Staying and Eating in Whistler.

While I cannot call myself a connoisseur in all the many food places in Whistler, I can give recommendations on places we enjoyed.

Whistler Tasting Tours

This is a great way to sample the food from a selection of restaurants. A guide takes you around and you eat a plate at each establishment. The option we chose only had us on it when we went which was a bit of a disappointment although was slightly our own fault, the company had offered to upgrade us to another tour which had other people on it for no extra charge but we had our hearts set on our menu so therefore we take full responsibility for this mistake, the food made up for it though.

The Fairmont Chalet

This was our posh dinner of the week! Fraser had his heart set on a cheese fondue and the Fairmont Chalet fondue came recommended. It is located in Blackcomb but anyone staying in the village can hop on the Fairmont shuttle bus (make sure to let the driver know you want the chalet not the hotel when you get on). It is a cosy setting with a large fireplace and the food is delicious, the chocolate fondue dessert is a must! Although not cheap the dinner ended up being one of Fraser’s favourite things we did our whole time in Whistler.IMG_3133 1IMG_3130 1IMG_3132 1

The Keg

I can’t tell you much about The Keg. I remember the food being good but honestly, we went on our first night and jet lag had hit us like a bus. It was all just a blur of drowsiness.

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

As I mentioned in my Lost Lake post this place does an awesome breakfast/ brunch with some of the best “pub spuds” (mini potato things) I have ever tasted. I have also heard it is good for food later in the day as well but I can’t comment on this.

Longhorn Bar

We went her for lunch. It is always buzzing in the afternoons due to it being located right at the bottom of the pistes making it very popular for après ski drinks. The food was also decent pub/ grill type grub.

Zogs dogs

This is one of the places you can purchase Beavertails- the oh so yummy, deep fried dough with a topping of your choice (in our case chocolate peanut butter with Reece’s pieces). For a less busy option you can get them up the mountain at the midstation because the queues down in the village can get long.IMG_3145 1

Avalanche pizza

For something more low key you can get a whole pizza, or just a slice, to eat in or take out from this well-established pizza place.

The Brewhouse

This was a chilled bar to get a drink in although it does also serve food. They have a brewery on site so there is a good choice of beers but also a large selection of cocktails.

Where we stayed: The Alpenglow

This complex of apartments is about a 10-15 minute walk from the village centre and the slopes, there is a bus stop nearby if you aren’t feeling up to the walk though. The apartments are a mixture of privately owned and not, ours was as we booked through Airbnb. This meant we didn’t have anywhere to leave our bags once checked out on our last day but we just used the ski storage locker so it wasn’t a big deal. The apartment was a good size and had everything we needed. There are plenty of facilities (pool, gym, yoga studio etc.) but by the time we got in every evening we were honestly too knackered to use any of them. One good things was despite the fact we arrived after midnight when there was no one on reception, the rooms were accessed by a code we had already been given so we didn’t need a key issuing making the whole process really smooth. It was reasonably priced and I would definitely stay there if I ever return.

Over to you… any eating/ hotel recommendations? Have you been to any of these before?

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  1. The Keg is an across Canada chain, with a few in the U/S. In Whistler, it is located in the village and is fairly close to the Irish Pub. The menu is mostly steaks/prime rib and in Whistler they tack on a surcharge for the high tourist areas. While pricey, the service is always excellent and steaks are normally great. We have visited the Whistler Keg only once, but do go to our local Keg a couple times a year.

    Will have to check out the Brewhouse when we go in May.


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