Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St.

4.4
538 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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 Shepherd’s Pie.
Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team, 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.

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4.5
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4.2
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food was absolutely disgusting it tasted old and had no flavour I even feel extremely sick after it and I will never go back again

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vipTaraD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Larger menu with something for everyone. Food was basic but good. Portions were a good size. Hostess was friendly as was our waitress and service was great.

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LisaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly and efficient. Music was a little loud for our liking. Food was great.

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Iris
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

My food was a little cold and we had to get the waiter to come back 3 times before we got our order right. The food was good though and very reasonably priced.

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CaroleA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely booth to reconnect with my sisters. Meal was good quality and value. Service was superb!! Felt warm and inviting. Will always return!!

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BridgetB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy chicken pot pie and excellent service! Good ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time from the amazing staff greeting us at the door, to our server who was very friendly and efficient, and last but not least, to the fantastic chef and crew for our wonderful meal. We will definitely be back!

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RuthB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A wonderful place to have a meal with friends after a concert at Roy Thompson. Delicious food, well prepared and served, felt safe and cared for. A few steps to enter not so good if disabled but very manageable if you can do a few steps. Thank you

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Denise
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband enjoyed the Sunday roast. I had the salmon which was excellent, it came with green beans and mashed potatoes which were deliciously creamy. Our other guests enjoyed the pies and burger. Appetizers were also good, we shared the sausage rolls and wings (but my son would have liked more sauce on the wings). Overall it was an excellent meal and our server was very attentive to our needs.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, very well priced. Definitely recommend.

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SusanP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have never had a bad experience at Elephant and Castle. The food is always excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful. We eat here before every theatre performance we attend.

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JanMac
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We like going to E&C, but this time the meat was overcooked and they sat us next to the washrooms. Service was great. We'll be back.

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LynnD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We are Mirvish subscribers so Elephant & Castle perfect location for a quick bite to eat before the show. Never had a bad meal yet. Server was great quite attentive to our needs. Would recommend .

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DickF
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience waiter attentive some gaps in menu.

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Lovethisbistro
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Good pub food. Great atmosphere for lunch or after work drinks or before theatre dinner.

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Shiv
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was great, food could’ve been better. Salmon was over cooked. And I got their ‘Impossible burger’ with beyond meat patty- I paid about $24 for it, wasn’t really that good! The raw red onions with extremely strong/harsh flavor ruined it for me. I’ve never had burgers with such strong aftertaste- not pleasant. The chef should def keep this in mind. Service and ambience was alright overall.

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canuck80
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience1

Diners are seated 3 feet or less from other tables with no barrier in between. We could touch the people sitting at the tables to the left and right of us. No contact information was collected from us to notify patrons if there was a potential exposure to COVID. Food was good. Not going back until COVID Is no longer a concern.

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johnnycanuck
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Noisy, good onion soup more a beer and darts setting than pre-theatre

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ChristineM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was awesome. Disappointed they did not have the pie sampler again. Maybe next time

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dorothyd
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very pleased with our visit.
Service was great

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CherylG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and very tasty food! Quick service too. Loved it!

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EstherL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My friends had your very reliable Shepard's Pie and Steak & Mushroom pie.. I was disappointed with my Fish & chips... (too much batter? it did say lightly battered - perhaps it was just a mistake that evening... Otherwise I still enjoyed our dinner outing prior to the TSO Messiah concert. and I will be returning in early January for my next TSO POPS concert- this is a great location for the arts, music and theatre district!

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Dougie
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Upon arrival we efficiently had our vaccine documents checked and very promptly taken to our table. Service was very accommodating as we had mentioned that we were attending the Ballet that evening. A very enjoyable meal with lots of positive overtones.

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MaryA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food, great value... lovely waitress Would go back

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Vick
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

My table consisted of myself and my two friends. Our waitress spent most of the time entertaining a group on the other side of maybe 6 + people. She would walk passed us and go right to them, there are times she checked in with us. We came for my friends birthday and after eating out food we were waiting for her to come to us so I could order dessert for my friend and his birthday but it took over 20 minutes after taking our plates (she said she would come back to take our order) that we were over it and did not order dessert, I just asked for the bill.

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Maybea3
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was good but not great. The service was excellent and reasonably fast.

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ChristopherF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We had usually gone there for breakfast before the theatre. Breakfast is gone...and now so are we.

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GailV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Only issue was a cold air vent blowing on our group constantly during our stay.

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JasonT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Seating was too close to other tables, closer than I would like , especially in Covid times…way way too close!

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StevenE
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was nothing special but the service was good. It was way too busy though and not that conducive to good conversation. Maybe another time it will be better. We will see

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JenniferW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great. We saw a show the same day, so an amazing experience

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CinnieN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This restaurant really takes care about seating people well spaced from one another. Service, reserving, food were all well done.

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DEBBIET
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat at the Elephant and Castle most of the times that we attend the theatres on King Street. We have always been very pleased with the quality of food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andrean Christmas at Roy Thompson. Great before the show dinner with family and friends.

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JenniferG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was great and food OK. Soup was excellent, Salmon a little dry and bland. Overall OK. Very busy and loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were going to see a play at the Princess of Wales Theatre! Food was delicious, service was great! Will
Be back!

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JeanW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very helpful, especially assisting a guest with a walker at the side door.

Our server was friendly and made our visit most pleasant.

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EstherL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Traditional Pub offerings, which we went there to enjoy and our server was very friendly and responsive.

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ChrisF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Burgers and Sunday roast dinner were very tasty. Good prices for the food.

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wendyr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We arrived after the theatre and so at a very busy time. A short jam at the door due to covid checks, but we were seated at a great table. Our server was super attentive, polite, helpful and very pleasant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 598-4455.

Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. is rated 4.4 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Toronto King St. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elephantcastle.com/en/gift-cards/canada.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.