7 Vancouver Restaurant Patios With Beautiful Panoramic Views

These Vancouver patios are serving up amazing panoramic views of the ocean and cityscape (to go with your cocktail).

If you’re seeking a patio that offers more views than a Kardashian on Instagram, look no further. Here’s a list of some go-to patios that serve more than just tasty food and cocktails—but spectacular views. (It’s also where to bring out-of-towners to prove them wrong when they gripe about the rain.) Let’s get into it.

1. Mahony’s Tavern | False Creek

A frozen bellini is only $8 during happy hour here, and those False Creek views are free. Watch out for seagulls—they love a good deal, too.


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2. The Sandbar | Granville Island

Want a golden-hour snapshot of your truffle fries? This seafood-focused spot is perfect for sunset-chasers.

3. Tap and Barrel | Olympic Village, Convention Centre, Granville Island

A triple-threat of oceanfront views (and if crossing a big bridge doesn’t scare you, the North Shore location is just as stunning).


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4. Provence Marinaside | Yaletown

This seaside restaurant earned an honourable mention in the French category of our 2023 Restaurant Awards—don’t miss the escargots.

5. Cardero’s | Coal Harbour

Even the inside here has a beautiful waterfront view—but the patio is front-row ocean. Go all in with the $118 Dockside platter (oysters, clams, prawns, crab claws, and more).

6. The Boathouse | Kits Beach

The ocean scenery is a knockout, but the food isn’t fussy: find mini doughnuts alongside truffle Brussels sprouts.


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7. Cactus Club | English Bay and Coal Harbour

This Vancouver empire took the gold in the Best Chain category at our 2023 Restaurant Awards, and those iconic Szechuan lettuce wraps are even better al fresco.


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This story was originally published in the July/August 2023 print issue of Vancouver Magazinefind the digital issue here.