Bite of Burnaby is a month-long food festival happening in March that features special multi-course menus from restaurants around the city.
With so many exciting options, it’s the perfect opportunity to transform a meal into a full date night! Below are some simple and fun itineraries for those in the Brentwood and Metrotown neighbourhoods.
Brentwood Date Night Itinerary Options
Dinner Option 1 – Earl’s Amazing Brentwood
Start the date off at the new Earl’s at Amazing Brentwood and enjoy a truly amazing experience! With its stunning aesthetics, delicious menu and fantastic atmosphere, you’ll be assured of the chain’s reputation for consistency.
For this year’s Bite of Burnaby, they are offering both lunch and dinner menus that feature some of their signature and popular items such as Clam Chowder and Truffle Tortellini on their menu.
And don’t forget about the decadent dessert offered!
Address: 4525 Lougheed Hwy. Unit 1308, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6
Dinner Option 2 – Atlas Steak + Fish
Looking for something a bit more luxurious and fancy experience? Then award-winning and top-rated Burnaby restaurant, Atlas Steak & Fish, will be your best bet!
Their $55 multi-course Bite of Burnaby menu features an Amuse Bouche followed by three courses filled with delicious entrees including Josper Smoked Potato Chowder, 6oz Petite Filet Bernaise, Pan Seared Creole Ling Cod and Raspberry Lemoncello Tart.
For those willing to splurge, a wine pairing can also be included for each course for $70.
Address: 4331 Dominion Street, 2nd Floor Burnaby BC
Activity Option 1 – The REC Room
A classic spot for an indoor date is always the arcade and The REC Room delivers just that plus much more!
Featuring over 90+ different games and VRs, there’s something here for everyone no matter what your gaming preference is (shooters to rhythm games to VR to luck-based). Go head-to-head in classic Basketball Hoop-Toss, battle it out for first place in Mario Kart or make a baseball pitch before redeeming your credits at “The Trophy Case.”
Note that all The Rec Room guests must be over 19 years old or accompanied by parents.
Address: 1920 Willingdon Ave Unit 2106, Burnaby, BC V5C 0K6.
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Activity Option 2 – VIP Cineplex Amazing Brentwood
With Netflix shafting Canadians with their no account sharing policy, it may be back to make a visit to the movie theatres.
Get ready to be pampered while watching your next movie at the VIP Cineplex! Each cushy seat comes with a leather recliner and side table where you can order food like salads or burgers right to your seat while sipping on some alcohol (for visitors ages 19+).
Enjoy the detailed high-definition projector that guarantees an amazing view no matter which seat you’re at!
Address: 3106, 1920 Willingdon Ave Unit 31-06, Burnaby
Activity Option 3 – Grand Villa Casino
To finish off your night in an exciting way, test your luck at Grand Villa Casino! Try out gaming tables, slots or poker rooms or book one of their luxury salons if you’re feeling lucky enough?
Head down to the Pulse Arena on the lower level near Personas and Centro Bar to indulge in a wide range of automated, live, and video gaming options including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Sicbo, and Craps.
Grand Villa also features live music performances if you’d prefer to sit back and relax after all that gaming!
NOTE: The casino isn’t for everyone – especially those who may have an addictive personality or are sensitive to noise. Always check with your partner first.
Address: 4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7.
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Metrotown Date Night Itinerary
Dinner Option 1: ZUBU Ramen Metrotown
ZUBU is the place to be if you’re looking for a lively and vibrant atmosphere! Ramen may be what they are known for but they have way more than that. Try their $35 Bite of Burnaby menu to see their diverse culinary range.
Their 4-course $35 menu offers up a great selection of items like Takoyaki (octopus balls), 5 Piece Crispy Chicken, Temaki Hand Roll (hand-rolled sushi), Tonkotsu Kuro Ramen (black garlic pork broth ramen), Mazesoba (dry noodle dish) and Mochi Ice Cream (rice cake ice cream).
You’ll certainly get value for your money with all the dishes included!
Address: 4575 Central Blvd M01, Burnaby, BC
Dinner Option 2: Time & Place
Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown’s Time & Place! Enjoy the best of Pacific Northwest’s fresh and seasonal local ingredients, presented in a refined but relaxed setting – no need to dress up too much.
Their three-course $39 menu includes House BBQ Pulled Pork, Pan Roasted Pacific Cod, Alderwood Smoked Beef Brisket and Peach Creme Brulee.
Address: Inside Hilton – 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC
Activity Option 1: REVS Bowling
The bowling alley is a classic date spot for a good reason – it is a fun interactive spot where both of your competitive sides can come out! Does the winner buy dessert? Light trash-talking ends up flirting? Yup, you got it.
Best of all, bowling doesn’t break the bank!
And when you’re in Burnaby, REVS is the OG spot to head to for some bowling. Open every day till midnight, this 10 pin bowling alley also features cosmic bowling.
Address: 5502 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, BC V5B 2Z8
Activity Option 2: Burnaby Village Museum
For something free but still educational and entertaining look no further than Burnaby Village Museum!
This is an open outdoor attraction featuring restored buildings from the 1920s. You can explore how a steam engine was operated, a blacksmith shop, and more across various exhibitions.
For the spring season, the Burnaby Village Museum is open from March 13 – March 24 and they close early (last admission is 4 PM) so we recommend heading here before your dinner!
Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC
Activity Option 3: Got Lot Tea
Customizing accessories like phone cases and frames together can be both fun and creative experience for couples – why not make matching sets?!
Head over to Got Lot Tea where you’ll find dozens of cute charms to add to your case or frame from rainbows to flowers to cartoon characters – whatever suits your style!
Address: 5021 Kingsway #101, Burnaby, BC
With over 45+ participating restaurants for Bite of Burnaby, there’s no doubt more spots that will catch your attention! You take find all the restaurants here on the Bite of Burnaby website.
And if you’re looking for our shortlist of spots by neighbourhood, peek them below:
Check out 45+ Burnaby restaurants offering special multi-course menus all March long!
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