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5251 Oak Street | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada (37TH AVENUE)
SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS ON OAK STREET WHICH IS THE MAIN THROUGHFARE For MANY ARTERIES INTO OR OUT OF THE CITY. ON ROUTE FROM OR TO THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR THE US BORDER. SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS 15 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND 15 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT. TRANSIT BUS STOPS ARE LOCATED ONLY 2 MINUTES FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN.
604-261-0011
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS LOCATED IN THE SPECTACULAR VANDUSEN BOTANICAL...
SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS LOCATED IN THE SPECTACULAR VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN (A 55-ACRE TEACHING GARDEN). THE RESTAURANT WAS ORIGINALLY OPENED IN 1984 TO SERVICE THE MANY MEMBERS & GUESTS OF THE GARDEN, BUT IT SOON BECAME A POPULAR DINING ESTABLISHMENT AND HAS EVOLVED INTO A VANCOUVER LANDMARK. IT IS NOW A FAVORITE WITH LOCALS & TOURISTS ALIKE. SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT OFFERS CONTEMPORARY COMFORT FOOD, PROFESSIONAL WARM SERVICE AND THE RIGHT MIX OF CREATIVITY AND COMMITMENT IN AN ELEGANT, RELAXED AND UNIQUE GARDEN SETTING. WE CATER TO A VARIETY OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - WEDDING RECEPTIONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS, FAMILY REUNIONS AND CORPORATE MEETINGS. EXCLUSIVE RESTAURANT BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE AND WE CAN ACCOMODATE A VARIETY OF GROUP SIZES UP TO 200 PEOPLE. THERE IS AMPLE FREE PARKING FOR CAR, PRIVATE COACH OR BUS. BOTH THE GARDEN AND THE RESTAURANT ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
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Casual Elegant

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  • 31
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Eh....

Came here for lunch the other day just before visiting the gardens, wasn't impressed much by what we had. Nice looking restaurant but I found the staff to be standoff-ish and our waiter wasn't particularly friendly. He only interacted with us simply to take our order. The meal itself was also just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
MickBaby8
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Canada
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Came here for lunch the other day just before visiting the gardens, wasn't impressed much by what we had. Nice looking restaurant but I found the staff to be standoff-ish and our waiter wasn't particularly friendly. He only interacted with us simply to take our order. The meal itself was also just average, nothing great. Our table got the chicken... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you're not in the mood for a hole-in-the-wall hip bistro with deafening music and servers with toques and attitudes, try this classic and relatively quiet spot on the grounds of VanDusen Botanical Garden. The setting is charming and the food is prepared and presented with care. Weekend brunch menu included the usual favourites (bennies with gravlax, omelettes, etc.) along... More 

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British Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We meet regularly here for lunch and have always had excellent food and service - reservations are recommended. The only downside is that if you are gluten free, you are limited to having a salad as no other choices are really available. However, I always enjoy the chicken, mango, jicama salad as an excellent choice. Others in our party say... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I had the free range chicken breast which was great, the service was spot on and the view of the lights were wonderful. Great holiday venue.

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went with 7 friends after a beautiful walk through Festival of Lights (which were worth it). Waited 15 min before finally asking if we could get drinks, then had to ask for bread (we got 7 tiny rolls for group of 8), kale salad was delish all other dishes small but OK, 2 were only lukewarm, Americano barely warm, &... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After a very enjoyable evening viewing the Christmas lights of Van Dusen gardens, we went to the Shaughnessy restaurant for supper. It was very busy so having reservations was a good idea. We were seated right away and had very good service. Our meals were brought in short order and were hot and very good. The quality of the food... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This food in this restaurant is consistently good. It is a good location to meet friends for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located on the edge of the beautiful Van Dusen Gardens, where there is always something in bloom throughout the year.

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San Jose
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107 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We got a sneak peak of the Festival of Lights 2014 and decided to check out Shaughnessy Restaurant - adjacent to the gardens. With their "greenhouse" like windows, the restaurant has a beautiful view particularly at night during the Festival of Lights. It was a magical Christmas feeling. We were too late to enjoy the food menu - however, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When we arrived we were seated immediately and given 2 menus and on the top was the name of one of us who was having a birthday dinner that night. Our drinks arrived immediately and they were perfect. The wait staff are just great and we always get such great service from them all. A very special place to eat.

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Calgary, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of our regular restaurants when we visit Vancouver. Nestled in Van Dusen Gardens the restaurant serves upscale, unique food that is delicious. The service staff is totally accommodating and is willing to serve entrees as you like it. Desserts are superb and can be shared. The restaurant has a very pleasant, bright atmosphere even when the weather doesn't cooperate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5251 Oak Street | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
    (37TH AVENUE)
  • Public Transportation: SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS ON OAK STREET WHICH IS THE MAIN THROUGHFARE For MANY ARTERIES INTO OR OUT OF THE CITY. ON ROUTE FROM OR TO THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR THE US BORDER. SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS 15 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND 15 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT. TRANSIT BUS STOPS ARE LOCATED ONLY 2 MINUTES FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604-261-0011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS LOCATED IN THE SPECTACULAR VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN (A 55-ACRE TEACHING GARDEN). THE RESTAURANT WAS ORIGINALLY OPENED IN 1984 TO SERVICE THE MANY MEMBERS & GUESTS OF THE GARDEN, BUT IT SOON BECAME A POPULAR DINING ESTABLISHMENT AND HAS EVOLVED INTO A VANCOUVER LANDMARK. IT IS NOW A FAVORITE WITH LOCALS & TOURISTS ALIKE. SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT OFFERS CONTEMPORARY COMFORT FOOD, PROFESSIONAL WARM SERVICE AND THE RIGHT MIX OF CREATIVITY AND COMMITMENT IN AN ELEGANT, RELAXED AND UNIQUE GARDEN SETTING. WE CATER TO A VARIETY OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - WEDDING RECEPTIONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS, FAMILY REUNIONS AND CORPORATE MEETINGS. EXCLUSIVE RESTAURANT BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE AND WE CAN ACCOMODATE A VARIETY OF GROUP SIZES UP TO 200 PEOPLE. THERE IS AMPLE FREE PARKING FOR CAR, PRIVATE COACH OR BUS. BOTH THE GARDEN AND THE RESTAURANT ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?