Restaurants in British Columbia


Chicken-Tender or Fatburger with Cheddar Meal at Fatburger (Up to 39% Off)

Fatburger

Fatburger

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

C$12.99 C$9

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Italian Food for Dine In or Takeout for Two or Four at Padrino's Pizzaria (Up to 52% Off)

Padrino's Pizzaria

Revelstoke

Chefs craft authentic-style pizza for an Old-World flavor, along with savory calzones and panini and a variety of sweet dessert pizzas

C$25 C$12

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$20 for $35 Worth of Tibetan Cuisine at Tibetan Kitchen

Tibetan Kitchen

Downtown

Appetizers include kale and veggie pakoras and samosas; entrees range from berkshire pork with curry to shepta, an Indian style of chow mein

C$35 C$20

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Upscale Italian Three-Course Meal for Two at Tivoli's Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)

Tivoli's Restaurant

Executive Suites Hotel, Burnaby

Rotating menu of seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients sates appetites during a prix fixe menu at dinner

C$94.75 C$45

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C$39 for a Japanese Hot-Pot Meal for Two at Gokudo Shabu Shabu (C$68 Value)

Gokudo Shabu Shabu

Gokudo Shabu Shabu

Diners fill individual hot pots with soup bases, meats, and vegetables, creating fresh, hot dishes right at their table

C$68 C$39

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C$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee, Tea, and Café Fare The Wired Monk (C$20 Value)

Wired Monk Coffee Bistros

The Wired Monk Parallel Marketplace

Hints of Seattle and Old World Europe converge at café with organic coffee beans, roobois-tea lattes, cozy fireplace, and live music.

C$5 C$3

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Japanese Tapas Dinner for Two or Four or More at Wasabi Izakaya (Up to 40% Off)

Wasabi Izakaya

Wasabi Izakaya

Ordering tapas-style plates, diners explore various Japanese flavours and dishes

C$20 C$12

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Burgers and Wings for 2, 4, or 10 People at Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill

Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill

Wings in 16 different flavours served alongside burgers topped with ingredients such as pulled pork or smoked cheddar

C$36 C$18

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C$12 for C$20 Worth of Casual Food and Drinks at Centennial Beach Cafe - Uptown

Centennial Beach Cafe - Uptown

Centennial Beach Cafe - Uptown

Beach-centric casual food includes cod n chips and noodle bowls; drinks menu bolsters meals with everything from PBRs to premium highballs

C$20 C$12

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$9 for Asian at Teriyaki Experience (Up to $18.74 Value)

Teriyaki Experience

Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Quick-serve teriyaki rice dishes topped with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu. Served with fresh vegetables and white or brown rice

C$18.74 C$9

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C$18 for C$30 Worth of Contemporary American Food with Optional $5 Gaming Credit at The Well at Chances Chilliwack

The Well at Chances Chilliwack

The Well at Chances Chilliwack

Fine steaks, specialty burgers, and artisanal pastas, plus a complimentary $5 casino credit with membership

C$30 C$18

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Three-Course Chinese Meal for Two or Four at Beijing Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Beijing Restaurant

Beijing Restaurant

Three-course meal includes dumplings and Chinese entrees of sweet and sour pork or gong bao chicken with choice of dessert

C$58.75 C$35

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Two Medium Pizzas with Pasta or Two Extra-Large Pizzas with Sides at Freshslice Pizza (Up to 53% Off)

Freshslice Pizza

New Westminster Downtown

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

C$33.70 C$16

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Creole-Inspired Cuisine at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

Prestige Hotel

Menu includes lobster grilled cheese sliders, smoked brisket Reubens, catfish po’boys, braised lamb shank, baby back ribs, and fried wings

C$40 C$24

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Four-Course Spring Menu Dinner for Two or Four at The Vanilla Pod (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

The Vanilla Pod

The Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery

Award-winning chef prepares a seasonal menu of soup, foraged mushroom salad, California-cut striploin, paella, and dessert

C$110 C$59

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Upscale Surf n' Turf Dinner for Two or Four at The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria (Up to 48% Off)

The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria

The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria

Prawns and scallops accompany dinners of blackened lime chicken, seared lemon dill salmon, or grilled ribeye with garlic roasted mushrooms

C$58 C$32

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Tasting Dinner for Two or Four at Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room (Up to 49% Off). Two Menus Available.

