Toronto’s new restaurant has a heated patio oasis and it’s like dining in a mythical forest



There is a new place for booze and delicious food in Toronto, and it boasts an enchanting patio all year round.

Aura is a newly opened lounge and restaurant on Queen Street East. Hosted by brothers Andy and Arda Akin, the place has an inspiring history behind it.

Aura | Handout

The Akins, who grew up in Turkey, have always dreamed of opening a restaurant business in Canada. Once they finally saved enough to do it, the pandemic struck, but they didn’t let it hold them back.

Aura | Handout

“Our parents have always told us that there will be defining moments in life when you can choose to take a risk or let your aspirations slip away,” Arda said in a press release. The brothers didn’t have the funds for the renovations, so they transformed the whole space themselves with the help of friends.

Aura | Handout

Aura is inspired by the 1940s with a touch of modernity. You will find a bright candlelit room with a warm atmosphere as you enter.

Aura | Handout

The patio, open all year round, is described as a “mythical forest” and features a whimsical fresco, radiators and a canopy of vines.

Aura | Handout

The menu offers handcrafted cocktails and global cuisine with an emphasis on appetizers to accompany your drinks.

Will have

Aura | Handout


Cuisine: Global

Address: 686 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON

Why You Must Go: Enjoy a meal in an enchanting patio oasis at this new location.


In Ontario, a vaccination passport is required to access certain events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.