Yaletown’s bustling neighbourhood recently welcomed its newest restaurant establishment, The Parlour Restaurant and Lounge, into its foodie-fold.
The buzz has been building about this stylishly-eclectic, 100-seat lounge and restaurant located at 1011 Hamilton Street. Formerly home to Skoah Spa, The Parlour’s 3,400 foot dining space is anchored by a custom Woodstone pizza oven serving up a dozen types of addictive pizza. Adjacent to this is a stunning, open concept kitchen serving signature parlour-style comfort food dishes (takeout offered with delivery coming soon). The Parlour’s expanded menu includes plenty of unique items guaranteed to please any style and size of appetite and ranges from light bites, to share plates, to satisfying deli-style sandwiches.
The Parlour’s expansive lounge area features chocolate-hued leather booth seating, high-tops and a striking 20 foot-long reclaimed wood bar that emulates a giant cask. This is all complimented by a well chosen rotation of Canadian beer on tap, extensive craft beer available by bottle, inventive cocktails and both wine by bottle, as well as seven varietals on tap. Rounding out the vintage feel to the bar is a custom built DJ station that has been put to good use by Christopher Simpson of NDVR Events Thursday through Sunday.
The Parlour’s overall decor features plenty of heirloom pieces, old-fashioned curiosities, unique custom artwork and salvaged CN rail-ties transformed into a statement making wine rack and is proudly owned and operated by a trio of seasoned food and beverage veterans who boast a combined 64+ years of experience in the restaurant industry and well-honed knack for entrepreneurship.
Ontario-born, Vancouver-loving brother’s Sean and Chris Holland bring with them an intimate understanding of upscale-casual dining after having collectively worked with the Cactus Club organization for well-over a decade. Sean spent nearly 4 years as Head Chef at the company’s flagship location with a proven track record of success.
Also hailing from Cactus Club; Chris is well versed in the various aspects of the restaurant industry with many years of experience – and bring with him s a unique sense of creativity and transferable skills to The Parlour’s management mix.
Rounding out The Parlour’s management team is Paul Rivas who (with 18 years of experience) has all-but grown up in Vancouver’s restaurant industry. Chef-trained, he is presently both GM and Executive Chef of family-owned La Bodega – a renowned dining fixture in Vancouver celebrating more than 40 years of successful operations.
Hours of operation are: 11:00AM until midnight daily with brunch service starting soon.
Images via The Parlour Restuarant Facebook
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