Hawksworth Restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant

Hawksworth Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6046737000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM;
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM:
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Canadian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Hawksworth
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From cocktail receptions to illustrious galas, Hawksworth’s mandate is to deliver the absolute best contemporary Canadian cuisine, simply anywhere.
    The expert team at Hawksworth will plan and execute your event with style and ease, allowing you to effortlessly enjoy the culinary experience delivered in your space.
    Allow us to create a menu just for you, completely customized, and never repeated.

    For more information, contact
    Tara Newman
    604.605.3325 Ex. 1
    tn@hawksworthrestaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howe Street
  • Public Transit: Bus Stops are located on Howe Street and on Georgia. We are also located one block west of the City Centre Canada line station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant Valet available for dinner services only. Daytime valet to commence upon opening of the Hotel. Limited space. There are also public lots located on Howe Street at Pacific Center and on Hornby Street.
A word from Hawksworth Restaurant
The personal dream of one of Canada's foremost masters of cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant, located at the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in the heart of downtown Vancouver fuses together a celebrated past with a radiant future. Celebrating contemporary Canadian Cuisine, the goal is to set forth a culinary legacy rooted in regional produce while embracing the culture and diversity of the city.
Open for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and dinner, the approachable menus reflect seasonality and spontaneity while demonstrating the highly skilled technique and relentless drive for perfection that has become Hawksworth's trademark.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Hawksworth Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (165)fit for foodies (155)romantic (100)notable wine list (98)hot spot (61)great for lunch (50)good for groups (35)great for brunch (30)vibrant bar scene (28)neighborhood gem (25)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • It's not about the food.
    Fraser
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    For us, Europeans who eat out often and well, Hawksworth was a disappointment. From the moment we entered and had to place our jackets on the back our chairs I feared we could be in for a bumpy ride. No table cloths, ok, but the marble tables and other surfaces amplified the already extreme noise level. Paris bistro distances between tables doesn't help. Seems people are here to see and be seen, the food, though good, is an afterthought. The wait staff was good, but the table was not clean. When we said that we were fine with tap water, the waiter stated that the bottled water was on him. We were charged for three bottles. Ultimately the noise level ruined it for us - if your after a DINING experience, there are better options in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was simply excellent. Sablefish was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special experience
    basilr
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were pleased the restaurant allowed my wife and I to choose tasting menu and a la carte individually. Exceptional wine pairing. A dish was substituted when it did not meet expectations without question. Pleasant and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless perfection in all aspects
    Thegreedyaussie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Exceptional in everyway, from our arrival to our departure it was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Resteraunt I've Ever Been To.
    CFenton
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Ive been a cook for 7 years and have had the pleasure to enjoy and observe many different fine dining and boutique resteraunts. My first experience at Hawksworth was without a doubt, the best expirence ive ever had as a customer at a resteraunt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great PLace to invite client
    ADMicro
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hawksworth Restaurant give your client a sense of importance when you bring them there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    PaloAltoGem
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of the top 5 meals I have had...across 40 countries. Just a great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!
    pattyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were on vacation in Vancouver & had lunch reservations at this restaurant. Food was superb & the wait staff were very attentive We really enjoyed our lunch!! Would come back there in a heartbeat!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    princessppmVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My colleagues took me there for lunch ... we both had the halibut. It was so tasty, each mouthful generated a new flavour. We sat outside - it was noisy due to the lunch time traffic on W Georgia. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!!
