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Best Bars and Restaurants in Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Vancouver Bars and Restaurants

Vancouver has some amazing restaurants and drinking establishments, both at the high and low ends of the price scale.

 

Best Places to Eat and Drink

For the best places to eat and drink throughout the Lower Mainland, check out the following:

 

H2 Kitchen & Bar

 

Top Restaurants in Vancouver

Below are just some of the region’s culinary and experiential highlights:

  • H2 Kitchen + Bar is a great restaurant that specializes in smokehouse-style cuisine. If you like rotisserie chicken, brisket, barbecued ribs and other similar dishes, you’ll love this place! It also has an exceptional outdoor patio in the summer. (Click H2 Kitchen + Bar for our article about the place.)
  • Vij’s is arguably one of Vancouver’s finest East Indian restaurants (and definitely the most famous).
  • Top of Vancouver in Gastown also has memorable and revolving 360 degree views of the city.
  • The Teahouse is a fancy place for a meal in Stanley Park.
  • Popular Vancouver-home-grown trendy chain restaurants to check out include Cactus Club, Earls and The Keg Steakhouse.
  • Dockside Restaurant – a popular place on Granville Island.
  • Guilt & Company – a bar and live music venue at #1 Alexander Street in Gastown.
  • La Casa Gelato at 1033 Venables Street draws fans from all over town to its 500 flavours of ice cream and gelato.

The Lower Mainland offers many more exceptional bars and restaurants, so be sure to check out the best places by region at the top of this page.

 

Observatory Restaurant at Grouse Mountain
Observatory Restaurant at Grouse Mountain

 

Food and Restaurant Festivals

A number of special restaurant events take place in Vancouver. They include the following:

 

A Taste of the Valley

 

Other Information

Other food and drink-related articles that might be of interest include the following:

Other non-restaurant-related articles that might be of interest include the following: