Tucked away at the back of the Granville Island Hotel, the patio at Dockside Lounge looks like it was plucked right out of Miami Beach. A large pergola decked out with black-and-white floor-length curtains provides shade for the dining area, while those sipping cocktails – or beers from the in-house brewery – relax on modern white rattan couches and chairs in the sun. At dusk, the outdoor fireplaces are lit and the pergola’s heaters come on, keeping the patio vibe going well into the evening.
Enjoy lunch or dinner with a view at this celebrated fine dining restaurant and lounge. The sprawling spot features a few distinct areas: the relaxed patio is a chic spot to enjoy a glass of wine while the elegant indoor dining room is more formal with floor-to-ceiling windows and a unique 50-foot aquarium. As with many Vancouver restaurants, the focus here is on seasonal, sustainable ingredients. The menu features a number of spectacular seafood dishes such as seafood carbonara, cedar and soy glazed salmon, and a citrus and dill sablefish. Visit on Sunday mornings to enjoy the live jazz brunch.
Granville Island is a classic Vancouver wedding venue. Affordable, outdoors, iconic in its industrial and artistic vibe, a wedding here is perfect for those who truly connect with their city. When it comes time for the reception, The Dockside at the Granville Island Hotel is ready to accommodate. Whether reserving their spacious dining room or their more casual (and cheaper) lounge, both have patio access and the fact that it’s in a hotel means guests don’t have far to stumble home post-dance party.