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'Hidden gem' brought out of hiding for Dine Out Vancouver

Tucked into the south of Burnaby, the Riverway Clubhouse isn't exactly a restaurant you stumble upon, particularly for out-of-towners.
Riverway Clubhouse
Chef du cuisine at Riverway Clubhouse, Ken Ou, with the restaurant's Queen Charlotte Islands Halibut two way. The dish is on the restaurant's menu for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Tucked into the south of Burnaby, the Riverway Clubhouse isn't exactly a restaurant you stumble upon, particularly for out-of-towners.

"It really is a hidden gem, because some people don't even know we're here," says Kristen Robb, marketing coordinator for Riverway. "So, we're working on it."

But soon, the clubhouse at the Riverway Golf Course will play host to people from all over the region when it takes part in Dine Out Vancouver.

The clubhouse participated last year, as well, though this year the menu is different, and the price is increasing to $28.

"You're getting a better quality meal for a special price," Robb says. "So it gives us a little more room to do something more special, that extra little bit."

Generally, the clubhouse caters to local golfers and their family and friends, and has a strong lunch crowd from businesses in the area, according to Robb. But she hopes the Dine Out Vancouver event will draw new customers to the area.

"It's a great opportunity to get people from farther out who don't normally come here to try something different," Robb says. "And I think that's kind of what the point of Dine Out is, is for a lot of the foodie people to try restaurants perhaps they've not tried before and hopefully find a new one that they like, that they'll frequent after the festival."

The clubhouse's Dine Out menu includes options such as vanilla poached Canadian lobster tail, Queen Charlotte Islands halibut, red braised pork belly and pan seared sesame-crusted scallop and deconstructed lemon meringue pie.

Aside from the food and the location, the clubhouse also has another unique feature - it's warm and inviting atmosphere, according to Robb.

"Definitely the building itself is quite unique,” she says. "It's really warm, with a lot of wood accents, and this is a fairly new building for us."

The Riverway Clubhouse is at 9001 Bill Fox Way. For more information about the clubhouse, go to

The Riverway isn't the only Burnaby restaurant participating in the popular annual Dine Out Vancouver event.

The other Burnaby participants are: Broken Rice Vietnamese Restaurant in Burnaby Heights at 4088 Hastings St.; Hart House alongside Deer Lake at 6664 Deer Lake Ave.; Horizons on Burnaby Mountain at 100 Centennial Way; The Keg Steakhouse and Bar at 4510 Still Creek Ave.; Reflect Social Dining and Lounge at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; Stonegrill at the Met at #259-4820 Kingsway; and Tivoli's Restaurant at 4201 Lougheed Hwy.

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival takes place from Jan. 17 to Feb. 2. Public reservations are now open. Go to for more information on the restaurants, menus and reservation process.