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Gudrun Tasting Room

3500 Moncton Street, #150
Richmond, BC V7E3A2
Tel: (604) 272-1991

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A good beginning
By foodiephil of Richmond (65 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

First, this is not a joint for dinner, and I don't think it was designed to be. In more European or Latin American fashion, it's a place for hi-end snackies and drinks either before a later dinner, or for late night when dinner had been pre-empted by a big lunch, say. So keep things in perspective. If you go there to fill up, you will spend a lot of money, and that's not how a tasting room works, anyway.

We ordered charcuterie and a cheese plate, as well as some greens. If price is no consideration, then this is top-notch food. I must admit, though, that it's pricey for what you get, with a capital P. We had smily, helpful service, and unlike another poster here, we had lots of bread refills. Admittedly, the server knew pretty much nothing of the wines, nor could he recommend a pairing. "They're all pretty good," he said. Well, no duh - for, like, half a day's wages per bottle, I should hope so!

I will go back, but the price prevents me from frequent returns. It was about $250 for 4 of us including tax and tip, though we ordered much and drank 2 bottles of wine.

Only real complaint? The night we went, the benches and chairs had no cushions. It was uncomfortable to sit there for long. Dunno if they've done anything 'bout that...

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Not bad but wouldn't come back.
By KenWard of Richmond (13 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

Nice decor and something like this is more of a novelty for me. I think this setup would do much better in a faster pace night life district and being a frequent visitor to Steveston I decided to give it a chance.

I'm turned off by the price and only went for a share plate and couple of glasses of wine with my wife. We did enjoy what we had but we would of spent more if the prices were lower. The owner shouldn't assume that every person that comes in understands the concept and really needs another hook (like lower prices) to get people to repeat business.

No value in my opinion and I left scratching my head if this place will survive.

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Come here for a reason to leave
By beckala of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

Where can you go in Steveston for supermarket cheese, fruit and roasted nuts served by a bored and lifeless server? Come here. If you're in a good mood, ready to spend money and try something unique....don't come here. I get the concept but if you want to spend that kind of money for a wine/tapas bar go to Salt in Gastown. Kudos to the Buck and Ear for making us feel welcome, knowing their menu and selling it!

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2nd Time Going Here, But Still Disappointing
By reuben of richmond, bc (37 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 11:10am [Dine in]

Since I live in Steveston, and a big supporter of small businesses, I wanted to give this place a second chance. My first time here was disappointing, however, my 2nd time visiting this restaurant was as disappointing. I was so hoping for some improvement in food portions and prices. The portions itself are small, with outrageous prices. Granted, I understand Gudrun to be a "tasting" restaurant, similar to "Salt" in downtown Vancouver, however, the establishment still misses to the mark in terms of appropriate pricing/portions. The service however is outstanding!

It would surprise me if this place manages to stay afloat another 2 years. It's unlikely that the majority of Steveston residents need a "tasting" establishment.

Simply put, had the owner completed a market analysis of consumer demographics in Steveston, he would have determined that a need for a tasting restaurant would be best suited somewhere else. Let's face it, the majority of "tasting" rooms' clients cater to young/middle-aged professionals without children, who have discretionary income to spend on "luxury" items, and The Gudrun Tasting Room is one such item.

Entire restaurant concept and mission statement needs a major revamp to survive!

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Great date place!
By StringerBell of Steveston, BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 3:19pm [Dine in]

I went there with my gf last Friday. We had a groupon coupon for the fondue. It's a place you would see in Yaletown. It's located right in the heart of Steveston Village. Hard to see but you can hear the music from the street. Real cool atmosphere and layout. They have a good selection of wines and platters. They also serve brunch and you can eat outside as well. We will for sure go back!

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There's potential
By bluesquish of Richmond , BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 16, 2011 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were very excited to try out Gudrun when we got our hands on groupon for fondue.

Frankly, I was expecting more of just a so so meal due to after reading all the reviews, but we were pleasantly surprise, and will definitely revisit.

Base on other comments specifically for the portion size and not feeling full after it.. well, we have to respectfully disagree, though we really appreciate the comments because that definitely help us in deciding what to order.

We were very tempted to order the tasting meat plate but after deliberating, we decided on an order of fondue and 2 orders of their featured turkey sliders (2 for $8..Wow), and by the 2nd slider, my husband was beyond full, while he finished up my remaining slider which i couldn't finish because I was stuffed.I mean my husband is not a small man and he can eat, so for what we've ordered and he getting full from it, that says it all.

I think you simply have to know what to order and the fondue was really rich and filling, but yes, we need an additional plate to complete it. We were really glad they had the turkey slider for it was really amazing.

I think they slider was a new thing for I haven't seen any comments on that. If you decide to try out the Gudrun, and you are the type who's not really into smoked or cured meat because you don't see the value of it (plus i think it is a little pricey with Gudrun given the portion size), definitely be conservative with your order.

Begin with fondue, you'll be amazed how filling it can be, and a must order of whatever they have featured, hopefully its the turkey slider... we loved it.

We can't wait to revisit.

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Interesting place
By clepore of South Dellta (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 11:23am [Dine in]

We went to Gudrun for an early New Year's Eve, after vising the Botanical Garden's. I'd bought a Groupon for a fondue and two wine flights, and a fondue seemed like a good idea after being out in the cold. First, the owner (Patrick) was very accommodating when I'd called earlier in the day. The service during our meal was similarly attentive. The wine flight consisted of four half-glasses of different wines (a sparking rose, a sauvignon blanc, and two others), and was more than I could safely drink! I loved the opportunity to try the different wines though. The fondue was also very tasty, and consisted of bread chunks with the fondue (two types of cheese, with wine and kirsch). We also ordered a "bowl" of soup each, which was incredible in flavor. I just wish it had been fuller!! The bowl was only about 1/3 full, and I could have eaten much more. We enjoyed a chocolate hazelnut mousse as well for dessert, and it was absolutely delicious - not too sweet.

All in all, everything I put in my mouth at Gudrun tasted fantastic!! With our Groupon it came to a total of $55 (after tipping on the total amount before the Groupon), but otherwise it would have been an $80- 85 bill once tip was inlcuded. Admittedly, for what we ate, that would have been pretty expensive. However, that price also included more alcohol than I would normally imbibe, so for some that may increase the value. Two other minor complaints: the wooden benches aren't conducive to staying for a long visit, and temperature wise, the room was very cool.

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Love It!!!
By tvmonster of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 21, 2009 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

We went to Gudrun for our 5th year anniversary! It was WONDERFUL!

We ordered 2 Tom Yum soups, 1 meat panini (had 2 pieces with side salad), 1 cheese/meat platter (incl 3 mustards, dried fruit, nut, olives, pear slices, peach slices, pickles), 1 side honeycomb. The honeycomb tasted unbelievable with the blue cheese (recommended by server). All the food was of very high quality.

We had 3 beers and 1 red, 1 rose bubble, 1 white wine. All were wonderful!

Service was super! The server knew when to come over and refill things and chat. Just the right amount of interaction. He changed our dishes and cutlery after the panini. Wiped up the bread crumbs before my husband when he took aways the dish. He came back with new dishes/cutlery before the cheese platter.

The owner Patrick came over to congratulate us on our anniversary and offered to help take our picture.

To top it off, we got a free chocolate dessert!

I love the ambiance with the wooden tables and chairs. It is a great place for 2 or for bigger parties to mingle as they have 2 big long tables (1 outside and 1 inside).

I would say you get your values worth from what you pay. The prices are not cheap, but I do believe you pay for what you get.

I also think for the $35 cheese/meat platter, you really get value. Some people gave bad reviews and I think they forgot that this is NOT a restaurant. It is a tasting room. If you want to get your bellies crazy full, this is not the place.

This is one of the best anniversary dinners. The reason I say this is because we got to focus on connecting with each other and chat over the alcohol and finger foods instead of concentrating on eating a fine dining cusine. We paid $135 incl tax/tips and we experienced a different wines, beers, and food. If we were to spend a night at fine dining cusine, it would have been easily over $200. Our stomachs were also full at the end.

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A fantastic surprise!!
By poppyhead of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

My friends and I rarely come to Richmond and so we were shocked to find this little fromagerie in Steveston.

We liked the vision of buying products that come from small sustainable farms. The products in gudrun are organic or hand crafted! Way to support the farmers!! I wish more restaurants would follow.

The space is beautiful and warm and it brings back great memories of hidden treasures in Europe and New York. Congrats on winning two big awards; best new restaurant in the suburbs by the Georgia Straight and a bronze for your impressive wine list at the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Fest.

Summer looks even more promising with the great patio @ gudrun. This surprise won't be a hidden treasure for long.

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Good Start
By budda of Richmond (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 10:42am [Dine in]

Finally tried the tasting room in Steveston hoping for a great "go to" place to enjoy some wine and charcuterie. We had a decent experience - but were not blown away. Furthermore, the prices were a little too high for Steveston and selections were not as broad as one might hope for in both the wines and the selection of meats and cheeses.

Housemade soups were very good. Meat and cheese products are very good, however limited in selection. Server/owner was very welcoming but not as knowledgeable about the products being served (especially wine) as one would hope for in a place where this is the sole focus.

Hopefully will improve with time as Steveston needs more of this type of concept - just executed better.

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Steveston hidden gem
By number2road of richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

The staff at Gudrun are wonderful hosts! The owner told us that everything on his menu, he has sampled. The chef makes exquisite soups (fresh everyday) and beautiful platters. The cheeses and bio-dynamic wines all come from sustainable farms. We need more people like Patrick who searches for real food!!! I am excited that Steveston has a tasting room that is extremely special and hand made. Gudrun is Steveston's hidden gem!! Thank you for making Steveston even classier! This is the restaurant that Steveston needs!! congratulations!!