Seagrille Seafood & Sushi

Brentwood Bay, BC

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

C$88 C$53

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Dinner for Two or Four at The Old Fork Burger Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

The Old Fork

Cowichan Valley

Homestyle menu includes more than 25 handmade burgers, and house-made dressing and sauces on some comfort-food favorites

C$20 C$11.99

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Wine, Cheese Plate, and Show for Two or Four at Lux Lounge (40% Off)

Lux Lounge

Lux Lounge

Guests enjoy fine wine and cheese along with comedy or rockabilly band variety show

C$65 C$39

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$16 for $30 Worth of French Cuisine at Bistro 72

Bistro 72

Newton

Farm-fresh, French-inspired entrees include daily lamb specials, Saltspring Island mussels, and pulled-pork poutine

C$30 C$16

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C$11 for C$20 Worth of Gastropub Cuisine at The Fernwood Inn

The Fernwood Inn

The Fernwood Inn

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

C$20 C$11

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Agra Tandoori Restaurant (Up to 41% Off)

Agra Tandoori Restaurant

Agra Tandoori Restaurant

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

C$48.85 C$29

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C$26.99 for Thai-Style Tom Yum Hot Pot Meal for Two at MaThai Hotpot Restaurant (C$38.30 Value)

MaThai Hotpot Restaurant

MaThai Hotpot Restaurant

Hearty feast includes Thai-style tom yum hot pot brimming with seafood and accompanied by sides such as chicken satay and fresh bean curd

C$38.30 C$26.99

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Casual Fine Dining, North American & International Cuisine at The Yellow House Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

The Yellow House Restaurant

Yellow House Restaurant

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

C$40 C$23

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Bistro-Style Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Chad's West Coast Grill & Bar (Up to 48% Off)

Chad's West Coast Grill & Bar

Port Coquitlam

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

C$30 C$16

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C$16 for C$30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Aldo's Pasta Bar and Italian Ristorante

Aldos Pasta Bar

Aldos Pasta Bar

Imported Italian meats and cheeses precede pasta carbonara, pasta with clam sauce, and pasta primavera in light cream

C$30 C$16

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano (40% Off)

Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano

Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano

Feast on escargot italiano, sautéed spaghetti bolonese, broiled salmon, and other gourmet Italian dishes during a dinner with friends

C$50 C$30

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Four-Course Dinner or Pizza Dinner for Two or Four at Steeples Bar and Grill (Up to 58% Off)

Steeples Bar and Grill

Steeples Restaurant

Four-course dinners with pasta, barbecue, or pizza entrees

C$74 C$39.99

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Upscale Three-Course Prix-Fixe Meal for Two or Four at Showcase Restaurant & Bar (Up to 48% Off)

Showcase Restaurant & Bar

Show Case Restaurant & Bar

Modern and local dishes like tenderloin, albacore tuna tataki with apple peashoot slaw, and arctic char served in a maple soy butter sauce

C$95 C$55

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$15 for $28 Worth of Healthy Cuisine for Two at The Chopped Leaf

The Chopped Leaf

Brickyard Station

Chefs craft nutritious ingredients into fresh salads and wraps, soups, sandwiches, and warm rice bowls

C$28 C$15

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Seafood and Pub Fare at Flying Otter Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Flying Otter Grill

Downtown

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

C$25 C$13

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Hot-Pot Dinner and Bottomless Virgin Drinks for Two or Four at Posh Restaurant (59% Off)

Posh Restaurant

Posh Restaurant

Diners gather around bubbling broth to poach bites of beef, pork, and veggies, which they pair with virgin cocktails

C$74 C$29.99

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Dine-In Vietnamese Food During Dinner or Takeout Any Time at Xyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Up to 43% Off)

Xyclo Vietnamese Cuisine

Xyclo Vietnamese Cuisine

Vibrant, flavorful Vietnamese cuisine made with fresh ingredients, such as pho spring rolls and pad thai

C$30 C$17

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Dinner for Two or Four, or $100 Gift Certificate at Social 242 Lounge and Grill (Up to 39% Off)

