Whether you're looking for a quick bite or are a hardcore foodie, here are three great restaurants to try during your next trip to Vancouver.
Botanist (opened April 2017)
Located in Coal Harbour's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, flora-inspired restaurant Botanist (1038 Canada Pl.) features stunning Pacific Northwest Coast fare. Designed by Ste. Marie Art + Design and Glasfurd & Walker (the design powerhouses behind other trendy Vancouver spots including Meat & Bread, The Glamoury, and Savio Volpe), the restaurant includes a terrace garden, dining room, and Champagne Lounge. Open seven days a week, enjoy everything from cinnamon bun pancakes to seared sablefish with onion nage, fermented vegetables, and puffed tapioca.
Forkhill House (opened March 2017)
Lead by executive Chef Tannis Smith, Forkhill House (1616 Alberni St.) offers Irish favorites with a local twist. The bistro pays homage to owner Jamie Lenz's great-great-grandfather, who would provide warm meals to workers during the Irish famine in the mid-1800s. Share the bone marrow with pumpernickel crostini before tucking into an Ulster fry-up with basted eggs, soda bread, and bacon - seven days a week.
Savio Volpe (opened November 2015)
With queues out the door since its opening, Savio Volpe (615 Kingsway) is worth the wait. Named one of Vancouver's Best New Restaurants by EnRoute and Vancouver Magazine, this rustic-Italian styled restaurant focuses on simple house-made food. Part of the fun is that the menu never stays the same, but the house garlic bread and rosemary-lemon grilled chicken have become must-try signatures.