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Very comfortable,great hospitality
By FishGuy of Richmond (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

Finally I got there! Thanks Patrick I had a great evening last night. great cheese plate never had any of the meats though next time. Met an interesting bunch of people at the bar.
Other comments have indicated dissapointment in portion sizes, Gudrun is a 'Tasting Room' and it fits that description exactly

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Excited to go, but probably won't return.
By thimble of richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 1:02am [Dine in]

I was so excited to go to Gudrun, Steveston sorely needs something like this. Unfortunately our experience was somewhat lacking. The room is quite nice, but i couldn't find a level chair in the place, very irritating. The selection of cheese was very good, but the serving was very boring, not paired with any decent condiments and the bread was stale. Wines seemed very expensive, and not available by the glass, defeating the point of a tasting room. The waiter seemed to be baffled by the wine list and had difficulty talking about the cheeses on offer. Interestingly my date and i were there for about an hour and a half, in that time no other customer stayed for longer than half an hour! Perhaps these are simply growing pains and i certainly applaud the effort, i hope things improve or i won't be going back.

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Twice Disappointed
By stellah of richmond (14 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 10:12am [Dine in]

Tried Gudrun when it first opened, and was definitley not impressed. Hoped that it was just opening jitters, so went again last week with a group of friends to see if had improved, as we like to support the Steveston merchants. Nope - still overpriced, limited menu, etc. Steveston is not Gastown - SALT works because of the location and clientele, the great varieties of wine by the glass, and superior charcuterie and imported cheeses. It is a true tasting bar. Gudrun is in the wrong place, wrong price category. Will not go back again. Comments from our group included - "too expensive for what it is", "not enough for dinner, to pricy for a taste", "I'd rather go to Papi's tasting bar - better ambiance, better food". Friends won't return, either.

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Love, love, love Gudrun
By gilliansb of Richmond B.C (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

My husband and I regularly go to Gudrun and have sampled most things on their menu. The food is consistently excellent and the soups are so good that even if I don't feel like soup I order it just to see what their chef has come up with. It's been open now for a few years and we avoided going (sadly, and wrongly) for quite some time because I kept thinking "hmmm, charcuterie -- I'm hungrier than that,' but there's always a couple more dinner-ish items on offer. The wine and beer selection is fantastic, the room is hip without being unfriendly, and the owner is a sweetheart who deserves to thrive in this spot for a long, long time. A really nice addition to Steveston.

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This place is in Steveston?
By GuinnessGuy of Delta (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

As previous reviewers have commented, this is NOT the kind of place I expected to find in Steveston, let alone outside Gastown. I've really got to hand it to the owners who have created a restaurant with a very focused vision. For example, there was not a single Chardonnay and just one Sauvignon Blanc on the white wine list and that's great because they have picked wines that go well with cheeses. Bravo! The beer, wine, sherry, and port lists have many interesting choices (see the website). We loved the chalkboard menu, wooden tables/chairs, music, and overall feel of the place. It's not cheap but I didn't think it was overpriced either: you pay for what you get. And we had a great experience and will definitely go back if for no other reason but to encourage more restaurants like this in the chain-loving 'burbs.

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Steveston's Hottest New Hangout
By Libby24 of Steveston (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 7:19pm [Dine in]

Gudrun has added a hip new element to Steveston Village. Tucked behind heritage storefronts, it's ambiance is very Gastown-esque but with small-town charm. The room is beautifully designed and decorated, with a friendly low-key vibe. My date and I shared the beet salad, which was amazing for 8 bucks, and a gourmet meat and cheese plate which was incredible. The wine list is extensive and so is the beer list, I've never seen most of the beers offered. All in all, had a great meal in a really funky joint. It makes a nice field trip, especially if you go for a walk on the Steveson dyke afterwards! The owner, Patrick, is super cool and knowledgabe about all his fare, and he designed the whole place!! This would also be a great place just to have drinks, and in the summer the patio will be amazing!!!! 5 stars.

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Gudrun adds cool chic to historic fishing village
By screwcork of Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

This new room offers a unique alternative to the standard fish n chips fare that will likely always dominate Steveston. It is a little hard to find, as it is tucked inside a courtyard, but this is one part of its charm. Good selection of cheese friendly beer and wines. Think Gastown's Salt (ie, blackboard with daily cheeses & charcuterie + paninis + greens), but with more funk in its design and, well, its in Steveston. Too bad they don't offer wine flite's.

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best new steveston digs
By alicecmc of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 7:46pm [Dine in]

just discovered a great little spot in steveston. it has the feel of downtown but right in our village. the owner told me that everything was hand built; and it is awesome!

the cheese platters look great but we ordered the cheese and charcuterie one and never tasted anything so delicious. the waiter helped us choose nice pairings for our platter. great import beer selection, we had the saison from belgium. plan to go back soon with a big group. they have a large table to fit 18 people.

everybody should check it out! something different in the village.

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