Restaurants in British Columbia

Up to 56% Off Pub Cuisine at Secret Resto Lounge

Surrey

C$78.50 C$35

(72)

Wings, sliders, and nachos precede coconut-salmon or braised barbecue pork sandwiches at a restaurant with live entertainment and 12 HD TVs

45% Off Raw Food at Rawthentic Eatery

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$11

Raw vegan dishes such as spaghetti noodles made from zucchini, mushroom burgers, and apple pie

Up to 41% Off at Cotto Enoteca

Capitol Hill

C$60 C$39

Traditional pizzas approved by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, sustainably caught seafood, handmade pasta, and wine on tap

50% Off Seafood at Chung's Fish and Chips

Chungs Fish and Chips

C$16 C$8

(15)

Meals made with locally sourced produce and wild, sustainable fish make up a seafood-centric menu.

50% Off at The Big River Brew Pub

Richmond

C$30 C$15

Customers chow down on pub favourites such as wings and burgers with beer-braised onions, washed down with brews crafted on-site

45% Off at Non Stop Pizza & Indian Cuisine

Multiple Locations

C$20 C$11

The eclectic flavours of India merge with traditional pizzeria cuisine to create unique pizzas such as the spinach paneer and veggie korma

50% Off Gastropub Dinner at McCulloch Station Pub

Southeast Kelowna

C$60 C$30

(28)

Classic pub fare such as gourmet burgers with Guinness cheese or smoked gouda, thin-crust pizza, and specialty salads

Up to 50% Off at Laces Restaurant and Cafe

Port Coquitlam

C$20 C$11

(44)

Staples ranging from hearty breakfasts to gourmet half-pound burgers and plates piled high with barbecue pork fried rice

45% Off at Decades Coffee Club

Downtown Chilliwack

C$20 C$11

(35)

Coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and homemade desserts at a cafe where you can chat with friends or find a quiet corner and read

Up to 51% Off at Cielo's Tapas and Oyster Bar

White Rock

C$100 C$54

(339)

Romantic bayside restaurant with a 20-year history mixes global influences into local seafood and sustainable small plates

Half Off a Healthy Cuisine at The Chopped Leaf

Cloverdale

C$28 C$14

Chefs craft nutritious ingredients into fresh salads, thick soups, sandwiches & warm rice bowls; fruit-infused Chopped water included

Half Off Weekend Brunch at Narrows Public House

North Vancouver

C$24 C$12

Sunlight from a wall of windows illuminate tasty brunch dishes, such as a variety of eggs benedict and meat frittatas

53% Off Indian Cuisine at Spice Magic

Penticton

C$44.78 C$21

Chefs prepare fluffy naan breads and creamy raita to pair with dishes such as lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka, and vegetable curry

Half Off Wild Cod Dinner at Austin Fish & Chips

Multiple Locations

C$31.95 C$15.95

(24)

Duos devour four pieces of wild cod served with housemade fries and coleslaw

50% Off Gourmet Food at The Chef's Table

Crofton

C$99.90 C$49.95

With no set menu, chef Mark Hillson prepares appetizers, entrees, and desserts in front of his guests

Up to 51% Off Fast Food at A&W

Westbank

C$10.15 C$5

Five-ounce patties with toppings such as pickles, bacon, and cheddar, sided with fries and soft drinks; family meal with kid's packs

Half Off at Chris's 2 for 1 Pizza

Langford

C$30 C$16.50

(115)

Build custom pizzas with healthy toppings that include lean meats, fresh vegetables like spinach and artichoke hearts, and gluten-free crust

Up to Half Off a Steak and Prawn Dinner at Steeples Bar and Grill

Shawnigan Lake

C$92.86 C$45.99

(161)

Three-course dinner includes soup or greens with pomegranate-fig vinaigrette, bacon-wrapped steak, seasoned prawns, and tiramisu

Up to 50% Off Modern Italian Brunch or Lunch for Two or Four

West End

C$25 C$13

(220)

Brunch staples, such as frittatas and eggs benedict, appear alongside handmade potato gnocchi and other contemporary Italian dishes

50% Off Barbecue at Memphis Blues Barbeque House

South Surrey

C$20 C$10

Slow-smoked ribs and pulled pork served with barbecue beans and potato salad; Vancouver magazine voted it the city's best BBQ four times

45% Off Weekend Brunch at The Reef

Downtown

C$20 C$11

(34)

Chefs with a love of the tropics create exotic brunch dishes, including huevos rancheros, jerk salmon benedicts, and jerk chilaquiles

