It’s a T-shirt-warm evening and you’re hanging with friends on the chatty patio of your favourite Richmond restaurant. A golden sunset is unfurling across the sky, the table is filled with delicious dishes and chilled libations and a deep reverie of relaxation is reminding you that you really need to do this more often.

Not sure where to go next? Read on for some drink and dine patio hotspots to discover in Richmond––complete with our tasty menu suggestions. Then gather your group and head on over while the sun is still shining.

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant

140-3866 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC

This Steveston Village favourite fuses top-notch seafood with a classy but casual ambiance––plus tables offering great views of the boats bobbling in Fisherman’s Wharf. You’ll find plenty of perfectly prepared ocean treats to dive into, from fresh local oysters to pan-roasted sea bass and from seared sockeye salmon to shareable seafood platters. B.C. wines are also well represented; ask your server for pairing recommendations.

Blue Canoe’s signature patio right by the water. PHOTO CREDIT: Tourism Richmond

Must try: The ‘canoe size’ chilled seafood platter, with crab, mussels, salmon, oysters and more. Pair it with a Wild Goose Pinot Gris.

Britannia Brewing

250-12240 Second Avenue, Richmond, BC

It’s hard to beat a parasol-shaded patio table at this friendly village taphouse. Menu-wise, you’ll find seafood-packed spaghettini, sake-infused sablefish and a top-notch gourmet burger––plus a brunch offering that’s one of the city’s best. On warm days, you’ll also typically find a happy dog or two basking in the sun alongside their owners. When it comes to beer, peruse the list of Britannia’s own-made brews, then savour some 6-ounce sampler glasses to find your favourite.

Cool down with a refreshing beer and with the company of furry pals. PHOTO CREDIT: Tourism Richmond.

Must try: Beer-battered wild rockfish with shoestring fries and a Riptide IPA.

Catch Kitchen + Bar

200-3866 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC

With its mesmerizing panoramic views over the shoreline and the bobbling boats of Fisherman’s Wharf, this lofty, second-floor village hot spot serves-up some of the best sunset vistas in Richmond. Shift your gaze to the menu, though, and you’ll also find a tempting array of top-notch burgers, steaks and pasta dishes to choose from alongside delicious seafood mains such as halibut chimichurri and miso-glazed black cod.

Panoramic view from Catch Kitchen + Bar’s rooftop patio. PHOTO CREDIT: Catch Kitchen + Bar.

Must try: Add a bottle of Sandhill Viognier from B.C. to your shareable crab cakes starter.

Cannery Cafe

3711 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC

In the heart of Steveston, aim for a table on the foliage-framed wooden deck of this rustic, bistro-style restaurant. The perfect way to fuel-up for a great day out in the village (all the Moncton Street boutiques are just a few steps away), brunch is a mainstay of the menu here––and there’s a huge array of options to choose from. You’ll find several eggs benedict varieties alongside favourites such as steak and eggs and delicious, sausage-packed breakfast paella.

Check out the inviting Cannery Café patio. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

Must try: On cooler days, order the house-made Granny’s Chowder, a sourdough bread bowl brimming with chunky seafood broth.

Country Vines Winery

13060 Steveston Highway, Richmond, BC

Perhaps Richmond’s finest hidden gem patio, the flower-framed alfresco area alongside this charming boutique winery is a great place for a laid-back, late-afternoon meet-up with friends. Start inside by sampling a Country Vines tipple or two, then snag a table outside for some loquacious imbibing––plus delicious shareable charcuterie or food truck fare. Need more? There’s often live music here as well––check here for upcoming dates and performers.

Country Vines Winery houses a lovely hidden gem patio. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

Must try: The winery’s fruity Contact Pinot Gris is a perfect summertime sipper.

Ember Indian Kitchen

135-6168 London Road, Richmond, BC

Summer-loving spice fans should swing by this large London Landing restaurant where the expansive patio overlooks the picturesque, foliage-fringed shoreline of the Fraser River. The menu––which fuses Indian and African influences––includes popular, perfectly prepared favourites such as chicken tikka, tandoori tiger prawns and––our personal go-to––the shareable BBQ platter that is ideal for a sunny evening of feast-like dining with friends.

