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Bedford Academy Pub Bistro

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, ,
36 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9, Canada
+1 416-921-4600
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
36 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bedford Academy Pub Bistro
1. Great Annex @@breakfast@@ spot
"We ate breakfast hear both mornings."
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2. Great food and ambiance
"I had the Cesar Salad which was on my top 5 best."
Joe M
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3. Great patio setting in a quiet
"We enjoyed the Calabria Burger, Roasted Salad and a Stout Pot Pie."
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family brought some Scottish visitors to the Bedford Academy last evening. While our waitress was very polite and friendly, we found the service quite slow. My husband and I ordered the N'ebrso chicken ( sorry, I don't see it on your menu above). We...More

Thank Katie R
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Very sorry to read this review Katie. We do appreciate the feedback and do not shy away from ones like this so we are aware and able to fix a problem. It is by no means the standard we maintain and hopefully some of the...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dinner at the Bedford Academy. Our dinner included “SEAFOOD PUTTANESCA”. It was so good, lots of flavour- it is difficult to describe how tasty it was. The staff were friendly and efficient. I will definitely return.

Thank Lynne J
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Ahhh the Putenesca! Hands down my favourite as well! Now I know what I'm having for dinner Lynne. Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This location has a welcoming and large patio. If you get a table with an umbrella, you should probably sit there for hours. The only problem is that there are a lot of bees due to all of the pretty flowers that adorn the gate....More

Thank travelandshop2014
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello! Appreciate the feedback. Three bubbles is by no means our goal so we appreciate hearing specifically where there is an opportunity for us to raise the bar. Hope to see you again and have that opportunity to improve.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What I liked: 1.Nice patio with good shade … the flowers are pretty 2.Waffle and chicken with blueberries and honey. Really like the fact there is a brunch! Great chicken fingers and very nice honey to top everything off 3.Good drinks – enjoyed my dark...More

Thank MTLtravelfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something after a visit to the bochner. The chorizo mac and cheese was amazing super cheesy with firm pasta !

Thank Melanie S
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Ahhhh thanks Melanie! The Mac and Cheese is a popular dish! A personal favourite of mine.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just stopped in for a pint at the bar. It was an interesting vibe and atmosphere around the place. It has some great outdoor seating. So busy though... even on a weeknight. Only challenge was the music playing around the bar - I think...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

So visiting TO for business and stayed at the intercontinental again. Anyways, after a long day we decided to go looking for some food. Bad hip and all. So walking back resigned to ordering a pizza in the room we stumbled across this lovely little...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This pub like restaurant is a nice place for a casual lunch or dinner. The servers are very nice and attentive. The food is enjoyable with a bit of a twist from your typical pub. Nice patio and great location. Enjoyable.

Thank ericmyles
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

That’s awesome to hear. Thanks for taking the time to give us a shout out! Hope to see you again soon...

Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Bedford Academy is a lovely. The rooms in this old mansion are inviting and the staff are super friendly. The menu reminds me of gastropubs I've visited in in England. Several good vegetarian options, including the garbanzo burger I tried - it was one...More

Thank jameskul
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Great to hear errrr read that you had a nice visit. Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

First time at this establishment, had great service, good food and at a reasonable price. Few tables makes this restaurant very appealing for a small getaway meal with friends.

Thank brainguy
Richard P, Owner at Bedford Academy Pub Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Beautiful! We love getting positive feedback when we accomplished our goals. Thank you!

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-921-4600
  • E-mail
For over 20 years the Bedford Academy pub and bistro has become institution in the Annex, U of T and Yorkville area. This is a gracious former residence that has been pain stakingly restored over the years. Not your average pub the Academy is known for having a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and patio with local and internationally inspired food and beverages. We feature many Ontario Craft Beers, Ontario wines and now locally distilled Ontario rye, vodka and gin. A comfortable atmosphere that is welcoming to people of all ages and walks of life. The Bedford Academy is ideally situated at the St. George Subaway Station near the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum and Yorkville area. With close to 5,000 square feet the Academy has become known as the destination of choice when event planning for get togethers of groups ranging in size from a few people to much larger group functions. Private parties have been our specialty with second and third floor private bars.
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