Up to 52% Off Indian Meal at Agra Tandoori Restaurant

Cascade-Schou

C$48.85 C$24

Classic Indian dishes such as chicken tikka, fish vindaloo, and lamb curry

51% Off a Three-Course Contemporary Dinner at L.A. Grill

Richmond

C$57.70 C$28

Soup and salad complement sandwiches, burgers, pastas, and entrees, including New York strip steak and prawns

Up to 44% Off Casual Fine Dining

Downtown Kelowna

C$40 C$23

(125)

Fine-dining restaurant with casual atmosphere features North American and international dishes such as New York steak and New Zealand lamb

50% Off Casual Food at

Port Coquitlam

C$30 C$15

(139)

Ultra-fresh seafood highlights pastas and tacos, while gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and flatbreads round out the bistro-style menu

50% Off Italian Food at Villa Toscana

Harrison Hot Springs

C$30 C$15

Italian cuisine such as toasted ravioli and gorgonzola dip paired with a selection from the wine list, with live entertainment on Saturdays

Up to 50% Off at Freshslice Pizza

White Rock

C$33.70 C$16.99

Diners create inventive pizzas from three different sauces, 20 toppings, a variety of cheeses, and wholesome multigrain crust

Up to 53% Off at Freshslice Pizza

New Westminster Downtown

C$33.70 C$16

(10)

Diners create inventive pizzas from three different sauces, 20 toppings, a variety of cheeses, and wholesome multigrain crust

The Vanilla Pod – Up to 52% Off Spring Menu

Poplar Grove Winery

C$98 C$49

(119)

Award-winning chef prepares a menu of dishes such as braised shortrib and lingcod in red curry with views of Lakes Okanagan and Skaha

Up to 49% Off Tasting Dinner at Seagrille Seafood & Sushi

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

C$88 C$49

(152)

Views of the ocean and Malahat Mountains inspire locally sourced, seasonal meat and fish dishes and sweets

131 Water Kitchen & Bar – Up to 54% Off

Downtown Vancouver

C$30 C$15

(32)

Pub staples such as beer-battered haddock, and crab dip, paired with cocktails and craft brews such as Parallel 49

Up to 50% Off Upscale Casual Cuisine at Inferno Chop House

Victoria

C$20 C$11

New restaurant serving casual dishes with a gourmet twist, including pan-seared brussels sprouts, sage & apple pork chop and beef ribs

Up to 48% Off Hot-Pot Sukiyaki at Posh Restaurant

Kingsway-Beresford

C$72 C$39

(16)

Diners gather around bubbling broth to poach quality cuts of beef, pork, and dungeness crab

Up to 46% Off Dinner at Social 242 Lounge and Grill

Central City

C$60 C$35

(91)

Anchored by a 250-bottle wine wall, sleekly decorated restaurant serves fresh seafood and steak at dinner

56% Off Coffee and Sweets at Caffe Vibrato

Maillardville

C$22.50 C$10

Terrelli coffee and espresso—roasted in Vancouver—with cinnamon buns baked in-house

Up to 50% Off at Isshin Sushi Bar and Asian Dining

Penticton

C$30 C$18

Traditional menu features sashimi, nigiri, sushi rolls such as chopped tuna belly and green onions, and hot tempura and udon

50% Off Four-Course Dinner or Brunch at Brock House Restaurant

Brock House Restaurant

C$100 C$50

Potato soup, salmon in a ginger glze, pork tenderloin with apple stuffing, and creme brulee; sweet and savory brunch with fresh croissants

Up to 54% Off Oysters at the DOCKS seafood + steak + oyster bar

Downtown

C$24 C$12

The menu promises steaks. lobster and feasts of fresh, locally caught seafood such as oysters, crab, wild salmon, and fish and chips.

52% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Da Mario Restaurant

North Burnaby

C$25 C$12

Homemade pasta and authentic Italian specialties—such as veal osso buco and seafood linguini—served on white-cloth tables

40% Off Gourmet Burgers at Sliderz Community House

Kelowna

C$20 C$12

(10)

Gourmet burgers, plus poutine, soups, and salads, all homemade

Half Off at The Big River Restaurant

Coquitlam

C$30 C$15

Barbecue chicken pizza, burgers with beer-braised onions, and blackened fish tacos accompany the brewery's 8 varieties of beer

Bogners of Penticton – Up to 48% Off Dinner

Penticton

C$124 C$70

Local ingredients shine in dishes such as seasonal wontons, smoked butternut squash soup, and pan-seared beef tournedos

