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The Ceili Cottage

$$ - $$$
East End
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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1301 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1C2, Canada
+1 416-406-1301
17:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 10:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place a real authentic Irish pub, slightly scruffy looking and coming down with ephemera. I know, I once lived there! The big difference is the food, which is excellent. We had the Oysters to start and ordered more. Then I had the Barramundi Fish from Australia, my favourite, it was spectacular. My husband had the Guinness Cottage stew and... More 

Thank NellyBell55
Level Contributor
104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, some say it's small, and others say it's quaint. Some say authentic and some say eclectic and awkward. I say all of the above. This hidden gem is set back from the road and you could easily drive right by and miss out. No doubt about it, it's like no place I've been. This very old cottage and other... More 

Thank Dawn D
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Having been to Ireland several times we were disappointed with this pub’s atmosphere. Service was lackluster and nothing to rave about with the food. The bangers were nice and meaty but had too much garlic and spices, and the shuckuterie was mediocre. Doubtful that we’ll return.

Thank canuck562015
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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274 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My daughter and her wife took my wife and me their for a belated 70th birthday bash. This involved a setup surprise which the waitress did with aplomb! The beer selection is good and mine was excellent. Food was pub food but excellent - I had the tasty shank of lamb. The restaurant is in two parts - an eating... More 

Thank mhharvey
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Been here many times. A couple of weeks ago, had my daugther's birthday dinner there - she proclaimed it here best birthday dinner ever - oysters were perfect, and the sticky toffee pudding is one of the best dessert ever. Fast forward a few weeks and I suggested it to a business firend for a different dinner than the traditional... More 

Thank BobbyBrugall
London, Canada
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292 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Loved this place! My friend brought me here for some drinks and conversation. We passed by the outdoor fire pit on our way to the entrance and were tempted to stay outside with drinks. Unfortunately, another couple had taken over the area and we didn't want to sit too far away from the heat of the flames. Inside we were... More 

Thank trvlwrldgrl
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited this very quaint irish pub and restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. It is located in the east end of Toronto on Queen St . In the summer they have an outdoor patio that is quite sizeable the interior is cozy. The staff is friendly and the food was good. Of course who can resist the Irish. We... More 

1 Thank FFalls
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great imaginative food at a very reasonable price. I had pork chops with grilled beets and apple perfectly done in an unpretentious Irish style pub. This is a real local not bought out of the Guinness catalogue with staff that appears to be happy to be where they are. I expect it to be my go to restaurant when in... More 

1 Thank Waynewishart
Waterloo, Canada
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We will definitely visit again. We found this place to be full of character and charm and good food and drink. We arrived on a busy Friday night and were going to have to wait at the bar but a table opened up right away. The cottage is super cozy with exposed beams, stone walls and its small size made... More 

1 Thank WaterlooFrank
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Excellent food and drinks. Really enjoy the atmosphere. Comfortable place to be around. Try the Caesar you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Taz098765

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-406-1301

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

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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