Pub at The House

3.9
33 reviews
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  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The Miller Lash Estate is nestled in the picturesque valley of Highland Creek. In 1913 Miller Lash, a wealthy Toronto businessman, was so impressed by the land with its grassy fields, forest and rushing stream, that he promptly bought the property. He commissioned a firm of architects from Upper New York State, likely that of Edward B. Greene, to design his estate. The design is very much in keeping with the craftsmanship principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement: simplicity, durability, suitability for the life that is to be lived in the house, and in harmony with its natural surroundings.

The Pub at the House, is on the patio of the Miller Lash House which makes an unique and one of a kind dining experience.

The Pub at the House is currently CLOSED for the THURSDAYs. However, we do have a rotation of special events

Saturday October 20, 2018 is Chef Night

Saturday November 24 is Latin Night
What 33 People Are Saying
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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much. This place is a hidden gem

BW
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved our evening, the food was good, the service excellent and the music delightful. Having dinner in the garden under the shade of a beautiful tree with music in the background was almost magical.

T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This is a nice place setting wise but each summer after we go we remember why it’s only once we go. It’s local and supporting a local organization that runs it. They ran out of chicken wings by 7:30 so we ordered nachos. Unfortunately everything came at once, not an appetizer first as ordered. The pizza unfortunately reminded us of a microwave pizza. The burger was good. The nachos were very large but the chips at the bottom become bare. The cheese plate was a majority of cheddar and not worth the money at $16. Overall the setting is nice and there is live music.

JF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was quite slow,which was unusual for this restaurant.A long time to be waited on.
The chicken and roasted vegetables were delicious.
We enjoy eating here.

CF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food has gone downhill since last year. Wings were cold, salads were small, choice was limited and pricey for what you got. Although nice, service staff were slow and got orders wrong or incomplete.
The setting is lovely , and music good (if you are not too close to the speaker!).

FM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dining experience, but the band was not really Caribbean focused and the sax was too dominant; the steel drums were drowned out!

MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Food just OK. The guest musician was very good. Overall the evening was enjoyable and relaxing and I would return.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, it issue was that the portions were very very small. We had to order two servings of pizza for the kids, just to fill them up. That made it very expensive. The ladies ordered salad for dinner, which ended up being the same size as the side salad my husband received with his burger. There was 10 people in our party and every one had to go home and have something else to eat. Better to go to enjoy the view and just have a drink.

AN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I requested table # 6 at 6:15 & had a confirmation. When we arrived on time table # 6 had not been reserved for us. We were told that they were busy so too bad. The manager?even told my partner we were lucky to be in the restaurant. Very poor service even for a pub.
We have reserved table number # 6 for 6:30 on 1 Aug to see if the Pub can meet their confirmations.

FM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely evening and the food (salmon) was exceptional. The only suggestion we have, is that you should provide more tables for two on the deck, so that we do not feel guilty sitting at a table for four. You should also be prepared to join up the tables for two to make tables for four if required.

AB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful venue. It has small town charm. Having some shared tables is a great idea. We sat at one and the people beside us were very nice. The spinach and apple salad was great. My friend had the salmon and said it was excellent. The menu is small with good options. There are some vegetarian options. Wonderful staff. The singer was great. Its a must must try.

LB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, very casual, but welcoming. Beautiful place, amazing atmosphere. Matt, the musician, delighted our ears with his voice and guitar. Not so many choices of food n but tasty and for reasonable price. Great drinks and service.

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambience is great, sitting in a garden on a summer night. Our server Georgia was so much fun, she really added to the evening. The music was ok, perhaps more care should be given to the choice of performer.
Overall I enjoy visiting the Pub.

H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always! I go to Pub at the house every Thursday during the summer season. The food,ambiance,service, music is always perfect! I love it there. Wish they had it indoors for the fall and winter months.

MS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, the staff is so nice & a beautiful setting. Always a great night! Thank you

RH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Service here is a big problem, and has been for years. Serves don't circulate frequently. Would have ordered more if we had been approached. Finally gave up. Our server went home part way through the evening and we were ignored thereafter. Big fix needed here.

