Vancouver Magazine: Restaurant Awards 2012

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If you’re still exploring the new and established dining offerings in Vancouver, I’m sure you’ll be asking: where is the best place to go? Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards makes a considerable effort to help answer that question each year. This year’s results were no different. Check out the list below and start crossing them off your list!

The Winners:

Restaurant of The Year: Hawksworth

Chef of The Year: David Hawksworth

Best New Restaurant: Hawksworth

Best New Design: Hawksworth

Pastry Chef of the Year: Thierry Busset

Best Upscale Restaurant: Hawksworth

Best Casual Restaurant: L’Abattoir

Best Casual Chain: Cactus Club

Best Upscale French: Le Crocodile

Best Casual French: Pied-a-Terre

Best Seafood: Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Best Upscale Chinese: Jade Seafood

Best Casual Chinese: Alvin Garden

Best Dim Sum: Kirin

Best Noodle House: Chef Hung Taiwanese

Best Other Asian: Spice Islands

Best Upscale Italian: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca

Best Casual Italian: La Quercia

Best Indian: Vij’s

Best Upscale Japanese: Tojo’s

Best Casual Japanese: Kingyo Izakaya

Best Thai: Maenam

Best Vietnamese: Phnom Penh

Best Korean: Hanwoori

Best of The Americas: Dona Cata

Best Steakhouse/Chops: Hy’s Encore

Best Food Cart: Re-Up BBQ

Best Pizzeria: Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Best North Shore: Fraiche

Best Vancouver Island: Sooke Harbour House

Best Victoria: Ulla

Best Okanagan: Waterfront Wine Bar

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining: Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek

Best Whistler: Araxi

Best Resort Dining: The Pointe at the Wickaninnish

Lifetime Achievement: Kimble Chan and Nelson Yeung of Kirin Restaurant Group

Best Sommelier: Terry Threlfall

Best Bartender: Danielle Tatarin

Premier Crew: Brooke Delves, Corey Bauldry, Neil Henderson, Iori Kataoka

Mentorship: Julian Bond

Green Award: Trafalgars Bistro

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