Dining in Hollywood North aka Vancouver

If music is the lifeblood of Montreal, movie magic is fast becoming the pulse of Vancouver.

Dubbed “Hollywood North,” VancouverBritish Columbia’s largest city, is the go-to location for a growing number of Hollywood productions, including recent box-office winners Deadpool and the Fifty Shades franchise.

The bonus: Hollywood stars have since become a fixture on the Vancouver scene. Keep your eyes peeled and you could be rewarded with a celebrity sighting during your Vancouver holidays.


Pan Pacific Hotels Group has done the fun research for you and here are five A-listers’ favourite spots


Address: 1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9 (see on map)

Opening hours: 11:30am to 10:00pm or 11:00pm (Friday and Saturday)

As evening falls, make a beeline for Yaletown to revel in its hip factor. Like perennial charmer George Clooney, you too can savour contemporary (and sustainable) Japanese cuisine at Minami, and chase your dinner down with a vodka martini. Located in the heart of Yaletown, Minami focuses on innovative upscale Japanese dining with an emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine and flame-seared Aburi sushi.



Rodney’s Oyster House

Address (Yaletown): 1228 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L2 (see on map)

Opening hours: 11:30am to 11:00pm (daily)

Address (Gastown): 52 Powell Street,Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7 (see on map)

Opening hours: 11:30am to 11:00pm (Monday to Saturday); 4:30pm to 11:00pm (Sunday)

Or heed Canadian actress Meaghan Rath’s advice to load up on oysters and lobsters at Rodney’s Oyster House—for dessert, be sure to enquire about the off-menu key lime pie, reserved for those in the know.



Legendary Noodle

Address: 1074 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M8 (see on map)

Opening hours: 12:00pm to 9:00pm (daily)

Within the neighbourhood, Zimmer is also partial to the fare at Chinese eatery Legendary Noodle, which has been described in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the “best-valued restaurants around the world.”


Hawksworth Restaurant

Address: 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada (see on map)

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 6:30am – 10:30am (breakfast), 11:30am-2:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm – late (dinner and bar menu)

Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am or 7:00am to 10:30am (breakfast), 10:30am – 2:00pm (brunch), 5:00pm – late (dinner and bar menu)

For a fine dining option, consider Hawksworth Restaurant (Downtown Vancouver), voted “Best Fine-Dining Restaurant” in the “Best of Vancouver” poll and cited by Forbes Travel Guide as a celebrity-worthy choice.  



Café Medina

Address: 780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4 (see on map)

Opening hours: 8:00am or 9:00am to 3:00pm (daily)

The café recently clinched the “Best Brunch” award in the annual “Best of Vancouver” poll. Entourage actress Constance Zimmer recommends the Liege waffles and lavender lattes.



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