Edible Canada at the Market
We were told at the door it was reservations only as it was so busy yet the restaurant inside was empty and the outside patio had loads of free tables. We went onto opentable and found plenty of slots available so booked a table. The food was luke warm and tasted only ok. Wouldn't go back in a hurry.
Great location and service however dinner menu very limited and no appetizers.
Wine selection very poor.
Sorry we won’t be returning.
Hi Julie, Thank you for your feedback, Julie! Regarding the menu, we are in the process of re-structuring our menu. We do offer appetizers (indicated through a lower price) but we realized that we don't separate them good enough on the menu. That will be something we will implement shortly. We carry a wide selection of BC wines, however, not all of our wines are on the beverage menu and we will make sure in the future that our servers also hand out our extended wine list to our guests.
Food was very tasty and Granville Island atmosphere was great!
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience with us! There is always something new on our menu, so keep an eye out on our social media channels (@ediblecanada)! Cheers!
Always love coming here when working in Vancouver. The attention paid to incorporating local ingredients is impressive and the dishes are always delightful. The Caesers never fail to please and are a lovely gateway to a pacific NW culinary delight.
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. So happy to read that you especially enjoy our Caesars. Did you know that this year is the 50th anniversary of the Caesar? :) Hope to see you around again on your next visit!
Attentive service, good food, comfortable patio. We’ll be back!
Hi James, We're already looking forward to having you back! Cheers & see you soon!
The only quality restaurant on Granville Island. Great brunch, great dinner. Creative food with local cuisine and alcohol. Worth a stop!
Hi MarkyMark, Thank you for giving us such a positive feedback! We will definitely pass the compliments along to our team! See you next time!
Had an enjoyable dinner out with family and friends before we hit the VTS show with Colin Mochrie.
Our waiter was on point - friendly, fun, offered us the specials promptly as well as great suggestions. It’s a bit pricey for my pocket book, but the food was just fabulous! I’ll just have to save up ‘cause I’ll be going back.
Hello CanadaGirl, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the time you spent with us! We will pass along your compliments in regards to our food and service. We will be waiting for your next visit, See you then!
Food was a very big let down.. had the market breakfast and it was very greasy all round.
Hi, We're very disappointed with your review and will share it with our chefs. It is very unfortunate that the food was too greasy that day and we wish that you would have pointed something out to our Manager on the Floor, so we would have had a chance to make it better. We truly hope that you will give us another chance one day and want to apologize.
It’s amazing that a restaurant of such poor quality can remain open. I guess they rely on tourists. The food was abhorrent, the service was unprofessional, and the atmosphere resembled a dive bar.
Hi Alon, We are overly disappointed to read your review of our food and service. What you described is not in tune with the experience we consistently provide our customers with. Can you provide more details on what you ordered? We know that we are not an upscale restaurant but we are definitely not a dive bar. You also mentioned that we played live music but we never have live music in our bistro. Just double-checking that you are talking about Edible Canada, the bistro on Granville Island?
Delicious food and wine. Great place for sharing with friends. Service was good too, and the dishes our server recommended were the best of the bunch.
Hi Leah, We're so happy that you had a wonderful time at Edible Canada! Can't wait to have you back!
Great location with good gift items in back of restaurant. Food was mediocre. Maybe it was an off-night or the time of year, but the menu choices were severely limited. My fish & chips order, while original (sturgeon) , tasted like the fries were cooked 2 days ago and reheated.
Hi Judy, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are disappointed to hear that our food did not hit the spot during your last visit. We aim for the highest standards in the industry and what you described is not in tune with the reviews we usually get. We would never serve day-old fries, and we will investigate the reasons behind the incident. In order to do that, would you kindly get back to us via email telling the exact time you visited? Cheers,
Overpriced for what you get, and the food itself was comparatively bland. In a city with so many fine options for dining I couldn’t in good conscience ask anyone to pay so much for such average fare.
Hi, We very much appreciate your honest feedback! It is very disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy our Canadian cuisine. We just try not to add too much salt and spices to our dishes, so our guests can add a selection of Amola salts (on our table) and our hot sauces. We only source sustainable and fresh ingredients and the intention is not to cover the flavours of all the fresh produce and sustainable seafood in our dishes. We hope you will give us another chance one day!
Absolutely wonderful! When we lived in Vancouver this was our “Go-to” spot for visiting family & friends. We now live in Victoria and you’re still our “Go-to”... travel time is much longer but totally worth it. My Dad is celiac and gets giddy with all of your GF items. Thank you for another great experience. Cheers!
Great waiter. Knew menu and made suggestions. Friendly atmosphere
Hi, Glad that you enjoyed your experience. Mid-April we revamped our menu and added a variety of local and seasonal Wild Canadian seafood and game as well as plant-based options to the menu! Cheers!
