The welcome to autumn often comes with a downfall of rain and an uptick of indoor days. Some might feel a little down having to spend more time inside. We prefer to focus on the positives that come with this time of year, a certain luxurious nuance. One of the best ways to spend a dreary day is within the walls of a cozy restaurant. Dining on comfort food and enjoying the warmth of indoors, what better way to escape the rain? In this blog, we showcase some must-visit cozy restaurants for when you want to feel snug as a bug!
To begin with, the first cozy restaurant must that we recommend is Uli’s Restaurant. Uli’s has been a White Rock staple for over 3 decades. With its European-inspired and locally sourced food, you’re sure to find some comfort in Uli’s Beef Dip Sandwich, Mushroom Risotto, or Chorizo and Clam Vongole! On top of Uli’s delicious menu, the wide beverage variety – including “quirky beers” and “uncommon wines” – make for a fantastic experience. We definitely recommend hiding away from the rain in the comfort of Uli’s!
Address: 15023 Marine Drive
Washington Avenue Grill
Not far away from Uli’s is another great place to visit: the Washington Avenue Grill. If you like “upscale casual dining”, this spot has exactly what you’re looking for. Here, you can overlook the beauty of Semiahmoo Bay whilst enjoying Pacific Northwest cuisine, live music, and delectable drinks. Washington Avenue Grill’s menu includes items such as Vegetable Ravioli, Smoked Salmon on Wonton Crisps, and Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio. Talk about mouth-watering!
Address: #5 – 15782 Marine Drive
The Wooden Spoon Brunch and Bistro
For those who prefer to pursue coziness in the morning, The Wooden Spoon is the perfect spot for you. Its philosophy pivots on fresh, homemade dishes that use local ingredients. Situated in “the heart of uptown White Rock”, the Wooden Spoon is both hip and filled with character. Between its Nana-tella French toast and Wooden Spoon Poutine, this brunch menu sure hits the spot!
Address: 15171 Russell Avenue
Pasta Vino Trattoria and Bar
If it’s going to rain, why not pretend that the rain is Italian? Escape Raincouver at Pasta Vino Trattoria – a classic Italian restaurant off 24th and King George. Here, you can cozily enjoy a stone-oven-baked pizza under soft, romantic lighting and soothing music. Pasta Vino has a classic take on Italian dishes, as well as a “modern take on others”. This means you’re sure to find something perfect for you!
Address: 15355 24 Ave
At the end of the day, the rain can certainly bring on a desire to cocoon. Indulge the feeling. Search out one of these restaurants and get cozy, get relaxed, and get well-fed. With these restaurant recommendations, your next lazy Sunday is sure to be one to remember!