The Ultimate Easter Dining Guide 2021

Whether you're spending the holiday at home or visiting your local, feasting on the city's best cuisine is made easy

Whether you’re spending the holiday at home or visiting your local, feasting on the city’s best cuisine is made easy

Brunch features, chef-prepared classics, inspired seasonal dishes, and so much more. The task of celebrating Easter with a meal is made effortless by some of our local favourites.

Check out all of the tasty options below…

1. Honey Salt

Available all Easter weekend, Honey Salt will be serving up a delicious spring-themed brunch, featuring favourites like egg white frittata, and B.C. smoked salmon boards. As a fun and festive addition, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th, the Easter bunny will be stopping by to hand out Easter sweets, treats and an egg-decorating kit ($29).
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

2. Railtown Catering

‘Easter-to-Go’ from Railtown Catering returns this season with traditional multi-course packages that provide dinner all prepped to simply reheat and serve. Featuring a pre-sliced honey-glazed ham accompanied by various seasonal sides like roasted root vegetables with caramelized shallots, scalloped potatoes with Gruyère cheese, deliciously fluffy hot cross buns and rhubarb crumble. Their small package feeds four to six for $199, while the large package feeds eight to 10 for $339. Hot, ready-to-eat packages are also available for an extra charge of $50 and additional side dishes can be added an a la carte basis. They’ve really thought of everything! 
397 Railway Street, Vancouver; Details online

3. Edge Kitchen

This Easter, Edge is providing take-home brunch and dinner options that are ready to serve and perfect for feeding the family. For Easter dinner, select from garlic and rosemary lamb, or a traditional ham, (vegetarian options available), with innovative sides like celeriac and potato pavè, port-infused fig mostarda and strawberry galette or raspberry rhubarb upside down cake for desert. All dinners include a special Easter treat courtesy of Purdys Chocolate. Easter brunch for two is also available and includes rustic springform pan quiche with a Caprese salad and orange/poppyseed loaf. 
1927 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; Prices vary; Details online

4. Gotham Steakhouse and Bar

Offering a limited-edition Easter package, Gotham’s Easter three-course feast for four ($325) includes a fresh citrus salad to start, with a main feature of roast leg lamb, roasted nugget potatoes, fava beans, baby green peas and zucchini, piquillo peppers and a fresh berry pavlova to finish. 
615 Seymour Street, Vancouver; Available for take-out only; Details online

5. Hy’s Steakhouse

Offered at all locations, including Vancouver and Whistler, Hy’s Steakhouse Easter take-home package for four ($395) includes their classic cheese toast and Caesar salad to start, followed by a 32 ounce Canadian prime filet of beef tenderloin, broccoli and cauliflower, sauteed mushrooms, finished with a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
637 Hornby Street, Vancouver & 4308 Main Street, Whistler; Available for take-out only; Details online

6. The Lazy Gourmet

Encouraging families to feast this Easter, The Lazy Gourmet is offering a seven-course Easter dinner ($45 per person), and a grazing box for two ($95), to make enjoying the celebration that much easier. Their at-home dinner includes a spring pea salad, followed by a choice between stuffed turkey breasts, seared B.C. cod, or a vegetarian option. Sides include duck fat roasted potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and honey brown sugar roasted carrots, before finishing the meal with a beautiful Party in Bloom cupcake. Highlights from LG’s grazing box include chicken saltibocca lolly, vegan carrot lox on buckwheat blini, maple glazed salmon and a variety of cured meats, olives, cheese, bread and dips.
1545 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver; Details online or via email

7. Sequoia Company of Restaurants

This year, Seasons in the Park, The Sandbar and Cardero’s will be offering limited-edition brunch features, seafood specials and traditional roast dinners in honour of Easter weekend. 