Enjoy a picturesque view while dining. PHOTO CREDIT: Ember Indian Kitchen

Must try: Save room for some luscious, cardamom-infused kulfi ice cream.

Flying Beaver Bar & Grill

4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond, BC

A sunset-hugging hangout overlooking the Middle Arm of the Fraser River, this shoreline charmer where seaplanes arrive and depart is one of the city’s best pub-style restaurants. Tables on the deck are always popular but many of the indoor seats also offer expansive river views. Menu-wise, you’ll find a huge array of hearty pub grub classics, from burgers to pizzas and from pasta to rice bowls. Check the daily specials and be sure to add a B.C. craft beer to your order.

The Flying Beaver serves a side dish of great sunset views. PHOTO CREDIT: The Flying Beaver.

Must try: We love their weekly Taco Tuesday, with six different varieties to choose from (blackened cod recommended).

Fuggles Beer Tasting Room

103-11220 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC

It’s a little off-the-beaten-path but craft beer fans love hitting the covered deck at this celebrated microbrewery tasting room. Chatty and ever-friendly, it’s the kind of place you easily find yourself staying far longer than you had planned. Start with a tasting flight to discover your favourite Fuggles libation (be sure to include their seasonal specials), then add a grilled baguette sandwich to keep you sated for the next round or two.

The dog-friendly patio is also open during colder months. PHOTO CREDIT: Fuggles Beer.

Must try: Mac & Cheese bites that serve as the perfect accompaniment to beer.

G-Men at Steveston

3711 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC

Across the street from Fisherman’s Wharf, we love snagging an alfresco table and hanging out with friends on the boardwalk-like deck fronting this chatty ramen noodle joint. It’s hard to beat the vibe on a languid sunny evening with the ocean breeze scenting the air and a full array of Japanese izakaya-style dishes to dive into––consider shareable small plates such as gyoza, chicken karaage and Hokkaido potato croquettes along with an ice-cold pitcher of Sapporo.

Consider the woodsy alfresco tables at G-Men. PHOTO CREDIT: G-Men Steveston.

Must try: Deep-fried chicken karaage and an ice-cold Japanese or B.C. beer.

GoodCo Steveston

4020 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC

Hugging a section of Steveston’s shoreline promenade, GoodCo’s linear patio is often the liveliest spot in the village on laid-back sunny evenings. Join the chatty hubbub under one of the Phillips Brewing parasols and dive into an enticing menu of elevated pub dishes ranging from smash burgers to cod tacos to heaping salad bowls. There’s also an excellent array of B.C. craft beers on tap here.

Don’t miss the shoreline-hugging patio at GoodCo. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

Must Try: Totally Loaded Tater Tots and a refreshing Good Co. Lager.


12351 Third Avenue, Richmond, BC

Amble down the Fisherman’s Wharf ramp and place your order at this iconic floating fish and chips purveyor––which serves perhaps B.C.’s best golden-fried seafood treats. Then, snag a table near the serving hatch or return to the Wharf where picnic tables await. Operating for almost 40 years, this family-run spot has mastered fish and chips (in cod, halibut, snapper or salmon versions), but they also offer everything from tacos to burgers to delicious house-made chowder.

Enjoy seafood with a shoreline view at Pajo’s. PHOTO CREDIT: Tourism Richmond.

Must try: Battered wild salmon and fries­­ (including secret-recipe tartar sauce) plus Fentimans ginger beer.

Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill

112-3800 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC

Hugging the heart of the Fisherman’s Wharf boardwalk, the outdoor seating at this warm and friendly Steveston stalwart is often the liveliest spot in the village on laid-back sunny evenings. Join the chatty hubbub and dive into an enticing menu that offers everything from fish and chips to fresh oysters and from hearty pasta dishes to an array of authentic Thai options. Also consider the Monday to Friday 2pm to 5pm Happy Hour, complete with copious drink and dine specials.

Enjoy fresh seafood right by the Fisherman’s Wharf. PHOTO CREDIT: Tourism Richmond.

Must try: We love the spicy, cashew-topped prawn pad Thai goong here.

Last Updated on May 16, 2024 by Tourism Richmond