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Two New West restaurants land on list of Canada’s top ‘places to eat’

The list was compiled using people's reviews

A pair of amazing New Westminster restaurants have been named to a prestigious list of eateries.

Listings and consumer review site Yelp has compiled its list of "Canada's 100 Top Places to Eat in 2021" and the rankings feature an impressive 19 spots in Metro Vancouver, including two locally.

Coming in at #16 on the list is Banh Mi Bar Restaurant – a Vietnamese eatery on Carnarvon. Landing at #90 is Wild Thyme – which specializes in Lebanese cuisine.

"Neat little hidden-away spot in an unusual heritage building,” reads one posting about Banh Mi Bar. “Brisket sandwich was excellent, and the potato salad was delicious and well-seasoned. Good local music playing, and my server was friendly and efficient. Recommended!"

Yelp explains its methodology as follows: "To determine Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in Canada in 2021, Yelp reached out to the user community first, requesting individuals to submit restaurants that they can't wait to return to in 2021 in Canada. Yelp’s data science team analyzed the submissions from the community to determine the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews, and volume of submissions, with geographic representation based on equal share of submissions of top-rated restaurants nationally. Yelp further curated the list with the expertise of our Community Managers around the country to finalize the rankings. The resulting list is collaborative and passion driven - an accurate reflection of Yelp community itself."

Here are the othere Metro Vancouver spots on this year's Top 100 Places to Eat list:

  • With additional reporting by Lindsay William-Ross