Vancouver Restaurant Awards 2010

Click on the categories below to read the judges’ comments and see the winners

2010 Winners


Restaurant of the Year

Italian Formal


North Shore

New Restaurant

Italian Casual




European (Other)




Chinese Formal

Asian (Other)

Vancouver Island

Small Plates

Chinese Casual




Dim Sum


Winery/Vineyard Dining

French Formal

Japanese Formal

Casual Chain


French Casual

Japanese Casual


Last Course


Special Awards

Chef of the Year

Lifetime Achievement

Bartender of the Year

Premier Crew

Green Award

Producer of the Year

Ingredient of the Year

Interior Design

Worth the Drive

Resort of the Year

Meet the Judges

How We Did It


Map of the Winners


2011 Judges (results TBA in our May 2011 issue):


Joie Alvaro Kent is a freelance food writer whose work regularly appears in Vancouver magazine, the Eating & Drinking Guide, and Montecristo magazine. She has written for EAT magazine and Best Places Vancouver and will be serving as a judge for the 2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards.

Murray Bancroft is a regular contributor to Western Living magazine and also works as a research chef and food stylist.

Christina Burridge is the drink editor for Vancouver magazine and executive director of the B.C. Seafood Alliance.
Sid Cross, the cofounder of The Chefs’ Table Society of BC, keeps a busy schedule speaking, writing, and judging many food and wine events.

Bill Jones is a chef, an author of nine cookbooks, and a food consultant based in the Cowichan Valley.
Dj Kearney is a sommelier instructor for the International Sommelier Guild and a chef and a wine writer for Wine Access magazine.

Qubic Lam is a freelance writer and a wine columnist for Sing Tao Daily and Evergreen News. He is also a consulting editor and columnist for Wine Trend magazine in China.

Deana Lancaster is the food and wine editor for the North Shore News and Look magazine, and a contributor to Sunset magazine.

Lee Man is a freelance food writer; his work has appeared in Vancouver magazine, EAT magazine, the Vancouver edition of Time Out, and Best Places Vancouver. He’s also a judge the Chinese Restaurant Awards.

Brendon Mathews is a freelance food writer with expertise in Chinese cuisine.

Barbara-jo McIntosh is an author, a former restaurateur, and the owner of the bookstore Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks.

Neal McLennan is the food and travel editor of Western Living magazine and regularly contributes to EnRoute and Cooking Light magazines.

Jason McRobbie promotes regional roots and global flavours as a freelance writer and videographer.

Andrew Morrison is the editor of the food-forward Scout website, food columnist for the Westender newspaper, and a frequent contributor to Vancouver magazine.

Tim Pawsey writes on food and wine for the Vancouver Courier, North Shore News, and Where Vancouver, and co-edits Zagat’s Best of Vancouver.

David Scholefield is the chief judge for Vancouver magazine’s International Wine Competition.

Shelora Sheldan is the Victoria city editor and writer for Western Living magazine, and a contributing editor to Northwest Palate; her work also appears in the Eating & Drinking Guide, Best Places Vancouver, and various in-flight magazines.

Mia Stainsby is the indefatigable restaurant critic and food writer for the Vancouver Sun.
Stephen Wong is a food and wine writer and consultant, author of four cookbooks, host of food events at Granville Island, and founding chair of the Chinese Restaurant Awards.