As British Colombia’s third-biggest city, Burnaby, Canada quite rightly boasts a dining scene as diverse as its 200,000+ inhabitants. Whether you’re looking for Pacific Northwest cuisine or good old-fashioned fish and chips, our Burnaby dining guide features a local restaurant to suit.
A local dining landmark since 1965, Cockney Kings Fish & Chips is the place to go for your fix of this classic British dish. All entrées are served with homemade chips, coleslaw and a roll and butter. They come in traditional varieties like battered cod, haddock or halibut, or opt for more unusual options such as the oyster burger, Louisiana-style shrimp and calamari with tzatziki sauce. Feeling really hungry? Add in soups and appetizers from seafood chowder to fish tacos and sides that include a battered hot dog, homemade mushy peas and gravy.
Traditional Italian cuisine gets updated with chef Will Lucas’s West Coast creativity and locally sourced, seasonal ingredients at Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria. Plenty of pasta dishes feature on the menu from penne with chicken confit, arugula pesto cream and wild mushrooms to tagliatelle with creamy dill sauce, prawns, clams, salmon, halibut, capers and parsley. However, the real deal at Cotto is its delicious, VPN-certified Neapolitan pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired brick forno, in a myriad varieties from classic margherita to the carne topped with sopressata, pancetta, prosciutto cotto and coppa. A splendid wine list with a focus on Italian and British Columbian wines is offered alongside local craft brews and Cotto’s signature cocktails and martinis.
Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria, 6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada, +1 604 299 8002
Every now and then, only a succulent burger or some juicy barbecue will do and Burgers Etc. BBQ House cooks up exactly that. Choose from platters piled high with classic barbecue fare, from St Louis-style smoked ribs and beef brisket to pulled pork, or opt for a BBQ sandwich and combine with macaroni salad, baked beans and house-made creamy coleslaw. Burger options include beef, chicken or veggie, each available with extra toppings that include fried egg, jalapeños or bacon. Wash it all down with one of a range of craft beers.
Burgers Etc. BBQ House, 4091 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada, +1 604 299 8959