Under an umbrella or under the stars, enjoy a leisurely meal on a great Newmarket patio from spring to fall. Here are just some of our favourites!
Joia On Main
497 Timothy St. | joiaristorante.com
Established in 1997, Joia Ristorante and wine bar is renowned for fine authentic Italian cuisine.
The patio, a perfect spot to soak in Riverwalk’s festive atmosphere, offers a delectable menu. Try a calamari fritti appetizer, enjoy one the many thin crust pizza or pasta options or indulge in a Chef’s special, including grilled beef tenderloin or sausage and porcini mushrooms.
Joia has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 10 years straight. Their 91 vintages are sure to please any palate.
A Taste Of The Islands
16700 Bayview Ave. | atoti.net
The 24-seat patio, with umbrellas for the heat and a heater for the chill, is a comfortable spot to enjoy traditional jerk-style entrees, including chicken roti, pork, ribs, wings, goat and oxtail along with snapper fish. There are options for vegetarians and kids’ meals as well.
Wrap up your meal with rum cake, deep fried cheesecake or bread pudding with ice cream and caramel.
Ground Burger Bar
352 Doug Duncan Dr. | groundburgerbar.ca
Alongside Riverwalk Commons, the 20-table plein-air eatery has a great sight line for a variety of adjacent May to September music, festivals and markets.
The exceptional menu features Build-a-Burger allowing you to choose a protein, including Wagyu beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, bison, or a vegetarian patty. Options abound with the bun (there’s a gluten-free option), toppings cheeses and sides.
Hungry Brew Hops & Lil’ Hops Tavern
211 & 209 Main St. | hbhgoodeats.com
If you’re looking to chill on a classic tavern patio and watch the hustle and bustle on Main Street, you’ve found a perfect tandem location.
The gastropub-style Hungry Brew Hops has an extensive menu of upscale fare with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-friendly and dairy free options. Burgers (including a vegetarian option), chickpea smash up, smoked brisket, pulled pork and cedar plank salmon are just a few of the mouth-watering entrees.
Lil’ Hops has a terrific brunch on weekends starting at 11 a.m. Bacon and eggs? Avocado toast? Smoked chicken quesadilla? It’s all there with a refined mixology and wine list also available.
18199 Yonge St. | bostonpizza.com
If you’re looking for a family, kid and dog-friendly patio experience, Boston Pizza is the place to be. The restaurant and sports bar has two patios accommodating up 75 guests with a robust food and drink menu, including specialty and frozen cocktails and 13 taps of beers and ciders.