See the Travel Guide to Vancouver

Quiver with delight at the Abattoir

fashionable

This fashionable restaurant pays homage to the meatpacking district that was part of Gastown.

Do not be put off by its name, which, if you understand French, sounds rather grisly. Although it is nestled in Vancouver's first jail, the ‘slaughterhouse' incorporates the codes of contemporary decor and is a pleasing marriage between elegance and sobriety. The red brick walls are covered with paintings by local artists, the lamps are industrial, the ceiling is hung with chandeliers, and the cane motif tiles on the floor recall Parisian bistro chairs.

Trained by starred chefs, Lee Cooper puts his talent to fine dining with West Coast and French inspirations such as duck foie gras au torchon, Pacific halibut in brown butter, marinated lamb with courgettes and eggplant, and black rice panna cotta with honey and lavender. Bread, pasta, and fresh cheeses are homemade, and the wine cellar offers the best of the region.

You will appreciate the cocktail bar early or late evening and the dimly lit upstairs dining room, but for a more intimate dinner, choose the sublime atrium, a bright glass courtyard that is calm and quiet.

L'Abattoir
217 Carrall Street
Gastown
Vanvouver BC V6B 2J2

+1 604 568 1701

www.labattoir.ca

Menu: around 31 CAD

To learn
more about

 See the Travel Guide to Vancouver