Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Toronto / Ontario
  4. Toronto
  5. King West
The Dorset, Toronto, ON

The Dorset

4.5
4.5
117 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
British
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for creative cocktails
Inspired by the British coastline and countryside, Executive Chef Ryan Lister is excited to bring a taste of his culinary roots to downtown Toronto. Within The Dorset’s charming and airy interior, guests are warmly invited to wet their whistles (and their appetites) at the main floor bar; or settle in upstairs for an elevated à la carte or Chef’s tasting menu experience. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday roast, The Dorset offers patrons a myriad of ways to enjoy seasonal, contemporary British cooking and cocktails.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 288-4304
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Ryan Lister
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Cross Street
    The Dorset is located on Wellington Street between Spadina and Portland.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Accessible via the King and Spadina streetcar routes. The nearest subway station is Union.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $130 Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a culinary journey inspired by the British coast and countryside with Taste of The Dorset, our exquisite six-course tasting menu spotlighting succulent seafood and seasonal delights. Served Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm in our elegant second-floor dining room, indulge in a meticulously crafted showcase of artful technique and exceptional ingredients. To further enhance your fine dining experience, enjoy curated wine pairings designed to elevate each dish. $130 per person. Excludes tax & gratuity. Please note: once booked, you will be contacted for a $50 dining deposit. Participation of the entire table is highly encouraged. Cancellations require 24 hours notice.
    $130 Tasting Menu photo
  • Afternoon Tea

    Jul 28, 2024 only
    Pinkies up! Experience the charm of Afternoon Tea — a cherished British custom that celebrates bite-sized bliss. Available on Sunday, July 28 from 11am to 4pm, sip your choice of tea while indulging in classic delights like freshly baked butter and fruit scones, delicate finger sandwiches, and an array of exquisite desserts. Looking to elevate your experience even further? Why not add some sparkle? Purchase a glass (or bottle) of bubbles to get a little extra fancy at tea time! Crafted by our talented team of Chefs, don’t miss your chance to sit back, relax and savour our oh-so-scrumptious sampling. Reserve your table today!
    Afternoon Tea photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Mon - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Tue - Fri - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Sat - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Visit The Dorset bar Monday from 4–6pm and Tuesday–Sunday from 3–6pm to enjoy half off all beverages during Happy Hour! Hungry? Nibble on 20% off snacks! Whether you’re craving a refreshing beer, a classic cocktail or a cozy glass of wine, our affordable afternoon offerings are sure to hit the spot.

    Happy Hour photo

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Toronto

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

117 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! our server was so amazing! We had a girls patio day outing and we all agreed we havent had this really good of a service in toronto for a long time! beer was fresh cocktails great! we loved the oatmeal bread too. 10/10 my fav new spot! Shoutout to the server ! cool decorations too

    Is this helpful?

  2. RenaG

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My third time there. And it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful ambiance, presentation, attentive staff, no pretension, wonderful food.

    Is this helpful?

  3. NikiL

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed a great cuppa coffee and the Eggs Benedict was absolutely delicious. I'll be back!

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at every point was exceptional which only added to the gorgeous meal that we had. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you to the staff!

    Is this helpful?

  5. LivEliad

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner experience. Super flavorful food and amazing staff.

    Is this helpful?

  6. NickL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic at The Dorset! I would recommend the Burger and their strawberry Trifle.

    Is this helpful?

  7. EricB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Many of the Full English Breakfast items were inedible. Peameal looked and tasted like it fell into a coal fuelled fire. Blood Sausage was super dry. Only a single egg...The

    Is this helpful?

  8. electrcshepherd

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone was terrific but the food was disappointing

    Is this helpful?

  9. Anneada

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our experience. Whole family enjoyed a fab meal in the bar area after a matinee performance. Excellent food and exceptional service. We’ll be back!

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I tried the tasting menu and it was delicious. Highly recommend. The food was presented beautifully and each course was described to us in detail, some courses were even described to us by the chef - which was such a lovely touch! The service was fantastic and the decor was beautiful. A big thank to our server, Dylan, and the house Sommelier, for really going the extra mile to make the tasting menu experience so special. Will definitely be back and I will be recommending this place to all my friends.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

The Dorset is rated 4.5 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Dorset

457 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The Dorset is located on Wellington Street between Spadina and Portland.
  • Neighbourhood
    King West
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Accessible via the King and Spadina streetcar routes. The nearest subway station is Union.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Ryan Lister
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo