The People Who Make It Happen
Proprietor/Host: Manuel Ferreira
Chef: Robert Guest
About Le Gavroche
Le Gavroche is one of Vancouver’s longest standing fine-dining establishments, offering classical French cuisine in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
Opened in 1978, the setting of Le Gavroche has charmed Vancouverites and travelers alike and has garnered international attention as one of Vancouver’s most romantic dinner settings. The gently refurbished Victorian house (circa 1910’s) features views of the Coastal Mountains and Coal Harbour from the upstairs terrace, a cozy fireplace for cold winter evenings and a private reception room that can accommodate up to 28 guests.
Now owned by Manuel Ferreira, Le Gavroche continues the traditions it began in 1978: French cuisine executed perfectly. Adopting classic philosophies of utilizing the freshest of local ingredients combined with imported products to complete classical recipes, Ferreira goes back to his European roots and memories from a childhood growing up in Portugal and then France.
Ferreira also brings to Le Gavroche a passion for fine wines. The cellar boasts an inventory of over 35,000 bottles from around the world, with a distinct focus on the regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Le Gavroche offers wine selections to meet all palates and budget requirements, from a wide range of half-bottle listings to cellar selections of vintage labels. Recognized in Wine Spectator for eight years, Le Gavroche is a well-known Vancouver jewel for exclusive listings and Ferreira’s expert wine pairings.
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
2004 Critics Choice – Best Formal French Dining, Bronze
2004 Readers’ Choice – Best French, Silver
2005 Critics Choice – Best French Fine Dining, Bronze
2006 Critics Choice – Best French Fine Dining, Honourable Mention
2007 Critics Choice – Best French Fine Dining, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Wine List Competition
2005 Gold Glass Award
Where Magazines Most Memorable Meal Awards
2004 Best French, Gold
2005 Best French, Honourable Mention
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards
2004 Most Romantic Restaurant – Critics Choice – 1st Place
2004 Best Restaurant Wine List – Critics Choice – 1st Place
2005 Best Restaurant Wine List – Critics Choice – 3rd Place
2005 Best French Restaurant – Readers Choice – 3rd Place
2005 Best Restaurant Wine List (International Wines) – Readers Choice – 3rd Place
2005 Most Romantic Restaurant – Readers Choice – 2nd Place
2006 Most Romantic Restaurant – Readers Choice – 2nd Place
2006 Best French Restaurant – Readers Choice – 3rd Place
2009 Most Romantic Restaurant – Readers Choice – 3rd Place
2009 Best Imported Wine List – Readers’ Choice – 3rd Place
2009 Best French – Readers’ Choice – 2nd Place