Dining After Golf
After another ‘walk in the park’ around the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt, we visited the historic Fish House in Stanley Park for lunch. The building itself has an interesting history. It was built in 1930, as a Sports Pavilion, and was opened as a club house for use by the local golfers and tennis players. From 1949 to 1974 it was known as the Third Beach Tea Room and from 1974 to 1990 as the Beach House. Since 1990, it has been known as The Fish House in Stanley Park. The original use of the building as a clubhouse gives the restaurant a unique design, with three distinctive rooms and two patios. The décor also includes works by feature artists that changed regularly. The restaurant’s motto is ‘Fresh and Casual’ and it is a member of the Ocean Wise Program.
We went on a another beautiful and sunny Vancouver day and we chose to sit on the front patio. With the high railings it was difficult to see into the park but the large trees provided a shady and cozy patio environment. Mouth-watering warm bread was served immediately. The Whistler Lager was good and cold but the classic margarita was not so classic as it was made with a mix rather than real lime juice. On this day we both chose the Halibut Burger which was lightly breaded and served with either a house salad or fries (we had one of each). While still not my favorite Halibut Burger (that honor goes to the clubhouse at Nicklaus North Golf Course) the tangy tarter sauce was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. We will go back again to either try dinner or the Sunday Brunch which goes until 3pm.
Food – GOOD, Service – GREAT, Atmosphere – GOOD