Food & Wine Photo Credit: Botanist Restaurant

The Perfect Hotel Restaurants and Bars for Any Occasion

[In partnership with Expedia] With innovative cocktails, world-class sommeliers and luxury dining, Vancouver’s Hotels boast a diverse array of dining experiences for both tourists and locals alike, presenting a unique challenge for those looking to plan the perfect night out.

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Planning a special occasion is a tough task, especially when you consider that Vancouver is ripe with options. From farm-to-table to modern and chic, Vancouver’s hotel bars and restaurants are serving some of the finest food and drink in the city. That’s why we teamed up with Expedia.ca to share a taste of what the city has to offer.


Hosting Friends and Family from Out of Town

(Photo: Botanist Restaurant)

The city of glass meets the West Coast wild at Botanist Restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Marble tables punctuate the gorgeous interior while the indoor trellis hosts 50 plant varieties, some of which are featured on the menu. Botanist’s “hunt and harvest” focus celebrates the Pacific Northwest with fresh local ingredients and decadent preparations. After dinner, you can take your guests to the neighbouring seawall and show them everything else Vancouver has to offer.

Botanist Restaurant is located at 1038 Canada Place | 604-695-5500


First Dates and Anniversary Dinners

Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s elegant façade and entryway sets the stage for the perfect romantic evening out. The renowned Hawksworth Restaurant is known their refined technique and luxurious cuisine, but don’t plan on ending your night there. Instead, head downstairs to Prohibition, the Hotel Georgia’s whimsical throwback to the glamorous speakeasies of the city’s past. Roses and candelight are great, but so is a little mystery and fun.

Hawksworth Restaurant is located at 801 W Georgia Street | 604-673-7000


Business Deals and After Work Drinks

Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge provides the perfect backdrop for handshakes and signatures. Located in the Wedgewood Hotel, the sophisticated setting features large wingback chairs, a gorgeous wooden bar and fireplace, huge bay windows, an extensive bar menu and an in-house pianist who performs at 5:00pm daily. Whether you’re hosting a client, closing a deal or enjoying an after work cocktail, Bacchus is an ideal choice.

Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge is located at 845 Hornby Street | 604-608-5319


Casual Nights Out with Friends

(Photo: H2 Rotisserie & Bar)

If you’re meeting up with friends you want the environment to be fun, but with enough privacy to tell embarrassing stories and crack the odd inside joke. The Westin Bayshore’s new restaurant H2 Rotisserie & Bar offers indulgent casual fare (burgers, bone marrow and of course, rotisserie chicken) in addition to some fresher, coastal options like salmon tartare with avocado. Food can be shared family style, there’s craft beer on tap and the setting is tasteful as it is casual. Sit on the patio, share some plates and let the reminiscing begin.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar is located at 1601 Bayshore Drive | 604-691-6966


Family Celebrations

(Photo: Notch8 Restaurant and Bar)

Notch8 Restaurant and Bar is centrally located in the historic Hotel Vancouver. The menu ranges from classic favorites to more innovative chef-driven preparations that should please everyone from Mom and Dad to your distant cousins.  They host a playful high tea in their train-car inspired backroom, which is a great option for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or an extra special weekend brunch.

Notch8 Restaurant and Bar is located at 900 W Georgia Street | 604-662-1900


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