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The Abbey is progressive tavern offers pedigreed food with a modern sensibility.
Open daily for dinner from 5pm, with Happy Hour daily until 6:30pm.
The People Who Make It Happen
Andrey Durbach, Executive Chef and Partner
Chris Stewart, Partner
Michel Durocher, Managing Partner
About The Abbey
Acclaimed chef Andrey Durbach and his business partner Chris Stewart—the duo behind celebrated restaurants La Buca, Pied a Terre, and Sardine Can—team up with managing partner Michel Durocher for The Abbey.
Stylishly designed with warm wood accents and colourful backlit artwork by Charles Forsberg— a playful, modern take on stained glass—The Abbey is a comfortable, welcoming venue with two rooms set apart from the main dining area for secluded group use.
The Pender Room, which faces Pender Street, is accessed by a beautiful curved staircase and can accommodate up to 16 people. The Abbott room features a television with HDMI quick input and can hold as many as 32 guests.
The rooms may be booked together, think cocktails in The Pender followed by dinner in The Abbott, or separately, day or night. The rooms are ideal for special occasions, quiet meetings, intimate celebrations, and office holiday parties. It’s private dining without the pretense.
The Abbey offers a strong selection of craft beers, wines by the glass or bottle, and creative handmade cocktails.
Conveniently located in Crosstown on the western edge of Chinatown, The Abbey is walking distance to the downtown core, Yaletown, the convention centre, and is a short cab ride to the West End and East Vancouver. It is blocks away from a SkyTrain station and steps to movie theatres and performing-arts centres as well as BC Place and Rogers Arena.
“It’s bringing modern flavour and flair to traditional British pub fare.” Gail Johnson, Straight.com
“No ordinary lamb shepherd’s pie here; the hip, clean-lined ‘progressive tavern’ … ups the ante by using duck; neither does it plump for ordinary bangers, but serves Toulouse sausages with its mash. Try the starter Welsh rarebit; it’s like diving into a succulent personalized cheese fondue melted onto bread with a perfect watercress garnish, to boot. Cheers, indeed.” Lucy Hyslop, BC Living
“One of the best Happy Hours in Vancouver.” Anya Levyk, CBC On The Coast
“We’ve got nothing but praise for this cool new culinary spot.” Danica Jeffrey, View The Vibe
“Stylishly designed in modern, Westcoast setting, this Crosstown tavern offers an elevated, yet comfy dining experience.” Carlos Gomes, Vancouver Food Tour
“A dash more modern than the average monastery, this new room is the perfect place to contemplate the deeper meaning of life over a couple of beers and Andrey Durbach’s personal take on British pub fare.” Chelsea Novak & Julia Cheung, Restaurants Vancouver