With all the sun that we have been getting, Vancouverites are flocking to their favourite patios to take advantage. I consider all the patio views at Granville island stunning, but the one at “Bridges” certainly takes the lead. It’s location is central on Granville island, and it’s backdrop included the staggering city scape at one end; the Granville street bridge, boats at dock, and endless water at the another.
Today, waiting for a table required a wait. However having to kill time by walking water side isn’t anything to complain about. We left our names with the hostess and took a lap, and then a seat at one of the many benches.
Our assigned table was right by the water, on a nice solid wood deck. A lovely enough two top amongst a sea of others. Their patio space was just as large as the area they had dedicated to indoor seating, but with a day like today, no one was sitting inside.
The only issue we had was that the post we were seated beside easily became a bird docking station. The platform it had attached at the very top gave many birds the opportunity to land with ease. This began the game of they land, and we proceed to shoo them away. The latter would have been letting them decided whether nature was going take its course over us.
It was Sunday so I started off with a Caesar, on special. It wasn’t anything special, in fact, it could have used more seasonings and seemed to miss its iconic spicy herb kick. The tell-a-tale garnishes were also lacking, along with the rub around the rim that seemed stingy. Overall a pretty boring Caesar
Similarly, I expected more from the “Roasted portobello mushroom sandwich” with goat cheese and arugula. First I expected more from it, and a bigger portion at $18 for the entire. And even then, typically vegetarian food costs less. The mushroom was easy enough to chew through. If anything it was “meaty” with juices, it left its brown liquid on everything it touched. The crisp arugula added some pepper and the cheese some salt in the sandwich. And lastly, the ciabatta bun was helpful in tying it all together with some crunch and chew, give an other wish spongy mushroom its texture.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – No.
Would I recommend it? – Yes.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – Yes.
Despite the lack lustre food, I would come again. You came and paid from the view. It’s included in the bill and you always leave satisfied with at least it. Don’t deny your cravings.