Social 242 Lounge and Grill

Social 242 Lounge & Grill

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

C$64 C$40

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$10.99 for a Meal for Two, Featuring Two Regular Subs, Bags of Chips, and Drinks at Quiznos ($20.63 Value)

Quiznos

New Westminster

Enjoy crispy subs layered high with meats, veggies, and cheese, and paired with bags of chips and drinks

C$20.63 C$10.99

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Chef Designed Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two or Four at Bogner's of Penticton (Up to 45% Off)

Bogner's of Penticton

Penticton

Chef Darin Paterson crafts European delicacies with fresh ingredients inside kitchen of century-old Tudor–style house

C$142 C$79

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$29 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Osteria Napoli Ristorante

Osteria Napoli Ristorante

Hastings-Sunrise

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

C$50 C$29

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Pita Meal for Two or Four, or Pita Catering Package for 10 at Pita Pit - Surrey (Up to 41% Off)

Pita Pit

Multiple Locations

Freshly baked pitas stuffed with falafel, hummus, chicken breast, and other healthy ingredients

C$18.74 C$11

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One or Two Artisan Pizzas at Lido Waterfront Bar and Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

Lido Waterfront Bar and Bistro

Inner Harbour Downtown

Pizzas topped with Spanish red-wine chorizo, fresh prawns, or tender baby spinach

C$22 C$12

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C$10 for C$20 Worth of Eclectic Pub Food at Great Bear Pub

Great Bear Pub

Great Bear Pub

Globally inspired menu features pierogi, pad thai, and jamaican steak bites

C$20 C$10

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$10.99 for a Meal for Two, Featuring Two Regular Subs, Bags of Chips, and Drinks at Quiznos ($21.54 Value)

Quiznos

Richmond

Enjoy crispy subs layered high with meats, veggies, and cheese, and paired with bags of chips and drinks

C$21.54 C$10.99

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Bistro Fandango (44% Off)

Bistro Fandango

Bistro Fandango

Diners choose from hearty dishes such as paprika-rubbed pork loin, baked local salmon, or roast chicken breast for three-course set menu

C$80 C$45

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Gourmet Burgers and Fries at Burger 55 (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Burger 55

Burger 55

Cooks at a renovated 1946 garage eatery slide handmade Angus patties onto buns with gourmet condiments

C$23.48 C$14

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Build-Your-Own Sandwich plus Pastry and Beverage for One or Two at Pallet Coffee Roasters (Up to 48% Off)

Pallet Coffee Roasters

Grandview-Woodland

Customers build a sandwich with their favorite ingredients before pairing it with specialty coffee or tea and finishing with a fresh pastry

C$20.25 C$10.99

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Sushi for Two or Four or Takeout Sushi for Two at Rockn' Rolls (Up to 40%)

Rockn' Rolls

Victoria

Specialty rolls such as Fisherman’s Roll with shrimp tempura topped with crab and scallops and Albacore Heaven with tuna, avocado, and crab

C$20 C$14

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C$54 for Afternoon Tea for Two with Parking at Fairmont Vancouver Airport (C$108 Value)

Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Fairmont Vancouver Airport - Afternoon Tea

Guests indulge in exclusively-blended Fairmont teas, petite sandwiches, pastries, and fresh scones with strawberry jam and Devonshire cream

C$108 C$54

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Locally Sourced Bistro Dinner for Two or Four at 48 North (Up to 45% Off)

48 North

48 North

Wild salmon topped with bacon-corn relish, fresh halibut in a blonde beer batter, and chicken stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes

C$50 C$30

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Upscale American Cuisine for Two or Four at Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos (50% Off)

Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos

Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos

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

C$40 C$20

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Asian Fusion Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Thai One Asian Fusion (50% Off)

Thai One Asian Fusion

Thai One Asian Fusion

Thai cuisine is blended with the techniques and flavours of Japanese, Taiwanese, and southern Chinese cooking to produce tasty fusion dishes

C$30 C$15

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One or Two Large Two-Topping Pizzas with Soda at Papa Ji's Pizza (48% Off)

