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Elephant & Castle Restaurant

#104 of 6,762 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
American, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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212 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
+1 416-598-4455
Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Ontario
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank Christine H
Canada
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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1 Thank Waterdown
Port Dover, Canada
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat before heading to a show just down the street. We had a drink and a bowl of soup and out the door in 15 min, it was awesome. The bartender was very appreciative of our time limits and had our meal and bill within minutes. We decided to return after the show... More 

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Thank Lester B
Kingston, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have attended this location regularly over the years, the last being Dec 13, 2016. The seating has changed; long tables for multiple parties instead of individual tables, as well as new barstools. It felt very crowded sitting at the bar (too many stools) and did not want to crowd in next to strangers at a table. Pub style food... More 

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Thank TR1964
Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was just the right place to meet up with old friends. The music was surprisingly not too loud but good. Full but not overcrowded. Delicious food.

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3 Thank LeneM676
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had a terrific meal this evening with my husband. I had the fish and chips and as someone who has eaten this meal several times in the UK, I am fussy! Not only was the piece of fish huge, the batter was perfect! The tarter sauce had a really nice slightly spicy tang to it and the chips were also... More 

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2 Thank Gratton4
Calgary
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The pub is conveniently located next to hotels and entertainment venues in a beautiful historic building. The staff are very efficient and friendly. We made our first trip to the pub and returned two more times because the atmosphere, service and oh yes the food was great. Prices are reasonable as well. This is a place worth trying out.

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2 Thank 521danam
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Myself and a friend went here for a bit to eat before the Toronto Cavalcade Lights event. The place was busy, but we got seated sooner than expected and the service was great. Very attentive. Cheers.

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2 Thank Fintan M
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348 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

1) beautiful historic building with high ceilings and plenty of interior character 2) excellent service - we had a red haired opera singer 3) solid fresh beverage selection Enjoy !!

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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
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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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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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