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 Restaurant or Truffles Café 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. This 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.

The Garden Café

Nestled inside VanDusen's stunning Visitor Centre, The Garden Café offers a stunning view of the surrounding domestic and exotic flora. Aligning perfectly with VanDusen Botanical Garden’s living building philosophy, The Garden Café offers Fair Trade coffees, handcrafted hot and cold beverages, handmade sandwiches, soups, curries, and locally-inspired epicurean entrees that change daily. Please call 604-267-4966 for daily menu offerings. 

The Afternoon tea package is available daily on first come first served basis. The popular picnic baskets are also available in the summer and is subject to availability. Due to volume, The Garden Café is unable to reserve afternoon tea packages or picnic baskets. 

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

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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