Papa Ji's Pizza

Papa Ji's Pizza

Pizza toppings include sausage, black olives, crab, jalapeños, spinach, shrimp, oven-roasted chicken, Frank’s hot sauce, and feta cheese

C$26.70 C$14

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All-You-Can-Eat Indian Table-Service Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Atithi Indian Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Atithi Indian Restaurant

Vancouver

Restaurant lauded by “Vancouver” magazine dishes up curries, naan, and tandoori chicken made with recipes from across India

C$70 C$40

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C$10.99 for Any Two Small Sub Sandwiches, Drinks, and Chips or Cookies at Quiznos (C$18.34 Value)

Quiznos

Quiznos

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

C$18.34 C$10.99

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Dinner for Two or Four at Bismarck (Up to 44% Off)

Bismarck

Bismarck

Welcoming, family-owned restaurant and bar serves comfort food with a southern twist in a modern atmosphere

C$44 C$25

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Burrito Meal for Two or Four or C$5 for C$10 Worth of Fast Mexican Food at Taco Time Victoria

Taco Time Victoria

Taco Time - Hillside Centre

Quesadillas encase chicken and seasoned ground beef, and daily-made ingredients burrow into hand-rolled burritos at quick Mexican eatery

C$24.46 C$12

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Hibachi Meal for Two or Four at Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood House (Up to 45% Off)

Kobe Steakhouse Vancouver

West End

Japanese-style hibachi dinners prepared tableside with samurai chefs showing off their knife skills and kimono-clad food servers.

C$100 C$59.99

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$15 for $28 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine at The Spice Jammer

The Spice Jammer

Downtown Victoria

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

C$28 C$15

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Hot Pot Meals for Two or Four at The Original Szechuan Chongqing Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

The Original Szechuan Chongqing Bistro

International Village

Szechuan-inspired cuisine including ginger beef, Szechuan-style green beans, and honey garlic spare ribs

C$74 C$35

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C$15 for a Café Meal for Two with Soups and Sandwiches or Salads at The Hot and Cold Cafe (Up to C$32 value)

The Hot and Cold Cafe

Spa Sirona

Soups, salads, and sandwiches are crafted from scratch using local produce and meats

C$32 C$15

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Ukrainian Meal for Two or Four at European Breads (Up to 63% Off)

European Breads

European Breads

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

C$46.85 C$18

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Indian Food for Two or Four at Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion (50% Off)

Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion

Mezbaan

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

C$24 C$12

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C$19 for C$30 Worth of Gourmet Pub Food at Displace Hashery

Displace Hashery

Displace Hashery

Local pub with organic flair offers wings in whisky-barbecue sauce, locally raised beef burgers, stone-oven-baked pizzas, and weekend brunch

C$30 C$19

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10 Chicken or Beef Kebabs, 41-Piece Barbecue Platter, or Five-Pound Leg of Lamb from Hanna Meat (Up to 51% Off)

Hanna Meat

Hanna Meat

Takeout platters of kebabs, marinated legs of lamb, or a 41-piece barbecue platter that includes chicken, soulvaki, and kebabs

C$30 C$15

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Nepalese and Tibetan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen

West End

Chef from Gorkha channels his heritage into crafting Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, including curries, rices, and vegetarian-friendly foods

C$24 C$12

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C$25 for C$40 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Al Porto Ristorante

Al Porto Ristorante

Al Porto Ristorante

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

C$40 C$25

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Indian Meal for Two or Four at Judge's Indian Cuisine (Up to 42% Off)

Judges Indian Cuisine

Judges Indian Cuisine

Hand-blended spices flavour biryanis, curries, and veggie dishes at eatery that aims to celebrate diversity of subcontinent

C$67 C$39

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Afternoon Tea, Including Sandwiches, Scones, Tea & Desserts, for Two or Four at Capstone Tea & Fondue (50% Off)

Capstone Tea & Fondue

Downtown Vancouver

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

C$55.90 C$28

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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi for Dinner at Kibo Restaurant and Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kibo Restaurant and Lounge

Kibo Restaurant and Lounge

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

C$30 C$15

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Sushi for Two or Four at Oishii Sushi (50% Off)

Oishii Sushi

Oishii Sushi Japanese Restaurant

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

C$25 C$12.50

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Dinner for Two Adults and Two Children, or C$20 for C$40 Worth of International Food at Brasserie Bistro

