Though all-you-can-eat buffets in hot air balloons and soup tastings on helicopters satisfy demands for delicious food with majestic views, the subsequent dry-cleaning bills and burned-lap lawsuits far outweigh the initial benefits. Safely enjoy awesome sustenance and awesome sights with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of fresh seasonal fare and breathtaking views at Teahouse, located in Stanley Park. This Groupon is not valid toward any of Teahouse's promotions. It is valid for dine-in only.
Teahouse's cuisine is made whole by the freshest of fresh garden ingredients from its brand-new herb garden. Peruse the menu and start with the heirloom tomato salad with fresh basil, greens, goat feta, cucumber, olives, red onion, and red, orange, and green zebra tomatoes in a red-wine vinaigrette ($9.50). Or opt for the refreshing summer sensation of the albacore tuna niçoise salad ($17), bringing together the sworn enemies of French beans, potatoes, and eggs in a tasty truce. Pizzas ($13+)—such as the Margherita featuring garden basil and pea shoots with fresh-made tomato sauce and mozzarella—and pastas ($17+) offer Italian-tinged entree options, and the pan-seared Queen Charlotte Islands halibut on a bed of fennel salad ($26) promises a suitable serving of fish fare that's only slightly haunted by the salty song of the sea siren. Other entrees include signature broiler dishes, such as the 12 oz. AAA rib eye ($30) and the Fraser Valley pork chop ($18), and a slate of savoury sides such as marinated olives ($4.50), fresh peas with bacon ($5), and poutine ($9) make for quality cuisine complements.
Nestled deep within Stanley Park, Teahouse offers fine dining in a natural setting, with a heated outdoor patio offering sweeping views of Stanley Park and the Strait of Georgia. Sip selections from the restaurant's new seasonal summer cocktail menu, such as the Ferguson with ginger-infused lemonade, citrus vodka, sour-apple liqueur, triple sec, and fresh mint, or the wine menu and partake of desserts such as the pistachio crème brûlée ($8) or the vanilla-bean pavlova ($8), all while you flirtatiously discuss the long-refuted hollow-earth theory with your dinner date.
- The refurbished menu makes the patio an afternoon delight at this walk in, cab out Stanley Park landmark. – Vancouver
- Nothing says "Vancouver" quite like Stanley Park, and nothing says "Stanley Park" more than The Teahouse. It's nice to see a place return to tradition, rather than obliterating it. – Richard Trapunski, Martini Boys
- We had a fabulous evening. We arrived before our reservation and we were seated immediately. We had a friendly but not overbearing server who explained the dishes in a most compelling manner. The salt and pepper squid was perhaps the best ever. – OpenTable.com user who dined on July 2, 2010