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5251 Oak St | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada (37TH AVENUE)
+1 604-261-0011
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were going out for the day to check out Van Dusen gardens and found ourselves hungry so we stopped here for a bite to eat. We must've been the first guests right after they opened because when we arrived all of the staff was standing at the front and did not even look in our direction... More 

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Lodi, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We noticed Shaughnessy on a brief visit to the gift shop at VanDusen Gardens last year and made a note to try it upon our next visit to BC, which we did. We had planned an outdoor day, UBC Botanical and Nitobe Memorial Gardens before reservations for lunch at Shaughnessy followed by a very leisurely walk through VanDusen Gardens. Everything... More 

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FORT SMITH, AR
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We had just finished going through the garden and stopped in for brunch. I had the steelhead burger and it was great. My wife had the ham & brie paninni it was also great with great service.

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Thank ARSANDI
North Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Four friends and I reserved for Sunday brunch. This is a fabulous location at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. The space is large and bright and we had high expectations. What a disappointment. Apparently the eggs benedict were passable but my crab and shrimp on croissant really wasn't worth the price they charge - I could have had a better sandwich... More 

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Palo Alto, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We booked an area to ourselves in the patio area for our group of 15 for brunch. I found there were quite a few items on the menu that was appealing to me so it was tough to choose but I ended up ordering the Baja Benny which was a great choice! Others ordered other benny's, pasta, french toast ,... More 

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Smithers, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I have come here a number of times over the years and it is always good. This time I attended with family. The service was prompt and friendly and the meal was excellent. I had a shrimp and scallop quesadilla.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is a very good restaurant that nevertheless disappoints a little. My soup was very good, but the halibut on vegetables and julienned potatoes was a bit dry. Certainly it fell short of the halibut I had enjoyed in two other restaurants in the recent past. The service was friendly and competent. Given an opportunity, I'd like to try it... More 

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Surrey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We were here recently for brunch and I was quite disappointed with my meal. I ordered an egg salad croissant and expected a flavourful filling. Instead it was very bland indeed. I had to add salt and pepper to get any tastiness at all -it could have been greatly improved by adding some Dijon or perhaps cheese? My husband did... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Beautiful restaurant in a superb natural setting which was a fine respite on an unusually hot day for Vancouver. Both of us had the salade nicoise: extremely generous portions of seared tuna (NOT canned) with fresh eggs and the appropriate vegetable although stingy with the green beans. Decent house pinot grigo and a nice price as well. Service a bit... More 

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New Westminster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

With friends visiting from Australia, we wanted to show them our magnificent gardens that we have here. To start the day off right , we made reservations for lunch at the Shaughnessy. The service was fast and very professional with some good humour thrown in. All six of us had different meals and found them to be quite enjoyable. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $40
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5251 Oak St | 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>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-261-0011
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

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Neighborhood Profile
Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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