Restaurant Awards 2015

Our 17 judges visited hundreds of rooms in order to rank the winners in 50 categories. It was a massive undertaking (the 26th to date), all to provide you with another year of assured great dining

May 10, 2016

Best of the Year
Our marquee categories


Best of Categories
Restaurants by cuisine type for a whole year’s eating


Best of Neighbourhoods
Leave the car at home tonight

Special Awards
Industry stalwarts who excel in their field



How We Did It

For most categories, our 17 judges split into smaller, specialized teams. Anyone with a perceived conflict of interest in a particular category was excluded. Judges discussed long lists, then revisited rooms and voted separately by email to our third-party accountant, Craig Elliot at Crowe MacKay LLP, who tabulated, weighed, and adjudicated the results. Restaurant of the Year was a blind vote between Best Upscale and Best Casual. (The count was a nail-biter: 9 to 8.) Meet the judges here.

Click this link to download a complete list of Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2015 Gold winners

Note: The charitable beneficiary of this year’s Restaurant Awards is Mealshare, which collaborates with local eateries to provide meals to those in need.

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