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King's Belly - O'Connor and Donlands

A new restaurant opened up in place of (blech) Talk of the Town.
looks like they finally opened the doors.
It's a British pub. yet, there are giant neon signs for Molson Canadian and Coors Lite. Looks unpromising.
Just wondering if anyone will take the bait and go

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  1. Unless I hear something great I'll stick with the Wally right across the street.

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    1. re: cheesymama

      wait wut?
      I'm scared of what i see as the Wally. you eating or experiencing something that should get me to change my mind?
      I just assumed it was as shitty as East York on Pape and O'connor

      1. re: atomeyes

        I too was scared until a bunch of trusted friends were getting together there one night. Definitely nothing like the East York. You're not in for anything fancy, but it's good solid food. Their wings are great and you only need visit a couple of times before they know your drink order.
        Try it on a Tues or Thurs when wings are half price with purchase of an alcoholic beverage.
        If you have kids bring them along. As long as there is not a major game going on Dora (THE waitress) will let them set a TV to a channel of their liking and they have one of those stupid claw games that the kids can play for a buck or two until they win a prize.

        1. re: atomeyes

          The Wally and Folia are the 2 places in the hood where I am a regular.

          1. re: cheesymama

            interesting....
            (i stopped going to Folia as of late).

            we like wings. Rally sports bar's wings were great. so we would give the Wally a try.

            1. re: atomeyes

              I haven't been to Foliage in over a month. I'll try it again in the new year, I'm really hoping it can get back to what it once was.
              Expect a saucier wing at the Wally. I have friends who order them with the sauce on the side, but I like them as they are.

          2. re: atomeyes

            The Wally looks scarier than it is. The regulars are harmless but it's big enough inside to avoid them. Great food and service and good value. Dora BTW is the owner.

            1. re: LinzIsHungry

              Glad to know Dora is the owner. She is always there and treats the customers like gold! I'm happy to have this place in my hood.

              1. re: cheesymama

                As much as she'd like you to believe, Dora is not the owner.

        2. In the pub right now. It's very nice. Limited beer selection - Murphy's, Rickards Red, Coors Light, Canadian and Steam whistle.

          1. Just finished my visit and can report that the food is very good, the pub is small, but clean and welcoming. The bartender I had was very new, so expect to ask for everything from beverages to cutlery. She won't offer. The drinks are value priced with $5 pints and $2.95 for bottles.
            If you like standard pub fare of fish & chips or chicken wings, give this place a try. Also, the curry poutine is highly recommended.

            1. I went in last Sunday night as most of the area was in darkness. Service was a bit slow at first, but the staff were catering to the masses who were cold, tired and hungry.

              $5 Steamwhistles were clean and crisp. My wings were enormous and made like I like them (hot & honey garlic) and they were as large as those cooked across the street at the Wally.

              I will go back again, as to avoid the neighborhood's desolate characters who frequent The Belly's neighbours, when I feel like having a quick pint of predictable.

              Keep your expectations low and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

              1. Went to Kings Belly tonight - better than we expected, although the place was quiet. Wings were small, but really good, as were the sweet potato fries. Pints & food were fairly inexpensive and the service was friendly - will definitely return. All in all, would recommend. This neighbourhood needs some good places.