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16 of Canada's 100 Best Restaurants of 2016 are in Vancouver

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Lindsay William-Ross Feb 29, 2016 8:13 am

It’s another banner year for Vancouver’s dining scene, with over a dozen of the city’s fantastic restaurants landing a spot on the list of Canada’s 100 Best.

The highest-ranking Vancouver restaurant to make the 2016 cut is Hawksworth, coming in at number three, just one place down from their previous year’s finish- in the number two slot.

Hawksworth earned praised for defying the boundaries of hotel dining, as well as the evolution of chef David Hawksworth’s elegant cuisine: “Now his style is far more Canadian—which is to say more multi-ethnic, and more approachable. It has also grown lighter, more healthful, and—often—more assertively spiced,” notes Canada’s 100 Best.

Canada’s 100 Best is a publication that “aims to be indispensable to anyone genuinely interested in dining out in this country in an informed way,” explains Editor-in-Chief Jacob Richler.

The rankings are determined by a combination of expert and informed opinions from not only Canada’s restaurant critics, but well-traveled and food-savvy diners, as well as industry insiders.

In addition to Hawksworth’s top showing, Vancouver can be just as proud of the remaining 15 restaurants singled out for their excellence.

The other Vancouver restaurants making the 2016 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list:

  • No. 13: L’Abattoir
  • No. 27: Vij’s
  • No. 30: Cioppino’s
  • No. 33: The Farmer’s Apprentice
  • No. 37: Bauhaus
  • No. 41: Ask for Luigi
  • No. 43: AnnaLena
  • No. 60: Le Crocodile
  • No. 62: Bishop’s
  • No. 64: Maenam
  • No. 64: Tojo
  • No. 66: Royal Dinette
  • No. 70: Ancora
  • No. 90: La Quercia
  • No. 98: Boulevard

Toronto, not surprisingly, dominates the top ten, though it’s Montreal’s Toqué! that takes first place.


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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.

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