    yummyyumyum
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the food was incredible and our server did an amazing job of describing the complexity and artistry of each dish. my girlfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary and the ambience was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu
    MainStreetDiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I've been to Hawksworth a few times and always a good to average meal. This time around we ordered from the tasting menu with wine pairing. This was easily the best meal I've ever had at any Vancouver restaurant. The food and wine pairings were perfectly matched enhancing the flavours of each. It's a pricey fare but worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I came for our 1st wedding anniversary. We've been a few times before, and once again, we were not disappointed. I had the pork belly to start. The meat was full of flavour and fell apart when cutting. For dinner, I had the elk strip loin. I really enjoyed the plating, which had a ton of green themed sides. The combination of flavours and visuals made for a really stunning dish. My wife had the prosciutto to start. The combination of the prosciutto, walnut, and cream was divine. And for dinner, she enjoyed the squab. The meat was very tender and moist. I highly recommend this dish. We finished off the night with the white chocolate. A nice, light finish to a great evening. The service, as always, was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exquisite cuisine
    grabba
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Hawksworth certainly lived up to all the reviews. I described the first course to the waiter as a cacophony of flavours. The food was sublime and we struggled to choose from the lunch menu as there were so many wonderful options. The attention to detail was excellent and the service was most charming and not over bearing. Unique food blending flavours so well, great place - not to eat here would be just plain silly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food and service!
    foodiegoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was absolutely fantastic!! The service was exceptional. Only thing i can say is the food portion were a bit small for the high price point. Recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy birthday celebration
    Leweyg
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    When we were vacationing in Vancouver, I did a lot of research and decided that Hawksworth would be the right choice for my wife's birthday. My wife has a lot of food issues and they could not have been more accommodation. Despite eliminating a number of ingredients, her dinner was outstanding both in presentation and preparation. She was very pleased with the entire experience. I have no such issues but guild guiding my choices and my dinner was great. The server was excellent and although we each had a single glass of wine, their suggestion for each of us was perfect .They also prepared a non menu item for desert that again addressed her food allergies and we did not suffer a simple desert-it was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb experience
    winewitch59
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at Hawksworth and were overwhelmed by the excellence. The food was as close to perfect as food can get. The service was professional, but never obsequious, no snobbery, just friendly attentive staff. The rooms are lovely, the chairs very comfortable. But the food....oh the food!!! We are going back to try brunch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Tasting menu very good but portions a bit large. Don't understand why they charge for bread, was not spectacular. Also charged to make a substitution for dessert. Thought that was unnecessary since it did not seem we were upgrading.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    never again. to expensive to loud, the food was cold. i was really disaponted.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Underwellming Fare
    ARK3688
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As a special treat we finally got to eat at Hawksworth. As we entered in, the dining room was almost full. Hype is always detrimental when going to a place which has won many awards. Our waiter was fun, and professional. With out him the evening would have been a let down . Cudos also to our sommelier who picked a great wine for us. Now to the food. Firstly we were amazed at the absence of amuse bouche. Instead we were asked if we wanted some bread. The bread that arrived was pathetic. Our menu was more reflective of winter fare than summer. Duck confit, foie gras torchon, sous vide short ribs, and elk steak did not reflect summer fare. Our meal had many let downs. This review will not let me list them all. I wish I never went
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor coffee
    Rebotco
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Coffee was served in a self served pot. It was so sour that it might be made a few hours ago. However it was changed promptly. Cost of regular coffee was $5. A price that they should serve it in better quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No wrong decisions here!
    pverduVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Every detail was amazing; loved this place! The food was fresh and interesting, the wine was excellent and the dessert was understated and delicious. It's impossible to make a bad decision at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Scent Is Everything
    susan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    When my husband and I walked into Hawksworth for lunch, the first thing we smelled was a strong fishy odour. When we sat down, the smell became stronger. It put us off and we avoided eating seafood for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing fine dining
    Tony
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The flavors were amazing, that salad was possibly one of the best I've ever had. The only downside to our evening was the fact that our Entrees came at the same time, but most of them were cold. My elk steak was cooked perfectly but was quite cold, as was the duck breast that we had ordered. The other three entrees were warm but there was definitely more to be desired on the elk steak and duck breast. Overall the fishes were all cooked and presented on a masterly level, definitely valued the experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Letdown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Venison was big disappointment, too chewy. Chicken was very good Cheese cake was too creamy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch menu
    LuvbrunchVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Beautifully plated for all guests, Brioche French Toast was absolutely excellent, best I've ever tasted
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    desertdiner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We dined at Hawksworth to celebrate a special birthday. We all had the fabulous tasting menu with paired wines and it was beyond expectations. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the ambience was relaxed and soothing. The wines were amazing and were perfectly matched to the course being served. The smoked octopus was of special note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 132 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1016 reviews are from the Hawksworth Restaurant reviews archive.
