TWH Social Bar & Bistro

4.6
217 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Welcome to Downtown Kitchener’s destination for community and conversation.
Tucked beneath the iconic Walper Hotel, our attentive and neighbourly staff welcome you to enjoy local ingredients done well, with a thoughtfully sourced menu focused on sustainability and diversity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 217 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always. I really feel that how they take care of their guests puts them apart from the other great establishments in the city. The inside dining and ambience is perfect.

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Eric
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our Brunch with friends. Excellent Eggs Benedict!

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JillianH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Very yummy food. They have done their best to make a patio which is lovely but right on king street so a bit loud. Service was ok.

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TylerL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Great liquor drinks, food and service. They even had a wiser's special edition.

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AntoniettaV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server was super friendly. Congratulated us on our anniversary. My burger and the beef entree was superb!

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BryanM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our Fri. Evening meal and overall experience at TWH. The food was unique and delicious. My wife loved the Caesar salad and the crispy salad! I really enjoyed the roasted garlic soup and the pasts with duck ragu. Service was friendly and on point. A great destination in downtown Kitchener !

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TimN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived during brunch, which was unplanned. We asked if there was any way of ordering off the evening menu, our host and the kitchen staff allowed us to make our sections from the regular menu. Very accommodating and always great food. Must try. Didn’t even mention the wicked ambience. Enjoy.

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vipDoho
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall food was okay. Presentation is poor. The bagel came out on a small plate that barely fit the sandwich- caused a mess. Asked for dairy free burger- had cheese on burger but they did change it. However family member still got sick after.

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Made a reservation for 1 on a Thursday night for 7pm at a standard indoor table. When I arrived the place was virtually empty - there were 8 booth tables unoccupied but I was brought to the very back of the restaurant to sit in the only high top in the dark next to the open kitchen door and behind the AC - so it was hot, noisy, dark and uncomfortable. When I asked if I could be seated at the standard table I reserved, I was told those have been reserved. After my first drink order my server said I can see you’re uncomfortable, you’re making me uncomfortable, would you like to move. I said yes, and he then scoffed and said - fine I’ll figure something out for the other reservations when they arrive. Well guess what, only 1 other reservation arrived the entire time I was there - for just over 1 hour. So of the 8 empty standard tables I originally wasn’t allowed to sit at only got occupied by me and 1 other group. That was such a strange experience and felt like I was being punished because I was alone dinning. Super unfortunate.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is severely underrated. We’ve dined many places in KW (both casual and fine cuisine) and TWH is by far one of the best. The food was presented wonderfully and tasted exquisite.

We’ve dined at Langdon hall, Cambridge Mill and many other notable restaurants and TWH Social is easily up there.

They also had a live musician play in the restaurant (who took requests) which really added to the experience and was such a nice touch as very few restaurants in the city offer this.

We enjoyed dinner so much, we came back the following day to try out their brunch and was surprised at how amazing our subsequent experience was. Food is consistently amazing. Short & simple menu was clearly perfected by the chef and the environment was intimate and great for dinner dates.

P.S. the mushroom Bruschetta is an absolute must-try


We will surely be returning.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this incredible review, we really do appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us and we can't wait to see you again soon! Cheers!

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Jessica
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Our first experience at TWH Social will definitely have us coming back! Each course we had such fresh ingredients and flavours that were so complimentary without being overwhelming. SO good!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for the incredible review! We're glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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shawzee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and the burger was outstanding!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for visiting, we're so happy you enjoyed your time!

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Foodie
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff. Food was yummy. Recommend

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

We're so happy you had an awesome time, we can't wait to see you again!

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JusticeS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, lovely food, nice beer selection. Overall good experience

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

We're so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a nice diner w some friends on the patio!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for joining us! Cheers!

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TeresaP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The server was very friendly and professional. Attentive. The food was delicious. I have not had salmon so perfectly crusted and melt in your mouth for a long time! Caesar salad was really nice...hummus added a nice touch and the bacon was chunky and delicious. Fries were yummy and very fresh hand cut. Had the de-stress Empress cocktail...was lovely to sit and sip that on the patio! The patio was street side so traffic a bit noisy and ample opportunity for people watching. Look forward to sitting inside once we go to next phase of re-opening!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review, we're so glad you had a great time. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food, the host was attentive to details and highly knowledgeable on the dishes offered by the restaurant. Drinks are something to try. The set up due to the current circumstances does not allow noise reduction

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BidD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service. Drinks are tad on the expensive side, but the good food and service make it worthwhile.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting us. We appreciate the feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed your time!

