Five New West Restaurants to Delight Your Palate at Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2024

As the culinary scene continues to evolve, food enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the next delicious discovery. New Westminster has become a hub for gastronomic delights, and the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival, running from Jan. 17 to Feb. 4, 2024, is the perfect opportunity to explore its vibrant food culture. In 2024, five exciting eateries have joined Dine Out, offering a diverse range of flavors that promise to tantalize your taste buds. Let’s take a closer look at these culinary gems that are sure to make your dining experience unforgettable!

Photo credit: Howe Sound Taphouse & Kitchen

Howe Sound Taphouse & Kitchen

Howe Sound Taphouse & Kitchen in New Westminster marks the expansion of an iconic brewery with deep roots dating back over two decades in Squamish, BC. Renowned for its craft beer, Howe Sound Brewing has earned multiple awards, including the prestigious Brewery of the Year award in 2022.

Stepping into the New West location, you are welcomed by the familiar charm of a classic pub. Equipped with 2 pinball machines, high-definition TV’s, a lineup of craft and domestic beer taps and a food menu of timeless favorites, like a stone fire pizzas or shareables to dig into over the Sunday Football game. An ideal space for socializing with friends and family.

Special Dine out Vancouver Festival Offer: Howe Sound Taphouse & Kitchen is offering a three-course dinner menu for $40. (It’s available on a walk-in-only basis, with first come, first served.)

Howe Sound Taphouse & Kitchen
411 Columbia St.

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The Boathouse Restaurant

Located along the scenic Fraser River at the New Westminster Quay, The Boathouse Restaurant is the premier dining destination for a distinctively Westcoast menu of wild and sustainable seafood, steaks and more. Grab a seat in the stylish dining room or bar for freshly shucked oysters and stunning waterfront views; or out on the seasonal open-air patio for a closer look at the river boats during happy hour.

Special Dine out Vancouver Festival Offer: The Boathouse is serving a three-course dinner, including dinner rolls and butter, for $65.

The Boathouse Restaurant
900 Quayside Dr.

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River’s Reach Pub

The history of the River’s Reach Pub began in 2000, although one look inside and you’ll be transported to the early 1900’s. The Pub has successfully brought back a sense of the ‘Old West Coast’ to New West. River rock and unique hardwoods have found a hillside home in a community that dates back over a hundred years. Simply put, the River’s Reach Pub is where ‘Tradition Meets Excellence’.

On Dec.14, 2000 this ‘multi award winning’ pub officially opened for business and gave everyone a modern day account of New Westminster history. The architecture, craftsmanship and woodwork are unmatched, but it’s the attention to detail that is second to none. From the fireplaces, picture walls and 19th century antiques this pub has to be seen to be appreciated. Come in and make yourself at home- life is just a bit simpler here, and perhaps you too can reach for a piece of a day gone by!

Special Dine out Vancouver Festival Offer: River’s Reach Pub is offering a $30 menu (available for lunch or dinner) that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

River’s Reach Pub
320 Sixth St.













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El Santo

Contemporary, Social & Fresh. El Santo is a restaurant experience that’s uniquely New West. This is a place for you to unwind, to connect with good friends over cocktails, and most importantly, to leave satisfied and happy. Get ready to redefine everything you think you know about Mexican cuisine as you experience Chef Sam Fabbro’s sustainable menu.

Special Dine out Vancouver Festival Offer: El Santo is serving a three-course dinner (appetizer, entrée and dessert) for $50.

El Santo
680 Columbia St.

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Gino’s Restaurant

Gino’s is a long-time family-run restaurant in Sapperton, New Westminster featuring comforting Mediterranean favourites such as pizza, pasta and authentic Greek dishes, such as moussaka, spanakopita and roast lamb made by mama herself! Gino’s offers dine-in, patio service, takeout and delivery.

Special Dine out Vancouver Festival Offer: Gino’s Restaurant is offering brunch, lunch and dinner menus ranging from $20 to $35.

Gino’s Restaurant
431 East Columbia Street

Whether you’re a local looking to explore the latest culinary additions or a visitor eager to taste the flavors of New Westminster, these restaurants promise a delightful and memorable dining experience. So, mark your calendars, make your reservations, and get ready to embark on a culinary journey through the heart of British Columbia during Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2024!

View the full Festival website here.