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Duke of Gloucester review


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Duke of Gloucester review

hungryabbey | Sep 25, 2006 12:00 AM

After hearing this place is 'the most authentic British pub in TO' I was very excited to try it out (seeing as my background is very British and I LOVE pub food). Yes, I was pre-warned of the dingy atmosphere, and yes, that was very apparent. But I was expecting that, so if that was all that was wrong with the place, I wouldn't have minded. But I wasn't so lucky. I don't know if it was a bad night or a bad server or what, but after ordering, it took them a half an hour to bring out apps (a plate of nachos which were sooo soggy and gross and some garlic bread, which was a wierd green colour, but good tasting). How long could it possibly take them to put bread and chips in the oven? I didn't get it. After we devowered our apps, it took them another half an hour for them to bring out three of the four entrees (steak and mushroom pie's) and then it was another ten minutes before my poor sister got her burger. The pie was good, a little cold, but House on Parliament has a much better one. I found the steak here a bit too tough. I dont know what they were doing in that kitchen because other than a couple people at the bar, it was just us, and another girl who ordered a grilled cheese sandwich which took an hour to make as well. I just dont understand when bad service like this occurs for no apparent reason.
All I can say is I've been in England and eaten in many British pubs, and if this is the best TO has to offer on good British food, I am giving up. Please, someone out there tell me there is a better British pub in TO (other than HOP which I frequent often)!!

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