Marben takes its name from the home of Mary and John Benstead who built their house in the village of Stonham Aspal, England. Our restaurant carries on the tradition of warmth and sincere hospitality that began there. Using ingredients from all over Ontario, Marben delivers a modern-Canadian menu that pays homage to its British roots in a timeless room, Marben is Toronto's genuinely Canadian gastropub.
Est 2007  |  488 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  |   416 979 1990 
Dinner Served Tuesday - Sunday From 5pm - 10pm | Brunch Served Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 3:00pm
After Work Drinks - daily from 5-6pm | Half Price Wine & Roast Dinner - Sundays from 5pm

“Like many Canadians, Marben has a story that begins far away. Marben’s namesakes, Mary and John (Ben, to his friends), made their first home in the quaint English village of Stonham Aspal. The kind of place where streets aren’t marked and numberless houses have names like ‘Bramley Hedge’ and ‘Garden Cottage’. The dinner parties went late, the drinks were poured long and a fry-up the next morning always sorted everyone out. It didn’t take long before Mary and John’s house became a home—a home they called Marben.

Marben’s proprietor Simon Benstead grew up in this home in Stonham Aspal and much like its namesake, the restaurant, feels like a home away from home. Warm hospitality produces the mesmerizing buzz of friends and family gathering around a table with food and drink, creating memories, laughing and sharing stories.”

Events and Celebrations

Feel at home at Marben when you host friends, family and colleagues. With options for groups from 2-200 Marben offers unique settings for birthday and holiday celebrations, corporate functions, cocktail parties and more. Need some privacy? We understand. Want a patio? We have a lovely one you can borrow. Contact us for more information.

Behind the Curtain

Behind The Curtain at Marben is the perfect space for your celebration. An elegantly cozy space that can comfortably seat up to 35 guests, and can host up to 50 in a relaxed standing reception. The space boasts a plush leather banquet against original exposed brick, and a glimpse into where our beautiful and bountiful family style meals are prepared. Make yourself at home! Contact us for more details!

Full Venue