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FionaC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an amazing experience at TWH Social. Great food, service and cocktails!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

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viptoto
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Staff were excellent! Tables and patio area was keeping very clean. It was rather noisy because weekend with a lot of truck driving pass on King Street. Overall, drinks were good. We had a lovely time here. Patio in shade during lunch hours which was great!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thanks so much for visiting us on the TWH patio! We're glad you enjoyed your time. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, paired with phenomenal food and cocktails. We will definitely returning. Thank you for the fantastic night!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for the incredible review. We can't wait to see you again! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Miro was fantastic! Food was amazing!!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thanks so much for visiting us! We will be sure to let him know you enjoyed his service. Cheers!

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ArthurT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outdoor patio is nice. Food was very flavorful. Service was excellent.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thanks for joining us, we're so glad you enjoyed your time! Cheers!

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JessicaN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved everything about the experience. The food and service was awesome. Had a lovely time!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing review, we're so happy you had a great time! Cheers!

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JadaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Our server kinda sucked, which was really unfortunate for a pre-Father's Day celebration. However, the food was good and the atmosphere was sensational. I would return and request a different server.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, this is certainly something we'll address with our team. We appreciate the feedback!

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DwnTwnKitchFan
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service, great cocktails, delicious food (the portion sizes are just perfect). So glad to be returning to patios again!

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thanks for joining us on the patio - we're so excited to welcome guests back! Thank you for the incredible review!

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StarGirl
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered drinks and appetizers. I thought the Walper Caesar was really good and well portioned. Our server was friendly and she was good at keeping an eye on our table. Overall very good experience :)

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the awesome review, we really appreciate it! We're glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!

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NancyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Impressed with TWH, especially for just re-opening. They put care into creating a great patio atmosphere, their burgers are fantastic and a good selection of craft beer. Service was enthusiastic and attentive.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 18, 2021

Thank you for joining us on the TWH patio! Love being able to welcome guests back. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - thanks for leaving such an incredible review! We hope to see you soon!

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Impressive
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food- patio is fun. It was our first chance to get outside for a drink and we’ll worth it.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 18, 2021

Thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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harry
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, nice food and ambience overall. Highly recommended

TWH Social Bar & Bistro
Responded on June 18, 2021

We're so happy to be able to welcome guests back - we're glad you had a great time! Cheers!

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DianaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the live music, artist was amazing. Excelence service, food was good. Will repeat 😄

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Janet
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious. Fresh ingredients and a good selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very comfortable booths. Good service. Delicious soup of the day. The salt and pepper wings are the best of the three options.

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SarahA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was very average and underwhelming. Service was ok. Had a much better experience at other restaurants in KW this weekend (visited from out of town to check out the local spots).

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ElleJay
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was lovely. Thanks TWH Social

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LisaL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Although the ambiance and service were excellent, the food left something to be desired. We had both ordered sandwiches but both were noticeably burnt. Mine was worse and I was unable to finish it. It was disappointing as it was my daughter's first time there. Also, someone had propped open the upstairs door and cold air was flooding the area around our booth.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There were big parties in the dining room, so it was a bit louder than we’d experienced before as we had to sit in the lounge. Other than that, everything was stellar.

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KimH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We had reservations for 6pm and barely made it to our concert at 8pm. Entees took 30 min and we had to rush to eat it was disappointing to spend that much money and not enjoy our food.

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Sebastian
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

We were seated very quickly in a not very crowded restaurant playing very nice music. The deco was very nice and it was quite clean.

However, after 30 minutes we had not been welcomed by any server or even asked if we wanted to order drinks. The maitre'd came over to check if we had been served but it was another 7 minutes before our server came. He was quite rude (stood by our table without speaking until we asked if we could order) even though he had come several times to the other tables he was serving during that whole time and was joking with those patrons. We ordered beers, water, and an appetizer to start.

Over 10 minutes later our beers came, without the water, and it was another 7 before we got our appetizer which was lukewarm (even though it was supposed to be toasted) and the caramelized onions on it were overly sweet and lacked texture. We never got our water, though our server brought water to the other tables.

We then asked for our bill and went elsewhere.

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StellaA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blain our server was funny and excellent! Looking forward to the next time we go having music.

FAQs

TWH Social Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 745-8478.

TWH Social Bar & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

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.

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