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Fionn MacCool's

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70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2, Canada
416-362-2495
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 9
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just another pub...

Went there with some co-workers last night. We walked by all the patios trying to pick one before we decided on Fionn's (they all looked the same). Regular pub food on the menu with a few non-pub items (tandoori sandwich). I had the fish and chips, and while the fries were good, the fish coating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Epitome67
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Calgary
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Calgary
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went there with some co-workers last night. We walked by all the patios trying to pick one before we decided on Fionn's (they all looked the same). Regular pub food on the menu with a few non-pub items (tandoori sandwich). I had the fish and chips, and while the fries were good, the fish coating was soggy instead of crunchy.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I stopped here with my mom for a quick drink and appetizer. She had the raspberry martini and I had the pear lemonade. Both were tasty and made well. We split an order of poutine which was good but didn't blow either of us away. The service was great and the staff very friendly and laid back.

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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place has good service, friendly and prompt. The patio is large so you have a good shot at a table on a hot day. They have a good selection of meals. Nice and cozy inside for winter.

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Ingersoll, Canada
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great food and great service! We recently visited Toronto and ended up at this same restaurant all 3 nights of our stay. I can highly recommend Ma's chicken and the Shepherds pie.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had Samossa as a starter (5 big pieces) and were really, also had Chicken Masalla with Salad, I like it, tasty. The service is good, prices is a bit high but reasonable when you try the quality of food.

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had our lunch here and enjoyed it, but asked for duet coke and got ice tea.... Asked for a mild sauce with chicken wings and got tomato ketchup.... Taken quite some time before we got our lunch ... Not very fast for an airport restaurant ... Overall food was good , but will try something else next time ...

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Kelowna, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Other reviewed seem much more positive, maybe they were having an off day? The good - ? The bad - the service - weird people, brought the wrong food, blamed me for the wrong order, the food was NOT GOOD. The salad dressing tasted like vomit. Literally. It was shockingly bad. I ordered a crock of beef and mushrooms -... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The pub was not too busy and we were served pretty fast. Hopefully it is just as fast on a busy day. The Crispy chicken was quite good actually and our burger was , well, a burger, not big surprise here.

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just dropped in for beers a couple timed. Good selection with friendly and professional bar staff. Look forward to trying food next time. I like it here more than the other neighborhood bars beside them

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very close to our hotel on the Esplanade. Has a lovely outside patio area. Friendly, fast service. We enjoyed a tasty Shepherd's Pie and a few pints of beer several times at this Irish establishment. Fionn is pronounced FINN. We also loved their apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. Delicious! Very relaxing atmosphere after a long day of sightseeing. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 416-362-2495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 15
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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