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Al Porto Ristorante

Downtown Vancouver

C$40 C$20

(96)

Restaurant nestles diners in rustic Tuscan ambiance for authentic Italian antipastos, pizzas & succulent seafood entrees

Up to Half Off Seafood at Flying Otter Grill

Downtown

C$25 C$13

Floating, harbour-side restaurant serves fresh, local seafood in a warm setting with floor-to-ceiling windows

Hart House Restaurant – Up to 50% Off Dinner

Deer Lake

C$176 C$88

In a Tudor-style lakeside restaurant, guests dine on six courses that include risotto, poached halibut, and duck breast

Up to 51% Off Pizzas and Pasta at FreshSlice Pizza

Coquitlam Centre

C$28.97 C$15.99

Fresh pizzas topped with a variety of ingredients and served with baked pasta and cold soda

41% Off Cheeseburgers and Fries at Burger 55

Penticton

C$21.50 C$12.75

(169)

At a renovated 1946 garage eatery, handmade Angus patties, shredded aged cheddar, and piles of onions slide onto condiment-covered buns

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Famous Famiglia

Downtown Vancouver

C$10 C$5

International pizza franchise featured on "Celebrity Apprentice" vanquishes hunger with fresh specialty pizzas, garlic knots, and calzones

50% Off Indian Dinner Cuisine at The Spice Jammer

Victoria

C$28 C$14

Traditional East African–style Indian entrees, including butter chicken and vindaloo prawns, with varying levels of heat

Half Off at Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos

Osoyoos

C$40 C$20

(18)

Filet mignon, wild salmon, and rack of lamb pair with wine in spacious eatery overlooking Lake Osoyoos

Up to 52% Off Mediterranean Food at Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

C$78 C$39

(135)

Dining rooms with leather upholstery and modern lighting create an intimate space for eating lobster ravioli and shepherd's pie with lamb

Fatburger – C$7 for Fatburgers, Fries, and a Bottomless Drink

Downtown

C$12.67 C$7

(200)

Fresh burgers made with AAA Alberta beef and cholesterol-free oil in retro-style diner

Up to 39% Off Rodizio at Boa Nova Restaurant

Kitchener

C$77.98 C$49

Gouchos make the rounds, serving eight different types of fire-roasted meat tableside

Up to 52% Off Kebabs at Hanna Meat

Renfrew-Collingwood

C$30 C$15

Takeout platters of chicken and beef kebabs, chicken souvlaki, grilled lamb, and chicken wings

C$11 for Gastropub Cuisine at The Fernwood Inn

Fernwood

C$20 C$11

(417)

The casual eatery serves updated pub classics such as poutine with homemade gravy and Angus-sirloin-steak sandwiches

Half Off Japanese at Kibo Restaurant and Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

C$30 C$15

(24)

Robata grill cooks short ribs and barbecue squid; other dishes include marinated sablefish, uni shooters, and several types of sushi

40% Off Sandwich Meal at Quiznos

Victoria West

C$18.34 C$10.99

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on gourmet sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

50% Off at Oishii Sushi

West End

C$25 C$12.50

Eco-conscious restaurant combines influences from Japan and the West to create fresh sushi with ingredients such as avocado

Up to 52% Off Indian Cuisine at Jolly’s Indian Bistro

Kitsilano

C$24 C$12

Chef Jolly Kumar cooks up mugali malai kofta, chicken keema, and fresh naan stuffed with chicken, cheese, or potatoes

Half Off Fusion Cuisine at The Ascot

Downtown Vancouver

C$30 C$15

(28)

Sassafras beef short ribs, pulled pork tacos, and halibut ceviche served in an English-style pub with a heated open-air patio

Up to 53% Off Sri Lankan Cuisine at JR Taste of Ceylon 

Kensington

C$30 C$15

(19)

Chefs draw on traditional Sri Lankan and South Indian recipes to cook lentil-based crepes, beef curries, and seafood masala dosas

Half Off Gourmet Pub Food at Displace Hashery

Kitsilano

C$30 C$15

(19)

Calamari brushed with chili-coconut marinade, wings in whisky-barbecue sauce, organic burgers, and stone-oven-baked pizzas

Up to Half Off at Avenue Grill Restaurant

Kerrisdale

C$20 C$11

(329)

Entrees such as pecan chicken with mustard demi-glace sauce, and whole-wheat pasta tossed with prawns, avocado, and tomato

45% Off Indian Cuisine at Akbar's Own

South Granville

C$20 C$11

(33)

