5 Waterfront Restaurants in Vancouver

Waterfront Restaurants in Vancouver 

In Vancouver, you won’t be hard-pressed to find restaurants with a view — after all, the city is surround by spectacular mountains, public green spaces and architectural marvels. For amazing panoramas of Vancouver’s waterfront, make a reservation at one of these five restaurants, where you can watch kayakers navigating through blue waters and colourful sunsets drop into the harbour.

Lift: Bar Grill View

Unwind with specialty cocktails and fresh seafood at Lift, where you can take in picturesque views of Coal Harbour. This multi-level restaurant includes several patio areas overlooking the marina and a glass-walled dining room, so even during winter months, diners can look out at serene waterways and snow-dusted mountains.

Five Sails

This award-winning restaurant is located in the Pan Pacific Vancouver, an upscale hotel overlooking the bustling Canada Place cruise terminals. At Five Sails, you can dine on delectable West Coast cuisine like roasted Fraser Valley pheasant and warm, glazed Kusshi oysters while watching massive cruise ships glide into the harbour.

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore

Bridges Restaurant

Foodies know that Granville Island is a must-visit haven for some of Vancouver’s best cuisine, but it also happens to be the perfect place for waterfront dining. Located next to the Granville Island Public Market, Bridges Restaurant has a menu loaded with fresh seafood, tender cuts of meat and flavourful vegetables. And, if its name is any indication, this Vancouver landmark offers up-close views of Granville Street Bridge, which passes over False Creek to connect to downtown Vancouver.

The Mill Marine Bistro

For an unbeatable waterfront patio with a casual vibe, The Mill Marine Bistro is your spot. This neighbourhood pub is known for its no-frills food, fun-loving vibe and, of course, the views. This eatery is located on the Coal Harbour waterfront and boasts the largest patio in Vancouver, making it the ideal place to kick back and relax with an ice-cold beer.


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