By Diana (Foodology),
Special to The Post
Hawksworth Restaurant is a great place to enjoy weekend brunch with friends. On long weekends, the restaurant often features a promotion where if you follow their social media accounts and mention #BrunchClub, your dining companion will receive their brunch for free.
Outside of this long weekend promotion, brunch here can be expensive compared to other places in Vancouver, but it’s definitely worth it.
I ordered the Classic Eggs Benedict ($18), which has caramelized ham and hollandaise sauce, with potatoes and a tomato on the side. The ham captivated me. The delicious, thick slab of meat was so flavourful and was complimented nicely by the English muffins. Unfortunately, the cut of the ham is inconsistent, and on another visit it was noticeably smaller than before.
I also tried the Pacific Sablefish Brandade ($19), which features poached eggs, tomato, chorizo, watercress, and grilled bread. It was really good and the crunch of the chickpeas complimented the dish.
The Smoked Chicken Hash ($19) has sunny side eggs, wild mushroom, and peppercorn sauce. It was really good, and I was surprised by the mix of flavours. For a sweeter change of pace, we tried the Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes ($17), with pear, walnut, caramelized honey yogurt, and maple syrup. The yogurt and pear really goes very well with the dish.
Overall, the experience was great. The food is expensive than most brunch places, but on par with other higher end restaurants in the city. The service is very friendly and attentive.
Foodology is a top ranked food blogger on UrbanSpoon. These are the tales of her dine-out experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read more at foodology.ca.
We rate Hawksworth: 4/5
801 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC