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“Good British Pub Atmosphere”
Review of The Oxley

The Oxley
Ranked #114 of 8,569 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good British Pub Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in there while in Yorkville because they are supposed to have the best Pimm's Cup in the city. While that is still up for debate it was a very pleasant experience. The service was beyond excellent. We had traditional British fare - Bangers and Mash and Fish and Chips however they were done in gourmet style and very tasty. They had London Pride on tap which made it fell that much more authentic.

We went on a Wednesday night and the place didn't start to fill up until at 6pm. The atmosphere really picked up at that point. The prices were a bit steep but you have to remember that you are in Yorkville.

Would definitely recommend this place.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Doha, Qatar
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Taste of England”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

If it's English fare you desire, Oxley hits the nail on the head. With a limited truly English menu, the fare on offer is high quality, scrumptious and service impeccable. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, MA
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Located on one of Toronto's ritziest streets, the Oxley offers a cool alternative to nearby venues like the Ferrari toting Hazelton hotel.
What it makes up with cool it lacks with food. The term gastropub appears to attempt to compensate for serviceable but wildly overpriced British style pub food. Service was inattentive and slow. Sitting outside we enjoyed the plumes of cigarette smoke from nearby tables, too.
There are excellent restaurants in Toronto. Find them and skip the Oxley.

  • Visited July 2013
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Murnau, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great pub food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great pub atmosphere, but forget pub grub - excellent salads, meat and fish dishes. Daily specials to match the season. Very friendly and attentive staff

Visited July 2013
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London
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A must to visit if you're in Toronto!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I went for a birthday party where they had hired the upstairs, a perfect size for a group and the nibbles were absolutely delicious. Mini yorkshire puddings and roast beef, fish cakes and a lovely cheese board. The service was impeccable. I wish this place was near where I live!

  • Visited July 2013
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