Photo Credit: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Restaurant patios are the best way of enjoying Vancouver's abundant nature and leisurely pace ( caesar , anyone?). Our pick of the patios provides sea views, urban enclosures and only the hippest gardens. So kick back and relax with chilled beverages galore. And say cheers to a chilled city  summer ...

Ancora

1600 Howe Street Fairly new to Yaletown's foodie scene, Ancora blends Peruvian and Japanese cuisine effortlessly. If you have a guest to impress then look no further than this False Creek-facing patio. The stylish decor and exterior are perfect for cocktails on a lazy summer afternoon. Or, anytime for that matter - the peaceful West Coast feel is something you'll never not be in the mood for.

Roof Garten

670 Smithe Street The pop-up patio has only been around since May, but it's already established itself as an oasis in the heart of downtown. Boasting tasty share plates and summery cocktails, the unassuming restaurant above Smithe and Granville Street is well worth a visit. Seating 130 visitors outside, you'll be one of many enjoying "Panorama Bar" day and night.

Minami

1118 Mainland Street This chic Japanese restaurant fits perfectly into Yaletown's trendy vibe . Enjoy the seafood and Japan-Euro influenced desserts on the garden patio - it feels super intimate and serves everything from brunch to late night snacks.

Pan Pacific Terrace

300-999 Canada Place The Pan Pacific's Patio Terrace has an enviable view overlooking Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge and the mountain vista. Open from late morning till mid evening, the food on offer ranges from light bites and salads to steak and burgers. But don't forget the weekly drink specials either - there's nowhere prettier.

Blue Water Cafe

1095 Hamilton Street Housed in a converted warehouse, Blue Water Cafe is one of Vancouver's most highly rated seafood destinations. Its patio only adds to the appeal - look out over Yaletown and enjoy the raw bar's offerings and extensive alcohol selection. The outdoor heaters and plentiful umbrellas certainly deliver, even if Vancouver's sunny weather doesn't always.

Reflections Garden Terrace

4th Floor, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 Georgia Street Rosewood Hotel Georgia is home to one of the chicest outdoor patios. Offering tapas aplenty and retro cocktails, the lounge that's centred round a fire pit will chill you out immediately. Head there for after work drinks or just some respite from the city's busy core. The zen-like decor and atmosphere sure won't disappoint.