With Western cuisine as its staple but absorbing a host of other ethnic flavors, Vancouver is an underrated gem when it comes to gastronomic pleasures.


From champagne bars to vibrant speakeasies, Vancouver is a bar-hopper’s dream.

With more restaurants per capita than New York, Toronto and Las Vegas, Vancouver’s ethnic diversity shines through in its local dining scene. With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, the city’s chefs have laid out a global feast for travelers.



Blue Water Cafe

A perennial favorite   at the Vancouver Magazine Awards, Blue Water Café is headed by Executive Chef Frank Pabst. A vision in beautiful timber and vibrant blue, this is a fine dining experience with a difference. Turning ocean catch into memorable and delicious meals, the menu fuses European favorites with Asian creations, including sushi and seafood towers, specially served at its Raw Bar.

1095 Hamilton Street
Telephone: +1 604 688 8078

Cin Cin

From its second story perch, Italian favorite Cin Cin has added much color and flavor to the bustling Robson Street scene for the past decade. Chef Todd Howard creates venerable Italian classics that pair perfectly with a robust wine list. The rustic décor adds to the cozy and down-home experience.

1154 Robson Street
Telephone: +1 604 688 7338



Tucked away deep inside the heritage Anchor Hotel in Vancouver, this multi-level, 7000-sq.-ft. venue is stylish, delightful and always packed. Visitors can dance the night away as expert bartenders create a full range of drinks, from traditional spirits to stylishly executed cocktails.

91 Powell Street
Telephone: +1 604 559 5180

Pierre’s Champagne Bar

Nestled at the back of Yaletown’s new restaurant, West Oak, Pierre’s Champagne Lounge exudes plenty of old-world charm, with a range of custom touches, including a velvet-swathed ceiling and faux-Victorian wallpaper. The drinks list, meanwhile, is a breath of fresh air, ranging from Asian-inspired cocktails to an extensive champagne list. Smooth DJ sounds complete the upscale lounge experience.

1035 Mainland Street
Telephone: +1 604 629 8808