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Queen Mother Cafe

208 Queen St. W (University Ave), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-598-4719
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Ranked #267 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My brother brought me here when I popped in for a short visit. I wasn't able to stay long enough to enjoy dessert but the entree was just delightfully good! I got the Ping Gai (boneless chicken marinated with garlic, coriander and black peppercorns, grilled crispy and served with a spicy lime and coriander dipping sauce, green salad and steamed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had just flown in from the UK and after the long flight we just needed to find somewhere to eat and chill out with a drink and this was just the place. Friendly staff, great food and a chance to try a first taste of Canadian ale. We will be back next time we are in town.

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Rochester, New York
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240 reviews 240 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I were very impressed with the quality of our food and the service we received. The Queen Mother was a cozy spot to grab a bite on a cold night. We visit Toronto at least twice a year and try to sample different fare at different places--we were so happy to stumble upon this location. I had... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We've had the opportunity to spend a few months in Toronto and have made an effort to try new restaurants. For the most part they've been OK but no standouts except the Queen Mother Cafe. We've gone a couple of times and hopefully we'll be able to go again before heading home. The food has been consistently tasty and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Queen Mother consistently delivers delicious dishes. After being away for a year, the cafe was one of the first restaurants we ate at and it did not disappoint - the quality of the food didn't slide, the ambience is still fantastic and the prices are very reasonable especially considering you get a lot of food with each plate.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Recommended by a friend, the Queen Mother Cafe was another pre-theatre dinner stop. The timing of our arrival was fortuitous as we went straight to what appeared at the time to be the only table and the place remained extremely busy thereafter. In fact, it looked like it was always busy so I was keen to see if it was... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Queen Mum, as regulars affectionately call it, is one of my favourite restaurants in the world. I could eat here at least once a week, I believe. Service is always good, and dishes are creative, utilizing fresh ingredients. On this visit, I had the Blackened Salmon Tacos while my partner had the Queen Mother Burger (vegetarian). We both thoroughly... More 

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I've eaten at the Queen Mother a dozen times over the past ten years. I had a meal yesterday that was incredibly delicious! I ordered the Sri Lankan Vegetarian Roti. It was melt in your mouth good. It was not too spicy, but rich and flavouful. My friend ordered the Ping Gai Chicken (sp?) which was also delicious. This restaurant... More 

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Nervesa della Battaglia, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The only difficulty I had was to choose only one main meal as the menu is so varied and tempting I would have liked to try everything! I hear this place is known for its noodles and indeed they were good, but so were other dishes we tried. Not the cheapest place but still worth it. Good service. Recommended!

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North East, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very eclectic restaurant with wonderfully personal and attentive service! The menu is diverse both culturally as well as attentive to many dietary needs such as vegan, gluten free and other food allergy issues. The decor contains many "Queen" or "British" references but also interesting pieces not really related to the Queen Mum. Intriguing! Creative drink and dessert choices. Dinner was... More 

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Additional Information about Queen Mother Cafe

Address: 208 Queen St. W (University Ave), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-598-4719
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am

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