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Elephant & Castle Restaurant

) #114 of 7,022 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ , British,
212 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
+1 416-598-4455
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had a fun variety of Indian and English/Canadian options. There were also gluten free options. We say sat on the sidewalk/patio, which has great people watching. Food was good and reasonably priced.

1  Thank hannah_mi_16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal was beyond excellent. The ambiance was the best I had the pleasure to experience in Toronto. Our host and our server were a pleasure to deal with. Value for your money, superb.

1  Thank pmf1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a lunch. The place is clean and tidy, and service good and fast. Food was ok - not spectacular, but nothing to complain really. The place might be nice for beers and snack in the evenings.

1  Thank BoompawsSurfScoter
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review. So sorry to hear that your food was underwhelming. I do hope you'll give us another try. You may be surprised by some of the new additions to our menu! Cheers, Sarah EC King St

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after a Blue Jays game after wandering around (we have been here before and remembered it was really good food). We were seated right away and given a nice big booth for all 6 of us. Our server was friendly and came...More

Thank Christine C
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to serving you and your friends in the future. See you after the next game... (Go Jays Go!) Cheers, Sarah EC King St

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time trying poutine and theirs was delicious. We came for lunch on a Friday late afternoon and they weren't very busy. The bartender was also our server at the table and she was phenomenal! She took care of the people at...More

Thank wiskaysin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite some of the reviews questioning the service, we had great service for dinner tonight. Perhaps we got lucky, but no complaints. Quality of the pub food was solid - my colleague had the fish and chips and it was one big piece of fish....More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems inappropriate to rave about the Elephant, but actually the food and service are well above average. The place is cavernous, which means that it is not usually difficult to get a table, and there is no need to reserve - a bit of...More

Thank MargotRudy
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well above average, but just an average review! :'( We'll try not to take it too personally... We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Sarah EC King St

Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's a chain, the food's good, the atmosphere is kitschy, it's all good. Good place to get a beer and watch the game. The curry poutine is very good.

Thank ASGx
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thanks for the review! The Butter Chicken Poutine is an excellent choice. Try it with sweet potato fries next time, if you're feeling adventurous. Cheers, Sarah EC King St

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

When we entered we were seated with menus although after 20 mins there was still no sign of our order being taken. (Not even drinks) The waiter was too pre-occupied with other tables and joking with them, therefore ignoring us. I do not know how...More

Thank Hobbsp02
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

I am so sorry for the complete lack of service you received. I can promise that this is not a typical experience here at The Elephant & Castle. We strive to provide our guests with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and it is with great...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We recently visited the Elephant & Castles for drinks and a bite to eat. As it was a bit on the cool side we chose to sit inside rather than on the patio. The service was fast and friendly and in no time, we had...More

Thank Moondoggie317
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
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Terry B
7 April 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Property representative |
Hi Terry, The full menu can be viewed on the website elephantcastle . com Hope you find something you like!
Tom C
5 January 2017|
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Response from Dave_Shutterbug | Reviewed this property |
The main door on King St is not wheelchair accessible as it is the original entrance to a very old building that requires a number of stairs to reach. However, the second entrance from Simcoe Street is accessible and has an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
Chain with a British pub feel serving fish 'n' chips, American classics & beers on tap.
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