A trip down Vancouver memory lane to a Cannery spin-off, complete with dated but charming seafaring decor. Our server's nickname was Teddybear, and he was a teddybear. Glasses of wine and food portions were generous. The salmon cake appetizer was really good, big enough for two people. The Salmon Wellington was a beautiful throwback to one generation ago when Beef Wellington was the star on many menus. Flavors were subtle. The freshness of the fish was prominent because of that. Still, a little overcooked, and the pastry was not the greatest, but it was delicious nevertheless. My partner's halibut was fine.
Pink Peppercorn no doubt would have been the best restaurant in BC 50 years ago, and it sort of feels like you have stepped back in time there, but now the big gun chefs are here from all over the world, competition to be new and exciting and unique is fierce in Van, many millions are pumped into decor, and old school can't quite compete anymore if fine dining is what you're after. But I think Pink Peppercorn has most of the other guys beat in restaurant finesse, which is cultivated over time, and from genuinely wanting to bring the customer joy.
Went there on a Friday night with friends.
Nice beer but expensive.
Extremely loud throughout. Do not go in if you want a decent conversation, you will come out hoarse from shouting !
Conveniently & centrally located. An easy to find bar, with a pool table & shuffleboard games upstairs.
We'd heard great things of this restaurant from friends, some of whom originate from the sub-continent, so we thought we'd give it a try last Friday evening. We'd also travelled extensively through the sub-continent & love Indian food, even though western menu items tend to bare little resemblance to the Indian dish of origin. Most dishes have been modified to suit western tastes, esp. by British culinary influences.
It's centrally located in the heart of town & is relatively easy to find. It's exploiting it's location & potential high clientele turnover in the price factor, but I was somewhat let-down by the whole experience.
The place is extremely neat, clean & tidy inside. It is popular & by selecting a window table you can watch the world go by on Burrard whilst you eat.
There was a great range of food, but it was extremely expensive for what you got. One poppadum "cut" into 4 cost $3.25 & each pickle offering was $3.25. Veg. options generally start at $15.75 & meat dishes from $18.75.
I like my curries extremely hot & asked accordingly on ordering, but had to send it back because it was so bland. It was meant to be lemon & coriander-based, but was weak in flavour & lacking substance. The dish that came back was different altogether - more tomato-y based. All our meals were somewhat watery, thin & on the small size. The garlic nans were great though.
There was no draught beer. There was a good range of bottled beer, prices of which started from $7.
It was a very expensive Indian, the bill for 4 coming to $160 !
Good to have tried it, but we wont be going back.
Just go to Vaades in North Vancouver, it's tons better value for money & has an absolutely excellent range food..
Tonight I had the Mooyah Burger at Mooyah Burgers in North Vancouver. When I got up close to take a bite, it smelled like fish! I checked the ingredients... no fish! But it stank like fish. It is absolutely the most disgusting hamburger I have ever tried to eat in my life. Disgusting! And stinks like fish! What's up with that?
We went in to order some deli. The quality is above average but pricey. The young woman who served us licked her fingers so she could pick up the sheets of paper they lay down to weigh the meat. Disgusting and a health code violation! I complained to the manager. He said it was wrong but probably just a habit from home. Excuse me. These people are handling food. It is unacceptable period. As customers you can become the victim of all kinds of nasty things by improper handling, including Hepatitis. If you go there make sure to ask your server to go wash her hands!
My husband and I have been looking forward to trying Chameleon for quite some time now. We were impressed by the appetizers and the first 30 minutes of our visit. Over the next 75 minutes, I ordered another glass of wine (never got), watched other customers receive their orders (who arrived after we did) and asked twice about our meal. We were assured it was coming, with apologies. We arrived at 530, and at 715 our waiter came back (still no wine) and advised us he had FORGOTTEN to place our order! No offer of comped appetizer, drink, nothing. We paid and left, quite disappointed. In the very least, there should have been SOME effort made to entice us to return. Nope, Nada, Nothing. Extremely poor customer service.
