L’Abattoir Vancouver is an endearing modern French restaurant in Gastown. It is located on Carrall Street, with the back of the building as part of Blood Alley. L’Abattoir meaning slaughterhouse, comes from a colorful past. The restaurant was built in the 19th century as the site of Vancouver’s first jail in the city’s main butchery and meat packing district.
L’Abattoir now reminds us nothing of such but combines classic French tile work with glass and steel finishes. The two story mezzanine is gorgeous. Bar and lounge setting, sun soaked atrium and even a private room fit for weddings and special events.
It has been awhile since we last came here to L’Abattoir, so we were quite ecstatic being invited for brunch.
We started the day off at the bar chatting with Jose. Can’t believe he spoiled the ending to Straight Outta Compton. Eazy-E died!
Cocktails and pastries freshly baked in-house is on point.
- Black currant scone with jam and clotted cream
- Blueberries with cream cheese
Poached eggs with smoked pork belly 17: A perfectly poached egg. Perhaps one of the best in town! Served with cheddar sabayon and a homemade English muffin. Savory pork belly but not overly fattening.
Poached eggs with burrata cheese 17: I just couldn’t help myself when I saw Burrata on the menu. I had to have it despite the fact it will look identical to the above dish in photos. But I just friggin’ love burrata! Comes with tomato fondue and grilled bread. I also added a side order of duck sausage for $5. It was lean and flavourful!
And because of my stubbornness, we had to also have the Burger. I call it occupational research. And also for the sake of photos.
Breakfast burger 15: A mouthwatering quarter pound patty, hashbrown patty, fried egg burger.
Please don’t judge me!
I’m glad we took a walk to the other side of L’Abattoir. This building where Apres Midi Teahouse used to be is now L’Abattoir’s additional kitchen and private dining and event space.
Occupancy 50 seated / 70 canapes. It is such a great space of Christmas parties and weddings. For additional details contact the restaurant.
Perhaps one of my favorite space of the restaurant is this attrium. L’Abattoir’s sun soaked atrium is so beautiful.
Mon 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2