Group Dining in Vancouver: The City's Best Restaurants for Large Parties

There's nothing like getting a bunch of your most near and dear together to break bread, but sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge finding the right spot that fits your needs. Let this list take care of guess work for you when planning a meal out in Vancouver.

For a fun atmosphere, delicious food and solid cocktails, Chambar is a great choice. Depending on the size of your party, they offer both private and semi-private spaces. Their Belgian cuisine can be enjoyed as a group for brunch, lunch or dinner.

For a super casual sit-down dinner, check out Phnom Penh. Usually, this restaurant has a large line during peak hours, but for parties of 8 or more, you can make a reservation. This Chinatown eatery serves up tasty Vietnamese and Cambodian dishes that are easily enjoyed family style.

If you're celebrating something extra special and want something fancy, make a reso at Botanist in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. This stunning restaurant is a dreamy place to sit down to a delicious meal. An added bonus? When your meal is over, head downstairs to the Lobby Lounge for drinks and live music.



With its truck stop theme, it's hard to miss Red Truck Beer Company. This neighborhood brewery combines freshly brewed beer, diner-style eats, and live music for a good time. They usually have over a half dozen of their Red Truck beers on...  Read More



When you combine an incredible room, delicious food, hospitable service, and an envious wine list, you really can't go wrong. Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar checks all of these boxes, making it one of Vancouver's best steakhouses and it's...  Read More



The Flying Pig in Gastown is a "nouveau Canadian Bistro" where guests can enjoy a seasonally-driven menu. Choose from dishes like their wild seafood pappardelle with a spicy rose sauce or a 14 ounce ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce and handcut...  Read More



An experience at Minami will elevate your tastebuds and bring an entirely new experience of Japanese cuisine to your palate, and it's perfect for group dining. Minami's has two private dining rooms, the Blue Ocean Room and the Blue Wave Room....  Read More

East Side


Campagnolo has been a mainstay along the Main Street corridor for a number of years. Vancouverites love the rustic Italian dishes that are made with local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy dishes like freshly made pastas, hand-tossed pizzas, and...  Read More



Walking into Botanist is like a breath of fresh air, literally. Inspired by the principles of botany and the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest, this vibrant restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace is a feast for the senses. The room's...  Read More



As you make your way up the terracotta stairs from Robson Street, let your senses take in the deliciously fragrant scent from the wood-fired oven. Once inside, let the warm and inviting space welcome you as you take your seat amongst the white...  Read More

East Side


Before we get into the details, we have to warn you that you may become seriously obsessed with Phnom Penh. This mainstay in Chinatown has been attracting steady line-ups of both locals and visitors for years now. People just can't get enough of...  Read More



Nuba specializes in Middle Eastern dishes that are perfect for sharing, making eating an interactive experience. For large groups, the Kitsilano location is ideal. With the ability to host anywhere from 8 to 150 guests, Nuba is great for...  Read More



Getting your group together doesn't have to be limited to the evening, why not meet up for a tasty brunch or lunch? At Chambar, you can dine as a group from morning until night. The menu has a Belgian focus and features local ingredients; you...  Read More


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