While we love Vancouver’s eclectic dining scene, sometimes it’s nice to get out of the city. For a laidback vibe, great prices and a change of scenery, check out these suburban eateries.
Pearl on the Rock
Take a stroll along White Rock beach before sampling the contemporary Pacific cuisine at Pearl. Slurp up oysters or cozy up with a blanket and a bowl of seafood pot-au-feu on the patio as you take in the view of Semiahmoo Bay. 14955 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-542-1064.
Bacchus Bistro at Domaine de Chaberton
Head to this valley vineyard for some rural wining and dining. French meals are crafted from ingredients picked from neighbouring farms, and the Chaberton wines can be sipped while overlooking the vineyard from which they originated. 1064 – 216 St., Langley, 604-530-9694.
This elegant estate dining room, on a lush estate, has just extended its three-course, $38 Surf and Turf menu to March 31. 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, 604-298-4278.
Arms Reach Bistro
After a hike in Deep Cove, stop by this bistro to discover why the Angry Chicken – and the Malaspina mussels – makes diners so happy. 107C – 4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver, 604-929-7442.
With its chalkboard menu, wood tables and fabulous wines and tasting menu, minimalist-chic Gundrun is like Salt Tasting Room’s shy but sweet little sister. Instead of speed-walking down Blood Alley, you can meander through historic Steveston Village. 150 – 3500 Moncton St., Steveston, 604-272-1991.