Where to Power Lunch in Vancouver.

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Need to impress a client, close a deal or enjoy an expense account? Here’s our guide for the best power lunch restaurants Vancouver.

Photo courtesy: YEW seafood + bar
Photo courtesy: YEW seafood + bar

A favourite with business tycoons and Vancouver’s political elite, YEW seafood + bar is located in the Four Seasons Hotel. Staff know the regulars by name as well as their customary orders. Real estate luminary and contemporary art collector, Bob Rennie was recently honored when his usual lunch dish, the grilled cheese was renamed on the menu as simply “the Rennie”.  It comes with the modest price tag of $23.00. With a focus on seafood, the menus change to reflect the seasons.

Photo courtesy: Hawksworth Restaurant
Photo courtesy: Hawksworth Restaurant

Vancouver’s elegant and sophisticated Hawksworth Restaurant  is the place to see and be seen. The restaurant is divided into three distinct dining areas: the Art Room with artwork from Canadian artist, Rodney Graham; the Pearl Room adorned with a breath-taking custom chandelier and a double-sided fire place which connects to the Bar Lounge. Hawksworth serves up contemporary Canadian cuisine and exceptional service. The lunchtime destination for Vancouver’s fashion, PR and media elite.

Photo courtesy: Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge
Photo courtesy: Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

With old world glamour, Bacchus Restaurant located in the prestigious Wedgewood Hotel has long been a destination for lawyers and judges with it’s convenient location directly across from Vancouver’s law courts. Regulars are greeted by name and  seated at their usual tables. Complete with piano and fireplace, Bacchus serves up lighter sandwiches and salads for lunch along with steak frites and fine dining cuisine.

Photo courtesy: Bauhaus Restaurant. Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography. Bauhaus
Photo courtesy: Bauhaus Restaurant. Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography. Bauhaus

Since opening in 2015,  Bauhaus Restaurant complete with modern decor and a Michelin star chef,  filled the much needed void of a fine dining restaurant open for lunch in Gastown. Bauhaus serves up outstanding schnitzel, beef roulade and spatzle for the Gastown elite including the technology and digital media head honchos whose offices are nearby.  It is also a popular destination for the many directors and movie producers currently filming in Vancouver.

Photo courtesy: West Restaurant
Photo courtesy: West Restaurant

Away from the downtown core, West Restaurant caters to the upscale South Granville crowd. Find a mix of suits, old money and the ladies who lunch. The menu reflects French inspired West Coast cuisine and the three course lunch prix fixe menu for $35.00 offers excellent value.

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Photo courtesy: Miku Waterfront Restaurant

Miku Waterfront Restaurant is the city’s “it-destination” for upscale Japanese dining. With a beautiful modern dining room and magnificent views of the Burrard inlet and North Shore mountains, Miku is famed for their aburi (flame-seared) sushi.