Where to Go for Easter Brunch and Dinner in Vancouver

Bacchus Restaurant; Photo: Nora Hamade

With the Easter weekend less than two weeks away, it’s time to make decisions about where to go for Easter Brunch and dinner. Vancouver restaurants are dreaming up delicious spreads for you and your family and friends to enjoy—and chocolate eggs will be making an appearance on many of these special menus!

Bacchus Restaurant

Photo: Nora Hamade

The luxurious interiors of Bacchus Restaurant (845 Hornby Street), located in the Wedgewood Hotel, will make for a fabulous setting for Easter Sunday brunch. On April 17, from 10:30am to 2pm, Bacchus will be offering a special Table d’Hôte Brunch Menu. It consists of three decadent courses ($72 per person, $40 per child 12 years and under, full prepayment required). Choose between dishes such as smoked albacore tuna and baby potato salad, beef tartare crostini, and apricot and pistachio parfait for your first course. Mains include pan seared Haida Gwaii halibut with spring asparagus, sugar snap peas, morel mushrooms, and gribiche sauce; as well as refined brunch classics like salmon crab cake benedict and cinnamon brioche French toast with raspberries, banana, and chocolate hazelnut spread. Those who swoon for chocolate will pick the Wedgewood chocolate bar for dessert, which features hazelnut feuilletine, salted caramel, and cacao nibs, and comes served with coffee ice cream.

Bacchus has also just recently launched their spring Afternoon Tea ($70 per person), which is available Saturday and Sunday. In addition to gourmet finger sandwiches, such as classic egg and arugula on brioche, you’ll be served pastries like passionfruit joconde with milk chocolate ganache and mango glaze, matcha buttercream roulade, and yuzu lemongrass macarons. And of course, there’ll be freshly baked scones with clotted cream and assorted preserves.

Dockside Restaurant

Photo: Dockside Restaurant

Dockside Restaurant (1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island Hotel) impresses with its waterfront location on picturesque Granville Island. Bring your appetite for their Easter Sunday Bottomless Brunch Tasting Plates ($69.95 per person, $29.95 per child 5 to 10 years old). In addition to lovely pastries and baked goods, such as apple toffee muffins and house baked croissants, there will be all your favourite brunch items, including a smoked salmon eggs benedict, croque monsieur, steak and eggs, and avocado toast. Plus, save room for a special Easter dessert plate to finish off your meal. Expect beautiful views aplenty and a very satisfying brunch experience. Even better, the Granville Island Hotel currently has a Dine and Stay Package, which comes with a $60 dining voucher for Dockside Restaurant per night and a bottle of BC wine.

Bruno Restaurant

Photo: Bruno Restaurant

If you haven’t already, Easter weekend is the perfect excuse to visit the new Versante Hotel (8499 Bridgeport Road) in Richmond. Bruno Restaurant, located in the hotel, has already developed a reputation for its elevated west coast menu that prioritizes local ingredients and sustainability. Their weekend multi-course brunches are a true treat. They’ll be making the experience even more lavish on April 16 and 17 with a special Easter Brunch ($59 per person). You’ll start with chilled seafood, such as oysters, prawn cocktail, and wild pink scallops; tuna and crab poke; and burrata salad before moving onto brunch offerings, such as a duck confit and foie gras benedict, Fraser Valley sausage and bacon, and carrot cake French toast with toasted coconut, cream cheese icing, candied walnuts, and Easter meringue. If you want to do Easter in style, Bruno is the place.

P2B Bistro & Bar

Photo: P2B Bistro & Bar

In the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, P2B Bistro & Bar (1133 West Hastings Street) is serving a three-course brunch ($55 per person), which begins with a charcuterie antipasti platter to share before a choice of a main, which ranges from house smoked brisket and eggs with savoury duck fat sautéed potatoes to a Dutch-style breakfast, which comes with a large pancake, eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese, and sautéed mushrooms. Dessert is a sharing plate of Easter sweets and chocolate eggs. Kids ($25 per child 12 and under) can happily select from options like a chocolate chip pancake stack.

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar

Photo: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar

The iconic Roof in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street) has recently been revamped and reopened. Whether you have fond memories of it from the past or want to discover it for the first time, Notch8’s Easter brunch is an ideal opportunity to dine at this historic venue. On April 17, an incredible brunch buffet awaits ($104.55 per person, $52.25 per child 12 years and under). There will be a seafood bar with poached prawns, smoked, canded, and gravlax salmon, and ahi tuna poke. Salads, soup, and charcuterie include corn chowder and a fresh mozzarella heirloom tomato caprese salad, while savoury treats range from classic eggs benedict to picnic chicken with chimichurri sauce. And don’t forget to visit the carving station with slow roasted prime rib and Canadian maple glazed Easter ham with grainy mustard. Desserts feature baked goods and pastries, such as hot cross buns, as well as desserts like red velvet cake, apple tarte tatin with Chantilly cream, and warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla anglaise. There also will be plenty of Easter candy and chocolate. Kiddies will feast on waffles, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and much more. Notch8 is currently accepting names for their waiting list.

