Date Night on Pender Island & Area!
Date night on Pender Island? This is the ultimate romantic getaway spot thanks in part to its isolated nature and serene landscape views. Pender Island has a few amenities but you can also take a ferry, water taxi, or private boat to the neighbouring islands for a quick day trip.
Here are a few romantic restaurants and eateries in the Pender Island area:
Slow Coast Coffee (Pender Island)
Slightly peckish? We recommend Slow Coast Coffee, where you’ll be treated to all sorts of handmade goods from Thai carrot coconut soup to pasture-raised ham quiche as well as cookies, loaves, and other sweet desserts. Try the patio if the weather is warm enough and it’s open; you’ll be gifted with a fabulous view!
Jo’s Place for Breakfast or Brunch (Pender Island)
Open until 2:00 PM, Jo’s Place is a perfect spot for a hip, romantic brunch or early lunch. They have drink specials daily, though our favourite is their Double Baileys and Coffee. They have a great mix of pub food, delicious sweet breakfast items, vegetarian options, and a gluten-free selection.
Penderosa Pizza (Pender Island)
You’ll find more than just pizza at this cozy diner; they also have pasta, salads, and more. Penderosa Pizza serves handmade dough and house-made sauces. You can dine in or order for pick-up or delivery. The food is delicious, there’s tons of variety (particularly with the pizza toppings), and the prices are more than fair.
Rocks Salt Restaurant and Cafe (Salt Spring Island)
Rocks Salt Restaurant and Cafe is located right by the ferry, meaning you get a stunning ocean view and can watch the ships coming and going. They have a healthy list of red and white wines, cocktails, cider, scotch and rye, and domestic and imported beers. We recommend the Rock Salt Kung Pao.
Bennett Bay Bistro (Mayne Island)
Open daily at 11:30 AM, the Bennett Bay Bistro features Ocean Wise seafood, made-to-order international dishes created with fresh ingredients, and a wide selection of wines and local beers. They have plenty of starter dishes for couples to share, like the Baked Brie & Honey Figs or the Crab & Cod Cakes.
Babes in the Woods Eatery (Galiano Island)
Galiano’s Chef Lisa started her Babes in the Woods Eatery in 2014 and the rest is history. The menu has a little bit of everything: homemade soup, tacos, salmon, burgers, BBQ chicken, pizza, and a host of wines, beers, and cocktails. Share a romantic dessert, like their delicious Maple Walnut Cheesecake.
Need some help getting between Islands? Try: Boat travel, boat rental, and water taxis or check out the Ferry Terminals and Routes. And don’t forget that our Pender Island vacation rentals each include a full kitchen so you can always cook a romantic meal together without leaving the house.