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Hemingway's Restaurant

Pub, Australian, Canadian
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142 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A8, Canada
(416) 968-2828
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Casual dinner after busy work

This bar/ restaurant is closed to my office. I went here with my colleague. There are 2 floors, not crowded. I ordered a chicken wrap and chowder soup, and go with red wine. The portion is large, the taste is good. My colleague had ribs with sweet potato fries, large portion again, the sweet... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live in the area and frequent Hemingway's at least once a week. The owner is from New Zealand and they celebrate anything New Zealand. We stop in for a drink in the late afternoon or Saturday or Sunday lunch. The menu is mostly pub food but they always have specials. The Sunday lunch is usually a roast with root... More 

Thank YorkvilleLady
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar/ restaurant is closed to my office. I went here with my colleague. There are 2 floors, not crowded. I ordered a chicken wrap and chowder soup, and go with red wine. The portion is large, the taste is good. My colleague had ribs with sweet potato fries, large portion again, the sweet potato fries is quite special, never... More 

Thank Oystermo
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed my visits to Hemmingway’s and have not only rated this place excellent but have recommended it to a lot of people, but believe and understand the negative reviews this restaurant has gotten here! On a recent visit here I found the staff seemed more interested in socializing with each other than serving patrons. On my last... More 

2 Thank GrantFamilyToronto
Brockville, Canada
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with some friends while wandering Yorkville. The bar area is comfortable and it was packed with people drinking and having a good time. The service was excellent, although our friends ordered potato skins and sweet potato fries, both were not very good. It's an ok local hang out spot to have a bevvie and chat with friends.

Thank kickboy
Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

First time to Hemmy's after a few years. Went for dinner & drinks after work on a Friday night. Was a bit of a trip to find our party as there are a number of patios. The service was very slow. We wanted dinner, but it took a while for the server to understand that we wanted food not just... More 

Thank lucky_charm2300
Toronto, Canada
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157 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Hemming ways has been here for as long as I can remember and is always a pleasant place for a reasonable meal and good selection of liquor. The patio is also pleasant in summer. There's a reason it's been around this long. The decor however could use some refreshing.

Thank Colin F
Waterloo, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Yorkville is typically known for posh shops and posh people. Hemingway's is a comfortable, affordable pub right in the heart of the neighborhood. Ambiance is typical pub. Beer selection and food is decent. Simple patio on upper level. My go to place when I'm in the neighborhood and just want to linger somewhere.

Thank Waterloon
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was our first time in Canada and we decided to explore and walk around the city. We came upon this cool place by chance because the restaurant next door did not have any open tables. This place is four levels high including a popular patio. The food was great, I had their turkey burger and local Mill St. Organic... More 

Thank Grappler9
Toronto, Canada
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157 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great upstairs patio, which is perfect in the city during the summer. Standard bar food. Nice location in the middle of Yorkville, with lots of things to do in the area. However, service is poor and very slow.

Thank sail29er
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Hemingway's is one of those places that if you grow up in Toronto, you have been to at one point in your life. It is in the middle of Yorkville which is the most expensive and posh area of Toronto, but the bar itself is very low key and casual. It has an amazing and large outdoor (covered) patio in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 Cumberland St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 968-2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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