West End’s ‘Fat Badger’ To Shut Down After One Last Roast Dinner On January 29th

IMG_2793
by Andrew Morrison | Sad news from Ed Perrow, who co-owns The Fat Badger with Georgia Goritsas and chef Neil Taylor. The Coal Harbour/West End is shutting down after a 2.5 year year in the old La Gavroche address (1616 Alberni St.). Ed sent me the following message last night:

It is with some regret that I have to announce the Fat Badger has been sold and will be closing it’s doors permanently at the end of the month of January. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came down to eat scotch eggs, Yorkshire puddings & roast dinner. Also those of you who came to drink pints of London Pride, Innis & Gunn & Guinness, while listening to The Rolling Stones, Tears for Fears & The Specials. It’s been fun and we will miss all of you and the old house on Alberni street.

Our last day of service will be on Sunday the 29th of January. The roast dinner on Sunday will be roast pork, (pork belly wrapped around the loin), crackling and apple sauce. Don’t forget it’s Robbie Burns on Wednesday January 25th and we will be serving delicious haggis with specials on Innis & Gunn and Robbie Burns single malt scotch. Reservations for both are recommended.

We thank everyone who has supported us over the last two and a half years and you never know, maybe there will be a sighting of the Badger in the future.

Cheers,

From all of us at The Fat Badger.

I’m going to miss the friendly pints and miniature Yorkshire puddings topped with roast beef, horseradish and gravy! If you can’t make it on the 29th for the roast feast, try to sneak in before for a drink and a bite.

  • Exterior | The Fat Badger
    Exterior | The Fat Badger
  • LP Halfer | The Fat Badger
    LP Halfer | The Fat Badger
  • Interior | The Fat Badger
    Interior | The Fat Badger
  • Welsh rarebit | The Fat Badger
    Welsh rarebit | The Fat Badger
  • Writing the menu in chalk | The Fat Badger
    Writing the menu in chalk | The Fat Badger
  • Fish & Chips, natch | The Fat Badger
    Fish & Chips, natch | The Fat Badger
  • Bespoke hightops | The Fat Badger
    Bespoke hightops | The Fat Badger
  • Pork scratchings and beer | The Fat Badger
    Pork scratchings and beer | The Fat Badger
  • Natural light | The Fat Badger
    Natural light | The Fat Badger
  • "Empire Poutine" | The Fat Badger
    "Empire Poutine" | The Fat Badger
  • Interior | The Fat Badger
    Interior | The Fat Badger
  • Yorkshires with roast beef and gravy | The Fat Badger
    Yorkshires with roast beef and gravy | The Fat Badger
  • Interior | The Fat Badger
    Interior | The Fat Badger
  • Empire Poutine | The Fat Badger
    Empire Poutine | The Fat Badger
  • Bar | The Fat Badger
    Bar | The Fat Badger
  • Yorkies | The Fat Badger
    Yorkies | The Fat Badger
  • Light fixture | The Fat Badger
    Light fixture | The Fat Badger
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding | The Fat Badger
    Sticky Toffee Pudding | The Fat Badger
  • Patio | The Fat Badger
    Patio | The Fat Badger
  • Menu | The Fat Badger
    Menu | The Fat Badger
  • Trainspotting | The Fat Badger
    Trainspotting | The Fat Badger
  • Interior | The Fat Badger
    Interior | The Fat Badger
  • Interior | The Fat Badger
    Interior | The Fat Badger
  • Interior | The Fat Badger
    Interior | The Fat Badger
  • Signage (on its way outside) | The Fat Badger
    Signage (on its way outside) | The Fat Badger
  • Patio | The Fat Badger
    Patio | The Fat Badger

EXPLORE THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD

There are 3 comments

  1. Interesting, the announcement seems rather vague, is the property being sold or the restaurant? Also personally am surprised that the place lasted as long as it did, I mean the food was good but pricey and the location was a bit off the beaten path. I assume the chef will move his focus back to Espana then?

  2. That was my favourite local place. We went there for both casual nights out with friends and for romantic birthdays; we celebrated by allowing ourselves to eat the sticky toffee pudding with a good port after a great comfort meal. It was pricey for a casual place, but when I spend money on food and drink, this is exactly the atmosphere I want. Perfect. Now, where should I go for my birthday this year?

On Ripping “The Rise” and Appreciating Chinatown’s Culinary Heritage

A read of the food and drink headlines finds UberEATS arrival, bad 80's fusion and the science of Wagyu's smell.

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Submit your best guess in the comments.

On Underwater Restaurants and Crossing Bridges for Tallow-Fried Beignets

This week's food media omnibus teases new concepts, exposes bad restaurant manners and eats a lot of butter.

Never Heard Of It

In a Richmond Strip Mall, Seeking Out “Explosion Pulp Chicken”

Fernando Medrano takes the "Never Heard of It" column on a mission to satisfy some genuine curiosity.