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Patios, Food

Best patios in Richmond

Patios, Food

Best patios in Richmond

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Lindsay William-Ross May 15, 2017 5:00 am 431

With its enclaves of eateries dotting the banks of the Fraser River in scenic Steveston, as well as its many hotel hot-spots for travellers (and locals) thanks to YVR, Richmond has its share of excellent patio spots. Head south of the city to relax and enjoy the best patios in Richmond, BC.

The Flying Beaver

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The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill/Facebook

One of Metro Vancouver’s most unique patio spaces, the view from a seat outside at the Flying Beaver accords diners and drinkers a view of seaplanes taking off and landing on the Middle Arm of the mighty Fraser–a very Vancouver-y thing.

Address: 4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
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The New Well Tavern

Steveston’s Tapenade is no more, and The New Well Tavern, opened earlier in 2017, has taken its place. But the patio lives on, and there you can enjoy drinks and food from their menu of approachable eats in The New Well’s inaugural summer season.

Address: 3711 Bayview Street, Richmond 

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant

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Blue Canoe in Steveston is well-known for its patio, which in 2015 was named on OpenTable’s ranking of Canada’s 100 best patios. Check out their menu of seafood-centric eats and enjoy some prime patio time.

Address: #140 – 3866 Bayview Street, Richmond
Instagram:  @bluecanoesteveston

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Milltown Bar & Grill

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The charming patio of this vibrant red building is a welcoming spot in warm weather. Milltown Bar & Grill is situated in a rather unique spot–it’s on the North Arm of the Fraser at the Milltown, and technically Richmond, though they want you to feel like you’re in Vancouver’s storied Marpole neighbourhood.

Address: #101 – 9191 Bentley Street, Richmond
Instagram: @milltown_bar

Pier 73

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Pier 73, the restaurant at Richmond’s Pacific Gateway Hotel, is situated right on the Fraser River. While anytime of year offers a lovely view thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows, come the warm weather, their deck opens up and creates a great spot to relax, eat, drink, and enjoy the sights.

Address: 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond
Instagram: @pier_73

Britannia Brewing – Steveston

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The restaurant arm of this Richmond brewery is a great place to head to when you want to drink craft beers and enjoy some eats out on a patio.

Address: #250-12240 Second Avenue, Richmond
Instagram: @britanniabrewingsteveston

Harold’s Bistro

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Harold’s at the Sheraton in Richmond is not only named for a long-time loyal customer, but also is home to one of the community’s favourite patios. Open seasonally, Harold’s Bistro patio hours are Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 9 pm and  Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm.

Address: Sheraton Vancouver Airport- 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Instagram:  @haroldsbistro

Pajo’s Fish & Chips

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Pajo’s Fish and Chips/Facebook

It’s hard to imagine letting the summer go by without a visit to Pajo’s right on the water for some yummy fish and chips. It’s their location right on the wharf in Steveston that’s got the incredible outdoor seating; the restaurant is floating on the Fraser!

Address: 12351 3 Avenue, Richmond
Instagram: @pajos_fishchips

Catch Kitchen + Bar

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Another one in charming Steveston village, Catch Kitchen + Bar is located on the second floor of of Bayview Pier at Fishermen’s Wharf. This is a higher-end seafood-centric spot, with all the perks of having a second-floor patio on the waterfront, too.

Address: 3866 Bayview Street, Unit 200, Richmond
Instagram@catchsteveston


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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA. Previously the EIC of LAist.com, she earned a Master's in English, attended culinary school, and taught English at Cal State LA. Lindsay's first published piece was in 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa.

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