Restaurants for Special Occasions

New Westminster is full of great restaurants to celebrate special occasions and milestones. Featuring a wide variety of cuisines, here are some terrific restaurants to recognize the special moments in your life. 

Kirin Restaurant

For your next celebration or special occasion, visit Kirin Restaurant for upscale Chinese dining in their beautiful dining roomLocated at the Starlight Casino in Queensborough, is known for its innovative and unique dim sum. They also offer a wide variety of seafood, noodle and rice dishes.  

Dim Sum
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Piva Modern Italian specializes in gourmet modern Italian cuisine in the heart of historic Downtown New West. Classic options like pizza, pasta and steak have been elevated and offer unique flavours and combinations. This trendy restaurant also has a beautiful covered patio for those who enjoy outdoor dining. 

Italian food
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The Boathouse

The Boathouse offers quintessential BC classics like sustainable Ocean Wise seafood, succulent steak and local BC wine pairings. Located at the Inn at the Quay, diners can take in the breathtaking views of the Fraser River from both inside the restaurant and outside on their waterfront patio. 

A selection of food including seafood
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El Santo

Try upscale and trendy Mexican cuisine in downtown New West at El Santo.  Appetizers like chips with guacamole and cornbread, as well as main dishes such as tacos, chicken, steak, and enchiladas are given a contemporary spin. El Santo uses local West Coast ingredients to ensure the highest quality. This chic restaurant has beautiful interior and a lovely patio too. 

Selection of Mexican cuisine
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At Artusi, you can enjoy rustic Italian food with contemporary flair. Located in Uptown New West, this restaurant offers a variety of flavourful starters and salads, as well as their pastas which are made in houseCelebrate a special milestone by enjoying a night out in the dining room or on the patio. 

People enjoying food
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L’Onore Pizza

L’Onore Pizza serves delectable Italian favourites, including appetizers, salads, and pizzas. Their pizzas are handmade and feature their famous sourdough crust with a wide selection of toppings and high-quality ingredients. We also love their gorgeous decor and patio which is perfect for celebrating those special moments.

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If you’ve been to any of these restaurants, or have other places you like to go to celebrate special occasions, let us know my using the hashtag #MadeInNewWest. We also have a patio guide which features all of New West’s outdoor dining options, which you can check out here!