Swan and Firkin 416.767.9222 open daily lunch & dinner http://www.firkinpubs.com/pubs/swan-and-firkin
Newly renovated and looking stylish, Swan and Firkin has one of the best patios in the Bloor West Village. This casual, cheerful spot is decorated with British flags and a collection of coloured couches and kitschy art. The revamped menu is smaller, leaving the more popular items and introduces us to a few new ones.
Today I started with the pub basics: wings (honey garlic on the side) and seasoned waffle chips ($13) with the bestest ever dilly Firkins dip – they should think about selling it! Gravy spiked with Guinness is the perfect side to fried onion rings ($6.95) and an ice cold Caesar ($5.75) – a must for patio season. Finishing the afternoon with mouthwatering umami fried pickles ($7) sliced into spears. Service is swift, prices are right.