Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination. Whistler features two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing, snowboarding, hiking trails, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Clearly, Whistler’s got it all, naturally attracting over two million people each year. This of course, transcends into over two million hungry tummies. Dining in Whistler can be overwhelming, especially with all the great choices – so we’ve broken it down into bite-size-pieces so it’s easier to digest!
So, once you’ve worked up an appetite, where do you go to satisfy your craving? Heck, there are over 70 restaurants and pubs in Whistler to choose from! Let’s start simple. The Summit Lodge & Spa boasts two of Whistler’s best restaurants – Elements Urban Tapas Parlour and Sachi Sushi, both local favourites.
Accessible from the Summit Lodge lobby, Elements never disappoints with ever-changing menus created with a commitment to local meats, produce and seafood, and BC VQA boutique wines. Elements has been voted Best Tapas since 2005! Local tip: Try the Eggs Benedict.
Just around the corner from Elements, is Sachi Sushi, where the atmosphere is always upbeat, with energetic servers and creative sushi chefs to make your dining experience unforgettable. Owner and Head chef Toshiyuki Kobayashi has over 30 years experience, and has been making Whistler’s Best Sushi for 25 years!
Now that you’ve nailed down two of the best restaurants in Whistler, why not dabble in a few more. During Whistler Tasting Tours walking tours, guests enjoy a fantastic multi-course meal with local wine pairings, where each course is provided at different Whistler restaurant. The blind wine tasting and tasty treats are a definite highlight, and nothing beats sabering a bottle of champagne in Whistler’s largest wine cellar. With lunch, dinner and dessert tours, Whistler Tasting Tours will help you discover the best in the Whistler dining scene.
Pique’s Best of Whistler 2013 – Food & Drink
Best Pasta – Pasta Lupino Gourmet
Best Soup, Stew and Chilli – Gone Village Eatery
Best Pizza – Creekbread
Best Beer – Brewhouse
Best Hot Chocolate – Blenz
Best Quick Lunch & Best Vegetarian Food – Ingrid’s
Best Dessert – PureBread and Araxi
Best Value – El Furniture Warehouse – Everything on the menu is $5.00
Best Burger – Splitz Grill
Best Steak – Hy’s Steakhouse
Whistler’s award winning restaurants and chefs offer appetizing food and drink from different ethnicities and regions, with many featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients – for those seeking a truly Canadian dish. For more information on any of the restaurants listed, please call the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Summit Lodge. Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.