Seaside dining spots along the Sunshine Coast offer fresh seafood and so much more

While fresh seafood definitely tops the list of culinary creations on the province's Sunshine Coast, seaside communities offer so much more, with an array of palate-pleasing dining options that span far beyond selections harvested from below the waves. From cozy eateries fit for intimate affairs to larger, lavish restaurants by the sea, these coastal dining options are sure to please on your special day.

Feast on fare at these intimate eateries

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a quiet meal with your closest family and friends, or a romantic elopement dinner for two, these quaint eateries top the list for the best spots to dine, connect and celebrate on the province's Sunshine Coast.

CulaccinoCulaccinoFor modern Italian cuisine, book Culaccino in Powell River. Offering freshly-prepared Italian dishes with a modern twist, this locally-owned eatery uses only the freshest of ingredients to create mouth-watering share plates. One of three restaurants managed by local owners Mike and Sarah Salome, Culaccino is a local favourite and a must-try for visiting foodies.

GumbootGumboot RestaurantHead to the Gumboot Restaurant in Roberts Creek for a healthy, laid-back, matrimonial meal. Located in a large white house, with a wrap-around deck and an adjacent grass yard, the setting is perfect for sipping on wine, noshing on garden-fresh dishes and watching kids play while you visit with friends and family. With a diverse menu offering a wide variety of dishes—many of which are gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free for those guests with dietary restrictions—the Gumboot has something to please every palate.

ChastersBonniebrook LodgeFor fine dining offered in an intimate setting, head to Chasters Restaurant, located in Bonniebrook Lodge and nestled along the edge of the ocean in Gibsons. Dishes are made using locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients, and the menu offers a wide variety of salads, seasonal fresh fish, fresh cut beef and lamb courses. Opt for à la carte dining, or choose the three-course table d’hôte menu, comprised of seasonal selections pre-set to satisfy your taste buds.

Choose catered cuisine from these coastal favourites

If you’d prefer to host a catered gathering at the venue of your choice, these Sunshine Coast food services will delight wedding guests.

Emelle'sEmelle'sNamed after owner and executive chef Mary Lee Newnham, Emelle's has skyrocketed from a small-town bistro to an award-winning catering service. For your wedding, choose from a unique variety of foodscapes or cleverly-titled, pre-set buffet spreads, such as The Princess Bride, Wedding Crashers or the Meet the Parents BBQ. Plated dinner options are also available, as well as a wide variety of libations.

Ty'sTy's Fine Foods & BistroLocally adored for creative, diverse and ever-changing menu offerings, Ty's Fine Foods & Bistro is the perfect pick for a laid-back, yet lavish lunch. Offering a wide range of tapas—and known for their “freaking awesome" sandwiches—Ty’s is a great choice for a take-and-talk setting, where guests can mingle as they enjoy good coastal eats.

Coastal CookeryCoastal CookeryBacked by the same culinary duo behind Culaccino, Coastal Cookery adds some serious flavour to the food scene on the Sunshine Coast. Serving globally-inspired casual classics like the Red Thai Curry Bowl or the Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Coastal Cookery offers dishes that will delight guests from all corners of the earth.

Indulge in exquisite edibles at an oceanside oasis

RockwaterRockwater Secret Cove ResortThe Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in Halfmoon Bay offers fine dining in a luxurious setting by the sea. With a focus on West Coast cuisine, the restaurant’s culinary team incorporates the province's best ingredients with delectable dishes such as the Arctic Char, the Cherrywood Smoked Pork Belly and the chef-selected family-style dinner. Enjoy it all while watching the sun set over Georgia Strait.

West Coast Wilderness LodgeInlets Restaurant/West Coast Wilderness LodgeHead to the tiny, fishing village of Egmont for some cliffside cuisine at Inlets Restaurant, located in the West Coast Wilderness Lodge. Recognized as the best wilderness resort in B.C., the lodge showcases breathtaking ocean views and gourmet cuisine in an elegant yet rustic setting. Pair perfectly-prepared dishes with selections from the expansive wine list and enjoy a true taste of the coast on your wedding day... and beyond.