Sweeping Views of Burrard Inlet
While other places come close with the views of Burrard Inlet (Cardero’s, Cactus Club, Tap & Barrel), Lift knocks it out of the park with its glass-walled rooftop deck. The views are stunning! And recently we have found the food and service quite stunning too.
Red Truck Pale Ale ($6.75) and Driftwood White Bark Witbier ($7.50)
The actual address is 333 Menchions Mews but if you ask anyone in Vancouver they will not be able to tell you where this street is. The best way to describe the location in on the Coal Harbour Seawall in front of the Westin Bayshore. The restaurant is actually built on piles out into the water off of the seawall. Hence, the unobstructed views and the name.
We had given up going to Lift (which is steps from our apartment) due to a limited menu, poor service and average at best food which we experienced several times in the past. We gave it a break for at least a year and in the last month have been back twice for brunch. Both times were excellent!
While the hostess staff was ‘frazzled’ both times our servers have stepped it up. Their uniforms of long black aprons and white dress shirts may be hot (and a bit much) on the deck but are very professional looking and both servers were very friendly and prompt. We like the brunch menu that is now available weekends and holidays from 11am to 3pm. There are both breakfast and lunch items and the prices are not unreasonable for the Coal Harbour area. There is a daily omelette and a daily quiche. (Note: The menu on the website is not quite the same as the one we had last Sunday).
Quiche of the Day ($12) – this one was smoked salmon, cream cheese, onions and capers.
The week before was spinach, chorizo and cheddar.
Coal Harbour Breakfast ($15) – includes bacon, sausage and ham plus eggs and creamy hash browns. We think the hash browns are made with a bit of cream cheese but are not sure. They are delicious!
Smoked Steelhead Benny ($16) – In-house smoked steelhead on a toasted english muffin topped with house made hollandaise. Can be served with salad or fries. Or if you ask nice some salad and a bit of hash brown.
Now that we are again happy with the service we will try the deck menu which is available from 3pm daily. In addition to the rooftop patio there is seating on the seawall level at bar stool seating. There is also a happy hour option but only for tables inside at the main bar. And for those who are looking for something a bit more exotic the dinner menu includes Australian kangaroo loin for $39.
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