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Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant

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Address: 212 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
Phone Number: 416-598-4455
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The first place we went to on arriving in Canada. The staff were friendly and helpful. I tried the Canadian speciality, 'poutine' French fries with cheese curds and gravy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
cooktea
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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Toronto,Ontariio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a group of 7 that included two boys. Good selection of beer. The boys enjoyed the chicken fingers and fries. One adult enjoyed her salad and another enjoyed his meatloaf with bacon. Three of us had the club sandwich with poutine which we enjoyed. We will return.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The first place we went to on arriving in Canada. The staff were friendly and helpful. I tried the Canadian speciality, 'poutine' French fries with cheese curds and gravy, surprisingly nice!

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Thank cooktea
Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Had lunch at this location was expecting a lot more quality? The food was OK and would equate the quality to more of a roadhouse cuisine than anything else. The service was sporadic at best and could be friendlier. Ordered the Reuben sandwich, which was very good, and my companion ordered the salad but complained there was way too much... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Elephant and Castle Pub on 2 occasions during our week long visit to the city of Toronto. The staff are welcoming and the service and food is good. It's a busy venue which has a great buzz and captures the mood of Yonge Street.

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Thank l0tus1969
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. I had stopped coming for about two years because it just wasn't good anymore. The menu wasn't good, the ingredients were sub-par, and the prices had gone up a lot. Then the owners or management changed hands, the restaurant was renovated, and the menu was changed up. It's much better now. The inside isn't... More 

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Scarsdale, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Hoped to enjoy a beer after the TSO concert so we when into the Elephant and Castle Pub. The bartender had to take two attempts to make my wife's gin and tonic. I tried a series of tastes of beers on tap and settled for the Kelly Pale Ale which I found close to unsinkable. perhaps the Maple leaf fan... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went to this restaurant prior to attending a performance in the entertainment district. We really enjoyed our meal and the service from the staff. We also found the prices reasonable.

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Thank jkothompson
Livonia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Everything was great. The location is central to most of downtown Toronto. You could wish for more menu or draft beer variety, but I liked what they had. The service was efficient without feeling pushy.

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Thank Jeffery M
Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best places to eat. We went twice. The service was quick and everybody was very friendly. Excellent fish and chips!

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Thank Ian_Maclaren23
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Good place for drinks. Bartenders were very friendly and provided great service. Stopped in on a Saturday night with my girlfriend to enjoy a few drinks and watch some soccer while on our trip in Toronto. We both liked the huge bar, definitely worth checking out when visiting the city.

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