With panoramic views of the park’s lush landscaping and beautiful city, Seasons in the Park will be serving a grilled veal t-bone and prawns feature throughout the Easter weekend and a crab cake benedict special on the brunch menu.
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

Granville Island favourite, The Sandbar, will be serving up a savoury lobster benedict feature for its brunch menu and guests will also be able to partake in the waterfront restaurant’s signature seafood boil, which includes a full pound of mussels and clams, jumbo prawns and two lobster tails served in a rich Old Bay broth with Andouille sausage, potatoes and local corn on the cob.
1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

Known for its elevated pub classics, Cardeo’s offers a traditional lamb shank feature in addition to the restaurant’s popular Sunday night prime rib dinner, which includes mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and creamy horseradish. Cardero’s brunch menu will also include a spring-inspired green eggs and ham.
1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

8. Five Sails

Head to Five Sails over Easter weekend (Sunday, April 4th and Monday, April 5th) as they serve up an eggs and caviar brunch, fit for the season. Featuring a selection of beautifully prepared breakfast entrees like truffle and cheese souffle, and paired with caviar dessert platters accompanied by a champagne list with a gorgeous Easter champagne cocktail special.  
410 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

9. Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

Head to Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar this Easter and indulge in their brunch, dinner and effortless to-go kits. Their three-course brunch and dinner menus ($68 per person) feature seasonal halibut, prepared with asparagus, bacon, poached button mushrooms, Brant Lake wagyu beef carpaccio, and a lamb duo that nods to its Mediterranean influences. For an easy dinner at home ($235 to $265 for four diners), opt for either a slow-roasted leg of lamb or a super tender boneless prime ribeye roast accompanied with signature corn bread, a sensational spring asparagus soup and a raspberry caramel dessert. Easy-to-follow printed cooking instructions are included. 
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver; Details and reservations online, with Easter to-go boxes available online

10. Fairmont Hotels

With special dine-in menus and festive to-go dinner offerings, Fairmont Hotels help British Columbians celebrate Easter in style. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver offers a take-home menu of prime rib or emperor ham with a variety of sides including roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and dulce de leche cheesecake for dessert (from $258, serving four).
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Details online

Developed by Botanist’s Executive Chef Hector Laguna and his culinary team, Fairmont Pacific Rim will feature a three-course brunch menu ($78 per person). Guests will enjoy a glass of complimentary sparkling wine and a hand-crafted cocktail upon arrival before indulging on a variety of starters including hand-cut beef tartare, followed by main course options like the Baked Sablefish or Slow Roasted Onion Benedict.
1038 Canada Place; Details and reservations online

Arc Restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront will be adding a sweet touch to their ever-popular bottomless brunch and Arc After Dark dining experiences this Easter. Alongside their Easter-themed servings, an array of dippable goodies with a Belgian dark chocolate fondue has been added to both their brunch ($54, or $30 for children) and after-dark ($64) experiences.
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver; Reservations and brunch info online, with reservations and after-dark info online 

Perfect for families, the Fairmont Empress is offering three-course Easter dine-in dinner ($85 per person), featuring a selection of main course dishes from roasted Peace River lamb or pan-seared halibut, and a four-course to-go Easter dinner ($280, serving four to six) that includes a whole maple-dijon-glazed ham, served with scalloped Yukon gold potato and tomme de vallee gratin.
721 Government Street, Victoria; Details and reservations online

11. Trattoria

Available at all locations, Trattoria are offering an Easter weekend brunch platter for two ($25) that includes smoked salmon eggs benedict, cinnamon maple french toast with candied walnuts and bacon, meatballs, forno bread, mista salad and Trattoria breakfast potatoes. 
Various locations; Details and reservations online

12. Black and Blue and The Roof

Celebrate Easter and the re-opening of Black and Blue’s ‘The Roof’ this season and head to the newly renovated, stunning garden-inspired rooftop to enjoy special Easter brunch features and Sunday prime rib dinner.
3rd Floor, 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

13. Glowbal Restaurant

Enjoy a special three-course Easter brunch ($39 per person, with children half-price) on Sunday, April 4th at Glowbal. Begin with a treat of Glowbal mini donuts and fruit smoothie shooters, followed by your choice of starter including brioche avocado toast or smoked salmon gravlax. Mains include your choice of seafood eggs benedict, black truffle scrambled egg, braised wagyu beef and hash or Glowbal French toast (add-ons available). Dessert features include spiced orange cheesecake or Swiss roll carrot cake. 
590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Details and reservations online

14. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

For a stress-free, simple and delicious Easter dinner, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ four-course, take-home menu ($45 per person) offers up an an array of charming seasonal dishes and desserts. Including traditional hot cross buns, smoked salmon, maple-bourbon-glazed ham with seasonal accompaniments, and a molten chocolate cake for dessert paired with festive mini chocolate Easter eggs, you really can’t go wrong. 
1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vacouver; Details online

15. Fable Diner

Available for takeout or delivery, and offering a special Easter family meal all weekend long (Thursday, April 1st to Monday, April 5th), Fable Diner will be serving up a roast chicken dinner with featured salad, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and four housemade ice cream sandwiches.
151 East Broadway, Vancouver; Details online

16. Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

Head to Ancora’s False Creek location for a special two-course lunch ($44 per person) and three-course dinner ($55 per person) this Easter, all created by their executive chef Sebastian Delgado. Guests can indulge in dishes such as prawn causa with avocado mousse and panca emulsion, ‘Papa a la Huancaina’ salad with romaine hearts and soft-boiled egg, and forbidden rice seafood paella with Peruvian corn and sablefish croquettes. They also have a feature cocktail, Easter in Peru, created by Ancora’s bar manager Kam Tabarraee in honour of the holiday.
1600 Howe Street, Vancouver; Details online

And just across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, Ancora Ambleside’s executive chef Jorge Kim is presenting a vibrant two-course Easter lunch ($44 per person) and three-course dinner ($55 per person) that includes crab causa with quail egg, grilled romaine hearts with soft boiled egg, cast iron paella, along with roasted rack of lamb with a garlic butter and quinoa crust.
1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver; Details online

17. Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

As an Easter treat, Papi’s bar manager Katie Slacks has created a special cocktail for drink enthusiasts, the Modern Bunny ($13). Featuring orange-infused gin, Lillet Blanc, white crème de cacao, lemon juice, a dash of orange bitters, and garnished with a slice of Terry’s chocolate orange. This festive creation will be available Sunday, April 4th and Monday, April 5th.
1193 Denman Street, Vancouver; Details online

18. Cibo Trattoria

Head for brunch this Easter and check out Cibo Trattoria’s $15 features. Dig into delicious items such as banana cream pie pancakes with loads of whipped cream, tiramisu-stuffed French toast with mascarpone cream and ladyfinger crumble, salmon benedict with Artic char caviar and whipped ricotta, as well as the Veneto made with polenta hash, sausage and cherry tomato. You can also build-your-own mimosa tray ($30) that includes a bottle of Prosecco and a selection of daily juices. The perfect pairing for this morning meal!
900 Seymour Street, Vancouver; Details online

19. The Met Bar and Grill

Celebrate Easter weekend with the Met’s famous $5 brunch, which includes all the tasty fixings such as eggs, bacon or sausages, hash browns and toast. For dinner, enjoy a $15 roast beef dinner and $5 Budweisers to wind down the holiday weekend. 
411 Columbia Street, New Westminster; Details online

20. Heritage Asian Eatery

Available for takeout Easter weekend from Friday, April 2nd to Sunday, April 4th, Heritage Asian Eatery has created a dim sum feature of new menu items and classic favourites. The Easter Dim Sum Package ($69 for 2 to 3 people), includes prawn dumplings, truffle siu mai, Heritage wings, eggplant, chive prawn cake, xo radish cake, lotus leaf sticky rice and black sesame ball. For larger households, Heritage Family Feasts are available for groups of four to six people.
382 West Broadway, Vancouver; Details online

21. Di Beppe

Kicking off their annual polenta festival on Thursday, April 1st and just in time for Easter weekend, Di Beppe’s featured dishes are available for dine-in only, in a multi-course, prix-fixe option starting at $49 per person, or as a la carte dishes, perfect for families to enjoy over the long weekend. 
8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver; Details online