New Olympic Cocktail Additions & Lunch Service At The Refinery


Chef Mike Carter introduces a delicious and sustainable lunch concept at Granville St?s Refinery.

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Vancouver, BC | Sit up by the windows on the second floor, while the Olympic traffic floats by on the street below. With a menu heavy on artisan sandwiches, salads and flatbreads, the beverage accompaniments are nothing to shake a stick at. Lauren Mote and her bar team have been busy creating a cocktail list fit for an athlete – literally. With signature cocktails holding a significant place on the menu, the addition of “Tea Time” and “Jump-Start” cocktails, both healthy and delicious, help promote healthy vitality throughout the day, without depriving yourself of those sharp premium spirits we love so much. In case you were wondering, we?re now open 7 days a week, serving both lunch and dinner, with no closures in between. Plus, we?re not raising our prices. How?s that for awesome?

Open for Lunch, starting today, Tuesday, February 09 2010, from 11:30am to 3:00pm

Full listing of our menu, cocktails, brand new wine list *plus* all reservations can be made at

Need something to do on Valentine?s Day? We?ve got just the thing. With our grand tasting menu in full force, $49/person gets you 6 shared courses, and a glass of bubbly. When you?re done, it?s party time – if you need a great Granville St after-dinner party, let us know and we?ll sort you out with our many Granville St neighbours. Happy heart day. Lastly, we?re open late. Who doesn?t want to jam to Chromeo and sip on an apple/walnut sazerac? Check us out: open until 1am Sunday – Thursday and 2am Friday and Saturday.

About The Refinery

Granville’s newest hotspot, designed by Marilou and May of Vancouver based M-Studio is Vancouver’s best way to experience a new world eatery with an old world feel. The room designed with the environment in mind has used sustainable materials, led lighting and energy efficient equipment. Committing to a sustainable work environment, a dedicated bicycle storage area and public transit subsidy are examples of how they are trying to minimize their carbon footprint.

The Refinery is a food primary restaurant, with a strong focus on dynamic BC and worldly wines, eclectic beers and unique cocktails. With a 75-seat capacity, the Refinery will house Granville Streets only fresh, market-style-eatery. Chef Michael Carter takes pride in introducing elements of charcuterie, cheese culture, cured and fresh seafood, fresh breads, antipasti and all things market fresh to the Granville scene. With the recent addition of General Manager and award-winning mixologist Lauren Mote, the Refinery remains a step ahead of the competition through exemplary service and great value. To commit to the establishment of a sustainable environment The Refinery will maintain a majority of local high quality products wherever possible.

We expect our guests to share. Share food, drink and celebrations but more importantly ideas, stories and laughs. A traditional, yet unique, menu and atmosphere will create a sense of ‘belonging’ for locals and tourists alike. At The Refinery we are providing an environment that allows our guests to feel carefree and full of life. Giving people the sense gathering in a small village in Europe, while being in their own backyard.


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One Response to “New Olympic Cocktail Additions & Lunch Service At The Refinery”

  1. John on February 9th, 2010 11:59 pm

    Remember when “the Refinery” use to be the Sugar Refinery? It was that cool late night joint that played really good music, and served booze in tea cups that was eventually shut down by the city. And now it sells “artisan sandwiches”. Good times.

    WTF is and artisan sandwich anyway?