We all have those local restaurants we frequent, but we all have those special occasions that have us wanting an extra special dining experience. You know, a restaurant with delicious and unique food options, and an ambience and stunning interior to match.
Of course, these combined elements can be hard to come by — and let’s face it, it’s hard to take a chance on an upscale restaurant when you know you’ll be spending a little extra.
There’s no one else to turn to in these moments than our favourite home grown fashion bloggers who’s eating choices are as incredible and aesthetic as their Instagram feeds. These influencers picks never fail to ensure a photogenic, delicious meal in the city whether their choice is a city staple, or hidden gem,
Here’s where our city’s bloggers are headed whenever they need a tasty bite and snazzy photo op:
WHERE: 627 King St W
Aesthetic and delicious pastries and brunch dishes paired with a scenic rooftop? There is no question why bloggers flock to Lavelle. From tasty dishes to perfect photo backdrops, this Toronto restaurant is the whole package.
The Drake Hotel
WHERE: 1150 Queen St W
It’s not news to anyone that the aesthetic of The Drake Hotel is blogger heaven. With a wall of books and the vibrant colours of its menu options, this Toronto staple will elevate any #OOTD pick, and is sure to leave your stomach satisfied. Seriously, have you tried their burgers and “fancy” fries? If you weren’t already sold, their rooftop will meet all of your summer patio needs.
WHERE: 1214 Dundas Street West
This Italian restaurant stands out from the rest in the city by boasting a seafood heavy menu rather than a meat, carb centric one. Complete with a nautical inspired, effortlessly cool interior, head to Uffico ready to eat and pose for pictures.
WHERE: 552 King St W
Because, well, you can’t go wrong with Mexican street food. Get ready for some drool worthy #TacoTuesday pics.
WHERE: 609 King St W
The city’s coolest, trendiest sausages lie in, you guessed it, the city’s entertainment district. With German beer hall inspired communal style and perfectly sculpted wooden seating, this is the perfect casual dinner outing to snap some chic yet laid back looks. Oh, and to enjoy a well worth it cheat meal. Extra points go to their wide range of craft beers.
Fairmont Royal York
WHERE: 100 Front St W
The Fairmont Royal York hotel is frequented by bloggers for events, and good eats. One of the hotel’s most recognized stapes is its afternoon high tea that will make you feel like royalty.
WHERE: 633 King St W
Whether you want to grab a quick bite at their cafe or sit down for lunch, Oretta offers your favourite Italian dishes. The chic restaurant is not lacking space, packed with retro-cool decor begging to be the backdrop to an #OOTD or #GirlsNightOut post.
WHERE: 131 Bloor St W
Head down to Yorkville to pose with (and eat) some french food. The stunning wood furnishings and intricate mosaic tiles make for unique photos ops, and the menu is packed with a lighter take on some of your favourite french dishes.
WHERE: 100 Yonge St #100, Toronto
A.K.A. “Pounds” is a place for meat and seafood lovers. The marble detailings are as stunning as the colourful, aesthetic presentation of the resteraunt’s menu options.
WHERE: 550 Wellington St W
It goes without saying that brunch is a blogger’s best friend — so naturally you want to be keeping track where your favourite influencers are eating in your city on any given Sunday. This french bistro is a blogger staple with its photogenic and tasty pastries, benedict’s, you name it.