Beach Bay Café + Patio: Beachside dining at its finest

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After months of construction, The Beach Bay Café + Patio is officially open for business. Residing on the restaurant strip of Denman Street, in Vancouver’s West End, The Beach Bay Café + Patio exudes an air casual elegance and offers diners a wide range of enticing West Coast fare.

Occupying the former space of the old Raincity Grill, The Beach Bay Café + Patio has retained little aside from the previous restaurant’s layout (even that has changed slightly), adding instead its own unique charm and character to the premises.

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The Beach Café and Patio (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Diners who used to frequent Raincity Grill will be amazed at the restaurant’s transformation. While Raincity Grill was painted with dark tones and featured heavy furnishings, The Beach Bay Café is bright and airy with polished accents. The renovation has even given the corner of Denman and Morton a whole new look.

Prior tenant Raincity Grill at 1193 Denman (Google Street View)

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Despite the many changes, The Beach Bay Café has clung onto the restaurant’s open plan dining area and sidewalk patio, which overlooks Morton Park and beyond to the shores of English Bay. The recent overhaul has also meant that the restaurant is able to comfortably seat around 60 diners inside, and 35 outside on the park-facing patio.

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The Beach Café and Patio (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

In addition to the restaurant’s warm and welcoming interior and exterior, The Beach Bay Café also boasts a wonderful menu featuring many standout dishes.

Chefs Scott Korzack (previously at L’Abattoir and Bambudda) is in the kitchen, and presents a well-rounded menu, which incorporates both traditional West Coast favourites as well as creations that explore new flavour combinations. Currently dinner plates include: salmon tartare; grilled kale salad with poached shrimp; smoked steelhead trout; rare albacore tuna; striploin of beef, and more.

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Beef carpaccio (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Drawing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, Korzack and his team feature only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients carefully procured from trusted local suppliers. Beach Bay Café is also a proud partner of Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program; all seafood on the menu is sustainable.

To complement the meals, at the bar, bar manager Adrian Lindner shakes, stirs and pours a range of creative cocktails. For a taste of summer there’s no better choice than the Floral Excuse, which is comprised of Bombay Sapphire Gin, elderflower liqueur, juniper syrup, Lillet and lime.

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Grilled pork chop (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Beach Bay Café + Patio is open daily for dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m, and happy hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lunch and weekend brunch service will follow shortly. Stay tuned to the restaurant’s social media pages for further developments.

Beach Bay Café + Patio

Address: 1193 Denman Street
Phone: 604-685-7337
Website: www.beachbaycafe.com
Twitter: @BeachBayCafe 

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Jess Fleming Jess is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.
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