Authentic Indian dishes such as chicken or lamb biryani and paneer makhani are crafted using local ingredients

Up to 63% Off Ukrainian Meal

Downtown Vancouver

C$46.85 C$18

Eastern European specialties such as borscht, perogies, and cabbage rolls served in a cozy café that specializes in artisan breads

Half Off at Siddhartha's Indian Kitchen

Grandview-Woodland

C$24 C$12

(21)

Globetrotting chef makes use of years of travel and experimenting while putting his own healthy spin on Indian cuisine

46% Off All-You-Can-Eat Indian Dinner for Two

Vancouver

C$56 C$30

(65)

Restaurant lauded by "Vancouver" magazine dishes up curries, biryanis, and paneers made with recipes from across India

50% Off Afternoon Tea at Capstone Tea & Fondue

Downtown

C$55.90 C$28

Little sandwiches and mini quiches accompany sweet treats and two types of scones as guests sip tea in this modern tea house

50% Off at La Cigale French Bistro

Kitsilano

C$30 C$15

(98)

Mother-and-son team operate a bistro with authentic French cuisine including escargot, boeuf bourguignon, and lamb shank

50% Off Indian Food at Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion

Vancouver

C$24 C$12

(18)

Chef grind their own masala spices for dishes such as lamb methi with fenugreek, home-made paneer, and rice pudding with cardamom nuts

50% Off Italian Food at Osteria Napoli Ristorante

Hastings-Sunrise

C$50 C$25

(167)

Passionate chef plates refined twists on Italian traditions while diners sing along to nightly live music Thursday–Sunday

Up to 52% Off at Zen Japanese Restaurant

Dundarave

C$25 C$12

(208)

Sushi rolls use unconventional ingredients such as mango chutney and honey-dijon sesame sauce

Up to 52% Off French Cuisine at La Régalade French Bistro

Dundarave

C$40 C$20

Steak tartare, chicken fricassee, and steamed and marinated mussels served in a casual French eatery with an outdoor garden patio

50% Shared Meal at Hidden Tasting Bar & Social Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

C$44 C$22

(37)

Diners sample flatbread with olive tapenade and tzatziki, rustic mini-pizza with fresh basil pesto, and a slew of sushi rolls

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The nearer a food’s origins, the fresher it’s likely to be when served. The Beaver & Mullet takes that basic culinary truth to heart by only serving meats, vegetables, and dairy foods that are produced locally. But it’s not merely in food that this eatery intertwines itself with the business of area merchants; the bar procures microbrews, wines, and spirits from local producers, such as the Squamish-produced Howe Sound Rail Ale nut brown. These locally acquired staples join fresh-baked bread and organic produce. The kitchen features skilled chefs but no deep fryers; lunches, dinners, and brunches are baked instead of batter sizzled. They prepare a chicken ranch wrap with a garlic-pesto tortilla wrapped around spicy Cajun chicken with bacon and swiss, as well as a spinach-and-goat-cheese quiche.

The Beaver & Mullet combines those local brews with health-conscious bistro fare in a quirky dichotomy of an atmosphere that's part sports bar, part art studio. Groups gather to watch games on one of the flat-screen TVs that used to be '90s-style, boxy big screens until they encountered a steamroller. During Canucks and Oilers games, fans even get discounted all-you-can-eat wings. But next to those TVs, red and khaki walls and chalkboard menus surround guests, along with a dark hardwood floor from which massive windows extend to the exposed-duct-and-beam ceiling. Those fixtures unite with colourful canvas paintings to evoke the ambience of an urban art emporium. Guests can shirk the trappings of the interior altogether, though, and opt to sit on the outdoor patio.

1184 Denman Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

In the dining room, the rhythmic pounding of a bodhrán hand drum mingles with the joyful melodies of a tin flute, flooding every inch of the space with an ebullience punctuated by onlookers’ clapping hands and tapping feet. The diners have left the feasts spread across their tables mostly untouched, their attention glued to the band in the midst of their lively song. Such moments aren't a rarity at Donegal's Irish House, but are an almost nightly occurrence at the jovial eatery that brings locals together to make new friends and share in internationally inspired meals.

Champions of fostering an atmosphere of community and friendship, the affable staff goes out of its way to make guests feel welcome, thanks to attentive service and an ever-changing calendar of events that keep inviting guests back. On select evenings, patrons can convene at Donegal's to watch a Canucks game or to see local bands. As guests chat and mingle in the dining room, the kitchen buzzes with chefs concocting Irish standards such as shepherd's pie and international cuisine that includes perogies and sausage, jambalaya, and butter chicken. Donegal's signature dish remains the whopping blarney stone burger, a 7.5-pound charbroiled Canadian beef patty that gets its eater a commemorative T-shirt and a place on the wall of fame if it's eaten within two hours with no help. Unsuccessful competitors, meanwhile, find their snapshot displayed on the wall of shame, under the most personal entry from their dream journals.

