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The Only on King

172 King Street, London, Ontario N6A 1C6, Canada (Central London)
519 936 2064
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Ranked #56 of 858 restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $103
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central London
Cross street: Richmond and King
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77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had been encouraged to eat at The Only on King by a colleague, and was not disappointed. I took my partner there for his birthday. We were greeted warmly and by name as they were expecting us from the reservation I'd made. We were seated quickly at a candlelit table for two and given the option of still or... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The Only is a great small restaurant on King Street in London. My wife and I have been popping in to this restaurant for years. Always good. Very inventive and unique. Food is locally sourced and the strive for primarily organic ingredients. Service always polite and professional. Meals arrive quick. Good if you are watching your time. But even better... More

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

For a few hours, I completely forgot I was in downtown London - steps from the Via and Greyhound stations. Great interior (although the hallway and facilities remain granny-like...leftover from an earlier tenant no doubt), interesting and original cocktails and a very good meal. Definitely the best meal I've ever had in London, Ontario, but also competes with any meal... More

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London, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Only on King is by far the best restaurant in London, Ontario, and has been for the last 5 years.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ate here last week for an anniversary dinner with my husband. My husband ordered a drink to start and since I wasn't drinking, the server offered to make up a "simple and refreshing" mocktail and it was wonderful! We enjoyed an appetizer and main each and shared dessert. The sticky toffee pudding was to die for!!! Oh, yum!! The service... More

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London, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Good but quality seems to have declined over recent years... Still a decent meal, just not as good as it once was.

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London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My husband and I and a friend had dinner there before a concert. The food and presentation was excellent. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. It is one of our favorite places to eat in London and never has disappointed.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I'm coming at this review from a corporate angle than most, as we plan our annual appreciation dinner at the Only and have since it opened. The chef has no issues with planning the menu around our preferences including sourcing out different wines and accommodating any food allergies that may arise from a group setting. The staff is always attentive,... More

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London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I had an enjoyable dinner the other night. We were celebrating our birthday's and Wedding anniversary for the last year. We had the front table for two. It was quite and had a great view of the goings on outside. The food was great. We started the Fried Green Tomatoes with tarter sauce. We had to fight... More

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London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Exceptional service. Front of the house is world class- friendly and responsive, but discrete and professional to let you eat, enjoy your table mates and a nite out. Food seasonal, consistently excellent. Small and intimate. Admittedly in the dustier parts of this town, but part of the charm.

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