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The Dispensary

#204 of 1,526 Restaurants in Toulouse
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1 rue Marthe Varsi, 31300, Toulouse, France
+33 5 61 42 00 88
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere. The food is good but it's probably best to make a reservation as it gets busy! Well worth a visit.

Thank holibobs17
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a great experience at the Dispensary. We have had a long night and thought we'd go for late brunch/lunch. Most of us choose the Death Star Canteen Burger, which was cooked like it should. A friend had the salmon brunch with pancakes which looked and tasted amazing. Customer service was perfect, quick service and most of the people... More 

Thank Angela C
Cahors, France
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Found the place on TripAdvisor having reserved a hotel not far away to get to meetings in Toulouse. A 20 minute walk was worth it : friendly ambiance and good beers. The restaurant was fully booked but we were squeezed in so long as we left the table by 9pm which was fine by us. Enjoyed huge delicious portions of... More 

Thank Pollypin46
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say I have NEVER received service like this in my life. You walk in and are made to feel like such an inconvenience from the sour-faced waiting staff DRAWING their eyes off you for daring to interrupt their conversation. AVOID AVOID AVOID

Thank Barry D
Sougraigne, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was looking for a restaurant with an English theme. I found this pub on Trip Advisor and read the feedback. I wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent, with an English speaking waiter, the food was great and there was a really good atmosphere.

Thank Suegj1
Toulouse, France
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159 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Service is great, waitresses are very kind; they even suggested that they could customize the burger since Sunday brunch is a bit more limited than normal menu. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. In terms of price, it's ok...

Thank Serg K
Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

There were a vegetarian options on the menu, which is difficult to get in France. Meals were good and a great atmosphere.

Thank Tom2330
Kingston, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I went to the dispensary twice in one day during a brief trip to Toulouse. I visited first with an English colleague and were so warmly welcomed (including free 'special' shots), that we returned with French colleagues later. We didn't eat, but the food looked good, and the place was packed on a drear Thursday in November.

Thank David D
Toulouse, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I've eaten here tons of times. Delicious. Everyone is lovely and helpful. Tons of sauce and hot sauce option. Fish and chips are the best in Toulouse (trust me. I usually hate fish) the vegetarian dish is fabulous and different. Burgers are yummy yummy and generous. Special mention for the cocktails and the special events. Not your average pub. Not... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

After traveling for over a week in France I was longing for any vegetable other than lettuce. Found some here! I had the vegetarian special, and though some parts were deep fried and others were stuffed with cheese, it felt healthy! Awesome beer selection, too. I'll be back!

Thank Julie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 22
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Marthe Varsi, 31300, Toulouse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Haute-Garonne  >  Toulouse
  • Phone Number: +33 5 61 42 00 88
Inspired by the best of British, The Dispensary is a somewhere between a local hideaway, a curiousity cabinet and a good old British pub. The restaurant offers both French and British cuisine, pub grub, brunch, breakfast, British and Continental food and much more. We cater for kids and vegetarians too. The essential factor is that everything is fresh and homemade. The restaurant is open every night apart drom Monday at 7.30Pm and also saturday (12 - 3pm) and sunday for brunch from 12 until 3.30Pm. Reservations are advised.

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