12054 96 Ave
Surrey,
BC
CA

Ken Hueston grew up with a penchant for bones. According to the Goldstream News Gazette, he began his formal education in pursuit of paleontology, but he soon found that although his instincts were correct, they were slightly misguided—his place was not among dusty and brittle dinosaurs, but in the steam of a kitchen. There, his commitment to local ingredients, handmade cuisine, and chef education would earn him the B.C. Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008, a spot on enRoute's Best New Restaurant list, and a 2012 feature on Food Network Canada's You Gotta Eat Here.

Today at Smoken Bones Cookshack, after a brief absence for medical reasons, Ken is back as head chef, bringing with him a fresh dose of creativity and heeding the traditions of artisanal cooking, forming his menu's burgers, cheeses, and bacon by hand, without additives. Ken and his apprentices prepare everything on site, using scratch cooking techniques, including smoking food with local Vancouver island woods. Featured on You Gotta Eat Here, their pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket stake out the spotlight, though the Cookshack has not forgotten seafood, chicken, and stacked sandwiches. The emphasis on all-natural methods also extends past the cuisine and into the smoking process itself, which employs wood from Vancouver fruit and alder trees.

The forest figures heavily into the restaurant's decor too: in between praising the venue's bacon ice cream, Heed the Hedonist recounts "exposed ducts and exposed wood everywhere, including a plywood bar that was fashioned from a Douglas Fir that had blown down during a windstorm." Big-screen televisions augment the natural appeal, broadcasting sports on game nights, and live blues music twangs during special events.

721 Station Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

For nearly a quarter of a century, Oliver Twist Pub has provisioned patrons with to-go and bar-side libations alongside feasts of eclectic pub fare. Inside the welcoming two-storey pub or on the open-air patio, patrons sup on hearty burgers, steak, and seafood, or pastas and rice bowls inspired by cuisines from around the world, washing down meals with frosty brews on tap. As the Canucks complete blind passes and flawless toe loops and football and baseball players battle it out on the nine HDTVs, the air buzzes with the excitement of nighttime activities ranging from karaoke and DJ sets to poker tournaments and music bingo.

Oliver Twist’s attached liquor store equips on-the-go customers with a full range of lottery prizes, wines, liquors, and a walk-in chilled beer cave that mimics the Neanderthal frozen brew palaces of the Ice Age.

7557 Edmonds St
Burnaby,
BC
CA

In Browns Socialhouse, backed leather stools and cushy booths flank tables. On the walls, oversize illuminated signs reading EAT and Liquor shine brightly against the cozily lit dining room. Mixing social-house comfort with a contemporary edge, the decor at Browns Socialhouse mimics the style of its food. Chefs hand cut and double-cook fries to pile alongside their steak sandwich or housemade, hand-pressed burgers. They've got an eye for detail—for example, they char-grill their dry-aged pepperoni before piling it atop pizzas with pepperoncinis and asiago. The selection ranges from international favorites—such as street tacos and shrimp-and-chicken pad thai, among other—to updated pub eats, such as fish ‘n’ chips featuring pacific halibut dunked in a Sapporo beer batter. Every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays, the chefs set their roosters to crow earlier so they can rise and mix up batches of their own hollandaise for brunches. They crack only free-range eggs for their brunch dishes, which include corned-beef hash and prosciutto eggs benedict with goat cheese.

1665 56 Street
Delta,
BC
CA

Even though the menu is influenced by eateries in the Old World, almost every other element of Tapenade Bistro is supremely local. Chef Colin Uyeda, who grew up in Steveston, got his first job in a kitchen at age 15 according to the Richmond Review. The reporter sampled locally caught seafood, going so far as to name the local fisherman behind octopus that's "succulently braised and served with in-house merguez sausage, harissa paste, a combination of pickled and fresh vegetables, and a citrus emulsion."

That's not the end of the regional influences though; there are Salt Spring Island mussels, cuts of Fraser Valley pork, and more, all of it made in compliance with Ocean Wise's guidelines for sustainability. Small producers from the region are well represented on the wine list, as well, and a special dinner series walks patrons through those offerings.

3711 Bayview St
Richmond,
BC
CA