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Best Restaurants Near Princess of Wales Theatre

Your Guide To The Best Restaurants

Written by Jordan Carter

The Princess of Wales Theatre is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is situated at 300 King Street West, in the heart of the city’s Entertainment District. This area is known for its vibrant cultural scene, with numerous theatres, restaurants, and attractions. The theatre is a prominent venue for various performances, including West End shows, concerts, and other live events.

With its central location, visitors to the theatre often look for great dining options nearby to complement their entertainment experience.

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Luma

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Luma offers a contemporary Canadian menu that highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant boasts a chic and modern atmosphere, perfect for a pre-show dinner or a casual yet sophisticated meal. The dishes are creatively presented, combining familiar flavours with innovative twists.

Location: 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON

How to get there: Luma is located on the second floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. From the Princess of Wales Theatre, walk west on King Street for about two minutes, and the TIFF Bell Lightbox will be on your left.

Popular Choices: Braised beef short ribs, mushroom risotto, and a selection of artisan cheeses. The extensive wine list and cocktail menu also ensure that there’s a perfect pairing for every meal. One of the most favourite drinks to order at Luma is the signature cocktail, the “Luma Collins,” which is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins.

Minami Toronto

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Minami Toronto specialises in Aburi sushi and modern Japanese cuisine. The restaurant offers an elegant décor and attentive service, making it a great choice for a special night out. The menu features a variety of sushi options and the vibrant atmosphere is complemented by an impressive sake and cocktail selection.

Location: 225 King Street West, Toronto, ON

How to get there: From the Princess of Wales Theatre, head east on King Street for about two minutes. Minami will be on your right.

Popular Choices: Aburi sushi, Ebi Oshi Sushi, and Miso Sablefish. For dessert, the Matcha Opera Cake and The “Minami Old Fashioned” is a popular drink choice.

Byblos Downtown

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Byblos Downtown offers Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on fresh, vibrant flavours. The stylish interior and diverse menu make it a popular choice for both casual and fine dining. Guests can also enjoy a variety of shareable plates. The restaurant prides itself on using high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, creating a dining experience that is both authentic and modern. The warm and inviting ambiance is perfect for a night out with friends or family.

Location: 11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON

How to get there: Walk south on John Street from the theatre and turn left onto Adelaide Street. Then, turn right onto Duncan Street. Byblos Downtown will be on your left, about a three-minute walk from the theatre.

Popular Choices: Turkish manti dumplings, crispy baby artichokes, and the Black Truffle Pide. For dessert, the Chocolate Hazelnut Baklava is a standout favourite, and for drinks the “Byblos Old Fashioned”.

PAI Northern Thai Kitchen

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PAI serves authentic Northern Thai cuisine in a lively, casual setting. Known for its bold flavours and friendly atmosphere, it’s a favourite for both locals and visitors. The restaurant offers a bustling, energetic vibe with colourful décor and communal seating, making it an ideal spot for a fun and flavourful dining experience.

Location: 18 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON

How to get there: From the Princess of Wales Theatre, walk south on John Street and turn left onto Adelaide Street. Then, turn right onto Duncan Street. PAI will be on your right, just a few minutes away.

Popular Choices: Pad Gra Prow, Khao Soi, and the Chef Nuit Pad Thai. For dessert and drinks, Mango Sticky Rice with Thai Iced Tea is particularly popular.

La Carnita

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La Carnita offers delicious Mexican street food with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Tacos, churros, and creative cocktails are among the highlights. The menu features a variety of flavourful tacos, as well as other Mexican-inspired dishes. The vibrant murals and lively music add to the energetic ambiance, making it a great spot for a casual meal or drinks with friends.

Location: 106 John Street, Toronto, ON

How to get there: From the theatre, walk north on John Street for about three minutes. La Carnita will be on your right.

Popular Choices: Mexican Street Corn, In Cod We Trust Tacos, and the Pollo Frito Tacos. For dessert, the Paletas (Mexican ice pops), and The Margarita is a top favourite.

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Fox on John

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Fox on John is a cosy pub serving classic comfort food and a variety of drinks. It’s a great spot for a relaxed meal before or after a show. The menu includes hearty options, alongside a wide selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. The warm, inviting atmosphere with comfortable seating and friendly service makes it a perfect place to unwind.

Location: 106 John Street, Toronto, ON

How to get there: Just a three-minute walk north on John Street from the Princess of Wales Theatre, Fox on John is conveniently located on your right.

Popular Choices: Fox Poutine, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and the Fox Burger. For dessert, Warm Chocolate Brownie and Fox Lager drink is most ordered.

MARKED Restaurant

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MARKED offers a menu inspired by South American cuisine, featuring grilled meats and fresh, vibrant dishes. The stylish setting is perfect for a sophisticated dining experience. Dishes highlight the diverse culinary traditions of South America. The restaurant’s interior is modern and chic, with a lively bar area and cosy seating.

Location: 132 John Street, Toronto, ON

How to get there: Walk north on John Street from the theatre for about five minutes. MARKED will be on your left.

Popular Choices: Picanha Steak, Truffle Fries, and the Tuna Ceviche. For dessert, Churros with Dulce de Leche. The MARKED Caipirinha drink is particularly popular, offering a refreshing and authentic taste.

TOCA

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TOCA, located in The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, features Italian-inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients. The elegant dining room provides a luxurious atmosphere. Guests can enjoy dishes like handmade pasta, fresh seafood, and the chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses from the restaurant’s cheese cave. The refined setting and impeccable service make it an ideal choice for a special dining experience.

Location: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON

How to get there: Head east on King Street and turn right onto Simcoe Street. Then, turn left onto Wellington Street. The Ritz-Carlton will be on your left, and TOCA is inside the hotel.

Popular Choices: Lobster Spaghetti, Risotto ai Funghi, and the Beef Tenderloin. For dessert and drink, Tiramisu and TOCA Negroni.

The Shore Club

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The Shore Club is known for its seafood and steak dishes, offering a refined dining experience in an upscale setting. It’s a great choice for a special occasion. The elegant interior with dark wood accents and plush seating creates a sophisticated ambiance, perfect for a memorable meal.

Location: 155 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON

How to get there: From the theatre, walk east on King Street and turn right onto Simcoe Street. Then, turn left onto Wellington Street. The Shore Club is located in the RBC Centre on your right.

Popular Choices: Filet Mignon, Seared Scallops, and Lobster Tail. For dessert, Key Lime Pie. Then, the Classic Martini is a popular drink choice.

Dining near the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto offers a diverse array of culinary experiences to suit any palate. From contemporary Canadian dishes at Luma to authentic Northern Thai cuisine at PAI, and from elegant Mediterranean fare at Byblos Downtown to vibrant Mexican street food at La Carnita, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual meal or a sophisticated dining experience, the restaurants around the theatre provide excellent options to enhance your visit to Toronto’s Entertainment District.

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