London Restaurants

CRAFT FARMACY: Dispensing Deliciousness

Written by The Editors

Jess Jazey-Spoelstra (of North Moore Catering and The River Room) partnered with über chef Andrew Wolwowicz to create Craft Farmacy, London’s local craft beer and oyster bar. The name refers to Craft, as in an activity involving skill in making things by hand, and Farmacy, which relates to the “farm” and the “sea.” 

Executive Chef Andrew Wolwowicz with puffball mushroom

The Scene 

Jess Jazey-Spoelstra and Chef Andrew Wolwowicz deliver style and comfort with attention to the smallest details at Craft Farmacy. Setting the tone in the dining room is an ample repurposed bar, stunning fireplace, custom-made leather banquettes and repurposed tables with comfortable strapped-back bentwood-style chairs. The servers’ custom-designed leather aprons by Coakley’s are another example of a keen eye for detail. There is private event space with room for 40 on the second floor.

Roasted Half Chicken

Menu Highlights 

Chef/co-owner Andrew Wolwowicz is a local pioneer of the ethical farm-to-table movement, promoting the four pillars of sustainability: cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, environmental responsibility and social justice. Craft Farmacy is a Feast ON™-certified “Taste of Ontario” restaurant. Working with Jazey-Spoelstra to create the menus, Chef cooks with skill and dedication, aided by his talented sous chef Kyle Trafford and a team of apprentices. 

Confit of Duck with Pork Belly

Steam Clams with white wine, butter, chili flakes and garlic

Dishes are progressive and rustic in style, featuring high-quality ingredients crafted from local, region-specific and specialty products, and executed with aptitude, innovation and attention to detail. Recommendations include: Roasted Bone Marrow with oxtail marmalade; Duck Poutine with house-cut fries, duck demi, shredded duck confit, local cheese curds and scallions; Crispy Frog Legs with potatoes, brown butter and chilies; and a Roasted Half Chicken with a locally-crafted sour beer and butter sauce. 

A raw bar features a fresh Shellfish Tower, Shrimp Cocktail and a changing selection of six to nine East Coast oyster varieties with fresh horseradish, mignonette sauce and hot sauce.


Craft Beer & Oyster Bar  

449 Wharncliffe Rd S (N of Baseline)

HOURS: TUES–THURS 11:30 am–11 pm
FRIDAY 11:30 am–12 am
SATURDAY 12 noon–12 am
SUNDAY 11 am–11 pm
Closed Mondays

LUNCH: $12– $22 
APPS: $12– $20 
DINNER: $20– $38

BRUNCH: $27 prix fixe

London’s Premier Oyster Bar
Extensive Craft Beer Selection
Fireplace & Welcoming Ambience
Ample Free Parking
Private Rooms Available

Stylish Interior with Fireplace

Seafood Tower & Oysters

Blackboard Menu Updated Daily