Restaurants

Bistro in Gibsons

The Nova Kitchen

While the steep climb to get here seems off-putting, it's worth it for this smashing little farm-to-table bistro – especially if you snag a patio table with its dramatic views over Gibsons Landing and the shoreline …
Canadian in Roberts Creek

Gumboot Restaurant

The perfect place to end your Roberts Creek day, this delightful bistro combines an old-school welcome with a lovingly-prepared menu of comfort dishes fusing West Coast ingredients and international influences – fro…
Cafe in Sechelt

Basted Baker

An excellent addition to the previously sleepy Sechelt dining scene, this super-friendly bistro-like little cafe specializes in housemade biscuit sandwiches – look for the weekly special. Lunch bowls are also justif…
Bistro in Powell River

Coastal Cookery

This casual dining favorite has the town's best patio (there was an eagle's nest in view on our visit) plus a great menu of tweaked classics and seasonal specials – with a strong focus on BC ingredients. If Salt Spr…
Seafood in Gibsons

Smitty's Oyster House

The best spot for seafood in Gibsons (especially if you snag a seat at the communal long table alongside the marina boardwalk), Smitty's sparked a renaissance in local dining when it opened a few years back. It's as…
Cafe in Roberts Creek

Gumboot Cafe

A cool, wood-floored hangout that's ideal for eavesdropping on local gossip – or just perusing the ever-changing art lining the walls. Either way, drop by for coffee and a breakfast fuel-up (the fried egg baguette i…
Barbecue in Gibsons

Smoke on the Water BBQ Shack

Follow your nose along the wharf for this shingle-sided gourmet barbecue shack, like a food truck with a permanent (albeit seasonal) location. Brisket or pulled-pork sandwiches are staples but look out for the occas…
Mexican in Powell River

Costa del Sol

Arriving off-peak is the best way to avoid the crush and maybe even snag a table at this bright-painted little local favorite. Perfectly prepared tacos are the menu mainstays (try the jerk chicken) but the jam-packe…
Bistro in Sechelt

Ty's Fine Foods & Bistro

It's easy to miss this unassuming side street restaurant but there's a reason why a steady stream of locals keep heading through the door for lunch. This deli-cafe combo serves up excellent housemade soups, salads, …
Cafe in Powell River

Base Camp

The town's chattiest community hangout serves great coffee (and chai lattes) at its funky communal tables but there's also a full range of comfort grub to fill you throughout the day – from the lunch fave Tinhat BLT…