About Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Botanical Garden
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
Comfort Food, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
THE OPPORTUNITY TO STROLL IN A 55 ACRE BOTANICAL GARDEN OFFERING AMAZING FOLIAGE AND GROWTH EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR. TEST YOUR SENSE OF DIRECTION AS YOU FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH THE POPULAR "GARDEN MAZE". RELAX AND FIND YOUR CENTER IN THE MEDITATION GARDEN OR MEANDER THROUGH MEDITERRANEAN BELT. YOU'LL FIND JURASSIC SIZE PLANTS AROUND LINVINGSTONE LAKE. THE STONE GARDEN IS ONE OF VANCOUVER'S HIGHEST ELEVATIONS, OFFERING A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS ON A CLEAR DAY. TRULY SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE !!
Please see our Group Menus at shaughnessyrestaurant.com or call us at 604-261-0011
WE HAVE AMPLE FREE/COMPLIMENTARY PARKING FOR 200 CARS; ALSO PRIVATE COACH AND BUS PARKING AREA..
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.
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
THERE ARE MANY SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THE LARGEST ONE BEING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. RESERVE EARLY SO YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED AS THE RESTAURANT IS VERY BUSY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.
WE RECOMMEND RESERVATIONS FOR ALL SPECIAL EVENT DAYS, FROM VALENTINES DAY, MOTHERS DAY, FATHERS DAY, EASTER, THANKSGIVING ETC...
THE RESTAURANT MAY BE BOOKED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS EITHER EXCLUSIVELY OR NON-EXCLUSIVELY FOR SMALLER GROUPS, WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING TO HOST A PRIVATE DINNER FOR 12 OR A COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR 250, SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT HAS MANY OPTIONS TO OFFER WITH AN EXQUISITE GARDEN VIEW AND FREE PARKING.
Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Botanical Garden Ratings and Reviews
Another pleasant lunch with good menu ch ...
Another pleasant lunch with good menu choices - that is neither high fat/starchy nor pretentious/trendy - with quick & pleasant service. Especially good for lunch or quiet supper with friends where good conversation is the main objective.
Overall we had a great time and enjoyed ...
Overall we had a great time and enjoyed our food. However, this was the second time I preordered a dessert for our special guest and I had to ask our server what happened to it. Both times I wa told they didn't know anything about it.
I HAD THE MUSSELS AND TRUFFLE FRIES FOR ...
I HAD THE MUSSELS AND TRUFFLE FRIES FOR LUNCH AND IT WAS JUST THE RIGHT SIZE. MY WIFE HAD THE LOBSTER AND CRAB ROLL WHICH WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE LOBSTER
ROLL WE RECENTLY HAD IN BAR HARBOUR. HAVE ENJOYED LUCNH HERE MANY TIMES AND NEVER DISAPPOINTED.
This was a reunion of a group of old fri ...
This was a reunion of a group of old friends. We hadn't seen each other for a few years and we wanted to make sure we did before the next one died. We laughed and talked about the old days and shared stories of what out children were doing now. The food was good and we all ate salads and tea. In the old days we would have all eaten burgers and beer but we had a great time and the ambiance made the moments memorable.
I went there with a group for lunch and ...
I went there with a group for lunch and a few confreres for dinner. We all like the relax dinning atmosphere. They use fresh ingredients and food supplies. The lunch menus serve a generous portions than the dinners. The dinner menus have a good variety except the portions are less generous. However, we didn't leave the restaurant feeling hungry.
There are lots of parking and it's free. I would return there again in the future.
9 of us for dinner. We had a wide variet ...
9 of us for dinner. We had a wide variety of dishes and everything was outstanding. The clam chowder was one of the best I have had. My steelhead was cooked to perfectly. Nice selection of cocktails. The service was great and the setting was very nice.
I liked that it still looked like the ol ...
I liked that it still looked like the old Spriklers(?). We both had the Quiche special for $15.00, I was expecting a slice of homemade quiche but it looked like a store bought round pie with some greens on the side. I was not impressed by the presentation or the quiche. What saved the day was the server, he was friendly, human and made it worth coming. Would I come again, possibly not. SheenaM
It was the perfect place for our group o ...
It was the perfect place for our group of five which came from different directions. The walk in the garden afterwards was special as well.
We very much appreciated the graciousness of our waiter when we decided to share an entrée.
Two of our friends are from out of town and were duly impressed with lunch and the setting.
The surroundings are lovely: my companio ...
The surroundings are lovely: my companion and I met for lunch on the patio and enjoyed the sunshine and the view of the gardens. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Our meals (seafood croissant with salad; mussels) were tasty but portions were rather small. We each had a glass of wine and coffee, but no appys or desserts. Our bill, including tip, came to $80...we left hungry.
My guest fall through the chair the seat ...
My guest fall through the chair the seat pad was detached from the frame of the chair. There were another couple that this happen to before we got there. The food is not good, they do have good ideas but very bad presentation and taste.
We were celebrating my friend's birthday ...
We were celebrating my friend's birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves. The table was good, scenery lovely, service was good and the food was very good. We were not rushed so lots of time to eat and visit at our leisure.
My second time - first time was my 80th ...
My second time - first time was my 80th birthday lunch. This time, my friend's 91st birthday - she was enchanted by the ambiance, food, noise level, ease of entry, parking. Everything was perfect.
A quiet table, charming waiter. Constant attention during the meal. Not a problem anywhere.
The outdoor deck facing into the garden ...
The outdoor deck facing into the garden is a lovely spot even on a hot summer evening. would recommend 7 or 7:30 to catch sunset and cooler temperatures. Food is good but not great. Wine list adequate. The special was ahi tuna and it was done really well. Our Chinese guest enjoyed the Thai rice bowl very much. Recommend for locals and for visitors.
Food was very good, one of the best quic ...
Food was very good, one of the best quiche I have ever had. Service was excellent and I requested patio seating via Open Table and they had a great table on the patio ready for us. We stayed for 2 hours and never felt rushed. An excellent place to have lunch and catch up with friends.
We had not been to Shaughnessy Restauran ...
We had not been to Shaughnessy Restaurant for some time, and decided to check out the new patio. Unfortunately the view of the garden from our shaded table was blocked by a wooden lattice. While we enjoyed the beautifully served Greek tomato salad, our main courses were not that great. My husband's Thai curry rice bowl was quite small and almost devoid of flavour, and my coconut curry mussels (a small serving in a very large pot) could have used a little more curry. Still, it's a lovely spot and worth another visit, maybe at lunch when the western exposure would be less of a problem.
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