Al Porto Ristorante
Classic fine dining, traditional Italian food and a beautiful Tuscany-inspired setting, Al Porto offers a romantic dining experience that is perfect for indulging your appetite. There are plenty of simple and delicious desserts to choose from; our personal favourite is the traditional Crème Brule, because you can’t go wrong with a good crème brule! View Al Porto’s dessert menu.
Bambudda combines the best of two worlds using a modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine. The stylish restaurant meets cocktail bar offers unique desserts made with Eastern flavours such as lychee and black sesame. Our favourite original dessert is the Black Sesame Cake made with white chocolate, lychee mousse, black sesame, and rose lychee gelee. View Bambudda’s food menu.
Boneta offers sophistication with a lovely view of Gaoler’s Mews Courtyard, elegant wine bar atmosphere, divine French cuisine and a handful of classic desserts. Our favourite is their Lavender Pavlova, made with bittersweet chocolate mousse, cocoa nibs, and raspberries. View Boneta’s food menu.
Brioche Urban Baking & Catering
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Brioche is the perfect place to get cozy with homemade Sicilian inspired dishes, and decadent baked pastries and desserts made daily fresh in-house. The café offers plenty of sweet bites to choose from, including lemon meringue tart topped with fresh strawberries, crème brule, cheesecake, and tiramisu (our favourite). Brioche also offers Date Night specials and four course meals on Tuesdays nights. Visit here for more information.
If you’re in the mood to grab a sweet treat in a friendly, sociable setting, keep Chill Winston at the top at your list. Chill Winston offers a spectacular view in the heart of Gastown, divine cocktails, and internationally inspired desserts made with local ingredients. For a unique treat, try Wilson’s Revenge, made with coconut mousse, cilantro coulis, caramelized pineapple, and effervescent white chocolate, cashew crumbs. View Chill Winston’s menu.
To dine at Jules Bistro is to be romanced. Jules Bistro offers scrumptious French comfort food in a baroque Parisian-esque atmosphere and live piano music on Fridays and Saturdays. Of all the delightful, French inspired desserts, we recommend you try their special dessert made with sour cherry clafoutis, buttermilk, and lemon sorbet. View Jules Bistro’s menu.
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The award winning L’Abattoir offers one of the best dining experiences in the city combining refined dining with an informal approach in a stunning atmosphere. There are many creative desserts on the menu; one of our favourite desserts for this season is the Red Wine and Vanilla Poached Pears, made with Cardamom spice cake, cream and cheese mousse. View L’Abattoir’s menu.
For old fashion class and comfort food at it’s finest, Pourhouse is the spot to check out. Pourhouse offers a throwback atmosphere and hearty, American-style dishes that are guaranteed to leave you satisfied, including their soulful desserts. For the perfect treat to warm you up during this chilly season, try their Rustic Apple Tart for Two. View Pourhouse’s full menu.
Secret Location Tasting Room
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The ultra chic Secret Location offers a luxurious dining experience with a modern setting, European inspired cuisine, and creative, delectable desserts made by their pastry chef, Kira Desmond. All their desserts are a work of art. Our favourite for this season is the Winter Garden, made with pine mushroom ice cream, bay leaf crumble, parsnip & honey confiture de lait, Alpaco chocolate, and parsnip cream. View Secret Location Tasting Room’s dessert menu.
Water Street Cafe
Water Street Café is an anchor in Gastown’s restaurant scene providing elegant dining and a beautiful view on of the historic steam clock. The menu is filled with classic cuisine and dessert choices that anyone can enjoy. For a dessert that will warm the senses, we recommend their Baked Apple and Rhubarb in Filo Pastry, served caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. View Water Street Café’s dessert menu.