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As we are so spoiled for choice when it comes to dining, we had to spread this segment over a few blogs…so to continue the theme, please read on for some of the best restaurant choices in the area.
This is the Pacific Northwest, and this also means that we are incredibly lucky to be in an area that is literally swimming with delicious Seafood, most notably Pacific Northwest Salmon.
The majority of Restaurants, bars and cafes will have some sort of Fish Dish on the menu, but our pick for Seafood are the following..
The Boathouse – Located down on Beach Avenue/Burnaby St and overlooking the stunning English Bay, here you will find a fantastic menu that showcases a great and vast menu of seafood.
The Sandbar – A very popular establishment found on Granville Island, this is a real gem, and has an Asian infusion twist to the menu which sees Sushi and North American cuisine all together, so if one fancies Sushi, the other would rather go with traditional Fish and chips, and another needs a burger, try here and eat in style…its surprisingly affordable too!
Another alternative is The C Restaurant, wonderful creations and an expansive menu, ideally situated close to False Creek and Burrard Bridge.
GLUTEN FREE Restaurants and Awesome!
Quite often we are asked about the best Gluten free options in Vancouver, thankfully for those who need this there are a couple of great restaurants that will fulfill your needs and they are very good establishments too.
Lazziza which is located on Davie Street is fantastic, the menu is Mediterranean/Mid East style…it also boasts an excellent Wine and Beer list to perfectly compliment your meal.
Central Bisto, A great little place down on Denman Street, boasting the finest Organic ingredients and local produce with a seasonal menu to change things up, also a great place for Martini’s, craft beers and a little live Jazz if you fancy it!
Now, as we are an apartment hotel, you do know that you do have fully equipped kitchens at your disposal, (this includes an Oven and stove, Fridge, fully stocked with essential utensils, cutlery pots and pans – so please use them, and, for your convenience we have a few grocery stores that are in close proximity to the Sunset Inn and Suites.
Check out these stores, West Valley Market, Kins Market (good discounted produce at the back of the store) And then there is Largest Supermarket (formally known as Supavalu). If you are needing essentials there is also the Shoppers Drug Mart too.
Vancouver is such a foodie city, we are quite literally spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety and volume of establishments to dine in around the city.
The staff at the Sunset Inn and Suites do love to show off the best restaurants in the vicinity, and please believe us when we say the restaurant is good, because it really really is!
Below you will see a list of the wide variety of Restaurants. bars and cafes that are on offer in the area, take a look at the best of Davie Street Restaurants…
Vancouver is undoubtedly dominated by Japanese cuisine and we thank our lucky stars too as this food is truly delicious. Everywhere you look, you will see various Sushi and Japanese style restaurants all across the city. Not only are they specific to the Japanese community, you will likely come across Asian Infusion in your regular Western Establishment too, such is the influence on the city.
Try Downtown Sushi, Kadoya and Sky Sushi
Also a really great alternative and a very well known Establishment in Vancouver is Guu (Izakaya) Which is Traditional Japanese Tapas, an incredible restaurant.
A favorite and something that is very different is Malaysian Cuisine, this style is closely related to Thai flavours in the sense that the food is very Aromatic, with a great use of Spices and Herbs to really make the Dish come alive.
Try, The Banana Leaf, there are 2 locations, one on Davie Street which is quite large and located a stones throw from the hotel, or you can try the original location on Denman Street, here you get a more tropical and traditional vibe to the restaurant.
If you are looking for a great Pasta dish, you have to look no further than Cafe Luxy this restaurant has an extensive menu of delicious Pasta dishes and very tasty wines to compliment the dish.
PIZZA is absolutely EVERYWHERE! So where on earth do you go to find some decent Pizza…
On Davie you have a few options to choose from….HELLS PIZZA – this is not your ordinary Pizza, its a devilish twist with a New Zealand kick…..do it!
MEGABITE PIZZA located directly behind the hotel on Davie, you can order a simple slice for a couple of bucks, or check out their specialty Pizza.
We do have so much more here….please check next weeks blog for more, or simply ask at the desk for recommendations.
The West End is alive with the sound of music, fireworks and probably the best weather of the summer season so far!
It all began in spectacular fashion with the opening of annual Celebration of Lights Fireworks display and it did not disappoint, with calm and completely clear skies, the stage was set for Vietnam (appearing for the very 1st time) to dazzle the strong crowd of well over 300 000 excited spectators, we really enjoyed the display especially the music which infused some traditional music and some more well known songs from our side of the pond which certainly got the crowd dancing. Next up on Wednesday will be Brazil to give us their best shot to try and win this competition. We anticipate a noisy booming affair.
Anyone who is staying at The Sunset Inn and Suites or elsewhere in the West-End will tell you that there is an unmistakable buzz in the air, and this is all for very good reason, as all week we are leading up to the 34th Annual Pride Festival and Parade. This is where the West End comes alive and its all fun in the sun.
Here is what to expect…
Friday August 3 from 7pm till 12pm – DAVIE STREET DANCE PARTY.
Start the weekend on the right foot and boogie on down at Davie where the street will be closed off for a Dance Party! Featuring some of the best and hottest DJs of the summer season, main entrance is at Broughton and Davie Street. This event is 19+ and cash only.
Saturday August 4th from 4pm till 10pm – SHOREfest.
Hosting free concerts on two music stages at English Bay and Sunset Beach, catch some of the hottest bands in Canadian music, absolutely free. The concerts preceded the grand finale of the finale to the Celebration of light, where Italy bow out the show starting at 10pm.
Sunday August 5th – PRIDE FESTIVAL, PARADE AND MARKET.
@Sunset Beach, 11am to 6pm The festival is a great place to check out before, during and after the parade.
34th ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE at 12pm
Starts @Robson and Denman and ends at Beach and Thurlow, with an expected attendance of over 700,000 spectators.
So go out there and have fun, and support such an event that embraces equality and love in this huge world community of ours!
What to expect from the parade? See the link below.
If you are scratching heads on what to do for Fathers Day, worry not…….Vancouver has kindly decided this will be the day for the annual Car free event days.
These are certainly some of our favorite days in the city, and fingers crossed the weather will play ball too.
Car Free Days were created with the idea that the city can have days when we are free of vehicles and to see if there is future possible without cars at some point. it is also to encourage people to spend more time in their neighborhood with your families.
Since these festivals were created they have certainly grown in size and variety and are now popping up all over the city, you will get to see the weird and wonderful entertainers, plenty of food, stalls and information – on top of all that, the bars, restaurants and cafes will open their doors to join in the fun, along with music, bands and dancers to get you in the party mood.
The original site began on Commercial Drive with Live Music, Street Hockey a roller disco…even a healing garden, so you get the drift!
Here are the areas that will be taking part around the city.
THE WEST END Noon till 6pm
This is our Car free event in the area, make your way down to English Bay where the festival will be located along Denman St, and you will see the festival rocking out between Davie and Robson, this area is pretty cool, you will be spoiled for choice as it is close to Stanley Park, The Laughing Statues and the beach!!!
COMMERCIAL DRIVE (East Vancouver) Noon till 6pm
MAIN ST Noon till 8pm
KITSILANO Various times on the 16th and 17th
Each area is certainly worth a visit and are easily accessible via Public transit in no time at all, please check with the Front Desk for details.
So treat your Dad right and enjoy the party!
Check out the video of The West End Car free day….