Best of the Neighbourhoods 2014


Our Restaurant Awards feature a distinctive new look this year, with the addition of Best of Neighbourhood awards for seven areas. This shift affirms our judges’ view that for most people most of the time place matters a great deal, and location is a consideration that may be at least as important as reputation, type of cuisine, ambiance, and price. We believe this adjustment instantly makes our awards more relevant.

We are also happy to address the judges’ concern that in the past cherished local institutions may have been overlooked in the catchall context of citywide judging categories-hopefully we are now better able to recognize them for what they are. And it is ironic that in a city where the locavore ethos has been so enthusiastically embraced, in many neighbourhoods a truly local restaurant-one that can be easily walked to and from-has been too much to hope for.

As demonstrated by many of our recent winners, thankfully this is changing. We are happy to encourage the trend. 





Cactus Club Coal Harbour | Hawksworth | The Mexican, Antojitos y Cantina | Tableau Bar Bistro | Yew Seafood & Bar



Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar | Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca | The Flying Pig |Homer St. Café and Bar | La Pentola della Quercia


West End

Forage | Hokkaido Ramen Santouka | Kingyo | Nook | Tavola



Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie | Campagnolo | Phnom Penh | Pidgin | The Union


West Side

Maenam | La Quercia | Vij’s | West | Zest


East Side

Campagnolo Roma | Chicha | Les Faux Bourgeois | The Red Wagon | Via Tevere


North Shore

Blue Eyed Marys | Canyon | Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle | Gusto di Quattro | La Régalade



Dinesty Chinese | Gudrun | Hoi Tong Seafood | Spicy Vegetarian Cuisine | Top Shanghai Cuisine


Note: Restaurants are listed alphabetically. Winners will be announced April 22, 2014.