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The Elephant & Castle (@elephantcastle) on the corner of King and Simcoe has undergone a facelift and they’re now back in business with a refreshed look and new menu items.

Elephant & Castle (King and Simcoe)

The space is enormous and a favourite with the after-work crowd. The front of the restaurant features a long bar and tv’s down the space so you can catch the game while you’re treating your taste buds to a pint and delicious English pub fare.

According to their website, the Elephant & Castle is an authentic English pub concept that combines British Classics with North American favorites”. Since initially opening in 1977, they’ve expanded with over twenty locations across North America.

They have an extensive menu consisting of several sections: Snack & Share (including truffle parm potato crisps and pub pretzels), “The Poutinerie”, Pub Classics (including shepherd’s pie and bacon wrapped meatloaf), sandwiches/wraps, burgers and casual favourites (including curried chicken flatbread and jalapeno mac & cheese).

The menu

Mike and I dropped by after work the other day and indulged in some of their offerings:

Fried Pickles – panko crusted with roasted red pepper aioli ($7)

Fried Pickles

Chicken Wings – served buffalo style with buttermilk bleu cheese dip ($11)

Chicken Wings

Mini Stuffed Yorkies – sliced roast beef, rich gravy and a side of horseradish aioli ($8)

Mini Stuffed Yorkies

The Standard Burger – house made burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and aged cheddar cheese ($12)

The Standard Burger


Looks good, doesn’t it? Lucky for you, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to the Elephant & Castle! The giveaway ends on Monday, September 15th at 11:59pm. A winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly thereafter. If you’re entering via Twitter, you can enter once per day.

How to Enter (2 ways):

1) Twitter: You must be following @wherejessate on Twitter and tweet the following:

Hey @wherejessate, I want to win a $50 gift card to @elephantcastle! #WinElephantCastle

2) and/or “Like” my Facebook page, like THIS POST and leave a comment on the post

 Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway is @nicoleroannef

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