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Diner-style restaurant and bar opens in landmark downtown Vancouver building (PHOTOS)

A veteran Vancouver restaurant has taken over a former pub space on Richards

A former pub restaurant at the foot of a historic downtown Vancouver hotel has entered a fresh new chapter as Fable Diner & Bar welcomes its first guests.

Fable is likely a familiar name to locals, as this marks the third venture for the restaurants, following Fable Kitchen in Kitsilano and its diner sibling at Main and Broadway (also in a historic building, the Lee).

This Fable outpost takes over for the Kingston Taphouse & Grille, the restaurant attached to the Kingston Hotel. Last operated as a family-run bed-and-breakfast hotel, the Kingston sits in a building that's been up since 1910.

Fable Diner & Bar occupies an impressive two and a half floors of the hotel building, giving diners plenty of options for their experience, from kicking back in the lounge area for wings and beers to sitting down to a three-course prix fixe menu in the dining room. Of course, casual options abound, like Fable's beloved mega-stacked burgers or their comforting tomato soup. A separate lounge menu is offered in the bar, with several cross-over items. 

To get things started, Fable Diner & Bar on Richards is open for dinner service only, but plans are already underway to add brunch in the coming weeks. Located at 755 Richards St, Fable Diner & Bar is currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.