A short walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre, Copper Chimney (page 86) offers a departure from hotel dining norms, serving authentic Indian cuisine in a cozy setting. From the tucked-away grill and tandoor clay oven come classics with a modern twist, ranging from yogurt-marinated salmon to fenugreek lamb chops to thali sharing platters. Naan and stuffed breads are as varied and tasty as the chutneys and sauces that go along, while house favourites include achari chicken tikka, tandoori-roasted paneer and calamari pakora. Here, too, is a wealth of gluten- and dairy-free options, plus cocktails highlighted by a strong gin selection. No surprise, happy hour (weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.) is well attended.
At Copper Chimney, items from the tandoor oven include (L-R) stuffed naan bread, kebabs and prawns