#VanMagAwards

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?

Wait…Why is Best Vegetarian Missing from This Year’s Restaurant Awards?

Wait…Why is Best Vegetarian Missing from This Year’s Restaurant Awards?

It and its pals Best Korean, Best Izakaya and Best Food Truck haven't gone anywhere. They're just taking a sabbatical.

Announcing Our 2017 Restaurant Awards Winners!

Announcing Our 2017 Restaurant Awards Winners!

After 12 months of dining out, the results are in! Our judges tell you the dishes, the rooms and the chefs you need to visit this year.

Restaurant of the Year 2017: Dynasty Seafood

Restaurant of the Year 2017: Dynasty Seafood

The food from chef Sam Leung's kitchen sets the standard for Chinese cuisine in North America.

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Chef of the Year 2017: Joël Watanabe

Chef of the Year 2017: Joël Watanabe

Joël Watanabe modernizes traditional Chinese dishes by grounding them in classic French techniques and local ingredients.

Best New Restaurant 2017: Savio Volpe

Best New Restaurant 2017: Savio Volpe

In the short time it's been open, Savio Volpe has woven itself inextricably into the fabric of our food scene.

Premier Crew 2017

Premier Crew 2017

Chefs get accolades, owners (hopefully) get profits, but it's the front-of-house team who makes sure that the diner experience is just so. And so here, they get some of our love.

Bartender of the Year 2017: Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bartender of the Year 2017: Sabrine Dhaliwal

Our Bartender of the Year brings an elegant sense of balance to her libations.

Sommelier of the Year 2017: Lisa Haley

Sommelier of the Year 2017: Lisa Haley

Lisa Haley brings a passion for natural and authentic wines, a scholarly bent and some Montreal savoir faire to Vancouver's wine scene.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Sid and Joan Cross

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Sid and Joan Cross

Together, Sid and Joan Cross have raised the bar for what was possible for B.C.'s hospitality industry.