Sandwiched between breakfast (the alleged “most important meal of the day”) and dinner (the meal that seems to get all the attention), there’s no good reason to overlook lunch.
Lunch can be the midday bright spot in the workday, or where you linger on a day off. From where to settle in for a marathon chat sesh with the ladies who lunch, to handy spots for quick bites, we’re exploring lunch of all kinds, all around Vancouver.
Here are the 13 best places for lunch in Coal Harbour.
Chef Felix Zhou’s new Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch counter-service restaurant is located in Vancouver’s Financial District, and they are serving up a tight menu of very lunch-worthy eats, from pillowy bao buns stuffed with house-made sausage or savoury mushrooms, to finger-lickin’ good chicken wings, and much more.
Address: 1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Fast and fresh is pretty much how things go at Freshii. The health-focused chain serves up salads and wraps customers can mix, match, and customize with veggies, proteins, and other add-ons.
Address: 870 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Lunch with a view and elegant Japanese fare? Miku fits the bill perfectly. The waterfront restaurant offers a stylish modern decor and stunning Coal Harbour vistas, along with beautiful sushi and Japanese cuisine that perfectly exemplifies the best of what Vancouver has to offer.
Address: 70-200 Granville Street, Granville Square (Canada Place Way and Howe Street)
Well, duh! Of course Meat & Bread is on this list. Can you imagine it any other way? Head to this enduringly popular sandwich shop to get in line to grab their famous Porchetta, or their Corned Beef, daily special, or daily vegetarian sandwich.
Address: 1033 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Chances are you already know how posh the vibe inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Lobby Bar is, so imagine that cool opulence upstairs at Oru, the seafood-focused restaurant with prime views of Coal Harbour. From lighter lunch fare like soups, salads, and sandwiches to heartier mains, Oru’s thoughtful Ocean Wise menu has something to satisfy anyone at the table.
Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
A second option at the Fairmont Pacific Rim is the luxurious Lobby Lounge, which is home to Raw/Bar. Vancouver’s “first 100 per cent Ocean Wise sushi destination” boasts a menu of sushi, bento boxes, and a four-course lunch option.
Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
They’re spooning up stellar lunches by the plateful at Tractor. It’s a casual cafeteria-style counter service spot focused on fresh, delicious salads, sandwiches, and soups. Load your plate with a mix of their always appealing side salads, or check out what the special soups or sandwiches of the day are. Don’t forget to add a grilled avocado!
Address: Marine Building, 335 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Let the good times roll at lunch time. Chewies offers a vast and varied selection of seafood offerings, in addition to Southern-style comfort food. The restaurant;s most popular dishes include panko-crusted pan-fried Fanny Bay oysters and Southern fried chicken.
Address: 110 – 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Slip into the chic Loden Hotel and settle into a seat at Tableau Bar Bistro for a refined, but not fussy, French lunch. Warm up with hearty French Onion Soup, nibble on a charcuterie spread, or tuck into house specials like their burger, or Moules Frites (mussels and fries).
Address: 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver
Good food can be fast, too. Smak’s flagship location features their menu of lunch staples, like salads, mains, and wraps, including many vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.
Address: 1139 West Pender Street, Vancouver
One of Vancouver’s most impressive locations of the locally-born casual fine-dining giant, the Coal Harbour Cactus Club is definitely a solid lunch choice if you’re in the area. For one thing, the views are stunning. Order up their signature Butternut Squash Ravioli and Prawns, or opt for a Cactus Club classic sandwich, salad, or appy (hello, Yam fries!).
Address: 1085 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tap & Barrel’s Convention Centre location has some top-notch Coal Harbour real estate. It’s a reliable choice for a casual, lively lunch, when you can choose from their menu of globally-inspired comfort classics.
Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tap Shack is the more progressive little sibling of Tap & Barrel. Housed in the former Mill Marine Bistro, Tap Shack Coal Harbour boasts 20 rotating craft beer taps and 8 rotating wine taps, all thoughtfully curated. Go for a sampler, or pair something with your grub. Nosh on bar snacks like Duck Fat Popcorn, or go for something more lunch-y from their all-day menu, like sandwiches, salads, and pizzas.
Address: 1199 West Cordova Street, Vancouver