Dining in Vancouver

Vancouver is a large cosmopolitan ocean-front city with a plethora of cuisine influences from Europe and from across the wider Pacific Rim area. Expect pretty much everything from funky food-trucks serving unique street food options to craft breweries to top-end fine dining. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:

ARC Restaurant

ARC is the Fairmont Waterfront’s signature restaurant on lobby level. With floor to ceiling windows offering a stunning harbour view, this is a great setting. The menu is focussed on the very best the Pacific Northwest has to offer using locally sourced ingredients – some of which come from the hotel’s own roof-top herb garden and beehives. Local craft beers, the very best BC wine selection and expertly crafted Fairmont cocktails all add to the experience.


The Botanist highlights regionally inspired produce from the Pacific Northwest, using sustainably-sourced seafood and organic ingredients from local suppliers. Farm-to-fork is a big thing here. Located within the Fairmont Pacific Rim, this is one for that special occasion.


Located within the Listel Vancouver Hotel, Forage is an exceptional restaurant and a firm favourite with Vancouver locals. Forage was a pioneer in sourcing locally and sustainably, and is arguably one of the very best at it. Expect the very best of what’s in season. Designed as a sharing experience that creates community – the Bison Board Experience is a must-try!

Mott 32

The iconic Paradox Hotel Vancouver houses one of the world’s top Chinese restaurants – Mott 32. The name Mott 32 comes from 32 Mott Street in New York – location of the very first Chinese convenience store in 1891. The store served as the epicentre of what is now a vibrant Chinatown. The food at Mott 32 is simply exceptional – time-honoured recipes that combines modernity with a respect for tradition.

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterreanean

Exceptional upmarket Greek dining in downtown Vancouver offering the very best in seafood. Chef-driven traditional dishes grilled with perfect execution – this is a dining experience without parallel. Visit the raw bar to pick your own choice of fish – imported daily from Greece, New Zealand and Hawaii, plus locally sourced salmon, oysters and shrimp from British Columbia.