Ever had brunch at the St. Regis Bar and Grill on Dunsmuir at Seymour? The pub-like hotel restaurant is a prime place to duck into for post-work drinks or to catch a game at the bar, but with a recent refresh to their weekend brunch menu, there are a few more reasons to hit up this unassuming spot.
Taking a cue from some major food trends (hey there, avo toast!) and bringing on board some top-notch locally sourced products, like Two Rivers sausage, for example, the brunch selection, as designed by the St. Regis sous chef, truly has something for everyone, along with a couple of things you won’t see anywhere else.
There are a couple of ways you can get the aforementioned avocado on toast, but one standout is their Smoked Salmon on Rye, which features smashed avocado, smoked salmon, fresh dill, capers, and onions on rye, with a schmear of lemon and dill cream cheese. The latter is definitely going to inspire you to zest a little lemon in your cream cheese from here on out, too. Served with their crispy homefries, it’s a most satisfying brunch plate.
The other avocado on toast is a bit more classic, with the avo piled on wheat toast with sprouts and gently poached eggs, for that nice jolt of eggy protein.
Speaking of classics, the St. Regis Bar and Grill is still a solid spot for brunch staples like a crispy-fluffy golden waffle freshly made and topped with berries and whipped cream, or getting that same waffle paired up with spicy fried chicken.
There’s more Southern flavour in their Sunny Side Biscuit, though they keep it peak Vancouver with the use of avocado spread for an extra green boost. With a nod to their pub roots, the St. Regis is turning out housemade Yorkshire Puddings but taking it to the next level by basically turning a halved Yorkie into the vehicle for a poached egg, sausage, and Hollandaise–so basically a Yorkie Benny. It’s a hearty, rich novelty dish that is worth checking out.
For the truly hungry, or those who don’t mind sharing, the Big Rege is just that: A BIG breakfast platter heaped with three eggs any style, three strips of bacon, three sausages, three slices of ham, toast, a full-size waffle, and hashbrowns. If you bring two friends, that’s still a massive meal, and at just $18 for the Big Rege, a legit budget-friendly option.
Since this is a pub-style restaurant you can be sure you have the option as well to pair your brunch feast with beverages from the bar. During weekend brunch their Caesars are $4.75 and Mimosas $6–serious value right there.
Brunch at the St Regis Bar and Grill is available from 11 am to 3 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver