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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 #54 of 860 restaurants in London
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Price range: $26 - $103
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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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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86 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
London, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I recently dined at the Only with a group of my gal pals and we had a great meal. There was a special menu featured (3 courses for $35) which was an awesome deal. Each course was super fresh, delicious and just overall awesome! I had the zucchini soup (so good!), the trout (also yummy) and then the mocha semifreddo... More

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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was very impressed with the depth of menu and quality if food. A daily printed menu?! Nice! Looking firward to returning

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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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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
1 review
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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