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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: 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
Nice patio, poor service

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Toronto, Canada
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 TicoMike1002
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank Jeremy G
Stamford, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Upstairs on the roof bar is as cool a downspot spot as you can get, if a little bit scruffy. Great jerk chicken salad and a tasty pint of Beau's Lager. Bring on the Rugby World Cup coverage!

Thank Robsski
Oakville, Canada
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307 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I haven’t been to this restaurant for over 25 years so I thought I’d give it a try for lunch. It wasn’t crowded during the noontime rush so that should have been a clue. We were seated on the rooftop patio which was noisy and very warm. This restaurant, like so many others, places flowers in pots around the patio... More 

Thank Hkloban
Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a nice little spot for lunch in Yorkville, with an outdoor patio. I had the beer and pear salad with jerk chicken with candied pecans and blue cheese My husband had the Thai chicken salad. Both salads were delicious. Our server was pleasant, efficient and helpful. The place has a ttrue Cheers neighborhood feel. There were a number... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Having a seniors moment, I forgot how good the Greek salad was. In fact I used to have the chicken fingers for about 25 years, along with a vigil Caesar. Trying to remember, I cost the salad and was not disappointed. Much better than my memory. Topping it off with some bread sticks and oil and balsamic vinegar, my meal... More 

Thank Mitch G
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Large outdoor patio with sections covered. Food a little pricey but decent. Good cocktail selection. Friendly wait staff. Excellent location (heart of Yorkville).

Thank SMison11
Willemstad, Curacao
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had dinner with six people. This is a simple restaurant with friendly service and reasonable prices. The food is not great, but acceptable. The interior could use a little more light.

Thank argonfroes
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Three of us needed a lunch spot one July afternoon in the Yorkville area, so Hemingways it was. Service was swift, food up to par and the ground level patio is great for people watching. Anywhere in the area it will be pricey, so it's hard to complain in that respect. I will definitively not hesitate to return if I'm... 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


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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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