Eat & Drink

January 19 2018

Dine Out In Gastown 2018

Dine Out Vancouver kicks off today with over 300 participating resturants in what has become Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival.

Cooked up by Tourism Vancouver, the gastronomic event brings together our city’s most desirable culinary delights along with smashingly good BC wines, craft beer and cocktails.

Lasting 17 days, the festival takes place throughout the city, where diners choose from a special three (or more) course prix-fix menu priced at $20, $30 or $40 per head.

This year, discover 8 Gastown restaurants that have concocted scumptious lunch and dinner menus that are sure to delight.

Go dine out, be merry and celebrate in one of the best and tastiest neighbourhoods in the city.

 

Al Porto Ristorante

Cuisine Type: Italian
Dinner Menu Price: $40
Gluten-Free Options Available

Al Porto is an intimate restaurant with great mountain views suited for all occasions. Steps away from the Steam Clock, Al Porto sets the bar high with traditional Italian cuisine in an impressive two level dining area. Satiate your appetite with delicious seafood, game and wood-fired pizza, accompanied with a critically acclaimed wine list that features over 300 varieties from around the world.

Dine Out Menu

 

Clough Club

Cuisine Type: Public House
Dinner Menu Price: $20
Note: Reservations not accepted. First come basis.

The Clough Club is a dark and dreamy place for cocktails and lighter fare. Named after a one-armed 19th century Gastown lamp lighter, the enchanting draw of this 110-year-old building will softly call, beckoning you in from Abbott Street to bask in its soft green neon glow.

Dine Out Menu

 

L’abattoir

Cuisine Type: French
Dinner Menu Price: $40
Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Options Available

Known as one of the city’s best and number 13 on Canada’s Top 100 restaurants, L’abattoir highlights the finer points of eating and drinking in an informal setting. Chef Lee Cooper’s French influenced West Coast fare is paired with Restaurant Director Lisa Haley’s eclectic wine program to offer a truly unique and memorable dining experience.

Set in a refurbished brick and beam building that combines classic French tile work with industrial fixtures, natural wood, and glass and steel finishes, the restaurant offers a bar and lounge setting, elevated dining room and plush, sun soaked atrium.

Dine Out Menu

 

La Mezcaleria

Cuisine Type: Mexican
Dinner Menu Price: $40
Gluten-Free Options Available

La Mezcaleria is the only restaurant in the city that specializes in offering a wide variety of mezcals, along with top shelf tequilas and cocktails inspired by the different regions of Mexico. The food here is traditional Mexican and is made using locally sourced organic ingredients and ocean-friendly seafood. Dishes at La Mezcaleria celebrate the communal aspect of shared food and the restaurant caters to a number of different dietary tastes with gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and carnivorous options.

Dine Out Menu

 

The Lamplighter

Cuisine Type: Public House
Dinner Menu Price: $20
Note: Reservations not accepted. First come basis.

Housed in the historic Dominion Grand Hotel, this pub retains its original tin-stamped ceilings, exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and railings. The rest of this storied room includes a new sound system and jukebox, classic pub furniture and flatscreen TVs. A long-time favourite Vancouver watering hole, the Lamplighter is the city’s busiest pub for good reason: friendly service, honest local pub fare and a large selection of craft beer and cocktails.

Dine Out Menu

 

Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Cuisine Type: Italian
Lunch Menu Price: $20
Dinner Menu Price: $30
Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Options Available

Nicli Antica Pizzeria is the first VPN certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Vancouver. Located within a century old building where aged brick walls stand silently, allowing a contemporary bright interior to dance subtly in and among modern light fixtures and furniture. The atmosphere is refreshing, comfortable and spacious. A balanced wine list pairs nicely with wood fired pizzas, old world recipe inspired antipasti and insalati and hearty pastas. Linger long after dinner with an aperitif or espresso and a good helping of both house made tiramisu and panna cotta.

Dine Out Menu

 

Old Spaghetti Factory

Cuisine Type: Italian
Lunch Menu Price: $20
Dinner Menu Price:
$20

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Options Available

Old Spaghetti Factory is a living museum of Canada’s colourful past. For over 36 years diners have returned time and again to enjoy reasonably priced food in unique surroundings. The menu includes a wide range of delicious selections such as veal parmigiana, New York steak, tender breast of chicken and a feature rib dinner. They also have a separate menu which is entirely gluten free.

Dine Out Menu

 

Water Street Cafe

Cuisine Type: West Coast
Dinner Menu Price: $30

Lunch Menu Price: $30

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Options Available

Established in 1988, Water Street Cafe is a Gastown cornerstone overlooking the world famous steam clock. The high ceilings and large windows make for a bright and casual atmosphere. Water Street Café focuses on using only the freshest of ingredients and preparing all items in-house, from daily baked fresh breads to exquisite desserts. The superb menu features the freshest of seafood’s, creative pastas and daily specials all made with imagination and flair.

Dine Out Menu