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Elephant & Castle Restaurant

#102 of 6,780 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
American, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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212 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
+1 416-598-4455
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Toronto
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398 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether before or after visiting the Theater one can expect good service and a wide selection of wines and beers. With a sports bar atmosphere the location offers copios setting including for larger parties.

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1 Thank travellingsinclairs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been there before with my daughter and both then and this time were great. Service was great, food was great too!

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2 Thank Brian P
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large cheerful establishment--at times the bar is standing room only Crowd cycles from the bar to the restaurant Wait staff very attentive was willing to go the extra mile for us as we sat there Very entertaining to watch the ebb and flow of the restaurant

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2 Thank mysterydogue
Ontario
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner on the way to a concert at Massey Hall. Great atmosphere! Looks like they kept the original architecture and added a modern pub feel. The menu has a good variety and the food was very good. Our service was good as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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2 Thank SCOTTSROSE
Toronto, Canada
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453 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a much larger venue than it looks from the outside. I was at a function for a large group and they kept the food coming out which was great. They have high tops booths and tables so please request your preference. All the food was tasty typical bar food some stuffed Yorkshire puddings which people really liked. Wings... More 

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2 Thank Elizabeth M
Peterborough, Ontario
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171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large family group of 11. Our waitress was pleasant and very attentive. The beer selection was large but not much of a craft beer choice for the beer snobs in our group. The menu was varied with a good selection. We started with lots of appetizers particularly enjoying the pretzels and mini Yorkshire and lettuce wraps. Our... More 

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2 Thank cybersis007
Belleville, Canada
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into the Elephant & Castle Restaurant yesterday for lunch - a super spot. On the weekends they offer about 6 selections for brunch as well as their full menu. I had their Eggs Benedict - delicious. It was so nice that they offered either fruit or fried potatoes as a side..... The others at the table tried a... More 

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2 Thank 327pamm
Ontario
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Have season tickets to a Roy Thomson series event (drive 3 hours each way). Elephant & Castle is an easy choice due to location. Our last 2 visits have been marred by the service. Reservations are always made in advance by a corporate partner. In October, the marathon traffic re-routing delayed our arrival. One particular hostess at the door handled... More 

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Thank HappyCanadian67
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent English pub! Menu in simple but food is great! Price is on point, won't over spend. Great drink options too. Def must if your hungry!

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2 Thank Christine H
Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were going to a show at the Alex so asked the waitress if we could have a quick meal. She obliged and we were out in time though they were very busy during lunch. Two of us had their burgers and one their Caesar Salad with chicken. All were quite good and more than we could eat. The burgers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-598-4455

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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