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Shaughnessy

#222 of 2,831 Restaurants in Vancouver
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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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11:00 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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Garden view

Nice view of the garden while having an enjoyable lunch. Good brunch menu with a mimosa. Both patio and inside dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Pat J
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Burke, Virginia, United States
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Ashtead
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited this restaurant after a walk around the garden on a very hot day. The staff were very welcoming and the food OK but it was difficult to find shade. The prices were fine and we would return.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As a New Yorker might say, "Awgh, this place is so gorgeous it makes me want to throw up." The restaurant is casually beautiful: clean lines, draped ceiling cloths, and walls of windows peering into the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens (also amazing). The abundance of wood is balanced by all the light and the portions which are painted. Shaughnessy's chef... More 

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice view of the garden while having an enjoyable lunch. Good brunch menu with a mimosa. Both patio and inside dining.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you want a fabulous meal and enjoy the prettiest park in Vancouver as your view, you want to make this your next restaurant outing. They have an outdoor balcony for summer dining overlooking picturesque Van Dusen Gardens. During the winter you can enjoy an intimate evening in their well appointed dining room. I can't wait to go back!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very aesthetic location and the renovations are very tasteful matching this unique and one of a kind location. This restaurant is located in the most beautiful garden in Metro Vancouver. The service, food and wine are notable and there is something for everyone's taste. We had brunch and sat on the deck area which flows into the gardens. Dinner is... More 

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Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My sister and I caught up during a recent Friday lunch. The menu choices were inventive, fresh, nicely sized and visually appealing. We both had the Panini with ham, brie and pear, which came with nice salad greens. We each had a soft drink, we shared a lemon dessert, and we each had tea. The total after tax, and before... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Shaughnessy Restaurant is an exceptional location for lunch in Vanvouver because it produces consistently good comfort food, has wonderful wait staff who remember your name, and is located inside Vancouver's beautiful Van Deusen botanical gardens with it's ever changing flora and fauna. Additionally, it has a free car park which is rare in Vancouver! Out lunch group has been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I recently had lunch here with family. We chose it for something special. The setting is lovely and there is plenty of free parking, but the service is slow slow slow and my food (at least) was terrible and not good value for the price. We arrived on time for a 12:30 pm reservation. There were 2 groups waiting to... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's the location by the lovely Van Dusen gardens that earns the fourth star, otherwise this is a sort of place you might just want to take your maiden aunt because you will not find much stimulation here, either from the menu of the staff. The food itself is just fine, so if you need lunch after tiptoeing through the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Food was delicious and featured nice salads, fresh fish options as well as sandwiches and delicious desserts. The servers were very helpful; coffee and hot water were offered regularlywe were allowed time to visit before and after our meals and the setting at Van Dusen Gardens was pure delight.

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Additional Information about Shaughnessy

Address: 5251 Oak Street | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: 604-261-0011
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
Cuisine: American

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?