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Our History

Chris Chatten, now owner of Shaughnessy Restaurant, worked tirelessly to see his vision come to fruition at 1984 grand opening of the then-named Sprinkler’s Restaurant. It was here that the legacy of one of Vancouver's landmark restaurants began it’s journey to become a must-visit dining destination.

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What's in the name

Two Vancouver landmarks gave Shaughnessy its name. The surrounding neighborhood and the golf course that resided on the VanDusen Botanical Garden site in the 1940s and 50s.

Here & now

Chris and his family continue to operate the restaurant to this day and invite everyone to join them to experience all that Shaughnessy Restaurant has to offer.

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Dining With Us

Our menu is seasonal, innovative, and featured elevated comfort classics. When possible, we strive to use only local vendors including produce harvested from VanDusen Garden.

The beauty of the room with its airy intimate ambiance is enhanced by floor-to-ceiling pure drape swaths. Skylights, white gravels on the walls, and potted plants give the feeling of the lush Botanical Garden indoors.

Get closer to nature on our large outdoor covered patio overlooking the fountain, pond, and VanDusen Gardens. If you’re looking for a more intimate al fresco affair book our secret garden patio. It is perfect for smaller events and our harvest table dinners.

We cater to a variety of events throughout the year – wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthday, bar/bat Mitzvahs, family reunions, and corporate meetings. Exclusive restaurant bookings are available, and we can accommodate a variety of group sizes up to 200 people.