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Casually elegant dining in a spectacular garden setting

With both formal and casual options for dining, enjoy your next meal with beautiful views of VanDusen Botanical Garden. Visit either Shaughnessy Restuarant or Truffles Cafe while you're at the garden or come down just for the delicious eats.

Shaughnessy Restaurant

Shaughnessy Restaurant is located minutes from downtown Vancouver, but upon arrival, it’s as though you’ve entered another world. Our garden restaurant offers casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas.

Whether you want to meet friends for lunch, enjoy brunch with family, spend an evening overlooking the gardens accompanied by a brilliant dinner, or just have a casual tea midday, Shaughnessy Restaurant wants to make your moments memorable.

The patio overlooks the garden with views of Livingstone Lake and Bentall Pond.

Shaughnessy Restaurant is located just outside the entrance to VanDusen Botanical Garden off West 37th Ave at Oak St.

Truffles Fine Foods Café

Our unique café location is proudly situated inside the recently completed Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden, offering a stunning view of the surrounding domestic and exotic flora.

Aligning perfectly with the VanDusen Botanical Garden’s living building philosophy, our café offers Fair Trade coffees, handcrafted hot and cold beverages, locally-inspired epicurean entrees, and flavourful lunches and snacks, all freshly prepared on site from the highest quality ingredients.

Our inside space accommodates 58 people and our heated patio 40. 

Truffles Café is located in the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Parking at VanDusen

Parking is free but limited. We encourage visitors to walk, bike, or take public transit to the garden.

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