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House on Parliament

#52 of 6,769 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, American
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454 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Today
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Gastro Pub is one of my very spots in our neighborhood. The food is generously severed and so tasty that you always try to eat the whole thing and need some time to recover. Every staff member in the place welcomes you and has a genuine attention to care and a good time. Great beers on tap, I have... More 

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Thank Melida H
Spruce Grove, Canada
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place with a local who says they always bring people here when they come to visit. The food was fantastic, it really felt like home cooking. For someone on the road home cooking is a nice treat. I would definitely eat here again.

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1 Thank rlb_4
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic energetic upscale restaurant that has become one of our go to places to get a cold beer and a delicious dinner. Somewhat eclectic wait staff that are super on their game. Great specials that seem to chance daily. Been here 30+ times and they have been on their game every single time. Show up early or be prepared for... More 

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1 Thank Shaun B
Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. My friends and I have been here for brunch, lunch and dinner. Their bunch is packed and sometimes line ups out the door. All food is great here. They have roast beef Sundays FYI.

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1 Thank TravelBud24
DRod83
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85 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The food in this place is SUPERB. The portions are quite generous. The service is fast and efficient. The acoustics of the place are a bit off so it tends to be a tad noisy. Go with a bit of patience and not a lot of hunger because most likely you will have to wait for a table as it... More 

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POS
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went out with family. No reservations. Had to wait , but not long. This is a pub, with pub fare, riotous atmosphere, good beer, good pricing, quick service and well prepared meals. I had seafood linguini, beer and bread pud. For four people, the total was less than CAD140. Consistent value and good food over the years! Maybe that's why... More 

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1 Thank GJWPos
Sudbury, Canada
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I adore this restaurant for when I want a meal that feels fancy but is reasonably priced. The daily features are always fantastic and the last time i went the french cut pork chop with marsala cream sauce, mushrooms, goat cheese and onion mashed potatoes and mixed veggies was phenomenal. I honestly couldn't believe the size of the portion and... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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425 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

House on Parliament is probably the best gastropub in Toronto. It offers great food and everything on the menu looked awesome. The House on Parliament is far enough away from the Financial District and Yorkville that the prices are quite reasonable, if not cheap. We started off with the House Soup and Swanky Caesar Salad. Next for our main courses,... More 

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1 Thank MrWarrenM
Weyburn, Canada
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

House on Parliament has the feel of a neighbourhood pub. It was quite busy the evening we went. We waited about half an hour, but it was Thanksgiving Monday, and they did bring us drinks while we waited. Service was great, the food was excellent!! There are 2 floors, fairly tightly packed tables, and a small bar area that was... More 

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Toronto
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

my husband had a lovely choice of hot meals. I was not so fortunate. heard all the raves about this place. But I was stuck with the usual list of vegi options 2 types of cheese sandwich a soya/veg burger or salad. Please folk use some imagination or look on your tube its not difficult to provide a good quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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