ARC Restaurant

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Situated in the Fairmont Waterfront (900 Canada Place), ARC Restaurant has developed a following for their Bottomless Weekend Brunches. On April 17 and 18, they’ll be doing an Easter edition of their unlimited tasting plates ($69 per adult, $34 per child 6-12years old). There will be plenty to like and order, including jerk fried chicken with funnel cake and habanero maple syrup; an ooey goeey skillet with apple, cinnamon, caramel, and croissant; beef short rib poutine; croque madame; and a Harvest grain bowl with farro, roasted root vegetables, squash, herbs, and a poached egg. Each table can order one of the Belgian chocolate fondue, which comes with banana bread, coconut macaroons, mini donuts, pineapple, strawberries, and banana. Required: a boundless and appreciative appetite.

Botanist Restaurant

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April 16 and 17, Botanist (1038 Canada Place, Fairmont Pacific Rim) is hosting a special three course Easter brunch ($78 per person). Amid the elegant surroundings of the restaurant, you’ll select from their Morning Stretch items, which include cultivated mushrooms with fresh legumes, an egg, duck prosciutto, and chicken jus; and homemade burrata salad with spring vegetables and marinated olives. Main selections spotlight the restaurant’s carvery with roast ham, leg of lamb, and prime rib —all served with pomme purée, roasted root vegetables, and complementary other accompaniments. You can also order brunch favourites like crab and avocado benedict or slow roasted onion benedict. There are three desserts to choose from: citrus olive oil cake, mascarpone mousse, and dark chocolate black currant fondant.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Photo: Leila Kwok

For showstopping sharing, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (845 Burrard Street, Sutton Place Hotel) has recently launched For the Table options. Basically, these are large, impressive plates for supping on family-style. Very popular for Easter will be the 50 oz bone-in tomahawk ribeye, served with broccolini and red wine jus; or the whole sea bream baked in in salt dough, served with roasted fennel and provençal sauce. April 17 will also feature a special Easter roasted lamb saddle. Sides such as spinach gratin, cornbread, and glazed asparagus will add to your interactive holiday meal.

Carlino Restaurant

Source: Carlino Restaurant

For an Italian spin on Easter brunch, head over to Carlino (1115 Alberni Street) in the Shangri-La Hotel. It’s a simply gorgeous room that’s upscale yet invitingly accessible. So goes for the cuisine. From April 15 to April 18, they’ll be featuring an Easter brunch menu. The main attraction will be a brunch board for two, which comes with carrot cake waffles, seasonal fruit, mini yogurt parfait, avocado, bacon, prosciutto, poached eggs, rosemary potatoes, crostini, and chocolate covered strawberries. Plus, coffee or tea will be served, in addition to two glasses of prosecco or mimosas.


Photo: Glowbal

Glowbal (590 West Georgia Street)  always does Easter in a big, sumptuous way, and this year is no exception. On April 17, they’re offering a Tableside Easter Brunch Buffet ($49 per person, $24 for kids 12 and under). Besides complimentary smoothies, donuts, and hot cross buns for the table, you can order unlimited plates of items like smoked salmon eggs benedict, smashed avocado toast with local honey, shrimp and grits with bacon tomato relish, Korean fried chicken with warm biscuits and honey mustard, and Portuguese egg custard tarts. Snag a spot on their garden patio for a gorgeous Easter setting.

Showcase Restaurant & Bar

Photo: Showcase Restaurant & Bar

From 7am to 11am on Easter Sunday, Showcase Restaurant & Bar (1122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown) will be offering their Breakfast Buffet ($36 per person), which includes favourites like sausage, eggs, bacon, house-made granola, and fresh fruit. After 11am, they’ll be featuring some special Easter brunch items: croissant waffle Benedicts, spicy chorizo breakfast bowls, broken yolk breakfast sandwiches, and Easter Bunny carrot cake.

There will also be Easter-themed drinks, such as zero proof Easter milkshakes for the kids, mimosa flights, robin’s egg mimosas, and Easter egg mudslides.


Regardless of where you choose to celebrate Easter in Vancouver, you’re sure to have a wonderful meal (and you definitely won’t leave hungry!).

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