The Drake & Firkin

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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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HA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

BD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

MC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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

P
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

K
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff makes the restaurant, besides the Guinness...

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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

S
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

P
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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

FR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

SD
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A very enjoyable night as we came to see the Band. Great seats up close! Food was better than i thought it would be. Atmosphere was nice and cozy. Service was great too.

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our experience was extremely enjoyable. The food was very good and our waiter was super - he was amusing and friendly, as well as being very efficient. He certainly contributed to our enjoyment of our meal.

SD
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great - our server recommended items and mentioned the portion sizes as well, to help with decisions. The food was good and the whole group were pleased with their selections. Will definitely return.

SH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, we had a great evening at the Drake and the service was friendly, competent and efficient.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Mainly went there for the drinks....so can't give opinions on the food. There was a decent band that added to the ambience, otherwise, not much going on.

D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food is not very good at all! No refills on coffee. I had brunch and I will not recommend it Maybe for drinks and a snack.

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

we arrived at 11:50 and did not receive our food till 12:50.

A table that was seated after us received their food first. same size group of people

MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were looking for a restaurant that was open on a Sunday celebrate Father's Day. We had no problems getting the reservation time we wanted, we were seated immediately and the attention from the waitress was right on point. Would definitely go again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music a bit loud. Food great. Not a fan of all the sports on the TV. Great Service.

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we are treated very well. "Our Fav ladies Eileen, Candice, Heather and Sam at the Bar take care of us" the rest of the staff is also very good! When there are wait times due to volume you let us know if we have to get out recommend food that is prepared quickly. Some of our troops love the Coors light/Canadian special day but then there are those of us that love love our "Firkin Fridays" Wine day.
Cheers So great to have a a place like the firkin to take a break from work

n
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation and it was Mother's Day so they should have known they would be busy. Service was terrible. Food was overly deep fried. We left a tip and we shouldn't have

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