Located at the Best Western Coquitlam Hotel and Convention Center.
What a unique setting for Sunday Brunch! My husband & I have eaten at other hotel restaurants for Sunday brunch, but none features an expansive buffet area under skylights in a rain forest-like climate (thanks to the hint of humidity generated by an indoor swimming pool) like this one. And it was only about a 10 minute drive from where we live in Uptown New Westminster.
It wasn't very busy when we arrived shortly after 10 a.m. for our first visit this Sunday, but tables steadily filled as the minutes passed. Our server was attentive, refilling our glasses of water as needed and removing our empty plates. Even with just a partial spoonful of a buffet item your plate fills up fast. You'll have to make a minimum of two trips to the food to try 'everything': salads, cheeses/fruits, hot entrées, carving/omelette station, desserts. For the luxury of food choices and custom portions we paid just $24.95 each. Good, solid value. Period.
I saw a coupon in the Burnaby newspaper and that was all the incentive I needed to take Mrs. C and another couple out for prime rib. This place is conveniently located south of Lougheed Hwy on North Road. The ambience was nice and comfortable, and the server we had was very good. We presented our coupon with no fuss. I ordered a glass of wine which was a little steep at 6 bucks, and one of the party had a beer, also a little pricey. In fact even the lowly iced tea was a little more expensive than it ought to be.
The prime rib arrived and it was artistically presented with the veggies lined up on an interesting pattern, and the whipped potato also artfully arranged. It came au jus. The prime rib piece itself was a little on the small side compared to other places, but it was well-prepared.
My friends and I are hearty but not excessive eaters and we all came away wanting a little more. Whether that is a tribute to the food, or an indictment of the small portions is a debate I leave to another day.
Go if you aren’t too hungry.
We had a birthday to celebrate recently (late-Feb '09), and decided to re-visit Rockwell's, to do another Sunday brunch in "her" honour. We were not disappointed!!
The long and varied 'cold table' of breads, buns, salads, fish, seafoods, cold cuts, cheeses, and the like, was as good as we had remembered, and more - with fine selections of everything. We especially enjoyed the salad makings, fish, and seafoods!!!
We were not very impressed by the food offered via the 'steam-trays' during our last visit (much over-cooked food), but it looked and tasted much better this time -- maybe it was our upbeat mood, or maybe the food really was better prepared this time -- whatever, we found, sampled, and enjoyed a good many of the offerings, especially those items related more to 'lunch' - like the various fish dishes, lasagna, and the like - than the more typically breakfast fare.
The "can I make you a omelette, waffle, pancake, or the like" table, was as good as ever!! With very friendly service and tasty offerings!!
Overall, a much-enjoyed birthday brunch!!
This has to be one of my fav restaurants, for a lot of reasons. Its attached to a beautiful hotel and offers amazing food deals, exceptional service and the food is amazing. The patio feeling out back which overlooks out into the hotel pool area is beautiful. Sunday brunch which looks amazing is a little pricey but as one employee offered, just have a lite meal the day before and make it worth the value.
We had the prime rib special, it was beautiful. 2 full prime rib meals any choice of an appetizer and a shared dessert for 45 bucks. Although this is a bit pricey for us commonly, the treat was well worth it. The steak was amazing, and we were pleasantly full.
The server was hilarious, with a great sense of humour and pleasant conversation. This place is so much better then the keg, more value, better atmosphere, friendly staff, full bar and ambience you just cant find anywhere else. Its a top fav of mine for an enjoyable evening out and good value.
Its also nice having a good hotel nearby incase you drink too much, or you really want a bit of a vacation in town. Its wonderful!!!
Had dinner there about a month ago. I was not impressed with the Prime Rib and my wife was equally unimpressed with the fish.
Their 'special' prime rib small and not so tender. It was actually very difficult to chew. Overall, not very enjoyable. Will not go back and do not recommend this restaurant. Spend your hard earned money somewhere else.