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The Only on King

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Central London
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172 King Street, London, Ontario N6A 1C6, Canada (Richmond and King)
519 936 2064
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food. Service unpredictable

I have been several times and The Only on King continues to serve excellent food. Everything is fresh and made in-house, which I appreciate. The bread is fantastic. Excellent flavours in all dishes. Only complaint at our latest visit (July) was the excessive air conditioning. I had to scarf down my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
AnaesDoc
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Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
London, Canada
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219 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My family & I have enjoyed The Only for several years, our first dinner here being July 2011. We've always had a fabulous dining experience & can rely on The Only to provide unique food options in comparison to other London restaurants, while always maintaining high quality. I was a little nervous to hear they underwent a re-do this summer,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We decided to try The Only after some friends said it was fairly good. The parking lot is poor and I had to get an attendant to get a parking ticket as the machines were not working. The food was a house salad, a gourmet burger but with no usual condiments just mayo, 3 large French fries (yes just 3... More 

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Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been several times and The Only on King continues to serve excellent food. Everything is fresh and made in-house, which I appreciate. The bread is fantastic. Excellent flavours in all dishes. Only complaint at our latest visit (July) was the excessive air conditioning. I had to scarf down my fish dish since it was so cold in the... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Happened upon this great little restaurant. Attentive service and excellent meal. Highly recommend the vegetable salad.

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canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Only on King was a lovely surprise . I think sometimes when you don't have any kind of expectation from a restaurant , it can sometimes be better . Our table was ready for us and we took our time enjoying a gnocchi appetizer with a recommended bottle of wine . The service was attentive , not intrusive .... More 

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London, Ontario,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The top of the food chain. Exceptional food and friendly staff. The place to dine.If needing to impress someone with you sense of cuisine it is the place to go.

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London, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was extremely happy with the service, food and drinks this evening. A birthday dinner for my girlfriend was the occasion and this experience did not disappoint. I would highly recommend the Chef's tasting menu and wine pairing by letting them know ahead of time you want this option. We will definitely be back.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I went to dinner with another couple to celebrate a birthday and we were concerned by some of the most recent reviews. Our concerns were unfounded. It was a very nice night and the service and food was exceptional. The restaurant is small with about 32 seats so it feels warm and inviting. The wine selection is... More 

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was so excited to try this place! Has a lot of potential but very disappointed. Steak was ok but waaayyyy overpriced. Staff didn't seem very happy to be working. Would not go back.

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London, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

never going back very rude staff and such a small cramped dining room. Someone in the kitchen just walked out and quit..We seen this person on the street after we left the place ans we told him we ate there and asked what happened...He said the head chef is disrespectful and rude...Maybe thats why the food was terrible and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 172 King Street, London, Ontario N6A 1C6, Canada
    (Richmond and King)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: 519 936 2064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 103
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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