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Town Crier Pub

#423 of 6,817 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown West
Bar, European, Pub, Canadian
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115 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E2, Canada
+1 416-204-9588
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Istanbul, Turkey
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340 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of noisy, disrespectful young crowd. Ordered schnitzel. The schnitzel came on top of fries. Fries got soften because of the warm schnitzel, and it was disaster to cut schnitzel on top of the fries. There was a tasteless sauce on the schnitzel instead of side. They put it on the schnitzel without asking. Bad experience. Not recommended.

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Thank travelguru-su
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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123 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very large selection of beer varieties. Duchesse de Bourgogne was very good. Great German food selection which was tasty. Small tables for meals, however worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Good pub, great selection of drinks with a good European range of beers. Liked the seating downstairs. Very busy and popular. Similar to is sister pub, Sin and Redemption.

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Vestal, New York
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

The selection of beers is really excellent--the Belgians in particular have many good choices. But don't let me sell the food short either. Although we just had appetizers (the calamari and smoked mackerel), they were very good and no doubt are indicative of the excellent fare on the regular menu. This is really a great spot.

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Thank Michael P
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch/brunch. So much food - huge portions so bring your appetite - and everything fresh and very tasty. Excellent service and great atmosphere. A gazillion beers on tap and in bottles. An authentic European dining experience at great price. Convenient location in entertainment district. Not accessible. Highly recommended. Will come again!!

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Thank Dolliepants
Akron, Ohio
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has one of the best European beer selections I've seen. We found some of our favorite Belgian beers we normally can't find. The moules and frites were also great. Coupled with a cozy atmosphere, and you've got a perfect night.

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Kingston, Canada
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

We came here for beers. Great selection of beer but service was poor. They seated us next to the stairs so a lot of movement right next to out table. After our server dropped off our first set of drinks we were essentially ignored. Eventually we decided it was best just to get the bill and leave. Again, great selection... More 

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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is my 3rd visit to this place in 3 years (we dine here every time we visit TO for hockey day weekend). Cramped quarters. Such a weird layout in this place. But if you're not stuck up and don't mind having a GREAT time, come here. The menu selection is quite European; things lots of pork and fatty stuff.... More 

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Thank RochesterIBC
Toronto, Canada
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This wooden paneled pub was busy and packed on a Sat evening. There were many varieties of beer and all were refreshing and chilled to perfection. Service was great.

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Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

If you want amazing beer in a fantastic warm atmosphere this is the place. If your looking for great food, well we had the sausage platter and it was ok. I would go back for beers but not the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-204-9588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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