Stefanos Restaurant

This post is long overdue, but I didn’t want to not write about Stefanos Restaurant.  They deserve some recognition.

Stefanos is located in New Westminster on the main road, Columbia Street.  I have to admit I’ve never heard about the place, but word of mouth put this restaurant on the radar.

My friend, Shirley had her wedding lunch at Stefanos and everything was handled wonderfully.  They accommodated our group at the last minute as well, but everything went smoothly.  The wedding took up a little more than half the restaurant on the second floor.  We had microphones for speeches and a dance floor for people who want to let loose.

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The food was delicious.  For my main, I had the roast lamb was tender, moist and seasoned well.  The roast potato was cooked well and flavorful.  Everyone had shared appetizers which featured a little of everything on the menu.  There were spanakopita, calamari, hummus and meatballs.

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The staff were personable, helpful and full of smiles.  This alone made a huge difference.  From the time the reservations were made until the last person left the restaurant, we were treated very well.  Not many of the guests brought their kids, but there were plenty of high chairs if they were needed.  The restaurant is spacious so the kids could have played in an area of their own as well.

Stefanos is out of the way if you’re visiting Vancouver from out of town, but if you’re in the area, it’s worth checking out.

Medium noise level – $$

Stefanos Restaurant

315 Columbia Street

New Westminster, BC

V3L 1A7


Queensborough Landing

After having my baby, the mall has been my second home.  I’ve gotten to the point where I knew where every store was by memory and that means I need a change of scenery.  It worked out perfectly since the sun made its appearance and I can walk around outside with the stroller.

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Queensborough Landing Outdoor Mall is in New Westminster, BC off the Queensborough highway.  It used to be pretty boring and I can cover the stores within an hour, but in the past year, this place has really expanded.  There’s a casino, department stores, retail shops and local services with restaurants sprinkled in between.

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I met up with a friend at one of the fast food places, Opa Sovlaki.  They serve decent Greek food, I mean they aren’t the best out there, but it’s not bad.  I haven’t seen her in ages so it was great to take our time catching up.  We didn’t feel rushed while eating and ended up spending 2 and half hours.  We honestly could have stayed longer, but it was the little one’s nap time.  I’ll be back again to shop next time.

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Medium noise level – $

Opa Sovlaki

Queensborough Landing

805 Boyd Street

New Westminster, BC

V3M 5X2