I have treated 5 male friends to dinner at this restaurant. Each one said it was the best Indian food he has eaten in Vancouver. Unfortunately, not one of them has returned the favour. Anyway… The food is delicious, the restaurant is clean, and the staff is wonderful. I will keep going back.
I've had better at this restaurant, but maybe that was before it changed hands. What a disappointment!
The breading was bland and the overall effect was not crispy, but soft and totally unappetizing. The meat was pounded so thin that it was only about 1 millimetre thick. There were no more than 5 small pieces of homefried potato underneath it. It was far too expensive at $17 for so little food on the plate and poorly prepared food at that! I would go so far as to say that it was shockingly terrible. I took a photo on my cell phone of the wiener schnitzel dish I ordered.
This is the best sushi that I have ever had. My sister and I and some friends go quite regularly and are never disappointed. It does not seat that many, about 7 tables but we have never had to wait for a table. We are all retired so we do not mind changing chairs or tables if it gets them more customers. The food is fresh and the service is great. I believe that for the most part it is just the two of them she waitresses and he makes the sushi. Your get tea, miso soup and small tasty dessert. It is the best sushi for your dollar. I can't wait to go back. In fact after writing this review decided to go tonight . Leona Jensen and Norma Macnamara
J, her hubby and their son stopped in while enjoying the sunny Vancouver weather. For an early dinner, the place was packed. After a good half an hour wait, we finally managed to get a seat. Normally I wouldn't feel the wait but the kiddo was really getting worked up about not getting served. Really want to thank the server for being comprehensive and talking to him all the while. Brownie points for that!
Once we were seated, things moved rather quickly. Our order was taken and appys started arriving. For the first time, I liked the pakoras over the samosas. Kudos to the one who recommended it. J and I especially enjoyed our chicken methi. It was probably one of the best I've had in a while.
More than the food, the service was excellent. The waiter was patient with us, even when the kid spilled all his drink on his shirt. Water constantly refilled was probably a sign from J who found the food a bit too spicy.
I am usually a sucker for comfort food, and so every time I make it to Vancouver, the Flying Pig is the place go to. Without question. There's something about this place that keeps on drawing me back, not sure if it is their pulled pork poutine or what, but the ambience is great. I love the nonchalant feeling to this place - it's like everyone is not too worried or hurried in having a good time - but all within the limit of course.
This time around, things weren't such as pleasant. We arrived for an early dinner only to find ourselves with a line-up at the door. Comprehensive and normal. Nothing to worry about. We were told the wait was going to be half and hour maximum but ended up waiting more than an hour. Okay, we can deal with that. What we couldn't deal with was the rude staff and manager. Had it not been for my friends, I would have left. Hoping this was a one time thing and won't happen again.
Really like Orrange. Stupid name. Wine and beer super cheap . Fries are the best I have very had anywhere . I don't even like fries but I have them here. Never tried the chicken "stripes" not sure what they are. Never tried the butter to see if it's crispy or not . That would be weird. I super love the wedge sald it's the. Best. ,go have cheap applies and cheap booze. It's good. Not trying to be a fancy restaurant just cheap applies and cheap drinks
I will not talk about menu because it is not a menu for the place they are positioning them self. It is a mix of food truck menu and low level eatery, but prices are not.
I have to say the service was on good level.
However, food was not eatable. Fish and chips was way to over cooked, butter was not crispy enough, size was small and pricey, chicken stripes and fries was to oily, but chicken was cooked well. Also we have tried pork ribs - it was a huge mistake. Ribs was to dry. Fries are not good as well, in 5 minutes it was soggy. Coleslaw is the only thing we liked :)
If place positioning it self as restaurant it should provide decent food.
Do not recommend to go to the place until they fix their food.
I have never been so insulted in my life! My two teenaged daughters and I went here while waiting for the ferry. The woman working there totally ignored us while we stood in front of her waiting to be served. A man came along and she served him immediately. I said, loud enough for both of them to hear, that we were there first and they both glanced over, then ignored us. After he left I said "excuse me" twice to get her attention. She still ignored us. At that point we somewhat loudly said that if we are being ignored we will go somewhere else, still to absolutely no response from her. Yet, somehow she had no problem hearing the other customer place his order. DO NOT GO HERE.
