The Refinery

October 4, 2008 


The Refinery |
1115 Granville Street, Vancouver BC | V6Z 1M1 | MAP
Downtown Vancouver Entertainment District
Phone: 604-687-8001 | Fax: 604-687-7479
Tuesday – Saturday 5:00pm – Late | closed Sun and Mon


The Team

Raymond Staniscia, Managing Partner
Peter Raptis, Managing Partner
Kirk Morrison, Chef
Graham Racich, General Manager
Joel Virginillo, Bar Manager

The Feel


The Refinery is a food primary establishment, with a seating capacity of 75. Charcuterie, both made on site and off, cheese, cured and fresh seafood, fresh breads, antipasti are just some of the colourful and delicious offerings available everyday. A listing of daily features from flatbreads, salads, preserves, jams, jellies, and pickled vegetables add a touch of passion to each plate. Though our concept can be misinterpreted by the common diner, The Refinery also offers a selection of hot entrees inspired by some of the timeless classics in modern gastronomy, like braised beef shortribs, gnocc’n cheese, homemade risotto and pastas – our entrees move through seasonal availability as well. Please see our full menu for the current offerings. Additionally, a thoughtful wine list focusing on small lot production and boutique BC wineries, and a selection of well made craft beers from British Columbia on draft and in bottle share the shelves with unique brews from around the world. The food program is maintained and seasonally adjusted by Chef Kirk Morrison and his talented crew.

The Refinery gained most of its success in the last 36 months from the award-winning cocktail program. Recognized as one of the most innovative programs in Canada, The Refinery program was developed by Mixologist Lauren Mote from 2009-2011. Our current bar manager, Graham Racich, one of the brightest stars from 2010′s Cocktail Kitchen Series, maintains and develops the Refinery cocktail program. At the Refinery, we make almost everything from scratch – from our popular house-bitters program, to sweet/dry vermouths to non-alcoholic ingredients like grenadine, vegetable waters, juices, purées, preserves, naturally fermented sodas, powders and sweet pickled fruits and vegetables. A large emphasis of the Refinery’s program is the distinct use of local product. The Refinery bar team use local and sustainable products wherever possible, and feel that educating our guests and peers about the importance on relying on our edible surroundings rather then imports is the only way to go. BC in general seems to be at the helm of local food reliance in Canada, so it’s only fitting that the most successful bar and restaurant programs follow the same practices. You may find it funny, but almost everyone that works at the Refinery is a bartender.



- The Refinery is a proud Ocean Wise partner
- Best Restaurant Design Honourable Mention 2009 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards



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