Fox on John

4.1
157 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
British
The Fox on John is a modern take on the classic British pub, right in the heart of the city. Our fare, like our space, is warm and inviting. Our full kitchen is open until 2 am every day! Come find the fox.

We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation.

We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.

Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; 2 hours for parties of up to 7; and 2 hours 30 minutes for parties 6+

Please be advised, we require every guests contact tracing information as per local health guidelines.

No outside drinks or food are allowed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 157 people are saying
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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and so was the new waitress from Vancouver ( didn’t catch her name) . Very professional and great service!

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WendyT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great dinner...food was amazing, service was excellent, and price was really good for such a good meal. The menu was so large and varied that anyone would find something they really enjoyed for their meal. And most important to me, I felt completely safe. The plexiglass screen makes you feel protected without feeling isolated. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Kanishia
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fox on John was such a treat! The food was really good! We ordered the chicken and waffles and the big fox breakfast. Both meals were delicious but definitely wish tater tots were offered as an add-on menu. A major highlight was the music, the playlist had us dancing in our seats! Great place to have brunch!

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Janet
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Music was excruciatingly loud and no one was willing to turn it down. Impossible to talk.

Type of music was not suitable for a mix of ages. Would mostly appeal to young crowd.

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Family
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Would be better if toast / buns had gluten free options. Limits our menu choice, so will wait for that option before coming back.

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PaulR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was below expectations. The service was indifferent. I will not return and recommend others do not as well.

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KP16
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We love going to the fox on John, we used to go every Sunday. The last 2 times we went there, we left due to lack of service. We are patient and are happy to wait if we know what is going on but we just get sat (or ignored at the door for 15 minutes) and no one lets us know anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was amazing. Although it got loud with the DJ and people drinking and partying, it was a fun vibe! The music was amazing, our server was great and insightful of the menu, and the food and drinks were delicious!

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ZitaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service very slow, even to get drinks. Ran out of wine glasses, drank our wine from beer glasses. Asked for seafood pasta just with wine sauce, without tomato sauce, they no problem. Got it with white cream sauce. So half price Wed pasta and wine great value but inferior dining experience.

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vipTravelnDine
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Stopped in before a ball game, food was great, service was good once seated. Only disappointment was on arrival. One couple ahead of us in line, yet had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated (and there were many tables available). Not sure why you would need to wait so long to be seated especially with a reservation. Noticed many people in line behind us that gave up and left. As a result of the wait, we missed the first couple of innings of the game.

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Romeo
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Way too much sauces on all the food received. Server had attitude whenever we asked for food or questions. Water was always empty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Took 45 minute for service despite it not being that busy. They were out of almost all the beer

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow, mimosas were mostly juice, food wasn’t great

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vipKaty1234
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor experience this time - very slow service

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Especially the pickle pizza. Only complaint is that the music was way too loud to talk, we had to yell. Not a good first date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

super slow service, very intense music for a sunday morning. but the food and ambiance was awesome

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vipshabbywabby
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very romantic with my bro adhi

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We really enjoyed the vibe there and the view is great, our food come out before our waters and we saw our server 2 times. People were getting helped before us. The food was great just the lobster pasta was very bland. Would come again though, just for the view.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Long time Chelsea supporter and first time being at the fox on John and wow what an experience to say the least. Loved the entire atmosphere. I will definitely be there as much as I can

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Flies everywhere, dirty dishes, was asked for additional money after leaving a $20 tip because I always tip and the bill was $145.

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DetoxMansion
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Brunch with my mom and daughters - outrageously loud techno music for Sunday Brunch at a British Pub? There was no such loud music when we were seated.

A young couple at the next table left because of the noise level. Who’s in charge of this policy? I asked our server who said there is no DJ but didn’t say anything else.

If the mimosas contained alcohol it must have been rung out of a cleaning mop.

Felt bad for overwhelmed servers.

Bad experience. Hope yours is better.

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EvangelineO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved it. My family and I had hubby’s birthday lunch.
Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to watch Chelsea play

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio and fantastic service. The food was outstanding as well, would definitely visit again!

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CARMEN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went here on a date did bottomless mimosas & brunch. The servers were efficient & so so friendly. & the food was great as well.
Excellent pricing & great warm ambiance! I’ll definitely be returning ☺️

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IsabellaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food looked good but was horrible and servers were not attentive and unhelpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience1

It was my second time coming here but this time definitely wasn’t as enjoyable. There was a live DJ and the music was so loud that you couldn’t hear yourself talk. Definitely wasn’t the vibe for a Monday night dinner date.

The first time was so peaceful and totally took away from loud construction that was going on throughout John st.

By no means is this meant to be a nasty review but I hope that this is constructive feedback to make your restaurant a better place!

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited over 15 minutes to be seated even though I had made a reservation,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was Slowwwwwwwww. We were seated at 1:10 and received our 1st round of drinks @ 1:45.. I wouldn’t say anything if it was busy , but it wasn’t. Our drink order was a bottle of beer and two large draughts. So shouldn’t take 30 mins to get that. We would of ordered food but ran out of time

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vipKathyP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice spot with a good patio in downtown Toronto. We had a nice brunch - food was good and lots of selection.

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Kaia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

My experience at Fox on John was not great due to:
1. Loud Music
2. Food was not good for the price we paid

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I have never experienced service like this in my life. Not sure what my friends and I did to deserve our order not being taken until we had sat for 30 minutes. The restaurant wasn’t even busy. Wouldn’t rule out racism given we were the only people of color and the only people being ignored. Food was pretty good hit I will never return. no introduction, no asking if we liked our food/were okay, and it was insanely slow. She also had absolutely no response when we thanked her after the bill. I have never left a negative review anywhere but this is the worst dining experience I have ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The service was slow, the music was extremely loud (considering it was Sunday morning) and the food was very underwhelming considering the price. Will not be returning again for brunch.

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Ames
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great atmosphere! Servers were very friendly and drinks were amazing!

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AlyssaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good bb b.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

On google it says they open at 11 but when we got there, they had a sign - $7 big fox brunch between 7-10am I think?
if I knew they opened earlier I would've gone cause I ended up paying $16 for the same plate ☹️ other than that, good service and good food. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately there was no sound for the soccer game and the DJ was super loud (although he was good) but overall experience was good :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The staff were really unhelpful and clearly had their favorites when it came to seating.

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Kekaritu
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, just the music seemed to be a bit too loud, otherwise it was a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server forgot about us for almost an hour and gave someone our table after being moved inside during a thunderstorm. But a different one noticed we were still waiting and was able to get us seated and served quickly!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fox on John using the Order Online button. Fox on John also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Fox on John also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-0369.

Fox on John is rated 4.1 stars by 157 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.