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Swan Firkin

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Neighbourhood:
West End
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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2205 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N5, Canada
+1 416-767-9222
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Thornhill, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Last Sunday my wife went to a club holiday party in the High Park area. I drove her there then went to Bloor West Village looking for a restaurant. I ended up at the Swan Firkin, primarily because it looked like a nice spot; it had lots of TV's and I decided to treat myself. The TVs were important because... More 

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Thank aitche13
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

awesome interior renovations, lots of nods to england, the staff was so great, very friendly and the prices were decent

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Thank glassb2016
Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We were 7 people looking for a cool place to eat. A friend from Montreal suggested we try it. Boy am I glad we did. Great selection of beers on tap. The fried pickles are to die for and although many restaurants have them, few succeed. The staff was way cool and really fun, they were quick and super friendly.... More 

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Thank Ian A
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I had the eggs benny, substituting the meat with mushrooms and requesting the eggs cooked harder than regular. The meal was SO tasty; the sauce was really well-done, the eggs cooked perfectly and the potatoes much better than I've had in a while. The ironic part of our visit was that we'd tried to go to a much busier spot... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The Swan has just been redecorated in a British theme, and offers typical British pub fare. They have a nice roof top patio as well. It's as close as you'll get to real British pub fare. Nice friendly atmosphere. Suitable for all ages. Reasonably priced food and friendly service. The only downside is they take your dishes away while others... More 

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Thank Karen S
Penetanguishene, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on advice of a friend. Decent pub grub and friendly efficient service. I enjoyed the ambiance of the pub as the Jays were winning at the time (they lost 6-3) during game 2 against KC. I had the Sheppard's pie and deep fried pickle's pretty good. I would go back to this place in Bloorwest village.

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Thank FF12PhilStevens
Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Good food. Cheap beer. A lot of promotions. 32oz of Molson for only $12 on the Friday I went. Pretty cheap. Nice bar. Good food too.

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Thank Leonardo B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I enjoyed this restaurant. Its a fair price for the food you get, especially the chicken tacos at $4 a go. Which i liked! They also did a Guinness for $5 a pint which is also good! Worth a go! I dont really get the British thing as its just the same as every other North American bar apart from... More 

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Thank BrettBates88
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We loved this pub! I live in London England & was thrilled to check this place out after a strong recommendation from my brother in law. Best 3 things about this pub 1. Friendly & attentive female staff behind the bar 2, Hours - open late 3. Big rooftop patio & cosy decor downstairs

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Thank smileycanuck
Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We had a bite at this restaurant on Canada Day. Liked the feel there, and the service was good. The food was just ok though, nothing to write home about.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2205 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-767-9222

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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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West End
The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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