Vancouver – Platinum Dining Credit
13th May 2023 at 10:28BattMatch 8 posts
Has anyone used the overseas platinum dining credit in Vancouver? I am looking for a recommendation as we will be visiting the city for the first time, enroute to and back from a cruise.
I was thinking to combine a stay at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia via Amex FHR with a meal at the Hawksworth restaurant (on site) but could also use the credit at one of the following:
Black and Blue
Blue water Cafe
Osteria Savio Volpe
Any views from those who have visited would be v welcome!
BattMatch13th May 2023 at 13:56TMG 6 posts
We visited and enjoyed Cardero’s last year (unfortunately just a few days before Amex launched the dining credit). Nice location on the water and easily accesible via the footpath that goes from the convention centre/ cruise terminal all the way to Stanley Park.13th May 2023 at 16:03GillyDee 87 posts
I’ve booked Coast for 29th May. I’ll report back if you’re in Vancouver after that date.18th May 2023 at 19:58BattMatch 8 posts
Thank you both for the replies.
@gillydee we are traveling in mid July so a big ‘yes please’ to your take on Coast!
BM5th June 2023 at 04:07GillyDee 87 posts
As promised a quick review of Coast.
Started off well, went downhill. Service was friendly, nice cocktail (Citrus Bonsai) arrives, order taken, wine chosen, then the adjacent table was much more interesting to the server and our appetisers arrived but the wine didn’t materialise for another 15 minutes.
Cooked fish was very good – fish & chip cones, beautifully cooked scallops, crispy calamari. The sushi tile for 2 was awful; I expected it to taste fresh but everything was just tired and mushy. It was a bit too “room temperature” for me.
1 cocktail, 1 beer, 2 glasses of Sauvignon Blanc, 2 appetisers, 1 main and the sushi tile + tip – 261 Can dollars.
Amex credit posted 2 days later5th June 2023 at 10:59lilyjaneee 6 posts
I was in Vancouver earlier this year and Blue Water Cafe was one of the best meals I’ve had in recent memory – worth every penny for great food and the best service, so I’d highly recommend that.
Anna Lena I don’t think was as good as a lot of 1* restaurants here in London.
I personally used the credit at Minami but that was a regular old sushi restaurant – nothing special.25th June 2023 at 08:58BattMatch 8 posts
Current plan is to try Miku, a sushi (ish) place on the waterfront on our first night of the trip. Reviews look good, it is right next to our hotel (Fairmont Waterfront) and we will be heading off on a cruise the next day.
We will likely try the Rosewood Hawksworth using the FHR credit post cruise. The Blue Water Cafe looks v much my kind of thing so we will probably just splash out for that!
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