The Riverway Clubhouse in Burnaby is just a quick drive away from us. We’ve dined there a couple of times in the past and thought their food was similar to restaurants like Cactus Club or Earls, but with fewer choices on the menu. Recently we stopped by again for dinner and was surprised that they offer 2 different 3-course dinners for $25. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, there is a 3-course dinner where you get to choose a dish for each course. On Thursdays and Fridays, they have a BBQ 3-course special with choice of salad or soup for starter. We went on a Friday so featured below is Riverway Clubhouse’s BBQ 3-course special.
Check out our dinner with this video then read on for more!
For starter, Al got the chef’s soup & toast, which was roasted parsnips and garlic. The soup was creamy and flavourful as roasting the parsnips really brought out their sweetness. I had the sweet corn and edamame salad. The salad was interesting because this is the first time I’ve had a salad with bbq sauce! I found the smokey, tangy and slightly sweet bbq sauce a bit overpowering. It also made the salad felt heavier. Between the two starters, I prefer the soup.
The main course is the BBQ dinner which includes baby back ribs, 1 whole chicken leg, spiced fries, roasted corn and cole slaw. The baby back ribs were not fall-off-the-bone tender and I’d personally prefer the chicken to be more charred. But for $25, I’m not complaining! Flavour-wise, both were finished off with bbq sauce and between the two, I’d say the ribs were the winner. No surprises with the roasted corn or coleslaw, but the spiced fries is worth mentioning! I’m guessing they used some sort of bbq spices on the fries and they likely double fried them because they were delicious! While we couldn’t finish all the protein off the plate, we kept munching on the fries because we knew they would not taste the same the next time day. Note: The fries were mushy after we reheated them the next day but they were still very tasty!
Finally my favourite course for every meal: dessert! The chef’s creation for the night was a liege waffle topped with vanilla ice cream and strawberry compote. YUM! This dessert have everything that I love! This dessert was not overly sweet which is perfect for me. The slight tartness in the strawberry compote balanced out the sweetness in the ice cream and waffle.
Overall we were quite impressed with the food quality and portion. At $25 per person, this BBQ 3-course special is a great value. If you’re looking for dinner options in the South Burnaby area I’d recommend trying the Riverway Clubhouse.