The Bee & Thistle is located in a popular restaurant neighborhood, known locally as “the Drive”. The list below features some of our favourites within easy walking distance.
A “taste of France on the Drive”. A recommended restaurant nearby. Reservations are usually necessary.
Havana’s Cuban Restaurant
A popular, trendy restaurant offering great breakfasts, lunches and dinners. One of the best patios in Vancouver for an afternoon refreshment!
Fets Whisky Kitchen
Great breakfast, casual lunches and dinners. Over 1,300 whiskies on offer, as well as a great selection of local craft beer.
Biercraft Tap and Tapas
Enjoy a great lunch or dinner whilst enjoying beers from around the world. Owners are proud of their fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
Five Elements Cafe
Only 3 blocks from our door, this is our favourite place for a quick and inexpensive bowl of pho or a variety of noodle and rice dishes. They don’t have a website but you can check them out on TripAdvisor.
Pepinos’ Spaghetti House
Authentic Italian pasta and mains.
Pizza Garden – Take Out
A fast-food pizza for takeout, delivery or pick up a slice. Not much space to eat in.
Via Tevere Pizzeria – Eat In
Their goal is to “honour their family heritage and the tradition of pizza-making by serving up la vera pizza Napoletana—the true Neapolitan pizza”!
Sula Indian Restaurant
Serving fresh, tasty and spicy Indian food prepared using fresh herbs, garam masalas which are roasted and made in-house combined with rich flavors from ginger and garlic. #3 for Best Indian Food in Vancouver on the Golden Plates Awards 2018.
Tatsu Japanese Bistro
Tatsu Japanese Bistro offers variety of fusion Japanese dishes including sashimi, sushi, rolls, and izakaya food with creativity in unique, modern environment. A short walk away, inexpensive and we recommend it.
DownLow Chicken Shack
We haven’t eaten here but if the big lineup every day means anything, this restaurant is definitely worth checking out. Very nearby.
A small and intimate restaurant that offers a unique Tunisian and French menu..
Bandidas Taqueria Mexican
Excellent place for inexpensive vegetarian breakfast, lunch or dinner. Its a bit of a walk or a bus/car ride, but one of our favourites.
Rosemary Rock Salt
Sandwiches and bagels.
Excellent folk Lebanese food.
ChongQing Chinese Food
Excellent authentic Chinese food. Not Westernized fast food Chinese food.