Shepherds Pie toronto

The Best Shepherd's Pie in Toronto

The best shepherd’s pie in Toronto brings an age-old stick-to-your-ribs portable meal to our modern times. Maybe you haven’t been out herding sheep all day, but you’ve been on your grind enough to deserve a meal like this.

Here’s the best shepherd’s pie in Toronto.


Stout Irish Pub
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Stout Irish Pub

Garlic mashed potatoes are stacked on top of braised lamb shoulder and top sirloin beef stew with carrot, rutabaga, parsnip and celery root in a cylinder topped with crispy onions at this Cabbagetown pub.

C'est What
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C'est What

Lamb and veggie casserole is topped with smashed roasted red potatoes and Gruyere at this public house on Front near Church, where you just might get a side of live entertainment along with your shepherd’s pie.


Black Dog Pub
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Black Dog Pub

The shepherd's pie with sweet corn, carrot, onion and celery at this classic spot on Island Road in Scarborough’s Rouge Hill neighbourhood rocks as much as the Led Zeppelin song this pub shares a name with.

The Peacock Public House
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The Peacock Public House

The shepherd's pie at this multi-level English pub in Little Italy is actually vegetarian by default, with roast button mushrooms in place of meat, accompanied by mash and English buttered peas.


The Pour House
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The Pour House

Lamb and beef braised in red wine, rustic veggies, mashed potatoes and beef gravy come together for the pie at this Annex pub at Dupont and Davenport.


Irish Embassy
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Irish Embassy

The cottage pie at this popular Irish pub in the Financial District is made with Ontario beef, peas, corn, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

The Roy
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The Roy

Carrots, peas, corn and naturally-raised beef swim in a thick gravy under homemade mashed potatoes in the shepherd's pie at this Leslieville mainstay.


The Wicket
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The Wicket

The traditional shepherd's pie at this spot on Bloor between Dundas and Keele is kept simple, made with ground lamb and just a little bit of cheese.

The Caledonian
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The Caledonian

A Scottish steak pie is similar to a shepherd's pie at this Little Italy place, with puff pastry in addition to the usual mash, hand-cut top sirloin with stout and root veg providing the stewy filling.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Stout Irish Pub. Additional photos by @gentlemansportion@renee.marie@lguilfoyle@buddyryan

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