The Patio Lake Breeze Bistro is located in Naramata Bench. It came highly recommended by locals and tourist.
From the patio you aren’t able to see the gorgeous view but it is a must see.
It’s casual and the prices are affordable, more importantly the food is fresh, simple and delicious.
Burger was juicy and thick. Balsamic and pickled veggies cut through the richness, very nice balance.
Pork sirloin had a nice crunchy char on the outside and the meat was juicy and tender on the inside. Topped with pear and balsamuc compote. With a side of wild rice and sautéed leafy greens. We paired that with one of their fuller wines, Meritage. Continue reading “The Patio Lake Breeze Bistro”→
The time I went it was packed with the work crowd sneaking off early to start their weekend binge. I went around 3PM on Friday and, by 4PM it was packed.
Don’t let the picture fool you, I snapped it when I arrived and this is only half of the patio, the other half is uncovered.
Didn’t get to try the food but, the drinks were good. Standard sky-high hotel cocktail prices $12. This particular drink is the Hotel Georgia, Plymouth Gin, Lemon Juice, Orgeat Syrup, Orange Blossom Water, Egg White, Nutmeg. I just came from the gym and one drink was all I could enjoy otherwise I’d fall out of my seat.
Atmosphere is relaxing, almost like I’m on a Vegas vacation sipping cocktails under the sun. Also like Vegas, it is a meat market. The girls are hot and there are plenty of men.
What I love about Summer? Patio and beach hopping while sipping on my favourite summer drinks, mojito’s and sangria’s. To help you get into the swing of patio season, I’ve come up with a list of my favourite patio’s in Vancouver. They are my faves because of their fun vibe, view and of course the patio itself.
I love Kits in the Summer. Every time I am in Kits on a sunny day I wished I still live here. The vibe is so fun and vibrant.
Local Public Eatery patio, situated right across Kitsilano beach is a popular place for sun worshipers and locals. It’s fun and I believe they still have sangria’ specials.
Another Ktisilano patio is right on the beach, The Boathouse.
Speaking of beaches, Cactus Club English Bayis very popular for beach go-ers for a quick bite. Although, I would rather just sit in the sand.
Patio’s in Granville Island will give you an undisturbed view of Vancouver’s harbor. A very popular tourist destination.
Chill Winston, is still one of my go to patio’s. The vibe is fun and the patio is street level and, people watching is one of my favourite pastimes. The largest patio in Gastown
The Keefer with a pool in the middle of the rooftop lounge
The Keg in Yaletown rooftop patio and lounge is chic and full of Yaletown yuppies.
Another restaurant for good seafood and has a gorgeous rooftop garden patio is Joe Fortes
Hidden patio at Gotham’s Steakhouse
Reflections rooftop lounge patio on the 4th floor of Hotel Georgia is one of the more swank patio’s downtown. Reminds me of Las Vegas, you can check out my review. Reflections has corporate atmosphere that turns into a meat market for brokers later in the evening. Quickly becoming a hotspot
Market Shangri-La rooftop patio is another swank patio although not as big as Reflections.
Havana’s on Commercial drive has such a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
The Mill, situated on the Coal Harbour’s seawall is a very popular spot for tourists and locals. The only negative, I found was their limited drink menu . How can you not have mojito’s or sangria’s if you have a patio??? Although the vibe and view compensates their lack of drink selections.
Patio season is coming to an end before it does it is absolutely crucial to visit Mahoney and Sons. Their large wrap around patio is at the convention centre and has undisturbed views of coal harbor marina. It is has been my favorite patio spot in Vancouver this summer.
Now the Food..
All the burgers and sandwiches comes with a choice of fries or salad.
Mushroom burger with truffle and aioli, was scrumptious, I am not huge a fan of burgers but, shucks! Add truffle and aioli and, its mouth watering. 4/5
Veggie Sandwich– the ciabatta bread was warm and crunch. The roasted veggie was nicely grilled and fresh. 3.5 /5
Salmon Burger– This is my favourite. The portion of the salmon was very decent, it was nice and fresh. There was no need to hide the fish in sauce like some other restaurants, when the quality fo the fish is sub-par. This was perfect. 4/5
Irish burger and Gamin bacon – A juicy burger, made with fresh ingredients. If you want a regular meaty burger, this is it.
Mango Coconut Sundae, with pineapples and gingered pecans. The coconut flavor was very the mango was too strong. I could much on the gingered pecans and I’ll be set, they were delicious.
Chocolate sundae, mixed with strawberries, cashew and caramel sauce.
Irish Rose, reminded me of a strawberry mojito, it is a bit watered down for my taste.