This has become a favouriteThis has become a favourite spot for myself and friends due to the above as well as parking is not a problem.
A suggestion would be to somehow bring down the noise level.
There was no floral arrangement in the entry way as well without the Gift Shop the area is very uninviting.10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMService was fair because weService was fair because we waited, and waited and waited to be served. We had to flag someone down to get service. She did apologize because they were busy. We were seated in the second room which was almost empty. The ambiance is lovely of course because the scenery is Van Dusen Gardens
The wooden table appeared clean but it was sticky.
The noise level was find because we were in the second room. The first room which was full, was too noisy to be able to enjoy talking to one another.
The food presentation was fine but the crab croissant was very dry.8/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe find eating brunch/lunchWe find eating brunch/lunch at Shaughnessy to be a consistently excellent experience. Service is generally attentive and the food is tasty and attractively presented. The room shows itself off in all seasons, as one is always surrounded by natural light and beauty.7/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe seafood chowder was phenomenal.The seafood chowder was phenomenal. Three out of the four people at the table had it and we all agreed is was fabulous.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back!This is my second time here and I will continue to come back! The menu hasn't changed since last year, but they are so good at making what is on the menu that I cannot complain. The food is tasty (although my pork chop could have been juicer, it was slightly dry/tough), sauces and their flavours are done nicely, and we all loved their herb and parmesan pomme frites! They are so good, which we could have had more! The service was also great. Bread was refilled when asked, server gave us the right amount of "breathing space" to enjoy our food. I hate pushy waiters, so he was fantastic. The atmosphere was relaxing and the restaurant was nice and quiet, though I should note it wasn't busy so that would explain some of the great service/food.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgood foodMy wife and I enjoyed our selves good food well wourth another visit5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Lunch/Visit to VanDusenTwenty years ago I had been a volunteer guide at VanDusen Botanical Garden for about 6 years, so I was a frequent lunchtime visitor to Shaughnessy (previously called Sprinklers). I have not been back since 2001, when I had lunch there with my Mom, who has since passed away. I was celebrating my birthday on May 25th, so I told my husband that I would like to have lunch at Shaughnessy, then walk around the 85 acre garden with our cameras. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, but the treat began with our excellent lunch! So many wonderful memories came rushing back as my husband & I enjoyed a leisurely lunch accompanied by a fine BC wine (Burrowing Owl).5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great lunch!My favourite spot for meeting friends , never rushed, always given great food with friendly service!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant afternoonCame for a belated Mother's Day brunch and enjoyed the garden views along with excellent service from our waiter that afternoon. The food was delicious and I would recommended this to family and friends. I look forward to returning very soon!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely brunch!Great spot to have lunch and then stroll in the Van Dusen Gardens. Out of town visitors loved it. Not kid friendly though. No kids menu available and no change table to be found. Chef was apparently disgruntled at being asked to split adult portions for small children... he eventually did, but apparently under duress! Worth the negotiation though, food and setting were delightful.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMay 2014 DinnerWe have not been here for a while.
The food is very well prepared and the steak is perfect.
The service is excellent.
We will be going back soon.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile at Van Dusen GardensWe make it to Van Dusen Gardens once a year for the All British Car Meet held in the gardens over the long weekend in May. While there, we make a point of having lunch with friends at Shaughnessy. The menu is always fresh and varied with something to meet every appetite and taste. We have not been disappointed. While the front host or hostess can appear a bit "stiff", we have always found the wait staff to be friendly, outgoing and accommodating. A bit pricey, but the food is worth the extra bit of green for special occasions at this remarkable venue (Van Dusen).5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMeat in the greenReally enjoyed lingering at window table beside the garden, lovely lighting enhanced by natural light, & then being able to walk through garden. Food is usually very good.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Garden ExperienceI hadn't been here since the renovation. The restaurant is lovely. The food was excellent and our waiter was outstanding. Will definitely return.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI feel relaxed in the restaurant.I feel relaxed in the restaurant. It looks beautiful and full of warmth.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayFrom the first step, the service was very good from all levels of staff. The special Mother's Day menu provided a great choice of dishes to suit all tastes. Our party of three came away very satisfied with nothing but good comments about the day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchThe overall experience at the Shaughnessy Restaurant was good. Did not care for being limited to one menu though, would have liked to have had the option of ordering from restaurant menu. Not much variety on Mother's Day menu for the price. One member of our party ordered coffee but the waitress did not ask if anyone else would like coffee, would have saved her a trip for a second cup! Would come back though for the opportunity to try the regular menu, and dining out on the deck with the garden view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTet a TaThe food was good, service was good, the view was very nice and the atmsophere is good too. Lunch on the deck was a nice way to spend with family and friends on a Sunday.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food & excellent serviceHad a weekend brunch and enjoyed our food with great gusto ! Fresh baked blueberry scones for a start & coffee. The Seared Albacore Tuna Burgers with Pomme frites were excellent , very tasty ! Food was served on time and the Staff that were on that day were all friendly and helpful. Price very reasonable , we've been here before and we'll go back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, a very pleasant experienceOverall, a very pleasant experience for my partner's birthday dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallop and prawn quesadillaThe scallop and prawn quesadilla was outstanding and not over cooked. It was presented very well too. Service was quick and very pleasant.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh sunny lunch atmosphereWe went for lunch. Very relaxing, sat facing the garden, was warm and sunny perfect atmosphere for lunch date.
The food was excellent but would have preferred more choice. Possibly dinner has more choices, did not ask.
The service was excellent and attentive. Definitely would recommend and return myself. Perfect relaxing for a lunch date
especially if you include the walk in the the Van Dusen Gardens after the meal.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood funWe enjoyed our lunch very much! The restaurant was busy but the service was still pretty fast! The food was presented beautifully, We will go back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Nugget in the ParkAlways enjoy the experience at the Shaughnessy. Food, service, ambience is always consistently great. Thank you.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of a kind restaurant, beautifulExcellent in all the senses, great food, ambiance and service, surrounded by beautiful gardens.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM