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The Dispensary

#193 of 1,494 Restaurants in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 rue Marthe Varsi, 31300, Toulouse, France
+33 5 61 42 00 88
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Today
12:00 - 00:30
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 00:30
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say I have NEVER received service like this in my life. You walk in and are made to feel like such an inconvenience from the sour-faced waiting staff DRAWING their eyes off you for daring to interrupt their conversation. AVOID AVOID AVOID

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Thank Barry D
Sougraigne, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was looking for a restaurant with an English theme. I found this pub on Trip Advisor and read the feedback. I wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent, with an English speaking waiter, the food was great and there was a really good atmosphere.

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Thank Suegj1
Toulouse, France
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Service is great, waitresses are very kind; they even suggested that they could customize the burger since Sunday brunch is a bit more limited than normal menu. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. In terms of price, it's ok...

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Thank Serg K
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

There were a vegetarian options on the menu, which is difficult to get in France. Meals were good and a great atmosphere.

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Thank Tom2330
Kingston, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I went to the dispensary twice in one day during a brief trip to Toulouse. I visited first with an English colleague and were so warmly welcomed (including free 'special' shots), that we returned with French colleagues later. We didn't eat, but the food looked good, and the place was packed on a drear Thursday in November.

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Thank David D
Toulouse, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I've eaten here tons of times. Delicious. Everyone is lovely and helpful. Tons of sauce and hot sauce option. Fish and chips are the best in Toulouse (trust me. I usually hate fish) the vegetarian dish is fabulous and different. Burgers are yummy yummy and generous. Special mention for the cocktails and the special events. Not your average pub. Not... More 

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Thank JUSTEATANDDRINK
Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

After traveling for over a week in France I was longing for any vegetable other than lettuce. Found some here! I had the vegetarian special, and though some parts were deep fried and others were stuffed with cheese, it felt healthy! Awesome beer selection, too. I'll be back!

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Thank Julie D
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

This place is in my Top 3 hangouts when in Toulouse. It's kitsch but clean, buzzing but bearably so, the music is always great and the staff are super nice. It's a mix between a bar and restaurant and is good for both, athough the restaurant is always full, if you don't reserve, be prepared for a wait. They have... More 

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Thank HLPeterson
The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

I had dinner here over the Easter long weekend after a recommendation from a friend. Had the burger and the chocolate fondant for dessert. Both were excellent. Lots of people of all ages - so a really good atmoshpere. Staff were really friendly and welcoming. Will definately come here again.

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Thank JHemm123
Toulouse, France
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

I have passed by this place many a time and was put off because it was British food, even though I had been for there beers and they were very good. Dropped in one Saturday with two friends and we were seated straight away. I went for the cheeseburger (cooked rare), one friend had the fish and chips and another... More 

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Thank rieursanglier

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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
Average prices
US$13 - US$21
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:30
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Marthe Varsi, 31300, Toulouse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Haute-Garonne  >  Toulouse
  • Phone Number: +33 5 61 42 00 88
Description
Inspired by the best of British, The Dispensary is a somewhere between a local hideaway, a curiousity cabinet and a good old British pub. The restaurant offers both French and British cuisine, pub grub, brunch, breakfast, British and Continental food and much more. We cater for kids and vegetarians too. The essential factor is that everything is fresh and homemade. The restaurant is open every night apart drom Monday at 7.30Pm and also saturday (12 - 3pm) and sunday for brunch from 12 until 3.30Pm. Reservations are advised.

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