With spring quickly turning to summer, patio season has already started in the Fraser Valley. Here are some of the best patios to soak up the sun.
Always a favourite, Beatniks is situated in the heart of Fort Langley, making it the perfect spot for people watching. With lively music and great food, Beatnik’s is the place to be this summer.
Address: 9194 Glover Road, Fort Langley
With locations across the lower mainland and BC interior, MATCH Eatery is a contemporary themed pub. Located at the Cascade Casino in Langley, the patio at MATCH Eatery is surrounded by beautiful scenery and offers inspired pub fare and live music.
Address: 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
With expansive views of the vineyard at Chaberton Estate Winery, the seasonal patio at Bacchus Bistro offers fine French cuisine prepared using local, seasonal ingredients.
Address: 1064 – 216 Street, Langley
Though not strictly a patio, the outdoor space at Fieldhouse balances a cool, casual vibe with a family friendly approach. Offering a selection of local craft beer, wine and snacks, along with treats and a playhouse for the kids, it’s a great space to spend a summer afternoon.
Address: 2281 West Railway Street, Abbotsford
One of Abbotsford’s most beloved eateries, Lou’s has been serving the community for over 20 years. Their year round patio is always a popular spot with its relaxed, friendly vibe, delicious drinks and some of the best pub food in the Valley.
Address: 2852 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford
With over 30 locations across Canada, the vibrant atmosphere and well-designed menu at Cactus Club are well known. Add to that a stunning view of Mt Baker and it’s obvious why the patio at the Abbotsford location is always a top choice for area residents and visitors, alike.
Address: 34650 Delair Road, Abbotsford
With two patios on the restaurant side and a third on the pub side, Kingfisher is situated to take full advantage of the waterfront views. They also offer a BC-forward menu and live music on the weekends.
Address: 23840 River Road, Maple Ridge
From the truck suspended from the ceiling to the beach volleyball court next to the patio, Mission Springs is alive with character. With an extensive beer selection and great food, this is one patio that shouldn’t be missed this summer.
Address: 7160 Oliver Street, Mission
A little further into the Fraser Valley, River’s Edge restaurant is located in Harrison Mills, at Rowena’s Inn. Featuring a contemporary west coast menu and breathtaking views of the Harrison River and Sandpiper golf course, the patio at River’s Edge is definitely worth the drive.
Address: 14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills
Written by Natalie Browne – a self-taught hobby chef and food blogger with a passion for local and sustainable products. Visit her website at kitchenuncorked.com or follow her on Twitter @kitchenuncorked