Restaurants in British Columbia
Because of its privileged location, British Columbia is a bountiful region, which means that you can sample excellent produce (try the locally-grown berries), dairy, baked goods and seafood when you visit. Restaurants in British Columbia also offer interesting beverages from the many breweries, wineries and cideries in the area.
Asian food is highly popular in Vancouver, and Zest Japanese Cuisine is one of the best options for upscale dishes like the duck breast carpaccio and spring salmon misozuke. Their award-winning wine list features varietals from all over the world, as well as from British Columbia wineries. Victoria has some of the best restaurants in British Columbia. A popular option is having afternoon tea at the Fairmont Express Hotel. Those looking for a heartier taste of England can try fish and chips at Garrick’s Head Pub or their homemade shepherd’s pie, a Victoria institution as old as Canada itself.
Among the dim sum temples, noodle huts, and Korean barbecue joints that make up suburban Richmond’s Asian culinary scene, this one remains a local favorite. Don’t miss the mushroom dumplings and clay-pot chicken.
This unusual eatery off historic Blood Alley is trendy even for Gastown, with a bare-bones constellation of menu items changed daily and displayed on a giant chalkboard.
The dining room at this global-fusion restaurant is a stunner: downstairs, 40-foot ceilings soar above booths and tables; upstairs, diners pretend they’re sultans as they lounge on pillows around gauzy-draped tables.
The view: A 15-minute gondola ride lifts diners 7,700 feet above sea level to the timber-framed Eagle’s Eye Restaurant at the Kicking Horse Resort in Golden, British Columbia.
This elegant oasis at the Metropolitan Hotel provides a Pacific Northwest take on international cuisine. Chef Hamid Salimian applies his talents to 'explosively flavorful' fish and poultry dishes alongside ultra-fresh seasonal tasting menus and decadent desserts.
The waterfront gastropub Spinnakers serves creamy Fanny Bay oysters, rich seafood chowder, and the pub’s own ESB cask ale, served on a deck overlooking the harbor.
Serving Greek haute cuisine against the backdrop of a stellar view, this high-profile eatery tucked beneath the Granville Street bridge is up on stilts in the waters of False Creek.
Although guests can order off an à la carte menu, patrons often opt for La Quercia's seven- or 10-course tasting menu.
Celebrity chef Jean Georges has expanded his Michelin-starred restaurant empire in Vancouver’s highest building, the Shangri-La Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown.
The winery comes alive each summer with a sunset concert series and a restaurant serving game sausages and other wine-friendly food at lunch.
Vancouver's vibrant Commercial Drive is known for ethnic diversity and culinary surprises, and Memphis Blues Barbecue House is no exception to that rule.