It’s nearly summer and the weather is warming up, so you know what that means – its picnic and patio season! Get ready to be wined and dined or simply pull up a blanket and get ready to DIY – because no matter your style, there’s nothing like eating outdoors with friends while soaking in the sun, and there are plenty of spots to do that in Mississauga.
There’s nothing like relaxing under a shady patio umbrella while listening to the sounds of summer, sipping a cold drink and enjoying a hot meal. As soon as the warm weather hits, patio season goes into full swing in Mississauga. Here are some spots you’ll want to add to your must-try list.
Pump and Patio
Enjoy classic pub fare or a variety of fusion options along with a selection of local and craft brews. With four locations across Mississauga, there’s a perfect patio spot for everyone.
Elevated seafood offerings and a waterfront patio make this restaurant one of the most popular spots for locals and visitors alike, and a must-visit for summer.
The Wilcox Gastropub
Wilcox Gastropub offers a delightful culinary experience with a touch of nature on their charming patio, where guests can savor their delectable dishes in the open air. Try their Korean fried hen for a sweet and spicy meal, and wash it down with a delicious cocktail.
Abbey Road Pub & Patio
If you can’t make it to England, you can at least have a true British experience at this pub featuring classics like steak and Guinness pie while relaxing on the garden patio.
Chop Steakhouse Meadowvale
Whether you’re celebrating something special or simply craving a steak, Chop not only offers an incredible menu but a beautiful patio under a pergola. Visit in the evening to dine under the string lights.
Miga Korean BBQ
No patio list would be complete without this restaurant which has both an incredible menu and one of the most beautiful patios in Mississauga and beyond. Full of foliage and flowers, it’s an Instagrammers dream.
Perfect Picnic Spots
With its plethora of scenic views, there are plenty of picture-perfect picnic spots in Mississauga, including 18 parks with picnic areas.
Lakefront Promenade Park(s)
Bring your lunch to Lakefront Promenade Park to enjoy a beautiful waterfront view along with amenities including a covered picnic area and beach volleyball. Down the Promenade you’ll find E. Crookes Park as well, and both parks have a playground and spray pad.
Port Credit Memorial Park
A popular photo spot, this park has pretty walkways, a skate park, a basketball court and two picnic areas. After you eat, stroll over to the harbour and take in views of the iconic lighthouse.
Paul Coffey Park
If you’re looking to enjoy lunch outside after an action-packed day, this spot has everything you need. Soccer fields, tennis courts, softball diamonds, bocce and cricket are some of the sports amenities. Or, pack your own activities and spread a blanket on the grass. Kids will love the magical Adventure Playground featuring a castle climber.
Meadowvale Conservation Area
With wonderful hiking trails and views of the Credit River, this picnic spot is ideal for when you really want to soak in nature. You’ll also find standard amenities such as washrooms and picnic tables.