In the heart of the central business district of downtown Vancouver lies the Royal Dinette brought to you by the people behind Farmer's Apprentice. I've had the opportunity to dine here on two occasions and have been impressed both times. The decor harkens back to 60s with splashes of hipster appeal.
Like any good Vancouver restaurant, the menu evolves with the seasons to use local, seasonal ingredients, and is beautifully executed with daring flavour combinations and textures that will challenge even the most cynical of palettes. Picky eaters will enjoy their meal if they can be persuaded to put their trust in the chefs.
The staff was eager to explain the menu and take care of your every want and wish. Food is served in a timely manner regardless of it being a lunch rush or a leisurely dinner. I had the in house brewed ginger beer and it was excellent. If you like a snappy, ginger sting of flavour, I highly recommend ordering it with your meal.
Best for: entertaining visitors from out of town, catching up with a friend, or looking for a food adventure.
On the table:
- Charcuterie plate
- Kale Nahn Jim Salad with aromatic herbs and pumpkin seeds.
- Ling cod in octopus consomme with shellfish
- Short ribs with ancient grains
- Dark chocolate tart with beetroot sorbet
- Apple Sorbet, Honey Sponge cake with tapioca