Brasserie Bistro

Vancouver

Chefs whip up a variety of Canadian- & comfort-food, from chili lime prawns to poutine to burgers made with prime rib or salmon fillets

C$40 C$20

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West-Coast Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Seven Dining Lounge (Up to 43% Off)

Seven Dining Lounge

Seven Dining Lounge

West-Coast cuisine crafted with ingredients sourced daily from local suppliers

C$41.97 C$24.99

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Pizzeria Cuisine and Drinks at Famous Famiglia (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Famous Famiglia

Downtown Vancouver

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

C$10 C$4

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Indian Cuisine at Jolly’s Indian Bistro (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Jolly's Indian Bistro

Jolly's Indian Bistro

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

C$25 C$14

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Himalayan Dinner for Two or Four at Yak & Yeti Bistro (Up to 54% Off)

Yak & Yeti Bistro

Kitsilano

Modern Himalayan cuisine highlights imported spices and local ingredients in dishes such as duck cooked in ginger and chicken sizzler

C$25 C$13

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Indian-Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar (43% Off)

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar

Copper Chimney Restaurant & Bar

Chefs craft Indian-fusion fare & present feasters with inventive appetizers, entrees, and desserts

C$96 C$55

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Nine-Course Thai and Malaysian Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Spoon Kitchen (Up to 55% Off)

Spoon Kitchen

Kitsilano

Nine-course Thai and Malaysian meal includes naan with coconut curry, fish stir-fried with caramelized ginger, and sweet black-rice pudding

C$72 C$35

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch for Two at La Régalade French Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

La Régalade French Bistro

La Regalade

Beef bourguignon, roast duck, and steamed and marinated mussels served in a casual French eatery with an outdoor garden patio

C$107 C$59

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Dinner for Two or Four or $13 for $20 Worth of Carryout at Lemongrass Thai Bistro 

Lemongrass Thai Bistro

Downtown Vancouver

Eatery in downtown Granville dishes out homemade Thai cuisine such as curry, spring rolls, cashew chicken, and pad thai

C$20 C$13

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Fare for Two at Zen Japanese Restaurant

Zen Japanese Restaurant

Dundarave

Sushi rolls unite traditional ingredients & West Coast influence in restaurant with ocean views

C$30 C$15

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Three-Course Chef's Tasting Dinner for Two or Four at Hamilton Street Grill (46% Off)

Hamilton Street Grill

Hamilton Street Grill

Bison carpaccio and seared stealhead are followed by coffee or latte creme brulee amid exposed brick and rich oak fixtures

