We'll be celebrating our 30th year come April 29—and these are the contenders up for glory at our annual restaurant awards.
Yes, for the the 30th year in a row, it's that time again. When our esteemed judges look back on a year of epic eating, followed by epic debating (and occasionally lapsing into epic arguing) to ultimately send their secret ballots to the accountants to tabulate. And those tabulations are now final.
Below you'll find the spots that our judges deemed worthy of vying for the the elusive gold medal in their respective categories. From holes-in-the-wall to big-fancy-deals, these are the rooms that reached for excellence the past year, who served the dishes that implanted themselves in our judge's memories and who created an environment that they didn't want leave.
Among these nominees also sits one spot that reigned supreme this year—the one and only Restaurant of the Year. All the winners will be revealed at our annual blow out—the legendary Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards (our 30th Anniversary, no less!), taking place on April 29 (pick up your tickets now!). So a heartfelt congratulations to all our nominees—we look forward to raising a glass (or three) with all of you this year and feting you in the May issue. You're the best!
(Ed note: A couple of categories you won't see here: Best New Restaurant, the finalists and winners of which are revealed on awards day, and Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year—also only revealed on the big day.)
Best Dim Sum
Best New Design
Best Pan Asian
Best West Coast
Best Neighbourhood Joint: The Nominees
Best East Side
Best West Side
Best North Shore
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