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About Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St.

The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps.
Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
King St W and Simcoe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 598-4455

Website:
http://www.elephantcastle.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.1

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Lunch (23)
Comfort Food (22)
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Pre/post-theatre (17)
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Live Sports (11)
Group Bookings (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Brunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (7)
Great Beer (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Romance (3)
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Healthy (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Not only was the food good but our waiter - Guy - was outstanding...
he is a good ambassador for the E & C...
he's a keeper...

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on May 12, 2018

The staff was the highlight of our experience. We had our 6 year old granddaughter with us (pre theatre) and all of the staff were wonderful. The online reservation was simple and although we had to cancel 2 of our party due to traffic issues, they were very accommodating. The food was good too. All in all - a delightful experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Casual, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on May 12, 2018

It was a great lunch...food was very good. Service was satisfactory. The restaurant itself was very clean and well run!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on May 9, 2018

Great place for dining before theatre and/or sporting event.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2018

Elephant and Castle is always reliable in terms of menu options and quality of food. I have been there often. The restaurant was quite busy on Sunday as I am sure there were many diners heading to the nearby theatres after their lunch. Service can be a bit slow so give yourself plenty of time if you have some place to be. It is a pleasant atmosphere but it was extremely warm inside during our visit. I think the heat was still on even though it was warm and muggy outside. The server was pleasant and the food was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Business Meals, Bar Seating
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 5, 2018

We went for lunch before the theatre. It's in a great location if you want to be close to the theatre. The service was good and the food came out in a timely manner. Everything we had was tasty. I would not hesitate to return.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 5, 2018

Had lunch before theatre. Early reservation. Welcomed nicely. Seemed a little understaffed and not as prepared as they might for the bus load of people who arrived later. Waiter was excellent, apologized for slow service and gave a fee dessert. Can not remember his name.
We actually had lots of time because we were early. Certainly would return when back in the area. Good food and excellent server.

Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on April 29, 2018

After waiting one and a half hours we did not receive out meals. As we had tickets for a play, we had to leave without eating any lunch. Very disappointing. We won’t be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 23, 2018

Fantastic meal pre- show at Roy Thompson and still had a screen to watch the 1st period of the Leaf game.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on April 23, 2018

Our first time at Elephant and Castle but won't be our last! Food was terrific, service fast and efficient and price was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2018

Our lunch was very disappointing! We ordered drinks - one came and the rest didn’t. Asked our server and she said she would put the rest of drink order in. We still didn’t get them so we cancelled. Our food was so slow in coming and then was only luke warm. We asked to speak to manager and she said they were extremely busy and would give one free dessert. She apologized and took 25% of bill. We have been to E & C and it is often busy but we get much better service. Going to see a play next Sunday but will look for another place to eat.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on April 21, 2018

We were there before our theatre reservation, the atmosphere was friendly and robust, it was a busy restaurant but did not lack in service, the food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and i would go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
Food2
Ambience4
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on April 20, 2018

We waited forever for our order to be taken, we arrived at noon, there was lots of empty tables but it filled up quickly. Once they finally came over to take our orders it took forever to get them. I ordered calamari and it was the worst calamari I had ever had. Mostly batter crumbs! However, the rest of my group enjoyed their meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 18, 2018

Very happy with everything . Waiter was very accommodating knowing we were off to the theatre. Food was great

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 11, 2018

We were having lunch prior to a musical matinee show on a very busy Wed. We were waited on quickly, food came quickly and meal was delicious and reasonable price. Even though restaurant was super busy, we never felt rushed or that table was needed. And only one block from the theatre to boot!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Romantic, Quick Bite, Healthy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 8, 2018

6 of us. Very busy because of theatre crowd. Well organized. Good service.
5 of us had no problem with the food. One who had Rueben thought it was too chewy.

Would return on another theatre day.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on April 8, 2018

Great restaurant, great location and wonderful menu (hard to choose)

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 4, 2018

Good value for pub fare and beer. Service was very fast and attentive.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on March 28, 2018

Reserved a table for 6 after our Come From Away show. Ambience and service are excellent .
Dinner choices are reasonable and priced right. We tried the fish/chips, steak/mushroom pie
and chicken pot pie. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
Unfortunately, the location is very busy with cars and traffic and it took me 39 minutes to go
3 km. from the parking lot back to the pub to pick up our friends. Too bad about that. I would
reconsider going there by public transit from now on.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value5

 
·Dined on March 28, 2018

We were not very happy with our server. Stood behind us to take our order and very hard to hear. Our table wobbled and I tried to level it without success. Teaspoon had food on it and had to be replaced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 28, 2018

Very good meal with friends before the theatre!
Very attentive staff & great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 28, 2018

Eaten there several times before theatre date. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a terrific, casual dinner at a decent price. Our server, Guy, was excellent.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on March 21, 2018

Great menu, good selection with many varieties of things to choose from. It was a great location for after seeing Come From Away and seeing it with old friends and co-workers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 20, 2018

We chose Elephant & Castle for dinner prior to an 8:00 pm show at Royal Alexandra Theatre. It was very close by, I had been there before, and we like British pubs. We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices, and we both really enjoyed our stuffed Yorkshire Pudding and drinks.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Casual, Quick Bite
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 19, 2018

Staff were waiting for us with open arms. What a good sign!!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on March 17, 2018

Fabulous food and service. A great meal after the show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 7, 2018

Eight friends met there for lunch before the theatre. We were seated in a private area which was perfect for the occasion and served and out in a timely manner as we were attending the theatre. Good experience! Thanks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2018

Always good pub food with great curry choices and really awesome fries! Beer selection is ok but could use additional local craft beer choices to make this outstanding. Service was adequate but slow even for a not bust Sunday afternoon.

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2018

The issue we always have is the food not being hot enough. The Eggs Benedict was warm but not hot, although the potatoes were plenty hot. It seems that is the constant case when eating at your restaurant. We find the food tasty but never hot enough. If there were some way the kitchen could figure that out, it would be an amazing place to eat. In the past, we have ordered Chicken Pot Pie and at the time of ordering asked that it be hot. Still, we receive it warm in the middle. The waiting staff was friendly but we waited a long time for the food.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 25, 2018

I just love this place!!! Anytime I’m downtown, I will always make a concerted effort to stop by for food, a Mexican Bulldog and people watching!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on February 24, 2018

We were disappointed that our meals came to the table within a few minutes of receiving our appetizers, but otherwise it was a good meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 22, 2018

Had the Bangers and Mash, very good. Nice glass of rose wine and a great catch up with a friend. Good service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Live Sports
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 17, 2018

Good comfort food. Service was good. Can recommend poutine and Mac and Cheese

Tags: Great Beer
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We attended the National Geographic Society presentation at Roy Thomson following our lunch.. Very enjoyable

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The venue is nice and spacious with nice lighting and cool throw back music. Our server was really friendly and quick. The drinks were delicious. The food was a little cold when served though

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a post-matinee performance at The Royal Alexandra Theatre. It was quiet on arrival and filled up over the 90 minutes we were there. Service was quite good even though our server appeared to be inexperienced. She was friendly and helpful and service was quick. The food could have been a little hotter, but the flavour was there.

You will be surrounded by televisions showing sports of interest hoping you like the one selection provided. Price was reasonable, if slightly high, but this is a high rent district in the heart of the entertainment district, so to be expected.

All in all, recommended.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Ambience was very good. Service and quality of food was really good. Not much of a wait time. everything went well. In total very good experience.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food & Service was very good prior to going the Royal Alex !!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service. Piping hot food. The Bread Pudding dessert is a must!

Enjoy!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre

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