The Winners of the 25th Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards!

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Dishes Sampled

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Dishes Sampled

Running a restaurant is a hard business.  Year after year we have new restaurants popping up in Vancouver.  Vancouver foodies like to find these new gems, as well as visit their established diamonds.  This week was the 25th Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, to let us all know about these fantastic restaurants.  Below are the results.  Make reservations fast because there may be lineups to try many of these restaurants.  Enjoy my food pictures as well that I took during the event.

Best New Restaurant of the Year: The Farmer’s Apprentice

Best Gastown & Chinatown: Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Best West End: Nook

Best Yaletown: Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Best East Side: Via Tevere

Best Dim Sum: Dynasty Seafood

Best Casual Chain: Cactus Club Cafe

Best Upscale French: Le Crocodile

Best Vietnamese: Phnom Penh

Best Casual Japanese: Kingyo

Best Pizzeria: Via Tevere (that’s 2 awards!)

Best Thai: Maenam

Best Upscale Japanese: Zest

Best of the Americas: La Taqueria

Best Upscale Italian: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca

Best Other Vancouver Island: Hudson’s on First

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining:  Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek (Congratulations Sandra Oldfield!)

Best Whistler: Araxi

Best Casual French: Tableau Bar Bistro

Best Korean: Hanwoori

Best Seafood: Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (2 awards!)

Best Indian: Vij’s (always the winner!)

Best Coffeehouse: 49th Parallel

Pastry Chef of the Year: Thomas Haas

Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Jaffray (Cactus Club owner)

Bartender of the Year: Jay Jones

Sommelier of the Year: Mike Bernardo

Premier Crew: François Rameau, Matthew Morgenstern, Denisa Johnova, Brian Hopkins

Best Casual Italian: Campagnolo Roma

Best Upscale Chinese: Dynasty Seafood

Best West Side: La Quercia

Best North Shore: La Régalade

Best Richmond: Top Shanghai Cuisine

Best Downtown: Cactus Club Coal Harbour

Best Victoria: Camille’s

Best Okanagan: Waterfront Wines

Best Noodle House: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Best Steakhouse: Hy’s Encore

Best Other Asian: Penang Delight

Best Casual Chinese: Top Shanghai

Best New Design: Homer St. Café & Bar

Best Food Cart: Vij’s Railway Express

Green Award: The Parker

Producer/Supplier of the Year: Sole Food

Mentorship Award: Scott Haeger

Chef of the Year: Pino Posteraro

Best Casual: The Farmer’s Apprentice

Best Upscale: Hawksworth

Restaurant of the Year: The Farmer’s Apprentice (Wonderful. So many accolades.)

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