Vancouver Restaurant Awards 2012

May 1, 2012

Comforting, casual food is all the rage these days—we've added to the roster of Vancouver magazine Restaurant Awards two new categories: Best Pizzeria and Best Noodle House—but our panel of judges confirmed that upscale dining is back, and that perennial favourites still rule some of the major awards

 

Click here for pictures and videos from the award ceremony held on April 23, 2012

 Click on the categories below to read the judges' comments and see the winners

BEST of the YEAR
 
BEST of CATEGORIES
 
BEST of CATEGORIES (cont'd)

Restaurant

 

Seafood

 

Upscale Dining

New Restaurant

 

Steakhouse/Chops

 

Casual Dining

Chef

 

The Americas

 

Casual Chain

Pastry Chef

 

Italian Upscale

 

Food Cart

Bartender

 

Italian Casual

 

Noodle House

Ingredient

 

Pizzeria

  

Producer/Supplier

 

French Upscale

 
OUTSIDE VANCOUVER

Interior Design

 

French Casual

 

North Shore

  

Chinese Upscale

 

Whistler

SPECIAL AWARDS
 

Chinese Casual

 

Victoria

Lifetime Achievement

 

Dim Sum

 

Vancouver Island

Mentorship

 

Japanese Upscale

 

Okanagan

Front-of-House Service

 

Japanese Casual

 

Winery/Vineyard Dining

Environmental Initiative

 

Indian

 

Resort Dining

  

Korean

 

  

Thai

 

 

Vietnamese

 

 

Other Asian

  

How We Did It:

For many categories, our 18 judges were divided into specialized teams. Anyone with a perceived conflict of interest in a particular category was excluded from that category. We thank them all for their time and extraordinary dedication. Meet the judges here.

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