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The Best Shepherd's Pie in Toronto

The best shepherd's pie in Toronto deserves to be paired with an old English stout and served in a friendly neighbourhood pub. Purists will vow that the dish must be made with lamb, though there's some hearty examples made with beef on this list that'll certainly still hit the spot.

Here is the best Shepherd's Pie in Toronto.



Stout Irish Pub
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Stout Irish Pub

The Cabbagetown local is a cozy place to settle in for a hearty shepherd’s pie ($18) featuring stout-braised lamb shoulder with carrots, parsnips and rutabaga encrusted with garlic mashed potatoes and finished with root vegetable crisps.

Abbot Pub & Fare
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Abbot Pub & Fare

The ultra comforting shepherd's pie ($15) at this Yonge Street pub is a scallion-studded, mashed potato-topped casserole comprising seasoned lamb and vegetables in a deep gravy.


C'est What
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C'est What

Shepherd’s Pie ($15) at this King East beer hall features vegetables and lamb cooked with coffee porter and topped with a garlicky red potato mash. Welsh cheddar gives the dish a cheesy browned crust while caramelized onions are a welcome flourish.


P.J. O'Brien
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P.J. O'Brien

A pint and a pie are the perfect way to warm up at this famous Irish pub. The shepherd's pie ($17) starts with ground beef simmered with vegetables and is topped with creamed potatoes and accompanied by green salad.


The Roy
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The Roy

This Leslieville local is home to a range of traditional pub fare and the Shepherd's pie ($14.95) is a staple. Made with certified Angus beef in a rich gravy with carrots, peas and corn, it's crowned with a generous application of mashed potatoes and served with a salad on the side.

Black Dog Pub
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Black Dog Pub

Individual-sized Shepherd's pie ($14) are served with mixed greens or fries at this public house in Scarborough. The dish is baked to order and features beef tossed with carrots, celery, onions and sweet corn then topped with a thick layer of mashed potatoes and popped in the oven until the topping crisps and browns.



Village Idiot (Dundas West)
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Village Idiot (Dundas West)

Shepherd's pie ($11.95) is a beloved dish listed among a lineup of classic comfort foods at this pub across from the AGO. The dish here features ground beef with carrots and corn, finished with mashed potato topping and gravy.

Irish Embassy
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Irish Embassy

The Financial District pub rightly identifies its take on this pub classic as an Ontario Beef Cottage Pie ($16). Here the dish comprises ground beef studded with carrots, peas and corn then finished with a thick top layer of garlic-laced mashed potatoes.

The Best Shepherd's Pie in Toronto


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