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The Bishop and Belcher

#979 of 6,768 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
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175 Bloor St. E. | Corner Church and Hayden, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada
+1 416-591-2352
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a group of 12 friends coming from out of town for a short get-together. Made reservations a month in advance at this restaurant. Had been there many times before and enjoyed the food. Showed up for our reservation and the restaurant said that there was another group sitting at our reserved table and there was nothing they could do.... More 

Thank emmackd
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
237 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on a Saturday night and we shared "The Big Belch". Great food if that is what you are in the mood for. The beer was great and the wait staff were fantastic. I will certainly be back to try out more of their menu.

Thank lazytraveller13
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neighbourhood favourite - great food with great service. Friendly staff who are always attentive without hovering which is always welcome.

Thank PumpkinParker
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Business lunch this time. Colleague went straight to the liver and onions - not for me but he was happy. I had a ho-hum calamari (try the version at Spirits across the way), with a main so forgettable that I forgot what I had. It obviously didn't stand out, but nor did it disappoint. Perhaps that's a good way to... More 

Thank JayCl
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Those who enjoy their beer but also crave a well-cooked meal will have little to complain about. Be sure to keep an eye out for a wayward menu as not all “seat yourself” tables come equipped with them. After perusing a newspaper with an Alexander Keith’s, I started off with a bowl of French onion soup that was very flavourful,... More 

Thank S. James W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The meals are huge. I have been happy with what I have ordered. They are quick in service. Able to handle large groups.

Thank Mandi-Brenda
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Popped into this pub one evening for a drink. English pub décor with a bit of Irish thrown in. It was very quiet on our visit. The waitress was friendly but the bar tender was more interested in watching television, zero conversation! Drinks were cheaper than some other pubs/bars around.

Thank Suzanne M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a typical pub in Canada - which is different than a British pub. It tries to be a British pub - but is a commercial version and does not serve pub food like in England. The menu is average. For example, chicken fingers are frozen rather than freshly made. The Yorkshire puddings used to be in the menu... More 

Thank CyndeeLaw
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Good service. Good food and great beer. What more could you want And the prices are good too. We looked at a sushi place near by which was dirty so this place was welcome.

Thank Fran P
Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on a Wednesday night while we were visiting Toronto. I had Lamb Shanks with roasted vegetables. I have to say that those vegetables were the best. There was quite a variety and everything was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The lambs shanks were also good but after I tried the vegetables I almost didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Bloor St. E. | Corner Church and Hayden, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-591-2352

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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