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Elephant & Castle Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
212 King St W | King @ Simcoe, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
+1 416-598-4455
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 King St W | King @ Simcoe, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and the service times were excellent. Steak and Mushroom pie was good, not great, but good. I found the wait staff busier joking around and chatting with each rather than looking around at their customers. the table across from me and myself, waited...More

Thank mike1iron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was friendly and fast. The atmosphere was relaxing and full of fun. The food was very good. I had the Pub Steak Tartine, excellent. My friend had the Shepherd's Pie, very good. For dessert, bread pudding - to die for. And my friend...More

Thank Shelley L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place with a number of beer and food options, and centrally located in the theatre district. Within walking distance of many downtown motels and restaurants.

Thank Ssouthpaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stuffed Yorkshire was delicious as was the onion soup. Good size portions. Great deal of half price bottles of wine on Thursdays!

Thank irene858
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you had a nice time with us! We look forward to serving you again soon. Lots more wine where that came from! Cheers, Sarah EC King St

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large pub popular with theatre goers. Has one of the better selections of British beers in Toronto and serves proper pints (20 oz.). Food is less impressive with pub staples indifferently prepared.More

Thank cinephile82
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for noticing the proper pints! I'm so sorry your food was a miss though... Please feel free to reach out the next time you plan to visit. I would love to hear more about your most recent experience. Cheers, Sarah Ritchie Bar Manager EC...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Chelsea Hotel, on the same block as Elephant & Castle, and we'd walked by this place many times. It reminded us a bit of Louisville, though we knew it was supposed to be more of an English pub feel. We ended...More

Thank annacorbin13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I ate dinner at the Elephant & Castle while in Toronto for a show at the Royal Alex Theatre. We showed up earlier than our expected reservation but were seated without hesitation. The Elephant & Castle is a large restaurant with an...More

Thank FamilyTraveller13
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Went after the show (Bat Out of Hell) mid afternoon, and had a great dinner. I had the steak and mushroom pie and my wife had liver and onions. Both very good!! The service was good and friendly and the prices were very reasonable. Would...More

Thank Garry J
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at the good service and delicious food. I enjoyed lamb burger with the house salad. Both are highly recommended. My friends all enjoyed their meals. The staff are great and very helpful. I would definitely return.

Thank KrishS_Traveler
Sarah R, Manager at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for the lovely feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers and Happy holidays! Sarah EC King St

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We walked in off the street as visitors to Toronto, not sure what to expect. The place was very busy but we felt completely at ease with our 12-year-old son. I'm avoiding gluten and I was glad to have a few choices. (Ask for the...More

Thank Susan G
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Questions & Answers
Terry B
7 April 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Property representative |
Hi Terry, The full menu can be viewed on the website elephantcastle . com Hope you find something you like!
Tom C
6 January 2017|
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Response from Dave_Shutterbug | Reviewed this property |
The main door on King St is not wheelchair accessible as it is the original entrance to a very old building that requires a number of stairs to reach. However, the second entrance from Simcoe Street is accessible and has an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 King St W | King @ Simcoe, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-598-4455
  • E-mail
Chain with a British pub feel serving fish 'n' chips, American classics & beers on tap.
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