GOODS | Dockside Prepares For A Market-Themed Easter Buffet On Granville Island

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

The GOODS from Dockside

Vancouver, BC | The world-famous Granville Island Market is the iconic symbol of BC’s rich food bounty and this Easter, Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel is celebrating the feast with a market-themed brunch buffet. Executive Chef Simon McNeil and the Dockside team have created the Family Traditions Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with a menu of themed stations inspired by the fresh foods at the Granville Island Market. Each station is a delight unto itself, packed with creations made from scratch in Dockside’s kitchen.

Guests can enjoy vegetable delights from “The Garden”, delicious meats from “The Butcher”, local seafood from “The Wharf”, fresh baked goods at “The Bakery” and classic brunch items at “The Coop”. In a tip of the hat to Vancouver’s other iconic food market, this year’s Easter Buffet also includes a “Night Market” station with a wide range of Asian favourites like dumplings, BBQ pork and duck and sticky rice. Dockside’s Brunch Buffet is the next best thing to walking though Granville Island Market with a chef on call to make anything which takes your fancy. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Dockside Pairing Up With Big Lou’s Butcher Shop For Big Patio BBQ On BC Day

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Vancouver, BC | Summer long weekends and the BBQ are a perfect match and on BC Day, Monday, August 6th Dockside Restaurant will welcome Big Lou’s Butcher Shop as they make a guest appearance to cook up some of their award-winning locally-sourced meats on Dockside’s famous patio. The Big Lou’s Butcher Shop team will be cooking up and serving their grill classics to enjoy on Dockside’s patio from 12-5pm on BC Day. This is the first time that the Big Lou’s Butcher Shop team have offered their BBQ to the public outside of their shop and it will be a one-of-a-kind chance to enjoy Big Lou’s Butcher Shop in one of Vancouver’s most spectacular settings.

Working closely with Dockside Chef Simon McNeil, they’ve created a menu which incorporates Dockside’s signature beers into the recipes. Along with classic beer-braised beef ribs and Old Bridge Dark Lager BBQ Pulled Pork, Big Lou’s will be serving a unique Sloping Hills Pork and Shrimp Sausage made with Dockside’s hibiscus-infused Jamaican Lager and served with a housemade Hibiscus brown mustard. The cost is just $18 per person for a heaping plate of BBQ and sides and, of course, the BBQ goes perfectly with one of Dockside’s fresh in-house brewed signature beers. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Granville Island’s Dockside Brewing Co. To Host Weekly Beer Tours & Tastings

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

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Vancouver, BC | Fresh off winning Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards for Best Patio and Best Brewpub Dockside Restaurant and Brewing Company at the Granville Island Hotel has announced a series of new events for the spring sure to please beer and patio lovers alike.

The first new event on the schedule will be the launch of weekly brewery tours and tastings to be held each Thursday at 4:30pm. These tours will be led by Dockside Brewer Martin Farrell and will include the opportunity to walk through the Dockside Brewery learning about the brewing process and the differences in process and ingredients which allow brewers to create the vast range of beer flavours. Learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Coal Harbour Liquor Store & Dockside Present “Two Chefs, Five Wines”

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

The GOODS from Dockside

Vancouver, BC | Coal Harbour Liquor Store is pleased to announce “Two Chefs, Five Wines” a very special event to be held in partnership with iconic BC Winery Burrowing Owl at Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel on April 11th.

The five-course paired menu, created by Dockside Executive Chef Simon McNeil and Executive Chef Chris VanHooydonk of the Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery marries Simon’s vision to Chris’ deep understanding of their superb portfolio. The five courses includes everything from local halibut and poultry to Okanagan beef and Elk tenderloin and pairs them with compllimentary wines from Burrowing Owl’s decorated portfolio.

The dinner will present a first opportunity to taste the new release of the 2011 Pinot Gris along and the Syrah-based “Coruja” fortified dessert wine. Other wines on offer include the multi-award winning 2009 Chardonnay, 2008 Cabernet Franc and 2009 Athene Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Dockside” On Granville Island Gets Set To Host Pelican Bay Fall Wine Tasting

November 8, 2011 

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

The GOODS from Dockside

Vancouver, BC | After a wildly successful first event which saw over 300 wine lovers sampling dozens of wines at Dockside Restaurant and Brewing Company, the Pelican Bay Wine Tasting is back for a second great event on Tuesday, November 15th. Once again, Dockside Restaurant and the Coal Harbour Liquor Store are teaming up to offer the best wine value in Vancouver as admission to this event are complimentary with a free signup to the Coal Harbour Liquor Store VIP Club. Read more

GOODS: “Dockside” Unveils Vancouver’s Only Gazebo Patio At The Granville Hotel

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

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Vancouver, BC | For the past 20 years, the patio at the Granville Island Hotel has been one of Vancouver’s best summer getaways. Nestled at the east end of the Island, the patio is protected from the prevailing wind on three sides by the Hotel and basks in uninterrupted sunshine from dawn to dusk on Vancouver’s sunny days.

Vancouver’s waterfront is an setting unlike any other and the Dockside Restaurant patio is the best place anywhere to sit back and enjoy this urban idyll. The view has changed immensely in the last two decades, but Dockside remains in the front row. With the changes which have occurred, guests now look out at the iconic Yaletown skyline and the Olympic Village along with the marinas and parks which dot both shores of False Creek.

Just as the skyline has changed, Dockside and the Granville Island Hotel have changed with thanks to a complete renovation of the restaurant, lounge, guestrooms and public spaces. Over the past 18 months, the patio has been completely reimagined with comfortable lounge seating at water’s edge, the city’s only patio Gazebo and plush seating on the lounge patio adjacent to the building. Two open pit fireplaces and heaters throughout the gazebo means an extension to the patio season in Fall and Spring and on nights that turn chilly. Read more

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company


1253 Johnston Street (Granville Island)
Vancouver B.C. V6H 3R9
Telephone: 604-685-7070
Fax: 604-685-7079
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Eugene Vassilev | Director of Food & Beverage Operations | Email:
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About Dockside

The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore.

The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor to ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination.

These three venues offer seating options that are perfect for groups from 4 to 200. With signature elements like a 50-foot aquarium and an open kitchen, each meal is an experience for all the senses. Located adjacent to the boutique Granville Island Hotel, the Dockside Restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.


“This is our very favorite place. We drive into town from Delta and make an evening of browsing through Granville Isl. Market. The restaurnat is perfect for a quiet evening.View is wonderful. I appreciate the spacious arrangement of the tables. We have our favorite table, the staff and service is fabulous. I had the herb crusted Halibut – it was delicious and my husband enjoyed the slate fish. It was a memorable evening. We look forward to another visist very soon. As well, we have enjoyed the great patio – has to be one of Vancouver’s best.”

“We have going to Vancouver for many years and most recently (if twenty years can be considered recently) staying exclusively at the wonderful Graville Island Hotel. Because we have an aversion to hotel restaurants, this is the first time we have had dinner there. It was one of the finest dinners we have in a city that is known for its fine restaurants. Outstanding in every way!”

“We enjoyed the welcoming feel of the restaurant – appropriate lighting, comfortable seating – it is like a comfortable dining room. We will return again as the restaurant has once again met our expectations. The salmon was nicely prepared and the lamb was well presented and excellent on the tongue. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.”