Closed and closing soon: 5 Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

Feb 17 2021, 7:01 pm

Something we don’t love? Vancouver restaurant closures.

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle, and – once again – the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties.

Here is your update on restaurants in and around Vancouver that have recently shuttered or will do so imminently.


Starbucks Reserve Bar

Starbucks Reserve Vancouver

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The first Starbucks Reserve Bar in Western Canada has permanently closed its doors. The Mount Pleasant coffee house took to social media to share the news that January 31, 2021, would be its last day in business.

Hey Dumplings!

Hey, Dumplings! opening

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Sad news for dumpling fans, Hey Dumplings has officially closed up shop at its Chinatown location. The 208 Keefer Street resto first opened back in Spring 2018, where it’s been serving sweet and savoury Russian-style dumplings fresh and frozen.



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Longtime Vancouver eatery Peckinpah officially closed its doors this month. The 2 Water Street restaurant was known for serving up Carolina-style BBQ in the heart of Gastown, just steps away from Maple Tree Square.



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Some much-loved Vancouver restaurants have closed their doors since the onset of the pandemic, and we are super sad to add Wildebeest to that list. The 120 W Hastings Street eatery was known for its rustic interior and unreal farm-to-table menu.

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Bishop’s Restaurant


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This iconic establishment confirmed in a post on Instagram that it would continue to operate “a little longer” due to the demand they’ve seen from the public. No new closing date was shared, but the eatery did confirm that staff would be taking a break from January 1 to 13 before re-opening the restaurant on January 14, 2021.

Looking for a new place to dine? Be sure to check out these 36 new Vancouver restaurants.

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