We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Duke of Somerset

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Bar, Pub, British, Canadian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
655 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M4V 3C6, Canada
+1 416-640-0921
Today
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 83: English reviews
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Monday night, in town on business, place was not busy. Waiter was at best disinterested, at most, surly. On tap beer was cold, but just. Ordered fish and chips, an English themed pub after all, was disappointed with both the quality and the small quantity for the $17.99 cost. Decor in the place is tired, maybe the... More 

Helpful?
Thank TR1964
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear TR1964, We're sorry to hear you had a poor experience in our pub. There is no excuse for the service you received or the quality of your Fish and Chips. Customers usually love that item and it is one of our most popular entrees. We'd hate to lose you as a customer and we'd like to invite you to... More 

Ilderton
Level Contributor
49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems like a popular spot. The menu was decent, and lots to choose from. A little pricey, but don't forget where you are. Would I go back, sure, why not!

Helpful?
Thank Gregory K
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Gregory, Thank you for visiting the Duke of Somerset. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Aarslev, Denmark
Level Contributor
72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for dinner, found this restaurant it's was looking nice and cosy and it was. We order dinner Nachos, fried beans, onion rings and other food, all was great and taste as well, server Brie was nice and friendly, restrooms was nice and clean. Will visit again.

Helpful?
Thank Lone5792
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Lone5792, Thank you for visiting the Duke of Somerset. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Level Contributor
74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited this bar on a number of occasions during our holiday. We sat near the bar and played cards until we went off for dinner! The staff were all very friendly and it was not an issue for us just to sit and enjoy our game! On our last night in the city we decided to eat here, a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue T
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Sue T., Thanks for visiting the Duke of Somerset several times during your holiday. We hope you had a great time in Toronto! Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We tried this "pub" as it was to the hotel, we were really tired so wanted local. It's themed like a pub but it doesn't quite get there. Anyway, the beer was ok, the food was quite good and reasonable priced. I had a chicken pie, which was both tasty and filling. If you want a place that's a quick... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard H
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Richard H., Thank you for your review of the Duke of Somerset. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Toronto. Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch and or dinner. Great staff...great food... great music. Has take out options. Recommended the fish & chips or the Duke Burger.

Helpful?
Thank Emily B
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Emily B., Thank you for visiting the Duke of Somerset. We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We enjoyed a delightful afternoon at the Duke of Somerset; superior service, and terrific food, with steak cooked to perfection. The Duke of Somerset is an upscale pub with very comfortable with quiet surroundings. Although busy, It was a perfect venue to spend the afternoon with friends.

Helpful?
Thank Jenny H
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Jenny H., Thanks for visiting the Duke of Somerset. We love that you loved our pub. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Canada
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Met a few colleagues for an extended lunch. The service was excellent and very friendly. The food (had a "gourmet" burger with a Greek salad) was excellent. Everything was very fresh and well prepared. Will definitely go again (next meeting there already scheduled...).

Helpful?
Thank Andre N
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear Andre N., Thank you for visiting the Duke of Somerset. We're glad you and your colleagues enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to seeing you for your next meeting! Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I recently had some friends in from out of town. They wanted to try an English pub, so we went to the Duke of Somerset! We were greeted promptly as we first stepped in the pub and were seated on their patio. It was early Thursday evening and we weren't expecting a busy crowd so it was nice to be... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank IshiINtheCITY
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear IshiINtheCITY, Thank you for visiting the Duke of Somerset. We're glad you had a great time on our patio. We agree, our sangria is awesome! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Amanda B. H. Marketing Manager More 

Blainville, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went here for a few drinks and a bite to eat on a Tuesday night (10pm). We received our drinks quickly but the server informed us that because the place was not busy they closed the kitchen early. At 10pm? No wonder the place was not busy...Then she suggested that we go to their sister restaurant "Dukes Refresher" a few... More 

Helpful?
Thank ob1dob
Amanda H, Marketing Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Dear ob1dob, Thank you for your feedback. The Duke of Somerset was open until 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday and was still serving food until midnight. All six of our Duke Pubs locations serve food right up until last call. Is it possible you were there on Monday? We closed at 10:00 p.m. on Monday because it was a holiday. We'd... More 

Travellers who viewed Duke of Somerset also viewed

 

Been to Duke of Somerset? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, British, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M4V 3C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-640-0921

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Duke of Somerset staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
Explore this neighbourhood