Best Restaurants in Vancouver
One of Canada''s most cosmopolitan cities, eating out in
Vancouver is something of an event and is a popular pastime for
many locals. With eateries of just about every nationality, you can
be sure to find something to suit your taste while dining out in
Vancouver. Many restaurants offer tapas-style tasting plates to
share, so you can be adventurous.
With a strong emphasis on British, French and Chinese cuisine,
the food in Vancouver is generally quite international with a few
specialities waiting to be discovered. Fish like salmon, halibut
and Atlantic cod are popular, as well as wild game such as venison,
which can be found on most menus. Salt-cured fish, beef and pork
are also something to be experienced. Those with a sweet tooth
should try the decadent Nanaimo bar, a local dessert which
comprises a wafer crumb-based layer, topped by a layer of custard
or vanilla butter icing, covered in chocolate.
Most of Vancouver''s best restaurants are situated around the
West End, downtown, Yaletown and Gastown areas. Most restaurants
require reservations and it is customary to tip waiters around 15%
as no service charge is added to restaurant bills.