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The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill

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49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
+1 416-866-8282
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Description: The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old...
The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old tradition of hospitality unique to the Emerald Isle. This magnificently restored heritage site - one of Toronto's first banks - is now home to an enchanting Old World ambiance and standard of personal service and cuisine echoing a commitment to excellence without rival.

Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the Irish Embassy is extraordinarily flexible in its multi-purpose design. Not only a warm and inviting setting for the after-work crowd and personal dining, it is recognized as one of downtown's most dynamic venues for upscale cocktail receptions, social celebrations and corporate gatherings.
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  • 59
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch

Handy to our hotel so we stopped in for a pint and some grub . Wife had the fish and chips , I went for the lamb stew . Food was delicious , service good and enjoyed the overall atmosphere of the pub . Will return

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jimmyd1
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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for a week across the street at the Hotel Victoria and had a lot of our meals here. Great food and atmosphere.

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Thank Alison M
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Handy to our hotel so we stopped in for a pint and some grub . Wife had the fish and chips , I went for the lamb stew . Food was delicious , service good and enjoyed the overall atmosphere of the pub . Will return

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Thank jimmyd1
Essex, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came to Toronto for offsite training for work. The Irish Embassy was right across from my hotel. I decided to check it out and was not disappointed. The special of the day was pan roasted chicken breast with prosciutto, asparagus and leak and garlic mash...it was delicious. It was a little loud inside but the staff were great. I... More 

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Thank Ericacanada
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great bar and pub with a wonderful selection of beers! the best thing is you don't even have to be Irish to enjoy it. The atmosphere is great and the people are friendly and it's always busy and very centrally located.

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Thank Jay M
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there with a group. The place looks big from the outside, but once inside it is really small, specially when you come in with a group of 20+ people. Beer is good, can't go wrong with Guinness. Finger food was average (wings and chicken tender). Just another irish pub. One funny thing is the smell of javel water when... More 

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Thank Skippounet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place to meet a friend and from the outside was a little dubious! Once inside there is a great live band that was not overpowering. They had a large range of beers (including Guinness on tap which was the draw card for friends), spirits (some great whiskey) and wines. The menu is also good both plain... More 

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Thank Michelle A
Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a few late night whiskeys here -- quite a selection, something for every taste. Thought I knew something about whiskey but enjoyed finding out there's still much to learn.

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Thank John H
Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy going to Irish pubs and this one certainly fits the bill. Great food and beer selection right downtown- easy walk from Royal York or King Edward hotel

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Thank Aj C
Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for a lovely supper with new friends and great networking, perfect place to kick back and relax, for a Wednesday a bit busy and noisy but great none the less. $43 with tip for a Curry and 2 pints of Harp .

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Thank Paul W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a coeliac. We visited the Embassy on Wednesday 30th Dec. I told the server that I was a coeliac and she instantly replied that I should have the Irish Stew. It is marked on the menu as gluten free. So I took it and it was delicious. However it was not GF and within the hour it knew... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-866-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

The Irish Embassy takes great pride in its dedication to a centuries-old tradition of hospitality unique to the Emerald Isle. This magnificently restored heritage site - one of Toronto's first banks - is now home to an enchanting Old World ambiance and standard of personal service and cuisine echoing a commitment to excellence without rival.

Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto's financial district, the Irish Embassy is extraordinarily flexible in its multi-purpose design. Not only a warm and inviting setting for the after-work crowd and personal dining, it is recognized as one of downtown's most dynamic venues for upscale cocktail receptions, social celebrations and corporate gatherings.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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