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Shaughnessy

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5251 Oak St | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada (37TH AVENUE)
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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Friday Harbor, Washington
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the Sangria and a charcuterie plate - both had beautiful presentation and were rather inexpensive. Best of all, they were delicious! We will be going back. Parking is free!

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Chilliwack
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We enjoyed lunch here recently and were just as satisfied and happy as always. I had the vegetarian panini and fries and my husband had the quesadillas and a salad. Both were very good sized servings and fresh and very delicious. The elegant surroundings inside looking out through the vine-draped large windows towards the garden set the tone for a... More 

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

On our way to visit the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, we stopped at this restaurant to enjoy a little happy hour R&R on their magnifient covered outdoor terrasse with a direct view of the Van Dusen Garden. The surroundings are just magnificent and one is overwhelmed with a feeling of peace and quiet. We enjoyed the drinks and some bite-size... More 

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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We went for a friend's retirement lunch and although in such a lovely location, the food wasn't that great. It's very expensive to make substitutions but you don't get told that until you receive your bill. Very good cocktails. Expensive lunch that isn't worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I hadn't been to the Shaughnessy in years, but I was in the area and I was hungry. It was a gorgeous day, so I sat on the patio and ordered a drink and the charcuterie platter. I could not have been more pleased with the results. From the cheeses to the olives, meats and more, the contents were high... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My friends celebrated my birthday at this restaurant. It was my first time there. I had the halibut with rice and vegetables. Our server Milan was so attentive, he knew what each of us wanted to order. He came back to our table many times to refill our wine glasses and water. Great evening and amazing food.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Shaughnessy restaurant is a favourite place for four retired friends to visit over dinner or lunch. Great atmosphere, friendly and considerate staff, lovely park views, varied menu and tasty food. Lindsay was extending and friendly on two occasions.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

BRIDES STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!! This restaurant should be ashamed of the way they do business and treat clients that are about to spend over $25,000 in one night! I booked my wedding here thinking that it was a perfect and beautiful location for a wedding.   After we paid the $3,000 "non refundable" deposit we were shocked with the level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shaughnessy

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.