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Royal Dinette

905 Dunsmuir St. (Hornby St.) Send to Phone
604-974-8077
Smart cocktails and farm-to-table dining provide a warm welcome in Vancouver's financial district.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late
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Royal Dinette, Vancouver, canada

Royal Dinette Restaurant Review

: Fine dining, casual chains and food trucks all lay claim to appetites in Vancouver's financial district, but now there's another option. Chef David Gunawan (Farmer's Apprentice, Grapes & Soda) quickly found favor with suits by day and locals and visitors from nearby hotels at night with creative, seasonal, ingredient-driven plates. Styled as a modern diner, Royal Dinette has shelves that display canned goods and preserves, while bustling cooks are fully on view. Diner-style counter stools afford close-ups of the kitchen brigade at work: butchering, baking and pasta-making. Once seated, settle in with a cocktail, perhaps a Norma Jean (gin, sherry and Campari) or another pairing that zings, while checking out the menu. Lunch offerings include a two- or three-course tasting menu, there’s a six-course family-style dinner in the evening, or order à la carte. Begin with the addictive sourdough bread drizzled with olive oil or slathered with onion-olive butter, followed by cauliflower, broccoli and golden quinoa with apples, pecans and sorrel. As a main, dive into the sablefish bathed in a hot-and-sour broth with oyster mushroom and Swiss chard, or choose juicy Tamworth and Berkshire pork served with eggplant caponata, black garlic and spinach. Eye-catching desserts have included stone fruit with salted white chocolate, milk sorbet and candied hazelnuts, and candy-cap mushroom custard, berries, bourbon cream and spruce needles. Service is polished and friendly.



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