With Easter Weekend just around the corner, we’re definitely excited at the prospect of a three (or four-day, depending on how lucky you are) weekend. One of our favorite parts of this long weekend (chocolate-hangover aside) has got to be the number of spots around town offering up a tasty take on brunch. We’ve done our research and sourced a few top picks you ought to consider checking out with family and friends – advance reservations definitely recommended, so hop to it!
Dockside is always a hit for family-style Easter Brunch. This year is no exception, and you’ll want to check it out. They’re hosting a Chef’s Spectacular Marketplace Easter Brunch Buffet, fully loaded with all the fresh fixings you can imagine: a carvery station featuring slow roasted prime rib, roasted chicken, and a chilled seafood selection (poached steelhead trout with dilled crème fraiche); Night Market, with all your favorite Asian-inspired bites; ‘The Coop’ featuring four different kinds of eggs benedict; and the Grand Fantasia Buffet to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s $54.95 per person. Don’t wait to reserve your spot and get ready to pile your plate high. You can walk it off on the seawall afterward.
West Oak will be serving their newly launched brunch menu on Easter Monday featuring a great brunch platter option ($80). This fully-loaded platter easily serves a small crew and is perfect for any hungry group of friends or family who are looking to avoid the kitchen after the long weekend. The West Oak brunch platter serves free-run scrambled eggs with black truffles, English Banger sausage from Two Rivers Meats, Fraser Valley bacon, crispy fingerling potato hash, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and toasted English muffins.
A delectable weekend brunch that marries irresistibly fresh, made-from-scratch cuisine with beautifully designed full service dining rooms and fun, lively lounges and bars. This holiday, alongside their regular menu, a special Good Friday and Easter Monday brunch will be available featuring French Toast with apples and cinnamon, their killer Croque Madame (the best grilled ham and cheese sandwich you’ve ever tasted), a chorizo and mushroom hash with poached eggs, crispy fried potatoes, avocado, field mushrooms, hollandaise, and (on a slightly healthier note) house made granola and yogurt parfait with flax, rolled oats, dried cranberries, sultanas, toasted almonds and pecans, and fresh berries with unsweetened Greek yoghurt. Classic yet diverse brunch and bar options will also be available, as well as the full regular menu to provide more reasons to celebrate this Easter.
Tableau Bar Bistro
Located at the Loden Hotel, Tableau will be serving its delicious mix of brunch offerings with a few additional items to help celebrate Easter all weekend. Grab your friends and family and make your way down and score a spot on their patio, or sit inside and enjoy an assortment of unique brunch fixings. Choose between the steelhead trout served with scrambled eggs, their zucchini and onion baked scones with smoked salmon cream cheese spread and quail egg, apple cheddar soufflé pancakes, le grand tableau, and plenty of other offerings. While you’re waiting, why not knock back a selection of fresh-shucked oysters or indulge in their pastry basket (complete with maple pecan danishes, croissants, pain au chocolate and more)?
CRAFT Beer Market
These guys will also be hosting a special Easter Brunch Buffet that has us pretty excited. They’re featuring a variety of classic breakfast items, a carving station, a dessert station and so much more. Their first Vancouver-based Easter Brunch Buffet will take place on Sunday, April 20th, starting at 10am and running to 3pm at a cost of $25.95 per person. With more than 100 different beers on tap, be sure to bring your appetite and prepare to make it a long and leisurely stay. To reserve a table, click here.
Where will you be heading for brunch this Easter weekend? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.