Well, the votes have been tallied and L’Abattoir is a winner! After scouring thousands of restaurants and eateries across this great country of ours, the results are in. The final list was announced recently for Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants of 2020. Defined as “The definitive guide to Canada’s 100 best restaurants, culinary scene, chef profiles, recipes, new openings and fresh market trends”, Canada’s 100 Best is arguably one of the more prestigious lists in the country for our culinary and hospitality industry. If I may say, it’s kind of a big deal. According to the list itself, the rankings were published based on a poll of their national panel of 103 judges. Each submission was a ranked list of their top 10 dining experiences in 2019 resulting in a comprehensive list to activate your taste buds.
L’Abattoir Gets Its Praises
As one of the first restaurants to have opened in Gastown, this French-inspired fine-dining establishment has graced us with some of the best culinary delights from their freshly baked goods (yes, they bake everything daily in-house) to their gorgeously plated lunch and dinner menu items. For over 10 years, L’Abattoir has called the historic brick-and-beam building in Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley home. During this time, it has seen lots of changes, but one thing is certain and hasn’t changed since its opening: the quality of food it serves (in fact, it has only gotten better). Without a doubt, L’Abattoir is deserving of the notoriety that it should be ranked among the best restaurants in the country. Read about its review here.
Open For Business
With the Covid-19 restrictions slowly lifting in British Columbia, L’Abattoir has begun to open up gradually – with the proper measures in place, of course. Earlier this month, Happy Hour returned where half priced appetizers and cocktail features are being served from 5pm to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday. Seating is extremely limited, so it will be first come, first served. For any guests who are not comfortable with dining in, there is also curbside pickup available! The entire menu is available for take-away. I encourage you to visit their website regularly as availability of menu items could change. If you have a chance to experience the service and food at L’Abattoir, feel free to share your thoughts with us!
To learn more about L’Abattoir, I invite you to visit a previous blog post I had written which touches on its historical significance and why it is such an integral part of our Gastown culture.