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“Our Family's Go To”

Gainsborough Restaurant
Ranked #131 of 1,048 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Canadian, Pizza, Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
London, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Our Family's Go To”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Best family restaurant in London!

You know it's good when the kids pick it over McD's that have play areas & toys.

We go often and have never been disappointed. If your kids are good Jimmy (owner & solid cook) might give them a pack of hockey cards.

Don't sleep on the pizza (one of the best in town) but my fav is breakfast,

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Rich P
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English first
London, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“back again - and happy with them again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

have reviewed before, and we've been in many times since the last review.
we did a takeout this time, since we were on the road, and in a rush to get home. phoned in our order.
i ordered a gyros (my favourite), and linda wanted a chicken souvlaki. we ordered a greek salad on the side, to share.
the gyros was as always so stuffed you have a hard time rolling the pita around everything. jam packed with meat, very fresh lettuce, tomato, tzatziki. delicious.
the souvlaki was also excellent - the meat was not overcooked - and the wrap was also stuffed, just like the gyros.
the greek salad, we split, and it was very fresh lettuce, nice tomatoes (not the imported cardboard ones we get at this time of year), lots of kalamata olives, loads of feta cheese. and the dressing is nicely flavoured - a great match for the salad. plenty for two people.
it's so nice to have a place like this around the corner, with consistent good food and great prices.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank extoronto
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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Refreshing, not a chain restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for upscale dining this isn't the place. This is a quaint family run neighbourhood restaurant. We went for breakfast and had the two eggs, bacon, home fries and toast. Nice to be able to order rye toast, eggs/bacon were good, coffee was hot! Home fries were good but I would have preferred them to be slightly less moist. But in saying that, I definitely prefer them to those harder deep fried home fries that some other restaurants serve. Definitely good value for your money!
We'll go back.

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1 Thank Dot201
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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always good food! Service! Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We have been going for a few years now. Tried pretty much everything on the menu and have never had a bad meal! My favourite is probably their home made fries! Love them! Always great service, even when the place is packed. Love the atmosphere! Always has a hockey game on the tv which my husband appreciates :) I love looking at all the memorabilia :) we believe this to be one of London's best kept secrets!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Stacy R
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London, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice and basic neighbourhood hangout”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

The staff are nice and friendly. It is a family run restaurant. Closed Sundays. The food is okay. If you are looking for a selection of low calorie or health food this is not the place. They don't do poached eggs. They serve home fries but don't always have them. Their peameal bacon serving consists or 2 or 3 huge half inch thick pieces.

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