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5251 Oak St | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada (37TH AVENUE)
+1 604-261-0011
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had the striploin. Both r rather rare then what we ordered. And quite a big piece of fat on both of our orders. The side veg and potatoes was not bad but nothing spectacular. Other two friends had the special Ahi tuna with lobsters, it looks pretty, but the tuna is a really thick cut and... More 

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Thank Connie L
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent top rate restaurant. Beautiful grounds and atmosphere, staff make you very welcome. Lunches are great, recommend the truffle fries .

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Thank lynnmorrey
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is an adequate place for a business lunch. It was just okay. Nothing lovely or special about it, but did meat the minimum for place to go to discuss business. Wouldn't be my first choice for next time.

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British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I dined here just after New Years. My evening was a gift from a friend and so I didn't say anything; didn't want to appear ungracious for her generosity and make her feel bad, but my meal was shocking. I ordered the Lamb Shank and it was all I could do not to gag. I ate as much as I... More 

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Thank Hilary C
Burnaby, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We chose this restaurant for our office Christmas party for its reputation and location. The plan was to stroll the Van Dusen Gardens enjoying the Festival of Lights and then have dinner at the final seating at 8 pm. Unfortunately we had a fairly major snow storm the night of our dinner in December and had to postpone. The restaurant... More 

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Thank Eileen D
Toronto, Ontario
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We always drop by Shaughnessy's for lunch with my mom when we're in Vancouver. She's in a wheelchair, so we appreciate the ease of getting in, seated and out of the restaurant. It can be hard to park when there's an event on, so check the VanDusen website to see what's going on. The restaurant is set beautifully with a... More 

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Thank TorontoCouple763
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Shaughnessy restaurant in Van Dusen Gardens to celebrate a birthday. Parking was non-existant as people flocked to the gardens to see the Christmas lights. It was surprising that there was no option of valet parking for those who had reservations at the restaurant. It took at least 10 minutes to manoeuvre the block and then to... More 

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Thank Mela328
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

First time this restaurant was used for our association group Christmas dinner. Beautiful setting with Festival of Lights in backdrop. Food was delicious (given the group of just over 25, one wonders how the kitchen would manage). Turkey dinner was hot, tender and flavourful! We had the last seating of the night, so that members would have the option to... More 

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Thank HerbieLove
Richmond, Canada
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was wonderful having a view of all the beautiful lights while having dinner at the Shaughnessy. However, it didn't make up for the disappointing meal. The salad was on the small side and the greens appeared to be wilted and definitely not fresh. My husband's seafood chowder was OK but skimpy on the seafood. We were both disappointed with... More 

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Thank bornhere1960
Delta, Bc
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife has been to this restaurant frequently over the last several meeting with old friends either for lunch or dinner. Their visit on December 15 was unheard of in regard to customer service. They made reservations over the phone like they always do. Upon arrival they were informed that there was a 1 1/2 hr limit for lunch and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5251 Oak St | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
    (37TH AVENUE)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-261-0011
Description
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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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