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.
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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