  • One of the most amazing meals ever
    DobbsgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Hawks worth is a dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. Try something you would not normally order. The duck is incredible. Ask your server what they recommend. They know what shouldn't be missed! An incredible dining experience from start to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh, what a night
    LestrinaTheGrape
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This is my third visit to Hawksworth and I consider it one of my favorite restaurants worldwide. It's casual for the guests yet the staff are professional and the ambiance classy. The food is perfectly prepared and presented and the menu is innovative but the flavors all make sense and are a delight. The portions are generous and they are gracious about allowing guests to split dishes. I will return my next trip to Vancouver.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisgustingVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Was a mediocre experience overall considering the price, not sure I will return
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Brunch
    startroopsVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We haven't been to Hawksworth for quite some time and the brunch was as good as my previous visit. The eggs were done well and the bacon had a lot of flavour. The service that day was also good and we look forward to going back for our next visit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was outstanding and hospitality was great as well. It was a busy Thursday night and everything still come out at a good pace with amazing plating and great complexity and detail of every dish. Extensive cocktail list and the "Hotel Georgia" cocktail is very tasty. It is definitely one of the top, if not the top, restaurant in Vancouver. It's the best restaurant I've been in the city for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not Disappoint
    HarrisobVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Service was attentive and quick for lunch. Food was delicious. Only one tiny criticism re sharing the appetizer - no appropriate utensil to move a portion to your plate from the central dish. Other than that it was quite perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience with four of us savouring the tasting menu with wine pairings. The service was excellent and they aimed to please. The only low point was the noise level by the end of the evening when a large party joined our dining room. Dishes were all outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Zeddy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was too notch at hawksworth. We had a well behaved 5 year old with us and they were so friendly. Only wish they had told us there was a kids menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had birthday dinner here
    Diesel
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is the main draw, as it is truly outstanding. I would also give the service really high marks based on attentiveness and knowledge of the items being served, which with the degree of sophistication incorporated in each dish is no simple task. My only disappointments were the noisy, somewhat crowded dining room and the average price of the wine, which was about as high as any restaurant I have eaten in. Overall a great experience. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order the tasting menu & wineflight
    1fork1knife
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I wanted to begin my 9 day vacation in Vancouver with a mind blowing, memorable meal. Research brought me to Hawksworth and it was worth every loonie. If you love to eat, go for the tasting menu- add the cheese tasting board with the wine flight- you will not regret it. David Hawksworth is a true artist with food. He layers flavors in each course and surprises you with some of the food combinations he couples. Ox-heart vinaigrette with charred Pacific octopus seemed like an odd couple on paper, but it was tremendous with the aged smoky red wine it was paired with. The wine flight truly made each course sing. My only regret was not meeting Chef Hawksworth and thanking him for an amazing meal. Vancouver is lucky to have him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; great service!
    Luv4food
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Nice place with unique food and great service! Nice wine list and creative cocktails. Great ambience in a convenient area of downtown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Five Sails Down
    HoneyBVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Five Sails has a ridiculous policy of seating all the guests once all the guests arrived. If your guests are not present, well, you are the one who's penalized. The rationale that the reception provided was irrational and unreasonable. First of all, why does the restaurant feel that they should penalize for having friends or guests that may be late? Should we unfriend our friends for tardiness? Should we disown our tardy family members? I find it difficult to understand how seating 2 customers already present would cause some time management in the kitchen as most fine dining restaurants can only do one to two rounds a night. And Jasmine not a normal tea? This is the first time I have heard such a preposterous statement. Unprofessional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food but our server...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our server seemed to trip over how cool he was or maybe how cool he though the restaurant was... interactions felt awkward; he made no mistakes and i wouldn't call him a problem, but it just felt awkward...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Dining at Hawksworth is always a pleasure. Diana, Chad and the rest of the team always make sure that I am feeling welcomed, take great care of my colleagues and I and the food is always amazing. The personal touch and the food is why I will continue to dine at Hawksworth. Thank you. Rita
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic