The Drake & Firkin

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Gastro Pub
The Firkin Group of Pubs has been offering unparalleled quality and service to the British pub industry for over 27 years. We have spent just under 3 decades perfecting our recipes, cocktails, and customer service values in order to provide you the most authentic and enjoyable experience possible.

The best British pubs are stylish and sophisticated, but without pretention - a truly genuine experience with a fresh, modern twist. From the décor to the pub fare, the Firkin pubs are reminiscent of Britannia, with an innovative flair that is sure to quench your thirst for excitement and entertainment.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not all that good
Fish was okay

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DSF66
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice place to have lunch. A bit loud but it's a roadhouse, so.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and excellent service. Even busy, the service was efficient and friendly. Had a great team Christmas lunch

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will definitely be returning next year

MM
MichaelM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only negative to our dining expereince was that they took my reservation on Open Table and then when we showed up they told us they didn't take reservations (???). They did sit us and the food was good, standard pub fare but tasty and plenty of it. Noise level was relatively high but to be expected in a pub environment

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vipDavidH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere!

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JohnS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Quiet Sunday lunch with family. Food was good but typical of this category of venue, draft beer selection was good, service was very good - attentive and pleasant.

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TasteOfLife
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I would only recommend for the food. The waitress was a little rude. Not once did I see a smile. If I was talking to my lunchmate, she would just interrupt and start talking to the both of us and neither one of us would hear the first half of the conversation.

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Julie was excellent and her suggestions allowed us to have a great meal

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vipPickyeater
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hidden Gem. 🤫

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Hotcapicollo27
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio!!

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HassanA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I booked the D&F for a business lunch meeting for 8 people. The food did take longer than expected to arrive and my colleague's food arrived much later than the rest. The server was very good - on top of drink orders and started us off with a complimentary plate of sweet potato fries (delicious). The server told us that they would be covering the entire bill because of the delay with the last meal. This blew us all away - you don't see restaurants nowadays owning up to mistakes and making things right with their guests. I/we will certainly be back.

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BrandieD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I like this place well enough but I ordered the Poke bowl. it was a giant bunch of arugula with tiny bits of tuna and the quinoa noted was about a tablespoon. I though cool poke bowl with quinoa instead of sushi rice - but it was a little bit of tuna on arugula. That was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and nice an quick if you need it to be!

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FilO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first experience with the Drake & Firkin was on the winning Raptor game 6. The atmosphere was exciting and everyone was in a good mood. We left before the end of the game. It was obviously a little louder than usual.

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DavidB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch. Excellent selection of items on the brunch menu but also on the regular menu and a promotional menu. So much to choose from that was calling my name. Eggs Benedict were done just right. The Totcho Skillet went perfectly with the flights of beer were ordered. We let our server surprise us with what beers came with the flights which is always fine by us. Server was wonderful. Food and drinks came out fast. Really loved the selection of music that was being played. I plan on going back for Father's Day.

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EdwardH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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MattC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. We order lunch catering to our office from this location too.

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BLynnD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing - would go back -not normally a fan of pub food so went with greek chicken salad for lunch - so can't really comment on food so much but drinks were great and so was the service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Horrible food and the place was too dead for a Saturday night.

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vipPennynam
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not outstanding but for a place serving bar food. It's definitely one of the better ones.

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ColleenC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Good service. A great location for brunch. Pro Tip: Sunday Brunch is quiet. Which is nice.

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NellP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit there and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We will definitely be back AND recommend to friends!

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Kevin
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff makes the restaurant, besides the Guinness...

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jtg0191
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Not super pricey, and portions are big.

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MelH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered the fish and chips. Chips came Soggy, which aren't at all what they should be! Wife had steak, which was over-seasoned and too salty. Only good thing was the beer, which tasted fresh.

Service & ambiance were decent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our annual Christmas lunch. We all enjoyed our food choices very much. The atmosphere was good, the service fast and super friendly. We would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

If you have anything to do that day, I don't suggest going here. The food is good but the service is terrible.

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vipShar
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, great food, nice sitting outdoors on the patio. What more could you ask for.

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vipPennynam
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never thought much of Pub food until I came here. Atmosphere was relax with conversations noticed but not loud. Timing of food coming out was appropriate and most noticeable was food was better than what I remember of your common "Pub food". Would definitely recommend and go back.

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Pubfunwithfrienfs
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for St Patrick’s day and even though busy staff was great and attentive The nachos are very yummy as well as wings although wings were a bit pricey. Good beer selection. Upscale bar food. Would return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I booked ahead so we won’t have to wait long and expecting to get a decent seat Atleast. We had to wait awhile before someone was able to seat us. The table reserved for us was by the patio door which seemed isolated good thing there was another reserved better table in the middle so we sat there instead. Our attendant was courteous however the area she’s attending was quite busy so menu’s came in later. Drinks were fast though they don’t offer Moscow Mule; Bang Bang was the alternate didn’t like the taste; their take on Mojito was not good either. Food was excellent ordered fish tacos and butter chicken flatbread. Service was just fine, it’s just that our server seemed so keen on cleaning up after our plates asked us twice if we’re still finishing off our apple crumble dessert and the dessert was only half way through. The second time she asked I just sort of said yes. I have been going to Firkin at the Harbour, but I love Drake’s food better; though the cocktails at the Harbour is way better than that of Drake’s

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SB22
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The table reservation that I had made was perfect...I got exactly what I wanted. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Definitely going back. The service was amazing. The server was very attentive. Food was hot and freshly made

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our "Old Childhood Friends" Christmas Gathering at the Drake. Everyone had a GREAT Time. Great food, atmosphere, seating,.... and the Band was excepetional as usual. Kudos to Steve for ensuring we all got to sit together in our requested seating area. Waitress was very hospitable/friendly. Looking forward to returning again.

Frank S.

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GeorgeC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The waitress was excellent. I was not impressed with my lunch (beef sandwich).

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FR123
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were both good. However, it was a little noisy on a Thursday night for a business meal. It's more appropriate for an after-work casual meet up place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great, the order received was correct - no issues and everyone was happy. We did not feel rushed although the restaurant was busy and overall had a really enjoyable lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Totally average. Fast service for lunch was a plus. My entree (special chicken dish) was good. Side potatoes were undercooked.

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vipSDZammie
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I come to the Drake quite often and the service and food is usually good. On this particular visit though, the service was poor. I'm pretty sure our server went on break before taking our order - not impressed that when she finally came out of the back after 20 minutes, she stopped to talk to the bartender for a few minutes. Only when we got up to leave did she come running over. We only stayed because we were hungry and knew that his was not typical of he service here.

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