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Top Of The Fair Restaurant

€€ - €€€
East London
Canadian, Italian, American
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900 King St, London, Ontario N5W 5K3, Canada
+1 519-433-3247
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London, Canada
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409 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The Top of the Fair was a place that I remember for its quality food and excellent service. Sadly that is just a distant memory. The views and premises are the same but the food and service when my wife and I visited were terrible. Whoever runs this place needs to fix things now or better yet shut it down... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There were 6 in our party, my wife and I paid our bill (for just the two of us) at $108.00, we had 3 drinks (1 white wine and 2 beer). This is VERY expensive for what you get. The buffet was nothing special.. a surprise because when we were there around 4 years ago it was fantastic. The Prime... More 

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Ingersoll, Canada
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

When I knew we were to have an evening out with my husbands work at Top of the Fair I was skeptical. I had read the reviews and was not looking forward to the evening. I was very wrong. We were fortunate to be in a reserved area with our own bar and servers. It was clean and the appetizers... More 

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Thank elainenor23
Stratford, Canada
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

disappointing ...I had phoned here 1 month before to reserve a table for 8 my husband 60 th birthday .when we arrived the gave us a table for 4 and 4 I was not very happy the point was to be able to chat with everyone that was invited at one table. We were told it was another area of... More 

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Thank jane150858
London, Canada
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Pricey at $35 for a buffet with ham, Costco Desserts and 1 vegetarian dish. Waitress was great, our reservations were lost even after 3 prior phone calls. Not as good as it used to be!

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Thank nancm53
London, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We have attended the New Years Eve Buffet and Horse Racing event at the Top of the Fair a number of times over the past decade. I don't think that we will do it again. We had wonderful seats with a great view of the track and our server was very attentive under the circumstances. The problems lie in the... More 

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Thank MotherMJ
Kilworth
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We were a party of six and had the dinner buffet here in November. We were disappointed both with the quality of the food and the selection. On the menu was roast beef (not prime rib), turkey, and some dry looking salmon, carrots that were almost raw and various salads and rolls. There was hummus and spinach dip, but no... More 

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Thank Antia B
Ontario
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The buffet food was great and fresh. The staff were amazing. The is a great night out with friends if you want to do something different that is fun.

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Thank livetotravel61
London, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The atmosphere is unique with the races going on, and the service was good which is what salvaged a 3 rating from me. The food was literally cold at the buffet. I understand the very concept of the buffet lends itself to food not being piping hot, but this was cold. Cold potato's, cold tortellini, cold carrots, cold soup, warm... More 

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Thank 532donf
Kincardine, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We were a group of 13 celebrating our friends 50 th Wedding Anniversary. We had a good long table with a Tv at each end, one on the races and the other on the hockey game. The food was fabulous, but a very long line for the prime rib. The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
Cuisine
Canadian, Italian, American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Buffet, Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 King St, London, Ontario N5W 5K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > East London
  • Neighbourhood: East London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-433-3247
Description
Join us for an exciting evening of live harness racing, complimented by our Chef's Table which features five food stations with something sure to please any palette.We can easily accommodate groups of 2 to 500 and will work with you to create a memorable night at the races. Ask about our special rates for groups of 25 or more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?