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Friar & Firkin

#2,047 of 7,285 Restaurants in Toronto
$$ - $$$, British,
160 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E5, Canada
+1 416-340-9459
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good55%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
27 Apr 2018
“Great local bar/restaurant with good food and staff”
15 Jan 2018
“Stay away”
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
160 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E5, Canada
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Loved this ground level bar/eatery. Had some great food, and the waitstaff was very friendly and attentive!

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

So, my girlfriends and I had lunch at this establishment today(Jan.15). Two of us ordered the Firkin burger special and two of us ordered the soup and grilled cheese combo. The Firkin burger special: At first, we couldn't tell if the burgers were cooked throughout....More

Thank revuwhennecessary
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Friendly staff in a busy location. Good service. Only popped in for a few drinks to cool down on a hot day.

Thank Vicky1606
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The Firkin series all have the same menu. So if you like one Firkin, they'll all work for you. Poutine was great. Fried pickles were great. Shepards pure was very good. Drinks were very good... I think I had the blueberry lemonade. Would come again.

Thank SqueakFro
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I had walked past The Friar a couple of days ago and went in just because it was close to my hotel. Didn't really know what to expect in terms of the menu and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered shepherd's pie and my colleague a...More

Thank Lionel D
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in the Friar and Firkin for a quiet drink and nibbles, we bought the fully loaded nachos which were excellent, something that I would recommend.

Thank 555Aussie
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Came here a few times, liked the references to the British boozer and the U.K. as a whole. Good atmosphere, a few British classics like Fish and Chips, etc... Friendly staff behind the bar although needed to waiting a while to grab the bar tenders...More

1  Thank ShropshireLad85
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stopped in at this pleasant pub and had a wonderful experience. The food was great, hot and plentiful. The staff were very pleasant. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely time and will for sure be going back there. 4 people with drinks...More

1  Thank phoenixwatcher1
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Restaurant was fairly empty at 7:30 pm on a Friday. Only 3 or 4 other tables were full. Server was great, food was good not great. The spicy chorizo mac and cheese wasn't fantastic-the chorizo itself wasn't spicy but the jalapeno pepper pieces were. Beer...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Underground British Pub. Food was nothing special - not great, not bad. Portions are big (at least burgers are huge). Lunch time atmosphere quiet, suitable for conversation.

Thank Jeff v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-340-9459
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