Duke of York

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24 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food

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A beautiful garden patio, two distinct bar areas across two floors, plus all the people who will make your experience unforgettable. There’s good reason the Duke of York has been keeping the good times going for 40 years in the Annex. Add to that our huge selection of wine, beer and spirits, and our ample menu of classic pub fare, and you’ve just found your perfect home away from home.
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTravellingmax
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We always enjoy having Saturday or Sunday brunch at the Duke of York.

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Cmy106
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for dinner on a Thursday night. Great menu and awesome atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. Would prefer not to be seated beside a group of 15 people next time as I couldn't hear those at my own table.

DJ
DavidJ
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I always emjoy the food and I like the new menu. However, I always find the service slow and I don't think the waitstaff is at fault. This is not good for people trying to have lunch and get back to work.

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disappointed
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The service was awful, wait staff and manager were not apologetic until confronted. A very disappointing Mothers Day Brunch. We will not be returning.

JC
JayneC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted warmly and taken directly to out table upstairs with a view out the windows, a very nice feature. The wait staff, Patricia, was excellent and very friendly
It was very quiet for a Saturday night and we weren't hurried so we really enjoyed our wine, dinner and coffee afterwards in amiable peace and contentment.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved the basket bites for tastiness and good value for your money; however, the noise level, mostly from the next table, made it difficult to carry on a conversation without shouting to each other. Left with a bit of a stress headache.

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vipTravellingmax
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We love their Sunday Brunch. Always worth the walk.

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RMartin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Great location, easy access by transit, or access to parking

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a reservation for 20 people at 7:00 p.m. We received confirmation for the reservation. We arrived at 7 p.m. and were told that they had reserved a room for us. Unfortunately, there were other patrons in the room so they could only seat 10 of us together and tightly. The others were at two other tables. We tolerated it because the other people were about to leave. We later realized that wasn't true since they were served food after we arrived.
Our group was divided for most of the evening. I would recommend this place for food, but not for a big group. Next time, tell us the truth so we can go elsewhere right away. There was no compensation either! Very disappointing. Very unprofessional.

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Dbo12
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and great food and beverages! 😊 Would definitely return!

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ANM17
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

A bit pricey for what's offered, but overall a nice pub in a central location.
I like the front room for a friends' get-together.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Inexpensive food in an expansive location. The upscale bar food was better than expected with a few veggy options. Service was good.

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vipTravellingmax
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We love meeting friends there for Sunday brunch.
They do a wonderful Bloody Mary and very good breakfast offers.

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vipTravellingmax
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We like to go on Sundays and have the pub breakfast. Often meet friends there.
Everyone likes the choices. In the summer we like to sit on their terrace.

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catlady
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The menu covers all the expected Pub Food plus some interesting additions, which is good., Our food arrived in good time but was certainly not as hot as it should have been....I suspect it had been sitting plated somewhere but not close enough to the heat lamps. We mentioned this to both the server and the manager, who didn't really seem to care.

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thornhiller
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We chose the Duke for its proximity to Koerner Hall and reasonable prices. For a British Pub, the menu is a bit unconventional, i.e. no Steak & Kidney Pie, Bangers & Mash, etc. lots of healthy stuff. Very good Fish & Chips. Strange quirk, most mains come with a muffin of Yorkshire Pudding au jus. Mine was cold and the jus was not evident but I don't see the logic in putting that on the plate with fish'n'chips so it didn't matter. If it was a beef dish, then the YP ought to be hot with adequate jus. Service was okay, food was good, in spite of my comments re the YP. My wife really liked the featured Moroccan Vegetable Stew. Lots of interesting beers to try. We would go back again if needing a meal in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very accommodating staff and good food. A bit noisy but overall a good little pub experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a group of eleven and were treated very well. The staff was friendly and helpful. orders were taken promptly and food delivered at a great pace. We were not rushed and special requests were honoured. The food was good and substantial. We would definitely return! Thanks Duke of York for a great evening.

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vipJames
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner at the Duke of York. Attentive service throughout the meal. Tried different items from their "basket bite" menu to start then went with the pub classic fish and chips.

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vipPeter
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent pulled pork nachos with extra cheese....great pub atmosphere.

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GiacomoS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

I find Duke of York slightly overpriced and the portions slightly undersized - in other words, we pay more for less than at comparable pubs - and the service generally so-so. The only real advantage is its location for U of T folks and the décor. Sorry I couldn't be more enthusiastic, but honestly you have work to do to improve.

Also, the reservation person made the reservation under the wrong name (good thing I arrived first and straightened it out before the others arrived) and the wrong number of guests: 15 instead of 8. This resulted in our section having to be partly dismantled in front of us when the error was realized.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Front room where we sat was too overcrowded with tables and could be a potential hazard if there was a fire.

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LaurieH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

First and last time at this pub.

On Fri Oct 14, two male staff at entrance left us waiting/feeling awkward while they searched unsuccessfully for our reservation, then questioned whether we'd booked it correctly.

I pulled up confirm # on my phone and they found it, then said they'd only been using Open Table for a week so weren't familiar with how to use it.

Ok fine.

But then our host felt that was reason enough to behave as though he was doing us a favour by finding us a table.

After his 3rd request for us to vacate the table he'd set us up at to move to yet another table, we were more than done.

We got up and went across the road to the Bedford Academy and were seated immediately and served promptly.

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vanessa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Service was poor, although servers were polite, they were much more interested in discussing with eachother than interacting or serving guests. It took 10 minutes just to take the drink order, 15 for the drinks to arrive, which is odd for a tea and a beer, in a restaurant that isnt very busy. Me and a friend went for our thanksgiving dinner as neither of us could go home. The food portions were ridiculously small, and not very enjoyable, quite bland; although the men sitting behind us had portions about twice the size. we ended up ordering dessert, and still had to go to another restaurant after for more food, as we were still hungry. I have been asked multiple times how my dinner was there, and my reviews were not positive.

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Duke of York is rated 4 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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