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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 #292 of 6,627 restaurants in Toronto
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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English first
Eastchester, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I get the impression the menu has not changed in years. The food was OK, it looks like a place where local workers grab a beer and a lunch. It has old world charm, I will give it that, and the prices were decent. The name kind of sums it up. Old Queen Mother !!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Great house wine, cabernet with salmon tacos, with chili's on the side and fresh cilantro, black beans, corn tortillas. Definitely will come back. Went after rave reviews with friends who frequent when in TO. Cater to all food preferences, allergies, without any hesitance. All dishes, quinoa, pad Thai, looked amazing and went fast. A real find: )

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Dundas, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've been to the Queen Mum several times over the years and went again recently. Although I would've given it a full 5 star rating a few years ago, it still manages to impress. The fusion of Thai, continental and Mexican dishes gives it an authentic yet eclectic feel. I also like the range of prices. You can order a... More

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western Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I used to love this place for its imaginative, healthy, consistently fresh and delicious food. It's one of the long-time survivors of the changing scene on Queen Street West. I recently moved back to Toronto after many years away, and was happy to see the old Queen Mother still standing her ground. The nicely spiced chicken was lovely. The spicy... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A Toronto legend and we didn't even know it. Sat in a great peaceful back alley courtyard. It was quiet with a cool breeze. The wait staff were prompt and friendly, We had a variety of food.Spicy chicken sandwiches, hamburger, and Salmon tacos. All delicious. I had an artichoke omelette that was great. The desserts were huge and awesome. We... More

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Ottawa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I chose this restaurant because of the excellent reviews and was not disappointed. I asked to sit in the back patio and was pleasantly surprised by its quiet, calm surroundings. I was alone, something I'm generally not comfortable with, but the staff made me feel welcome and gave me just the right amount of attention. I enjoyed the delicious Pad... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I could be reviewing the restaurant which is casual, comfortable and blessed with a wonderful kitchen and servers. But my real praise is for their dish of ping gai. Frankly, I have only tasted other menu items on partners' plates because this dish is so amazingly delicious, I just can't order anything else. If you're in downtown Toronto, this is... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to Toronto for new year eve and we tried lots of different foods, Chinese, Indian,Thai and this was the best dinners.Food was delicious and rightly priced. We tried Ping Gai and it was mouth watering delicious.Chicken was cooked perfectly and it was so tasty. It is small place but one of best food and should definitely try it.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

had another perfect dinner at the Queen Mother Cafe in downtown Toronto. We have been going there for years whenever we visit Toronto and it never fails to please. My spouse raved about the Chicken Curry Soup, we split the Pingai Chicken dinner and I had a fabulous piece of cake for dessert. The meals are delicious, large size portions... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food was very nice and the hidden gem patio was lovely but I was not at all impressed by the fact that they helped themselves to a much larger tip than the one I had written on my credit card slip!

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