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Friar & Firkin

$$ - $$$
Queen Street and West Queen West
Bar, Canadian, British, Pub
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160 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E5, Canada
+1 416-340-9459
11:30 - 02:00
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Wynantskill, New York
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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Firkin series all have the same menu. So if you like one Firkin, they'll all work for you. Poutine was great. Fried pickles were great. Shepards pure was very good. Drinks were very good... I think I had the blueberry lemonade. Would come again.

Thank SqueakFro
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I had walked past The Friar a couple of days ago and went in just because it was close to my hotel. Didn't really know what to expect in terms of the menu and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered shepherd's pie and my colleague a chicken salad. I had a Blackberry Somersby's cider, which like its apple cousin was very... More 

Thank Lionel D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in the Friar and Firkin for a quiet drink and nibbles, we bought the fully loaded nachos which were excellent, something that I would recommend.

Thank 555Aussie
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Came here a few times, liked the references to the British boozer and the U.K. as a whole. Good atmosphere, a few British classics like Fish and Chips, etc... Friendly staff behind the bar although needed to waiting a while to grab the bar tenders attention. Enjoyed the beers and the food was pretty decent also. But it's not near... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stopped in at this pleasant pub and had a wonderful experience. The food was great, hot and plentiful. The staff were very pleasant. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely time and will for sure be going back there. 4 people with drinks and desserts was just over $100. I loved the mural of John Cleese doing the... More 

1 Thank phoenixwatcher1
Lakewood, Ohio, United States
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Restaurant was fairly empty at 7:30 pm on a Friday. Only 3 or 4 other tables were full. Server was great, food was good not great. The spicy chorizo mac and cheese wasn't fantastic-the chorizo itself wasn't spicy but the jalapeno pepper pieces were. Beer selection was decent and good.

Thank Nicole S
St. John's, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Underground British Pub. Food was nothing special - not great, not bad. Portions are big (at least burgers are huge). Lunch time atmosphere quiet, suitable for conversation.

Thank Jeff v
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

We loved this little pub..we went 5 times in 2 weeks during our stay in Toronto. The pub food was great and the atmosphere was cosy. A comfortable retreat for a casual meal as a couple and catching up with friends. Would highly recommend!

Thank RobRhi
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

A nice little pub nestled between King Street and Queen Street...Great if you want to stop in for a quick beer and catch up on the hockey game!

Thank andrewgH9858FF
Worcester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent retreat out of the bussle of Kings st or Queen St. Located slightly down a side road, and situated down from street level, they offer good music, a good selection of beers, and great hospitality. Several screens showing various sports.

Thank Al_Gale777

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Canadian, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-340-9459

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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