C$110 C$59

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  • Yukon
    In March of 2014, Vancouver institution Solly?s Bagelry celebrated its 20th year of serving its signature Brooklyn-style bagels. In honor of the anniversary, we spoke with the founder and current owner Leah Markovitch about how she kept true to her grandmother's traditional recipes over the course of two decades. Bohemian Spirit Solly?s Bagelry exudes a homespun charm. Markovitch describes the delis as places where people could feel comfortable kicking off their shoes and relaxing. The antique furniture, mismatched sets of chairs, and soundtracks of old jazz and Jewish songs exemplify Solly?s Bagelry's laid-back and nostalgic spirit. What's Not To Like? Markovitch grew up baking and cooking alongside her grandmother, who taught her to create traditional Old-Country meals with simple but flavorful ingredients. When faced with an unfamiliar dish, Markovitch would ask her grandmother, "Will I like this?", and she invariably received the same response: "What's not to like?" Solly?s Bagelry continues to use many of Markovitch's grandmother's generations-old recipes today, making everything from challah to knishes from scratch. None of the dishes can be considered haute cuisine or upscale street foods, but they emphatically aren't meant to. Instead, Markovitch says that her grandmother's family recipes showcase the sort of flavors that can only come from rustic, traditional home cooking. "What's not to like?" now serves as a slogan at Solly?s Bagelry. The Bagels Taking inspiration from the Jewish delis of Brooklyn, Solly?s Bagelry boils and hand-rolls more than a dozen styles of bagels, which move straight from the deck ovens to the display cases. This style of bagel is famous for its texture, which is noticeably chewier than many deli or caf? bagels. Although they might seem different at first, Markovitch recommends trying one of these signature creations "if you want to taste tradition." Artistic License Markovitch recognizes how fortunate she is to have access to butter, chocolate, and other ingredients that would have been considered luxurious delicacies for past generations of Eastern Europeans. She uses these ingredients to add richer and heartier flavors to certain creations, and she even takes a bit of artistic license by creating inventive items, such as samosa knishes and chocolate matzah. However, she is quick to point out that, even when experimenting, Solly?s Bagelry never strays too far from the original recipes, and tradition is still the baseline. Some of the items' flavors may have changed a bit, but Markovitch says, "there's not too much that my grandmother would be surprised at."
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    368 W 7th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • South Surrey
    As Justin Lussier traveled through Naples in 2005, he decided to stop for the city's famous pizza at a small street-side eatery bearing the sign Pizzeria Sorbillo. He loved his traditional thin-crust pie so much that he rushed to a pay phone and called his friends Christian Bullock and Jason Allard to tell them that he wanted to make that same pizza. When Justin returned to Canada, the trio travelled to confer with the culinary experts at Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in order to uncover what truly makes a pizza Neapolitan. Two years later, the friends set out to open Famoso. Famoso's chefs all follow strict guidelines set by the AVPN?they only use OO Caputo flour imported from Naples, and they hand mill tomatoes imported from the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where each crop is grown in soil enriched by volcanic ash and sung to daily by volcanologists. Chefs top the crust with local fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and pecorino romano cheese. They then spread dough into wafer-thin disks, which they blast-fire at 900 degrees for 90 seconds inside imported Italian bell-shaped ovens. Pizzas are also topped with ingredients such as soppressata, oven-roasted Italian sausage, kalamata olives, and truffle oil. Famoso Baristas can pair many of these pies, some of which are reinvented twice each year, with a mix of local and international wines?including vintages from Italy and Canada?and hand-crafted gelato. At each restaurant, they ferry dishes and drinks through rustic and inviting interiors, each of which reflects the unique style of its neighbourhood, though all are united by accents of exposed brick and wood, wine-bottle art, and sculptural pizza-box displays.
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    Pad 3 - 15865 Croydon Dr.
    Surrey, BC CA
  • Smoken Bones Cookshack
    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, 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.
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    1701 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Oliver Twist Neighbourhood Pub
    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.
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    7557 Edmonds St.
    Burnaby, BC CA
  • Brewster's
    For the best beer, wine and pub fare in Washington, head on down to Brewster's in Point Roberts. A combination wine shop and restaurant, Brewster's serves up culinary delights with class for lunch and dinner, and even offers a Sunday brunch where you can nosh on smoked salmon benedict while sipping a mimosa. Children love Brewster's as much as their parents do for its meals made especially for them. Join the wine club for discounts, specials and free wine and beer tastings each month. Locals love the beer selection at Brewster's, and the service is out of this world. The next time you want a pub experience served up in style, come out to Brewster's.
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    1379 Gulf Rd
    Point Roberts, WA US
  • Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine
    Aromas of spicy garlic, honey-roasted pork cheeks, and hot soups flood the dining room at Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine, wafting an olfactory preview of the menu's contemporary Chinese cuisine past diners' tables. Although the chefs rely on traditional Cantonese spices and cooking techniques, their goal is to elevate Chinese fare—without masking the dishes' regional roots—by integrating eclectic ingredients such as foie gras and Berkshire pork loin. They also complement the Eastern flavours with Western presentations, carefully sculpting and arranging every entree on its plate to create a thoroughly refined dining experience, and one that has earned praise from the Richmond Review and the Vancouver Sun. In addition, Hakkasan won Best Service Award from the 2011 HSBC Diner's Choice Awards. The restaurant's signature tasting menus rotate seasonally, which allows the chefs to incorporate fresh bounties of locally sourced produce, organic greens, and free-range chicken. Additionally, the à la carte menu tempts diners with its own selection of entrees, including a fragrant quail-and-fungus soup that double boils inside of a young coconut for three hours.
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    110 - 2188 No. 5 Rd.
    Richmond, BC CA