Best service and best French restaurant ever. We went here to celebrate the anniversary of my parents over lunch last week. We had baked escargot, lobster tempura/ scallop salad, lamb shank ( juicy and tender), salmon/ prawns / halibut ( melt in your mouth) platter, lamb chop and grand marnier souffle (soft and puffy).
We love this place. We had already made another 2 reservations for next month.
I've been going here for years even when it was kind of a dive before the most recent renos. I used to go because it's close to my house. I go now because it looks amazing inside and the new menu is fantastic. The short rib beef dip is for sure the best I have ever eaten in my life. The brechetta is to die for. The cooks just take so much care in their food. I'm pretty sure they must have hired an actual chef to run the kitchen as the food is such high quality and appealing to the eye. This place is a for sure have to check out if your in town. Delta is right on the border of surrey and in the lower mainland about 20 mins from Vancouver. Worth checking. Out if your anywhere in the area to be honest. Also on Sunday's they have half price menu. They do this to draw people in. It works! What happens is people come in on Sunday's the food is so good that they can't wait until next Sunday. And go back during the week and spend full price lol. Anyhow like I said before it's a must try! The other reviews are old on here so don't trust them trust me lol. When you go and love it as much as I do make sure to leave a review so that others go too. I don't want this place to ever shut down for a lack of customers. Then where would I get a yummy beef dip?
We had a pretty good meal here on Monday with a couple of my co-workers. I am no first-timer here, but what first captivates you of India Bistro is the ambience. Nicely decorated but kind of small, it worked. Where we get seated didn't really matter. Keeping our voices down wasn't really a speciality.
The food is made to perfection each time, I have yet to catch them serving something half-hearted. Portion sizes justify the price. The naan is soft and pillowy, and their chicken dishes are superb. But what really blew us away this time was the rasmalai. Thanks to the persuasion of the waiter, one of my co-workers finally tried it out. His tricks to adding water or milk to make it more edible for others.
Ganache Patisserie is one of those places you can never get bored of because their pastries are so good. Their caramel-chocolat pastry is one of the most delicious things I have tried, even though it has so much chocolate in it (not a big chocolate fan here). And it's not just me, I still feel it still manages to draw a crowd despite being high-priced. I like coming in the mornings when it is not too busy to eat some cake or get some croissants. That, with some fresh coffee, alone can really set your mood and get you going for the day.
We were so happy to find this place, the decor is cute, like in France — the waiters all dressed the part and they were even French. However, everything stopped being cute as soon as we started to (or should I say, tried to) interact with any of the arrogant waiters.
We sat at the bar and ordered drinks and some pomme frites. At one point the bartender made some drinks right in front of us and I tried to talk to him and he just contradicted what I said — I said, "wow, so close you can almost taste the drink" (the bar was super narrow, so he literally was right where we were) and he said "ah, maybe smell them". No biggy I thought, then I asked him something in French (I lived in France when I was younger, so I speak some French) and of course he immediately answered me in English.
Then when my partner accidentally knocked over his champagne glass (because the bartender had left all of his drink mix stuff right in front of us), he merely came over and said "would you like to order another drink?" Not, oh darn, can I get you another drink or anything.
I also heard the waiters talking and whenever a customer came in and wanted to sit in the window (like we did), they said "no, we have to save it for a table of 4" - but then some wanna-be big shot guy came in with his girlfriend, they let him sit there, even though they didn't know him either.
Anyway, we were very unhappy with the service and or civility with this restaurant. For sure we will not be returning.
My fiancé, friends and I had our first experience at Little Thailand last night and it was amazing!! The food was the most delicious Thai food we have all ever had, everything was made from scratch and was so authentic! I highly recommend trying it out, you won't be disappointed, we will definitely be back soon!!
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