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The Only on King

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Central London
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172 King Street, London, Ontario N6A 1C6, Canada (Richmond and King)
519 936 2064
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
quick stop for a good brew and a nice app

This restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and excellent service. I went in a few weeks back by myself to finish some work over a drink. They have a small selection of good craft beer but it is more than other restaurants in London offer. The menu is small but varied. I ordered the ricotta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
NathalieTorres
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and excellent service. I went in a few weeks back by myself to finish some work over a drink. They have a small selection of good craft beer but it is more than other restaurants in London offer. The menu is small but varied. I ordered the ricotta gnuddi and it was fantastic:... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a memorable four-course dinner at The Only this past New Year's Eve. The four courses were so delicious. There were two choices for each course, so we each got something different except for the entree course. Hard to turn down beef tenderloin. My favourite was the fois gras parfait. It went amazingly well with the... More 

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Thank trvlwrldgrl
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife have visited TOOK many times over the last few years, each time delivers a creative plate with Paul's twist on things that always seems to unlock hidden flavours. It's really magic how much flavour they're able to pack into the dishes, just amazing. The venue is intimate and atmosphere is intimate,

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Thank Will H
London, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went to TOOK on a Saturday evening. We were perusing their menu online and saw that they served black cod/sablefish which is one of my favourites. So we made a reservation :) I started with a cocktail and my husband had a beer. We ordered the vegetable salad and soup to start. The salad was interesting but not that... More 

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Thank ArchanaG152
London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

First time at TOOK - will return! Dinner special was lamb loin with beet relish, yummy pots in creme fresh (sp) with heirloom carrots. DE-vine! Decent wine selections. Pleasant server, didn't rush us - chatted for a long time, was quiet on a Tuesday night.

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Thank Laura J
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We came here early on Saturday as they usually fill up a week before. Our server Matt was great, he recommended the blade burger, which was out of this world good. comes with onion jam and that's it, because that's all you needed. So juicy and delicious. The truffle mushrooms were outstanding. The Cocktails were superb, so nice to see... More 

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Thank ZT13519
London, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The new, more "democratic," version (called TOOK) still delivers top-notch quality food. And it's a great deal, as no item on the menu is above $16. And it's not that they shrunk the portion sizes that much. My only complaint is that they made their wine list more "democratic" too. It's capped at $40. But there's an easy fix -... More 

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Thank SpoiledWiner
Riverview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a lunch bite in early November 2015. Had an amazing sandwich and delicious thick coffee. Service was top notch and food was very fresh. Well done and will be back

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Thank Scott7192
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

For dinner, The Only on King was our destination. With an intimate dining room, a menu that changes daily, and our server Raven taking great care of us for the night, this place knows how to entertain both large groups as well as an intimate dinner for two, all under one roof. We started with complimentary sourdough bread and butter... More 

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Thank Mississauga_Jay
London, On
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We were there as two couples to the new version called "TOOK" and the restaurant was quieter. The food is OK but not as good as it was before the change. The other couple had two starters - mushrooms on toast and a salad which were generous and OK but not very exciting. I had the Cod dish as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 172 King Street, London, Ontario N6A 1C6, Canada
    (Richmond and King)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighborhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: 519 936 2064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 103
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?