tepid.
The blue burger my fellow patron orddred was also tepid.

The restaurant was extremely busy and I can only assume the food was standing for a while before it was brought out but that’s an assumption on my part.

We didn’t complain because we were on a time constraint before attending the theatre.

I have been to the restaurant before and it was great. Sadly this time it did not live up to our expectations. Very disappointing.

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ClintonW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was really good. Fast and attentive.
Portions are large - almost too large! Non of could even make it to dessert!

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StephanieP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed it. We took my parents here after seeing Come From Away. It was nice and close to the theatre and we all enjoyed our meals. I had the stuffed Yorkshire pudding and would definitely have it again in a heartbeat. I'll likely be dreaming about it until I get to have it again actually. I don't usually eat horseradish when given it, but the horseradish aioli was impossible to not love! I also really liked that it wasn't crazy loud. Some places make it really hard to have a conversation. It was busy and a nice pub feel, but very cozy and enjoyable.

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MargF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We meet here every time we go to TSO or Mirvish. It is wonderful that now we can reserve.

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RayB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Megan was a great server! We enjoyed our food, drinks and service! All good!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated in an area of the pub that was brightly lit and had a lot of screens playing sports - it felt like a sports bar and we wanted something more romantic so we asked to be moved. The server was happy to accommodate and we were much happier with the new table. Very friendly and considerate (but a bit slow) service.

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ScottR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Server Tres was awesome. Try the pretzel bites appetizer.

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Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. is rated 4.3 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

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