We’re taking a tasty tour of Vancouver’s many brunches to create The Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide. This week we’re digging into a comforting, meat-centric brunch at Timber.
Timber on Robson Street is a meat-eater’s paradise, serving up maple-glazed wings, bison burgers, dry ribs, and a Montreal-style smoked meat sandwich. With its focus on Canadian comfort food, it should come as no surprise that this West End joint is the perfect place for some hearty, carnivorous brunch indulgence.
Available on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, Timber’s brunch menu is concise, and offered alongside the eatery’s regular menu.
If you’re feeling a little worse for wear you’ll want to tuck into The Hangover Cure. This heaping skillet offers a good potential hair of the dog option and is comprised of shaved roast beef, a tremendously thick mushroom gravy, and two fabulously gooey sunny eggs over crispy fried potatoes.
Timber’s “Canadiana” aims to sate your big breakfast cravings and gives you two eggs any style with fried potatoes and sourdough toast. Add either turkey sausage, bacon, shaved roast beef, or smoked brisket for some extra satisfying results.
There’s also a chef’s daily creation made using seasonal ingredients (think a chorizo and local corn frittata) as well as perfectly tart and sweet house-made granola with yogurt, fresh berries, and honey. When the restaurant’s own beehive is at capacity, the chefs cultivate their own fresh honey.
If for some reason the brunch options don’t tickle your fancy, you have the choice to select a dish off Timber’s regular menu. That means that Timber’s outrageously good bison burger is up for grabs, as is the massive Montreal-style smoked meat sandwich (which comes on Caraway rye bread and is layered with horseradish mustard), the local kale and romaine salad (with organic strawberries, parmesan, hazelnuts, and a brie dressing), and the dangerously addictive deep fried cheese curds.
Paired perfectly with the restaurant’s flavour-packed house-made spicy ketchup, Timber’s golden deep fried cheese curds will have you asking, “where have you been all my life?”
Wash down brunch at Timber with one of their Caesar creations. The Smokehouse (tequila, smoked sea water, IPA mustard, tabasco, Walter clamato, dehydrated ketchup rim, topped with an olive, pepperoni, and chicharron) wins points for its savoury, smoky flavour profile, while the Pickleback (whisky, pickle juice, Sriracha, Walter clamato, lemon pepper rim, garnished with pickles) offers a fiery kick, which slow burns down the throat.
If you’ve somehow managed to save room for dessert treat yourself to Timber’s Brown Butter Tart. With a crumbly crust and a scoop of rye ice cream this sinfully delicious dish is guaranteed to make any self-confessed sweet tooth smile.
Come brunch, Timber is the place to be for its character, causal vibe, and of course, its food. Under the direction of Chef Chris Whittaker, Timber’s menu is carefully sourced and full of fresh, local ingredients.
Address: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver