North Burnaby will be getting one of the city’s biggest restaurants built in it as the Amazing Brentwood announced Thursday morning that restaurant/pub giant Tap & Barrel would be moving into a multi-level space in its plaza area that will total 17,000 square feet of space for diners.
“Scheduled to open in early 2023 in one of the Amazing Brentwood’s most highly-coveted spaces, Tap & Barrel is poised to impress with an indoor-outdoor dining concept, an expansive rooftop patio, elevated comfort food, and some of the most remarkable views available to any restaurant in Burnaby,” said a news release.
This announcement comes on the heels of last month’s news that Earls Restaurants will be opening a new Burnaby location at The Amazing Brentwood in 2022. Further expanding the curated collection of culinary offerings at the centre, La Taqueria is also set to join Tap & Barrel and Earls in opening on Brentwood Plaza in the coming months.
Once complete, Tap & Barrel will expand over three levels, boasting over 10,000 square feet of interior restaurant space and a sprawling 7,000 square feet of roof-top patio space.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tap & Barrel into the Amazing Brentwood family, and to offer our guests their genuine hospitality in an environment that is unique to Burnaby with its sense of place on Brentwood Plaza,” said Emma Fyfe, general manager, the Amazing Brentwood, in a statement. “When curating our lineup of restaurants, we felt it essential that we found partners that represent the appetite of the Burnaby community. Tap & Barrel, along with Earls and La Taqueria, all bring something unique and whether our guests are looking for a place to dine with their family, enjoy a rooftop cocktail, or grab a casual bite while shopping, there truly is something for everyone.”
Tap & Barrel is known for its expansive bar program that features a bounty full of local craft beer and wines, as well as a curated food menu with dishes developed specifically for that location.
Tap & Barrel has two locations in Vancouver and one in North Vancouver, but is also expanding into many other markets.
Earls Restaurants is set to open a new 231-seat location on the plaza. Featuring a 50-seat seasonal patio, the outdoor space will be connected to the lounge by sliding glass windows, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor restaurant concept.
La Taqueria will seat 80 guests and also feature retractable doors to connect to the Plaza-centric patio. La Taqueria will expand their brunch menu for The Amazing Brentwood location and is developing an entirely new cocktail menu helmed by esteemed bartender Juliana Wolkowski, formerly of Bar Raval. The store design will be led by Rafael Santa Ana Architecture Workshop, a sustainably-focused and collaborative design collective based out of Vancouver.