Best Restaurants in Vancouver? 2014 results are in …

Bluewater Cafe took home best seafood honours. Photo credit: Larry | Flickr

Bluewater Cafe took home best seafood honours. Photo credit: Larry | Flickr

Wondering where to eat in Vancouver? Look no further.

The winners of the 2014 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards have been announced. Judged by professional food writers and critics, the awards are widely regarded as one on the most authoritative listings of top restaurants in the city.

This year, awards were given out in 34 different categories, broken down by type of restaurant (Italian, French, Chinese, etc.), atmosphere (upscale and casual) and even neighbourhood.

The biggest honour went to newcomer Farmer’s Apprentice (1535 W. 6th Ave.), which took home the award for restaurant of the year.  Tucked away in the Granville Rise neighbourhood, the casual restaurant puts a focus on the freshest, locally sourced meats and veggies, prepared with West Coast flair and served in an unpretentious atmosphere.  The menu changes daily, reflecting whatever is in season and readily available from local markets, farmers and vendors.

Hawksworth was named best upscale restaurant. Photo credit: Raj Taneja | Flickr

Hawksworth was named best upscale restaurant. Photo credit: Raj Taneja | Flickr

 

Here’s the complete list of winners of the 2014 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards: 

Restaurant of the Year: The Farmer’s Apprentice

Best Casual Restaurant: The Farmer’s Apprentice

Best Upscale Restaurant: Hawksworth

Chef of the Year: Pino Posteraro

Pastry Chef of the Year: Thomas Haas

Bartender of the Year: Jay Jones

Best Upscale French: Le Crocodile

Best Casual French: Tableau Bar Bistro

Best Upscale Italian: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca

Best Casual Italian: Campagnolo

Best Upscale Chinese: Dynasty Seafood

Best Casual Chinese: Top Shanghai Cuisine

Best Dim Sum: Dynasty Seafood

Best Upscale Japanese: Zest

Best Casual Japanese: Kingyo

Best Korean: Hanwoori

Best Thai: Maenam

Best Indian: Vij’s

Best Vietnamese: Phnom Penh

Best Other Asian: Penang Delight Cafe

Best of the Americas: La Taqueria

Best Steakhouse: Hy’s Encore

Best Seafood: Bluewater Cafe and Raw Bar

Best Pizzeria: Via Tevere

Best Noodle House: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Best Coffeehouse: 49th Parallel

Best Casual Chain: Cactus Club Cafe

Best Food Cart: Vij’s Railway Express

Best Downtown: Cactus Club Coal Harbour

Best West End: Nook

Best Yaletown: Bluewater Cafe and Raw Bar

Best Gastown and Chinatown: Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Best West Side: La Quercia

Best East Side: Via Tevere

What do you think about the 2014 award winners? Any of your favourites left off the list? Let us know below. 

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  2. Gloria

    The Shangrila’s “The Market”. The 3 course luncheon!

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