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Restaurant of the Year, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2007

Best Service, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2007

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2007

Best Dessert
Reader’s Choice, Vancouver View magazine, 2007

Gold Glass Award, Best in Province
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, 2007

Best Overall, Gold
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards,
Reader’s Choice, 2007

Best Fine Dining, Gold
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards,
Reader’s Choice, 2007

Best West Side Dining, Gold
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards,
Critic’s Choice, 2007

Best Last Course, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2006

Birks Silver Spoon Award
Voted by the Concierge and Clefs d'Or as the best restaurant overall for cuisine, service and ambiance, 2006

Ranked No. 1 in BC for Food & Service 
Vancouver Zagat Survey, 2006 & 2007

West named as one of the "world’s hottest restaurants"
Food & Wine magazine ‘To Go List’, 2006

West restaurant named in “ten of the best, worldwide”
UK Sunday Independent, 2006

Best BC Cuisine
Where Magazine Memorable Meal Awards, 2006

Chef of the Year, David Hawksworth, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2005

‘Four Star Award’
Mobil Travel Guide, 2005




Comments from the critics

“West epitomizes the best of the West Coast food experience, as Hawksworth elevates the simple to the sublime... The service is welcoming and the food makes you want to stay a while. A long while.”
Vancouver magazine, 2007

“Rhonda Viani delivers with her chocolate semolina cake with calvados cream, or her chocolate tasting plate with luxe chocolate ice cream—but don’t overlook her excellent fruit-based desserts that change with the seasons.”
Vancouver magazine, 2007

“One of the great meals of our lives.”
KiaOra magazine, New Zealand, 2007

"West, meanwhile, is a soigné white linen rendezvous.... A chef at the pinnacle of his powers, David Hawksworth whips up inspired dishes like lamb shank crusted with pistachio and orange."
The National Post, Canada's Best Restaurants, October 2006

“The jewel in the city’s culinary crown exquisite in every way: chef David Hawksworth creates extraordinary Pacific Northwest dishes with divine flavours that are paired with superb wines graciously served by an exemplary staff in a stunning West Side room”
Zagat Survey 2006

 “exquisite versions of classically based dishes.”
Food & Wine, 2006

“This is modern, West Coast dining incarnate: accessible, intimate, and lively"
Epicurious, 2006

“At West – repeat winner for Restaurant of the Year – our critics found the ideal confluence of relaxed confidence, good taste and divine food”
Vancouver magazine, 2006

 “I had one of the best meals of my life at West….This is a restaurant where details matter, high standards rein, and cooking is a fine art.”
Frommers Travel Guide, 2006

“One of the city’s most skilled chefs [creates] food that’s a west coast spin on the traditional.”
Delicious magazine, Australia, 2006

 “The very emblem of Vancouver cuisine.”
Toronto Life Magazine, August, 2005

“For amazingly fine dining that utilizes absolutely fresh local seasonal ingredients, you can’t go wrong with West… a culinary highpoint of the city”
Frommers Travel Guide, Best of Vancouver 2005

“with his understated blend of progressive but classically grounded cuisine Hawksworth creates innovative, considered plates based on the freshest ingredients.”
Where magazine, 2005