This past Christmas, my family and I attended the AM1320 CHMB Christmas Dinner again at the Continental Restaurant in Richmond. My Dad enjoyed the event so much from previous years that he thought it would be a good idea to go to their event again. It was a ticketed event priced at $55 per person or $499 for a table of 10. The evening also included entertainment by the station’s radio hosts, singing performances, a photo booth, appearances by Santa as well as a raffle draw with an impressive number of prizes.
The restaurant interior seemed a bit dated but it’s spacious and can handle a dance floor, stage, etc. I’d say there were about 600 people in attendance.
In general, I thought the food by the restaurant was better than the previous year. For our table of 10, portions were reasonable and we left the dinner feeling like we ate our money’s worth.
These fried tofu puffs were nicely crispy on the outside.
The scallops and veggies were nicely tender.
The hoisin shrimp and broccoli dish was my favourite for the evening. The shrimp tasted very good as they were quite snappy.
The service was reasonably friendly and smooth considering the number of diners. The food was sent to our tables in a timely manner and I could see the staff working hard. The staff seemed very accustomed to catering to a full restaurant.
Overall Impression of Continental Restaurant
The multi-course Christmas dinner I had at Continental Restaurant was OK in terms of the food but props to the staff for good service. Rating: 3.5/5
Continental Seafood Restaurant
Address: 11700 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC