Prestons in the Coast Coal Harbour
Last week we were at Prestons Vancouver three times. This Prestons is located in the relatively new Coast Coal Harbour Hotel on W Pender Street about 3 blocks from our apartment. There is also a Prestons location in Chilliwack that we have not been to. Prestons Vancouver is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a weekend brunch menu that runs until 4:00pm. The space is divided into three sections. The main level which is fairly bright with large windows consists of large booths and a communal table facing Pender Street. There is also a bar with stools, a few high-top tables and a couch set-up in the attached lounge area. It is a few steps up to the higher level which is darker and a bit cozier with even larger booths and some smaller tables.
We had three visits this past week, on each visit we had a different purpose. The first was Tuesday night (someone’s birthday) and we were heading home from a movie. We stopped in and sat at the bar. We had a very friendly chat with the server/bartender and ordered the Prawn Gyoza with Seared Scallops and an order of Yam fries. The Gyoza were very good with shrimp and vegetables inside and a drizzle of miso vinaigrette on the outside. Yam fries are yam fries, but were good too. They were cooked well but the portion was much too large. A half portion could be considered. If you are looking for a good place for appies and drinks, the Starter (or Mixers) menu has many good choices and the daily drink specials are cheap by downtown standards. Right now Granville Island beer is $3.95 on Mondays, Highballs are $4 on Thursdays and there is a $5 20oz draught feature on Fridays. Overall a great experience.