Specializing in tantalizing desserts and sumptuous sips, Sweet Revenge offers delicious confections that will get the blood (and blood sugar) pumping to all the right places. Whether it’s a sinfully decadent chocolate pudding cake or a tiramisu that will make you wobbly in the knees, this pâtisserie delivers a bevy of oral pleasures. The decor – red walls, retro photography and furniture – evokes a burlesque atmosphere, and we love that the cosy space promotes plenty of intimacy.
Let’s get it out of the way – that view. My word, that view. Perched above Queen Elizabeth Park, looking out over Vancouver and the North Shore peaks, Seasons provides a showcase for the majesty of the city. And with such an impressive setting, creating a night you’ll both remember is effortless. Throw in a dining room that’s equal parts sophistication and spectacle, as well as a menu that really showcases the best of West Coast cuisine (fresh daily seafood, local meats and market vegetables), and you have the ingredients for a date that shows how much you truly care.
With a name that translates as “the slaughterhouse,” and a space that originally held Vancouver’s first jail, love and romance aren’t exactly in the architecture. But L’Abattoir bucks its darker past with a warm and genuine room that is imbued with a sense of comfort and familiarity. The mosaic tile floors and brick walls create an inviting atmosphere, one where you can let your hair down and focus on the mouth-watering French-influenced West Coast fare – as well as that special someone sitting across from you.
Set the mood and fall in love – for the first time or all over again – at four of Vancouver’s most romantic dining spaces
Brix’s dining room – with its warm lighting, high ceilings and artistic flourishes – is stunning, and the tasty West Coast menu incorporates local ingredients to create what the restaurant calls “modern Canadian cuisine.” But it’s their year-round, glass-covered and heated courtyard that we truly adore. The fairy-tale like room, with its ethereal chandelier and dramatic vines lining the walls, glows with romance. Perhaps it’s the echo of the 350-plus weddings that have taken place there – a sure sign that its romantic reputation is deserved.