The Roof at Hotel Vancouver
The Roof at Hotel Vancouver

The Roof at Hotel Vancouver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/hotelvancouver/GuestServices/Restaurants/TeaattheCastle.htm
  • Phone: (604) 662-1900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Buffet (Mon to Fri): 06:30 to 10:30
    Breakfast Buffet (Sat & Sun): 07:00 to 10:30
    Breakfast A La Carte (Daily): Opening to 11:30

    Lunch A La Carte (Daily): 11:30 to 14:30

    Dinner A La Carte (Daily): 17:30 to 21:30

    Afternoon Tea (Mon to Fri): 14:30 to 16:00
    Afternoon Tea (Sat & Sun): 13:00 to 16:00

    Bar Bites (Daily): 11:30 to 23:00
    Bar Beverage Service (Sun to Thu): 11:30 to 24:00
    Bar Beverage Service (Fri & Sat): 11:30 to 01:00

    Live Entertainment – featured Thursday to Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Cameron Ballendine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment – featured Thursday to Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alberni or Hornby
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.
A word from The Roof at Hotel Vancouver
Simple + Fresh + Classic … located at the heart of The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, its dramatic setting with lofted ceilings, glass art sconces and high arched windows place each diner at the center of the city’s favourite gathering place. Chef Cameron Ballendine and his brigade have created new a menu that brings the freshness of the fields, mountains, and waters to the plate. Food that is uncomplicated and understandable with attentive service … serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea daily.
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The Roof at Hotel Vancouver reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)scenic view (83)romantic (46)great for lunch (41)great for brunch (33)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (22)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Impecable service with excellent cuisine ,great presentation ,nice touch with live music
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always outstanding food, service and atmosphere! My favorite place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fouroclocktea
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Nous sommes allé pour le thé de l'après midi et nous avons adoré. L'ambiance est très agréable et le personnel est très avenant. Nous avons adoré notre expérience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my experience
    AlexCanuck
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    it was great to chiose the roof. great experience, great service, great food. like heaven. my fiance, ( before girlfriend, cause dinner was start to mine proposal night ) she was amazed from this place. i got 10/10 from her for dinner . lol. thank you. im pretty sure, me and my fiance, we found one of our favorite place to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bill
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    outstanding food , service, ambiance !! fitting for the Hotel Vancouver tradition
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely birthday celebration
    Jupitering
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to The Roof for my mother's birthday, and I couldn't have picked a better location. Food was wonderful and the staff was fantastic. Will visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Shrimp cocktail and onion soup very well received. Butter chicken was awesome and the three prime rib sandwiches were filled (I mean filled) with meat ordered to our liking....medium rare exactly. Absolutely no room to try out any desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • afternoon tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    afternoon tea was delicious and memorable. service was top notch!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon tea
    Teatime
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great experience. The variety of food on the tray was good. We were not hurried and waitress was attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Don't go there. Everything is outdated. Online menu not updated to what can be provided.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Afternoon Tea
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my Mom here for her birthday and it was terrific. A bit pricey for tea but the food and the wonderful service made up for it. I had notified the restaurant that it was her birthday and when we were greeted upon arrival the staff wished her a happy birthday which was very nice, they also brought a lovely piece of chocolate cake over which was unexpected and very nice. Will definitely be coming back here for the afternoon tea again very soon and would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were a group of five ladies and had a round table near the window and it was very quiet and we could all talk together and catch up. The service was very attentive and prompt and the food was good. There is an extensive list of teas for the high tea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's not on "The Roof"
    FarooqVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As the name suggests, I thought this was a roof top Patio type Resturant. Nope.... On the 15th floor, old furnature, out of date lounge, no energy, quiet and dead on a Friday night. The positive side is the view of Downtown Vancouver is nice, the service is good and the food is average.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    Delilah
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went for my mother's birthday and had an outstanding evening. The service was prompt and friendly. Between the four of us we tried the lamb chops, pork chop and crab legs. All tasted amazing. Because we were celebrating a birthday we had a piece of chocolate cake that was to die for, moist and flavourful but very rich! perfect for sharing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JasonK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dining at The Roof was one of the most unpleasant dining experiences my wife and I had. Service was extremely slow and was absolutely unapologetic until we said that we have been waiting over an hour for our main course while other tables who were seated before us, were already on their dessert. In addition to the extremely slow unapologetic service, the tables were set too close together. I had more than one server that kept bumping my shoulder with their behind to try and squeeze in-between tables. Aside from the slow service and cramped seating, the live band, while sounding pretty good playing, were much too loud for the space given. I was literally 6 inches from my wife and talking at a very loud volume for her to hear anything.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fairmont Fail
    NVDiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The meal was insultingly bad, and the atmosphere reflected their lack of effort.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for quiet business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The place is quiet and really nice. Internet menu says it serves a lunch buffet so we expect it to be like Griffins, but when we got there, they only had a small a la carte menu - limited choices. The food was okay. Would not go there for the food, but the atmosphere was nice - on the top floor of Hotel Vancouver. Our server was so-so only, but very polite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    An interesting setting on the top floor of the old Hotel Vancouver. The space could be made more interesting by opening up the ceilings a bit but still a nice location with well spaced tables. Reservations for dining area are recommended during peak periods given the limited number of tables but there is an adjacent loung area that is set further back from the windows but has a similar view and does not seem to require reservations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pammy54VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Lacking in ambiance. Food, service was exceptional but the crowd was very elderly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    Baspen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Many entres to choice from. Beautifully served. And live music was a bonus! Very relaxed atmosphere with an attentive waitress who was friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food and Service
    WiscguyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nice bar with good view. Dining was very good with good food and service. Nice entertainment and it was not too loud as to detract from meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The View
    greattasteseekers
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a great destination for a special birthday celebration. The service was excellent and the view spectacular. The food was good but we did not find it "outstanding". However, we would definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go while it's there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Was pleasantly surprised by the experience - and I think the limited time engagement will work in their favour. Lovely space, with some unique views of downtown (yes, no water, but still views you don't get elsewhere). Food was delicious (4 people in the party, all had different entrees and reported good things). Worth heading up there for a business lunch or after work cocktail to take in the views while you can!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Carvery was excellent
    loquat
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I brought some customers to The Roof for a quiet business lunch. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. We all ended up having the carvery and we all left happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roof no Roof
    JMicha33VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Was hoping it was actually outdoors based on the name!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere
    diningqueen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was a great experience - had breakfast meeting here - was just awesome :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    PunamVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fabulous service. Amazing cuisine. Great views. I would return again. Dessert was sinful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunchit2
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Old ambience, everything old..need to revamp. food tasted like it was frozen. staff was nice but not as polished.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High tea for two
    nenene
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Brought my mom here for afternoon tea for her birthday. We loved the extensive tea selection, sunny view from our window side table, and excellent friendly service! Had the most delicious warm scones with devonshire cream and lots of other tasty treats.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a great place for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food is outstanding ,the table server is professional but the reception is sorry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    YummyEats
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The buffet offers a great selection, tasty and fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat Place to Dine
    FoodAholic
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great spot for special occasions. Nite time dining with live music makes for a nice intimate dining spot. Very friendly service, waiter well informed about selection wines. Food quality was very good and the price for their daily specials were quite reasonable. The desserts hit the spot as a finale to the dinner. Pity the restaurant will be closing later this year and will be moving back down to the main floor of the hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    gemfinder
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was great and unique. The server was great and attentive. We felt bad that we had to interrupt the two at the host desk when we arrived but we left without interrupting their conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Online Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Staff was very accommodating for the poor online reservation system.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Live music, fantastic view of the city, inspired cocktails, very attentive service altogether made a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • High tea
    Shirley
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I ask for coffee when the server was at our table but didn't come. At least two attempt to flag him down for my coffee and still just walk off no coffee. 3rd time he came over ask if we want more ice tea, tea or coffee then finally I get my coffee and find out it was at his working table. He would only ask for what kind of tea does not ask for selection of food. Just assume that everyone wants the same portion or type of food. I would not recommend going again for this type of service with over $50 per person.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 30th anniversary dinner flopp
    anniversary
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    While the food and service were great, hardly anyone there. The dining room is NOT! It's like someone forgot to finish decorating. Honestly the look and feel is NOT what the Roof at the Hotel Vancouver should look like or for that matter a Fairmont hotel! Not impressed
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but...
    Foodygoody
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    While the food and service were excellent the wine list was surprisingly short. Really enjoyed the live music. Would go again but not for the views. Nothing to see but other buildings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • turnbacktime
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dining at the Roof Top took me back 30 years ago, when it was open for fine dinner & dancing. It was nice to visit those memories again & bring my adult children along for the memories on Father's Day weekend. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burnt steak
    Ikeeponeating
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Appetizers were perfect, we ordered mussels and beef carpaccio. We are a group of four, we all ordered steak steak. The other couple ordered medium rare and it was great. My hubby ordered medium well and mine was medium, unfortunately we got ours well done :(
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.