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The Bishop and Belcher

#1,005 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
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175 Bloor St. E. | Corner Church and Hayden, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada
+1 416-591-2352
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10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect place to meet with friends for dinner on a very cold night. It is a cozy pub that serves large portions of food. I had the liver and it was delicious. Wednesday is chicken wing night which my companions enjoyed. The place was busy which didn't affect the good service. Great neighborhood spot

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Thank Wyliegal
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Early evening visit, so not busy. Great service , good food. On this showing will try again for sure if I'm in the area.

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Thank Alfred S
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had a group of 12 friends coming from out of town for a short get-together. Made reservations a month in advance at this restaurant. Had been there many times before and enjoyed the food. Showed up for our reservation and the restaurant said that there was another group sitting at our reserved table and there was nothing they could do.... More 

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Thank emmackd
London, Canada
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped in on a Saturday night and we shared "The Big Belch". Great food if that is what you are in the mood for. The beer was great and the wait staff were fantastic. I will certainly be back to try out more of their menu.

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Thank lazytraveller13
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a neighbourhood favourite - great food with great service. Friendly staff who are always attentive without hovering which is always welcome.

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Thank PumpkinParker
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Business lunch this time. Colleague went straight to the liver and onions - not for me but he was happy. I had a ho-hum calamari (try the version at Spirits across the way), with a main so forgettable that I forgot what I had. It obviously didn't stand out, but nor did it disappoint. Perhaps that's a good way to... More 

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Thank JayCl
St. Catharines, Canada
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Those who enjoy their beer but also crave a well-cooked meal will have little to complain about. Be sure to keep an eye out for a wayward menu as not all “seat yourself” tables come equipped with them. After perusing a newspaper with an Alexander Keith’s, I started off with a bowl of French onion soup that was very flavourful,... More 

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Thank S. James W
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The meals are huge. I have been happy with what I have ordered. They are quick in service. Able to handle large groups.

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Thank Mandi-Brenda
County Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Popped into this pub one evening for a drink. English pub décor with a bit of Irish thrown in. It was very quiet on our visit. The waitress was friendly but the bar tender was more interested in watching television, zero conversation! Drinks were cheaper than some other pubs/bars around.

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Thank Suzanne M
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a typical pub in Canada - which is different than a British pub. It tries to be a British pub - but is a commercial version and does not serve pub food like in England. The menu is average. For example, chicken fingers are frozen rather than freshly made. The Yorkshire puddings used to be in the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Irish, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Bloor St. E. | Corner Church and Hayden, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-591-2352

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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