The GOODS from Shaughnessy Restaurant
Vancouver, BC | Shaughnessy Restaurant has expanded their outdoor seating to include a 75-seat patio that overlooks the spectacular Bentall reflective pool in VanDusen Garden. Customers have already complimented the renovation as “one of the best kept secrets in the city,” making this hidden gem a must-see and must-dine, for residents and visitors to Vancouver alike.
Designed to compliment the 37-acre garden that surrounds the entire restaurant, reclaimed wood beams in their original stain are highlighted overhead, while industrial chairs and round wooden tables are perfectly placed to enjoy the views of not only the flora but the tops of the north shore mountains too. Succulents and kiwi vines inch around every corner. At dusk, sip on a glass of Blasted Church Merlot paired with a tender New York strip loin while under the strings of vintage filament light bulbs twinkling above. If a chill is in the air, the entire patio can be heated to suit the needs of the customers.
The patio is open 7 days a week, for Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, and a newly added Happy Hour. Similarly, Shaughnessy Restaurant is the perfect host for functions of all sorts: Think bachelorette brunches, baby showers, corporate get-togethers, birthday celebrations, or a whimsical garden wedding ceremony. Let the stunning VanDusen backdrop speak for itself!
The menus perfectly compliment the surroundings – innovative, contemporary and comfortable. Whether it’s a mid-afternoon cocktail or a romantic dinner for two, Shaughnessy Restaurant offers the perfect place to enjoy the summer weather, without the buzz of the city. Sometimes you just need to sit down and relax without the city hum. Let Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Garden be your escape.
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC (In VanDusen Gardens) | Telephone: 604-261-0011
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-3 | Brunch Sat-Sun 11-3 | Dinner 7 days a week 5-9 | Happy Hour 7 days a week 3-5
Website: www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com | Wedding Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Owners: Chris Chatten and Amandah Delain
General Manager: Ted Maclean
Chef: Sean Sloan
Sous Chef: Vaughn Wagner
About Shaughnessy Restaurant
Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Gardens is located only minutes from downtown Vancouver, but upon arrival it’s as though you’ve entered another world. Our 145 seat garden restaurant provides a retreat like no other – casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas. In addition to the restaurant, we also have a 75 seat covered patio, which has been said to be one of the best patios in the city. Whether you want to meet friends for lunch, enjoy brunch with family, spend an evening overlooking the gardens accompanied by a brilliant dinner, or have a spontaneous happy hour cocktail, Shaughnessy Restaurant is a must-see for visitors to Vancouver and residents alike. 55 acres of vast year-round gardens, representing the northern and southern hemispheres await you and drench your dining experience in colour and beauty.
Working with reputable local suppliers such as Fresh Roots Farms and Oceanwise, Shaughnessy uses fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients to create an elegant West coast menu that tastes impeccable. Chef Sean Sloan incorporates his extensive background in Pacific Rim influences to create a menu focused on elevated comfort food.
We cater to a variety of events throughout the year – wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthday, bar/bat Mitzvahs, family reunions, and corporate meetings. Exclusive restaurant bookings are available, and we can accommodate a variety of group sizes up to 200 people.
We teamed up with several renowned interior designers including Wade King, to create an airy yet intimate ambiance and décor. The slate and wood floor is reclaimed from a 1910 Vancouver warehouse which adds old-world charm and warmth. Intimate booths line the back walls with a beautiful Rhododendron painting taking presence above. French doors provide the opportunity for a private group dining room while still maintaining the bright openness of the restaurant. White shingles on the walls, ample skylights, and potted plants bring the lush Botanical Garden indoors, while floor-to-ceiling sheer drape swaths add drama, elegance and intimacy to the room.
Reservations recommended. Please call 604-261-0011 or visit our website to book online.