Feeling hungry? Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch or a formal dinner, a light snack or a leisurely brunch, charming Lower Lonsdale has options to suit every appetite. Stroll along the scenic North Shore waterfront and discover why tourists and locals in the know flock to this side of the Burrard Inlet.
If you need help narrowing down your quayside prospects, here are our top five restaurant picks in Lower Lonsdale.
5 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC
This Lower Lonsdale institution has been around for decades, but there’s a reason it’s remained popular. Anatoli is a family-run Greek restaurant that offers all of the classics, including moussaka, spanakopita, and their namesake souvlaki. This is the perfect spot to bring your extended family for a leisurely patio lunch. We promise, no one’s leaving hungry or unhappy.
25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Magazine calls Pier 7’s waterfront stunner “perhaps the best year-round patio in town,” and we’d never disagree. Take in 180° views of Vancouver while you tackle a seafood tower with friends or impress your date with reservations for one of Pier 7’s famous Cajun-inspired seafood boils. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, duck in for a happy hour—you won’t be disappointed.
71 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Is West Coast modern cuisine starting to feel a little cold? Hey, it happens. Switch it up and go old-world intimate at Lower Lonsdale’s Jägerhof Restaurant. Cozy up to some schnitzel, spätzle, or rösti (our favourite), and take in the endlessly fascinating decor and entertainment. If you’re lucky, you might catch some live polka music!
119 2nd Street E, North Vancouver, BC
If you’re looking for a family-friendly neighbourhood spot with excellent wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta, Farina a Legna is for you. This cozy, colourful gem is part of a strong Vancouver family of restaurants that includes Main Street’s Pizzeria Farina, Gastown’s Di Beppe and Pourhouse, and Railtown’s Ask for Luigi. This is Northern Italian cuisine at its casual best—they’re open for brunch too, because carbonara is totally a breakfast pasta.
8 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Local chain Tap & Barrel offers a polished take on comfort classics, with dishes like truffle mac and cheese and pulled bacon poutine. Their drink selection is always hyper-local too, which means everything on tap is from a BC brewery (or cidery). Take in the hockey game with friends and enjoy the lively atmosphere!
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