2018 Restaurant Awards

Announcing Our 2018 Restaurant Awards Winners!

Announcing Our 2018 Restaurant Awards Winners!

It's here! Our 29th annual celebration of the best restaurants in the city.

Restaurant of the Year 2018: St. Lawrence

Restaurant of the Year 2018: St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence brings home Québécois comfort food—and a pair of Gold medal wins.

Chef of the Year 2018: Alex Chen

Chef of the Year 2018: Alex Chen

Chef Alex Chen employs precision and creativity in equal measure.

Bartender of the Year 2018: Satoshi Yonemori

Bartender of the Year 2018: Satoshi Yonemori

At Grapes and Soda, Satoshi Yonemori brings fresh, innovative flavours behind the bar.

Sommelier of the Year 2018: Jill Spoor

Sommelier of the Year 2018: Jill Spoor

As wine director for the city's Fairmont hotels, Jill Spoor has immeasurable influence over how we interact with wine.

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Premier Crew 2018

Premier Crew 2018

They're the hosts, servers, sommeliers and bartenders that can make a dining experience truly magic.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018: Anthony von Mandl

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018: Anthony von Mandl

He may already own three Okanagan wineries, but this innovative proprietor is just getting started.

Best of the Neighbourhoods 2018

Best of the Neighbourhoods 2018

These neighbourhood spots offer great food—and an insight into the locals who live there.

Best New Restaurant 2018: St. Lawrence

Best New Restaurant 2018: St. Lawrence

With its homestyle Québécois cooking, JC Poirier's St. Lawrence won judges' (and Vancouverites') hearts this year.

Meet the 2018 Restaurant Awards Judges

Meet the 2018 Restaurant Awards Judges

They toil all year, eating at more spots than the average diner visits in a lifetime: here’s the all-star panel of gourmands that make up our esteemed judging panel.

Restaurant Awards: Inside the Judging Process

Restaurant Awards: Inside the Judging Process

Our Food Editor answers the hotly contested question: How come I wasn't nominated?