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Marben Restaurant

$$ - $$$British, ,
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
+1 416-979-1990
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (58 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the area, but this was the first time we went to Marben. It will be our new local favourite. The food is ethically sourced, good quality, well prepared and a friendly knowledgeable staff. We both had the roast which is served on...More

Thank Zoomertravelblog
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This place is fantastic! The food is excellent, the service attentive and friendly, wine list is nice and even the decor is thoughtfully done. Anything you try is going to be wonderful. I'd highly recommend a reservation if going during a peak dinner time on...More

Thank EmBentley
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

It was a great choice for a family meal on a chilly night. We had three entries, beef, lamb and pheasant. Our favorites were the lamb and pheasant seasoned and cooked perfectly.The accompanying sauces were delicious. We shared a plate of roasted cauliflower to start....More

Thank ElaineL888
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Marben has been around for 10 years and I still have people ask me what it is when I mention it. "It's the best brunch restaurant in the city!!" I always tell them. It's unfortunate though, because Marben's Sunday Roast, private event space and cosy...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 17 December 2017

It was Christmas Party time and so as walk-ins we were seated at the bar. Their "Old Fashioned" is better than most. They even have one made from Tequila. Not my cup of tea, but pretty good just the same. The food was very good....More

Thank danniddery
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Had such a great dinner here. The cauliflower appetizer and burger were amazing. Wonderful flavours, beautiful interiors, and very kind staff. Our server had the best suggestions and was really friendly. Some of the best service I've had in Toronto yet!

Thank kaiyacade
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Yes, I agree with other reviews, very nice place, good decor, lively buzz, but the food, whilst "simple" is just not well executed. Went for brunch, avocado toast, 2 large slices of toast with not enough avocado to cover them, in fact only half of...More

Thank mismanagement
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. The history is moving. Mary and Ben hosted many fun and friendly dinners in their home in Stonham Aspal England One of the regular attendees started this restaurant on Wellington St in their honour and has kept...More

Thank 880maryannep
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here on our first night in Toronto. After searching for farm to table food nearby, we were thrilled that we booked Marben. Beautiful plates of food using local ingredients were a real delight. Standout dishes were the lamb which had the...More

Thank Anne B
MarbenRestaurant, Manager at Marben Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Anne, thanks so much for taking the time - we loved having you!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I came in over the long weekend with some friends and we were pleasantly surprised by the experience. First, I didn't realize Marben had been around for 10 years, however, the Chef that came by at one point to introduce himself mentioned he was new....More

Thank Taylor A
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$67
British, Gastropub, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1E3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Closest transit stops are King and Spadina and King and Portland by TTC on either the King or Spadina Streetcars. A late evening taxi stand is immediately east of Marben.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-979-1990
  • E-mail
Marben is a bustling, downtown Toronto restaurant, renowned for its warm hospitality and seasonally driven, Canadian cuisine. Marben is a gathering place, a local spot where friends and family come to catch up over good food, drinks and music. Marben is your home away from home.
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