Say hello to another Monday, Toronto! Although we’re more than month into the summer season, it’s safe to say that we’re not getting tired of the patio and outdoor dining craze anytime soon. The weather may have been a little on the frisk, but that certainly hasn’t dampened our excitement to go out and explore different restaurants. As always, we’ve got you covered on the top places to hit with our patios of the week!
Here are our top six patios of the week:
The Queen & Beaver
If you’re looking for all things British pub fare, then The Queen & Beaver is the place to be. They have an indoor dining space, terrace and even a rooftop patio. Along with an all-day menu, they also offer brunch and feasting menus. The restaurant is open from 11:30 am on weekdays and 10 am on weekends. There are no reservations for patio dining.
Must haves: Scotch eggs, sticky toffee pudding
Experience elevated Japanese dining with fresh and local ingredients at Kasa Moto. The menu highlights traditional flavours of the cuisine with maki, tartare, chicken karaage, rice & noodles and more. They’re open everyday from 12 pm and reservations for the patio can be made online.
Must haves: Wagyu Fried Rice
Stunning architecture and bold flavours await you at Bar Raval. The Spanish joint not only features an extensive list of wines and cocktails but an array of delicious eats too. This includes tapas, breakfast sandwiches and pintxos. The restaurant timings are daily from 11 am to 11 pm and reservations can be made online.
Must haves: Small plates dishes, Smoked Mackerel
Ryus Noodle Bar
A warm, delicious bowl of ramen, anyone? Located on Broadview, Ryus Noodle Bar is known for their various ramen options. You can find everything from shoyu and miso to tantanmen and shio. They’re open daily from 11:30 am and closed on Mondays. No reservations needed.
Must haves: Nostalgic Japanese Shio, Spicy Miso
When it comes to the menu at The Federal, Canadian fare and classics are at the heart of it. They are most-known for their brunch options, which include burgers, sandwiches and salads. They also boast an expansive wine list, with everything from red and white to sparkling and fortified. The brunch is available every Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am – 3 pm and happy hour with wine and snacks is Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm. No reservations needed.
Must haves: Cubano, Gold Standard
Another one on our patios of the week listicle is Labora. Previously housed at King Street, the restaurant has now partnered with Cold Tea for a Spanish grill summer pop-up at Queen Street West. The menu features ribs, steaks, Wild Fish Crudo, chicken and lots more. They’re open Wednesday to Sunday with dinner from 5 pm. Reservations for the patio can be made online on their website.
Must haves: Octopus Rice, Tomato Bread with Boquerones, Paella