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You'll find a waffle almost too pretty to eat and killer cocktails at West's brunch

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Hanna McLean May 26, 2017 2:30 am 1,267

West Restaurant is a beautiful, elegant, and contemporary establishment.

Known for its gorgeous dishes made with seasonal, local ingredients, and its relaxing atmosphere in South Granville, this is the perfect spot for a solid weekend brunch with friends and loved ones.

This is not the kind of place you head when you’re nursing a killer hangover – you’re going to want to taste every last bit of these dishes, so come hungry, and try to wear button pants–your parents would want you to.

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Pear and Ginger Fresh-Pressed Juice (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

To begin, there’s a selection of outstanding cocktails and beverages available including fresh pressed juices like pear and ginger, mimosas, and the house Bloody Caesar – which can be made with a whopping seven different varieties of spirits (we went with Sons of Vancouver’s Chili Vodka).

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Bloody Caesar (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

West Restaurant_Bloody Caesar

Bloody Caesar (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The libations undoubtedly draw patrons to this classic Granville Street staple, but one glance at the menu, and you’ve got a whole new slew of reasons to drag yourself out of bed for this brunch.

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Traditional Eggs Benedict (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The menu is small, but there is something for every palate. West offers a classic Eggs Benny lineup: the traditional with crispy confit pork, along with a smoked salmon and spinach and mushroom option too.

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Smoked Beef Brisket Hash (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

West Restaurant_Smoked Beef Brisket Hash

Smoked Beef Brisket Hash (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The Smoked Beef Brisket Hash is a delicious combo of poached eggs, fingerling potatoes, peas, and corn served with focaccia.

But the real standout here, in our opinion, was the West Vanilla Waffle made with macerated coronation grapes, orange chevre, and maple syrup. This thing is just straight up damn beautiful. It’s really something else, a total dime in the world of off-the-griddle creations.

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West Vanilla Waffle (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

There’s a touch a spring in most of the dishes, showing how West’s culinary team likes to play with the season at hand and incorporate it where they can. This continues into desserts too – because brunch should definitely be multiple courses – such as the seasonal stunner Hibiscus Flower Poached Rhubarb Tart.

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Hibiscus Flower Poached Rhubarb Tart (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Hibiscus Flower Poached Rhubarb Tart (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

If you’re a chocolate lover and are aiming to enter a food coma directly after the meal, opt for the Dark Chocolate Baked Pudding with almond frangipane, elderflower poached pear, which is and a delightful mochi doughnut atop a dollop of raspberry cream.

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Dark Chocolate Baked Pudding (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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Mochi Doughnut (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Despite what you may think (and the gorgeous plating may imply), the prices for West’s brunch don’t break the bank. Most dishes range anywhere from $15-$17, so if you’re looking for a solid and memorable midday meal, West’s brunch is guaranteed to hit the spot.

West Restaurant offers brunch weekends starting at 10:30 am.

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House Made Sorbet (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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Smoked Beef Brisket Hash (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

West Restaurant

Address:  2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @westrestaurant


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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