Usually I compile my random favourites for the month. For August, something different. Instead of a round up just one place that I went to in Toronto. Lavelle, the rooftop bar on King St. West. The summer hasn’t been the best but that didn’t stop everyone from enjoying the outdoor dining and wining on the last of the official summer days. Myself included.
With some incredible views of Toronto, Lavelle is a top end bar and restaurant high up in downtown in the middle of buzz of down below. A fine dining restaurant, which at the time I thought I’m going to have to eat before I come here (it turns out I didn’t have the time to eat before I went out anyway). It’s a good job I didn’t. Fine dining yes, pretty plates but not skimpy portions. I was surprised to be full at the end of the meal. Which I really enjoyed.
The two pools central to the rooftop drawing you gaze to the city’s buildings at the end the terrace. Cabana’s flanked the edge of the pools and couple’s seating near the edge of shallow pool. Beware. If you are sitting on the outside tables you will have no pass the pool. Unless you’re a pro, 6 inch heels and a few cocktails not advised! (We were wondering how many people had fallen in, in getting to and from their table).
A really cool atmosphere, Lavelle is sleek and sophisticated. A balance of modern with the polished bar tops and brass accents and relaxed with the curved wood seating and side table stumps. I love the gold cage above the bar for the alcohols and spirits and the disc lighting illuminating above with glowing rings. The covered seating area at the back housed comfy curved seating booths with a floral backdrop divided into strips. All around there were little intimate celebrations going on. It seems like the place to be! I will be heading back but probably, when it’s hotter as to really make the most out the day. But whenever you chose to go with the views and the vibe, it’d be hard to be disappointed.