Sandbar is a restaurant located in the heart of Granville Island and has one of the best patios in the city. It was not open during our visit but the patio has two large fireplaces, and heating coils on the ceiling to keep you warm through the cold winters. The view over False Creek is picturesque and is a great reminder to me, why I love Vancouver.
The brunch menu was really small, just three items (Eggs benedict / Sandbar Eggs Benedict / Chorizo Chicken Hash). I ordered the Sandbar Eggs Benedict (14 dollars - Eggs benny with shrimp and crab) while my friend ordered the chicken chorizo hash. The warm bread served at the beginning of the meal was really tasty and quenched the initial hunger of my growling stomach. As for the benedict, the thought of having eggs, hollandaise sauce with shrimp and crab made me excited however the meal did not live up to my imagination. The shrimp was good but the crab had a fishy taste to it. I guess I was a little naive to think I was going to get pieces of fresh crab.
Overall, the benny was decent but nothing special. I wish the crab was fresh or removed completely from the benny. Tthe service was top notch and the restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere. I do plan on having a few drinks on the patio next time but this will not be on my list of brunch spots.
1535 Johnston St
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