The city of Vancouver and the Parks Board have a strange set of double standards. While publich health codes, and the city bylaws require restaurants to have washrooms, it does not seem to apply to such concession restaurants when they build them. Those "public" washrooms are repulsive. Unfortunately, the restaurant operator has little say in their maintenance.
It is afterall, a restaurant not a pub so children can enter or sit on the patio. Isn't this confusing though? While someone under 19 cannot go into the lounge area at say Cardero's, they can go to the MILL. In fact, all the little kids get to splash around in the water park while mommy and daddy get shiznit-faced on the patio. Oh, and you can park your dog there too. Now that is a much more civilized way of licensing. Wouldn't you agree?
The food is ok, but I don't understand why so many people complain about the prices. They are in line with what you would find anywhere in the downtown core; and, thus reflect the cost of real estate - or leasing from the Parks Board.
I have to admit the scene can get surreal there. Seaplanes, kids splashing in the waterpark, homeless guy sorting his belongings over at the washroom, the stench of the washrooms, the birds, dogs, and sunbathers.....oh what a visitor from another country must think of us crazy democratic liberal Vancouverites.