With a city as pretty as ours, it only makes sense that there are some downright beautiful restaurants around Vancouver. And while we’re not the type to take 60 photos during our visit, there is something to be said for an aesthetic experience alongside a culinary one. Need to treat yourself? We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites.
Here are our picks for 10 of Vancouver’s most beautiful restaurants.
Inspired by the principles of botany, Botanist Dining is the perfect spot for that feeling of a garden escape. The neutral tones and rich greenery are not only calming but absolutely picture-perfect. the restaurant’s bright and airy feel was designed by award-winning agencies Ste Marie Design and Glasfurd & Walker, creating the most majestic and serene getaway experience. Each and every list of Vancouver’s most beautiful restaurants has to include the Botanist, so we figured we’d knock it off of ours early.
Where: 1038 Canada Place
Where: 615 Kingsway
Boulevard is a modernist’s dream. The dark walls, gold hardware, and elegant booths tie the restaurant together in a state-of-the-art way. The classic, European style bistro and contemporary bespoke style, the décor embraces natural stone, imported Italian marble, refurbished antique chandeliers, white oak floors, and violin veneer panelling. From the stylish dining room to the vintage lounge, to the expansive wrap-around patio – Boulevard offers guests a wide range of atmospheres while dining
Where: 845 Burrard Street
This luxuriously rustic brick-and-mortar spot is located in the heart of Gastown. Built in the 19th century, L’Abattoir is the site of Vancouver’s first jail. Who knew prison would have such a perfect aesthetic? The 1,200 square foot facility features historical architectural elements complemented by a contemporary design. The second-floor room retains an intimate ambience and a noise-reducing barrier to block out the hustle and bustle below. L’Abattoir is a seriously cool spot to check out.
Where: 217 Carrall Street
Where: 3995 Main Street
Known as the little Italian joint on the corner of Alexander and Gore, Ask For Luigi’s interior is full of big ideas. The rustic, mid-century feel of this delicious Italian spot hosts tables, chairs, and walls made of deep teak woods that goes on throughout the restaurant, tying the black and white checkered floors in the most photogenic and seamless way. You will instantly feel like you have entered a second home the moment you walk through the doors, only with much, much better cooking (no offense, of course).
Where: 305 Alexander Street
This Italian-Japanese fusion spot is easily one of the most beautiful restaurants in Vancouver. Featuring moody lighting and mid-century modern design, this restaurant could easily be the setting of a new Wong Kar Wai movie. No smoking allowed inside, though!
Where: 263 E Pender Street
Honestly, just based on artwork alone, Autostrada makes our list of Vancouver’s most beautiful restaurants any day of the week. Inspired by the casual osterie of Italy, Autostrada keeps things cool, calm and collected. Emphasis on the cool. With a vintage-inspired derby theme, the Main Street location’s walls hint at a modern take on racing. Throw in the light oaks, clean lines, and bright white dining tables, and the sleek style of the restaurant’s interior ties together beautifully.
Where: 4811 Main Street
Miku Waterfront continues to deliver gourmet Aburi cuisine paired with its well-known, energetic ambience throughout the restaurant. Although the dishes are some of the most beautiful we have ever seen, and you should definitely be taking photos of them, the interior decor is just as stunning. The restaurant is extremely bright, with tall, white walls and incredible paintings of traditional Japanese fish in blues and reds that tie into the colours of the leather seating. The views of the ocean outside of the large windows that wrap around the restaurant are unbelievable. Dining at Miku is an experience all on its own!
Where: 70-200 Granville Street
Where: 269 Powell Street
And those are our picks for some of the most beautiful restaurants in Vancouver! Of course, there are tons more to explore, and we’ll have to return to this roundup next year with some new options. But for now, book a reservation and go enjoy!