Best patios in New Westminster to check out this season

May 12 2022, 4:00 pm

New Westminster has historical charm – it was BC’s biggest city for a long time, before Vancouver surpassed it – and it also has the benefit of being set right on the Fraser River.

The Metro Vancouver city also happens to have a lot of great food options and some decent patios to enjoy them on.

Here are our picks for the best patios in New Westminster.

The Boathouse Restaurant


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Located right at the New West Quay, The Boathouse is the perfect destination for patio drinks and fresh seafood.

Address: 900 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Phone: 604-525-3474

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Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Steel & Oak has a great lineup of beers on tap – including its Carefree Lager and Radiant Things Hibiscus Pale Ale – as well as a great little patio out front. The brewery also often has a food truck parked outside, too.

Address: 1319 3rd Avenue, New Westminster
Phone: 604-540-6495


Angelina’s Dutch Corner

On the banks of river Fraser, Angelina’s patio is located right on the New Westminster Quay. Stop on by if you happen to be strolling the boardwalk.

Address: 810 Quayside Drive Unit 122, New Westminster
Phone: 604-520-6468


Hub Restaurant


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Located on the second level of New West’s Shops at the SkyTrain, The Hub restaurant has a great patio to hang out on with impressive views of the Fraser River.

Address: #344 – 800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-544-0401

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Paddlewheeler Pub

This neighbourhood pub is a chill spot to order burgers, chicken tenders, and pints of beer. It’s also set in the Quay, meaning you’ll get some great waterfront vibes on their generously sized patio.

Address: 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Phone: 604-524-1894

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El Santo


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A great place to order carnitas and margaritas, El Santo also has a small street-side patio.

Address: 680 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-553-1849

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Met Bar & Grill


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This much-loved New West gem is a local watering hole with a secret hidden garden patio, which stays open daily from 12 pm to 10 pm.

Address: 411 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-520-1967

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Kelly O’Bryan’s Restaurant

Kelly O’Brian’s is an Irish pub serving up breakfast, waffle fries, and pints of Guinness, of course. The spot also has a massive patio for summertime sun.

Address: 800 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-553-8339

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Piva Modern Italian

This modern Italian spot is located in the Anvil Centre, the same building that houses the New Media Gallery. Go for its fantastic Italian fare and cocktails, and enjoy the bustling street-side patio on Columbia Street.

Address: 787 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-522-0221

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Browns Socialhouse


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The Browns Socialhouse patio has an outdoor fireplace lounge, making it perfect for any weather, occasion, or drink.

Address: 296 E Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-533-0440

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Wild Thyme

This authentic Lebanese spot not only has incredible food options, but it also has a little hidden patio tucked away. Check out the suspended colourful umbrellas and abundance of plants, stay for the Middle Eastern fare.

Address: 705 12th Street, New Westminster
Phone: 778-917-9894


Taverna Greka


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This waterfront Greek spot has some seriously killer views of the river and Pattullo bridge. The street-side patio is also a great people-watching spot.

Address: 326 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-526-6651


With files from Negin Nia, Hanna McLean, and Daryn Wright

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