The Duke of Kent has been my local for years now so it goes without saying that I love this place! It’s changed quite a bit over the years in terms of the pub expanding to a second floor, change of mgmt, etc, but it has always managed to keep that authentic British pub atmosphere. It’s a great gathering place with friends for dinner, brunch or just drinks. On that note, they serve a great English breakfast on the weekends so we do find ourselves having brunch there quite a bit. The food selection is good, albeit a bit limited. Recently they’ve focused more on their seasonal/weekly special dishes and beverage offerings which had been great. Drinks are also affordable – when you consider that this pub is located in a rather pricey part of Toronto, you can still get a glass of red wine for $4!
Note: the menu has since been revamped and it looks good. You can get a bottle of wine at half price everyday between 11am and 4pm!
I cannot say enough about this place – it’s the closest to an authentic British Pub that you will find in Toronto!