TORONTO — Labora Restaurant and Bar has expanded within its King-West location in Toronto. Originally located within Campo Food Hall, the entire 3,000-plus-sq.-ft. space will now be dedicated to Labora Restaurant and Bar.
The intimate, candlelit setting offers an experience reminiscent of dining in coastal Mallorca, Spain where owner and chef Rob Bragagnolo has lived and honed his craft for more than 12 years.
In addition to the restaurant’s structural changes, Labora’s bar now boasts 25 seats, providing patrons with a front-row seat to the lively raw bar, as well as the beer and vermouth taps. Guests will now be able to enjoy authentic libations and a Spanish charcuterie-and-cheese station from midday to late night, as the restaurant now serves lunch, dinner, apertivo and a late-night-snack menu, available only at the bar. Guests visiting for dinner are able to enjoy churros, which have become a staple on the dessert menu.
“We are very grateful for the recognition Labora has received since opening and it has inspired us to further develop the restaurant’s offerings and enhance the customer experience,” says Bragagnolo. “Expanding the space allows us to host multiple groups in the same evening and creates a shared experience amongst guests — similar to the communal-dining lifestyle found in Spain.
The newly renovated space increases the restaurant’s seating capacity to 90 people and now features a semi-private dining area for groups of 10 to 12.