Pub at The House
Responded on 8 July 2019

RonH, Thank you for your comments. We will address the specifics of your observations going forward! Very sorry for your bad experience and we will work on the Big Fix immediately.

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AI
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

My friends and I were very disappointed as the email had said the special was salmon and when we arrived the menu was lamb shranks. The staff were very helpful and even asked the chef if there was any salmon but unfortunately it appears that it was an error by the marketing person who sent out the email.
We did not stay at the event. Please insure in future the marketing and the menu are the same

RH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Outstanding summer patio experience in a unique setting. One of the most scenic vistas in Toronto.

KS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was average but we enjoyed the live music from Port United. It was a little loud but it made for a fun evening when we got up and danced. It was raining outside so we were in the tent, but it was quite comfortable. We thought the service was good.

LB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great night! Loved the band and great atmosphere!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My parents and I were very excited to go to this - we are local to the community and we love the area and every year we say we will go to the “pub at the house” when the sign goes up. We were very disappointed. The music tonight was great - the musician was lovely and talented but the music was too loud for dinner conversation. It was cold and damp tonight and the tent outside was where the event was which was confusing because the Miller Lash House has great character that lends itself to a pub atmosphere so we expected it to be indoors, not outside in a wedding tent. The tables and chairs were tacky, the table cloths were plastic. I would hate to see what a wedding looks like in this tent. They had good local options for alcohol which was a nice touch. The service left a lot to be desired...my dad ordered a Caesar salad which he never got. He ordered what was called a focaccia pizza but was brought 4 triangles of what should only be considered a paper thin flatbread pizza appetizer - not an entree. I understand they don’t have a full kitchen or a full time staff so it must be hard to have options there but if you’re going to have the event run all summer then it needs to be better. Lastly after our meal - during which we were given no water or additional drinks or anything cleared away (in fact I’m sure our server never came to us once after our appetizer arrived) we were given the bill which charged us $26 for each of the salmon features we had ordered but they should’ve only been $19.95 as they were advertised. I’m sure it was a mistake on the servers part however we were watching the rest of the staff struggle at the tables around us. One table was never brought an entree for the 4th member of their party, one other table got their entrees and then were informed they were out of the salads they had ordered for their appetizers. This event concept has a lot of potential especially in this community but not with Aramark’s food and this much poor execution.

Pub at The House
Responded on 24 June 2019

Please know that we take these concerns to heart. When inclement weather occurs, we use the tent as the inside of the house does not have the capacity for our “pub” atmosphere. Rest assured, a wedding inside the tent looks nothing like this! In terms of the food and service you received, we admittedly fell down in these categories. We promise we can, and will, do better! We invite you to have dinner on us! beverage@utsc.utoronto.ca is my email. Cheers!

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WS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It is early days so the servers are learning. They are eager and will learn quickly. The setting is superb and the music was not overpowering.
A very enjoyable evening.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I love going to Miller lash pub for the location and atmosphere. You are on a patio surround by a beautiful garden listening to music
I only wish the service was better. The staff are very friendly but it feels like it is their first day on the job ...always have to ask for things. But it doesn’t stop me from going.
Feel they need for training ....or something

JF
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely outdoor venue,an opportunity to sit outside and enjoy either a full entree or something lighte.
Beautiful view!

ZZ
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Great place. Good landscaping. Good band. What happened to the server?

H
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time at The Millar Lash House!

IL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and music and the scenery is beautiful!!!!

OW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, the food was delicious, the music was delightful, the roof over the table was not intrusive yet provided protection from rain so I highly recommend it.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love going to Pub at Miller Lash House on Thursday evenings in the summer.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Staff are helpful ,courteous and attentive. Setting is perfect - feel very far from the city.

DB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic setting - views of the rouge valley! Great atmosphere - food and service!

AL
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Music was great. Setting is beautiful. Food was average, limited selection and expensive (for the quality). Service was slow. definitely there for the surroundings and music

SA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was pretty brutal. I won’t be going back. No napkins, plates or utensil were provided with our meal. Our waitress didn’t look toward our table forever. Had to get up and get everything ourselves. The location and ambience were amazing - but the poor service killed it.