We found the hostesses on mother’s day to be unprepared for our arrival even though we had a reservation. She asked us to sit at a shared table. When we said no, our mothers would like their own table, is here one available she said yes there was but now she was going to have to change everything around and made us wait 10 minutes. I found the whole thing rude and irritating- of course we don’t want a shared table for a special occasion! Then at the end we were told there were chocolates at the hostess station so we had to stand in line like idiots waiting for them to come free so we could ask them for our chocolates. Since my mother in law was in the bathroom I asked for 2, one for her and one for me. The hostess said, sorry these are actually only for the mothers. I said I am a mother. She continued to argue with me. I wasn’t sure if I needed some kind of proof of motherhood to satisfy her! Finally she handed them over but I was seriously upset over that. I’m a step mother to children who’s real mother has left them. It’s a sensitive subject. I don’t see why the server couldn’t just have brought the chocolates to the table at the end of he meal instead of making us line up and ask for them
And be questioned about whether we were actually real mothers or not. Great food and nice waitress and we loved the complimentary champagne but your hostess team is the pits and put a damper on our day.
Hi Laura, We are very disappointed to read about your experience with our host on Mother's Day. We 100% understand your frustration and truly want to apologize. Our Mother's Day gift from the retail store was meant to make you smile and we are very sorry that our staff offended you with doubting and asking you too many questions. We've already talked with our host team to avoid similar incidents in the future. We hope that you will give us another chance one day!
Came for Mother’s Day, quite busy. Hostess made a point of saying that they don’t hold tables for more than three minutes when your late. We were ten mins late. Server was awesome, lovely English gentleman. Food was amazing!
Hi, Thanks for choosing us to spend Mother's Day at Edible Canada! We are happy to hear that you experienced an awesome service and enjoyed our Canadian cuisine. Have a great day!
Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Food was very well done.
Hi, We're very happy to hear that you had a great experience at Edible Canada! Did you know that when you dine with us, you receive 10% off in our retail store? :) Have a wonderful day!
Nice place but food is average and service is really poor. They made us wait 20 minutes before they came to even ask what we wanted for drinks and we waited longer for our mains. Nice patio but average food and definitely overpriced probably because of the location in Granville Island.
Hi Elena, We are sad to read that you find our food "average" as we are always aiming for high standards and are serving local, seasonal and sustainable menu items. We will take your feedback seriously and will improve accordingly. Thanks, Elena!
On Vacation and decided to try! Was Great place!
Duck Poutine was Awesome!
Hi Debi, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our duck poutine on your vacation and the overall experience with us. Have a wonderful day!
Not great . Service slow. We advised on arrival theatre at 8 . Had planned extra 30 min to diner over their recommended 90 min . Appetizerand salad described a” large serving “ were not and left one diner hungry. Waited 40 min for main course. Waiter kept avoiding us but checking with kitchen and looking our way. Finally manager came : sorry kitchen is slammed . Ok then offer some nibbles. Main course arrived and meat was cold. Sturgeon was over cooked and 3 very tiny morsel of fish the size of a scallop . Not impressed. No time for dessert as had to rush out. Would not recommend
Hi Kirsten, It's disappointing to read about the experience you had with us. We truly apologize for your experience! The mother's day weekend was extremely busy for us and we are aware that we couldn't keep up! This is not an excuse at all and we will learn for your feedback. We hope you will give us another chance one day as we will work hard to improve! Have a good day!
Love the Benny
Happy to hear :) Have a wonderful day!
Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are very happy that you enjoyed our Canadian cuisine!
We enjoyed lunch here in the middle of a walk through Granville Public market, but I would go back just for this restaurant. Delicious food. The fish and chips were fantastic.... and gluten free with a dedicated fryer. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Hi, We're thrilled that you truly enjoyed our gluten-free fish & chips made with Arctic char from the Yukon! Thanks for dining with us! See you around!
A group of 6 women went to dinner recently before the theatre. Our waiter (black hair and beard) was fantastic - he made sure we got served in a timely fashion, had excellent suggestions about the menu, was friendly but professional, and dealt with 6 separate checks without a blink. Farro risotto was outstanding.
Hi, We are thrilled to read about your pre-theatre experience at Edible Canada! See you around with your group of friends! Have a wonderful day!
The menu is very limited now. I have been there several times and it seems hit or miss with quality of food.
Hi Robert, Thank you for your feedback, we very much appreciate it! It would be great if you could respond to what you wish to see more on our menu! That would help us to understand where we can improve in our menu creation! Have a good day!
Enjoyed the food but the tables were a little close so you felt like your neighbors on either side could join in on your conversation
Hi Clare, Thanks for your honest feedback! We do understand where you are coming from and will improve accordingly. We will open our patio very soon which will give us more room to seat people! On some days we rearrange the seating, depending on the groups that are coming in, and that might have been the case when you dined with us! Have a good day!
Edible Canada was an authentic Canadian experience and a must do if you’re from out of town looking to get a taste of Canada.
Hi Nicole, Amazing! Edible Canada is indeed the one stop to experience "The Taste Of Canada". Have a wonderful day!
Always some interesting, and sometimes unconventional, menu items. Braised lamb tagliatelle, and farro risotto were both very tasty.
Hi, We have recently launched our new menu and are very excited about our new menu items. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the lamb tagliatelle and the farro risotto. Have a wonderful day!
It's a nice space, and the service was great. We dislike salmon that is dry, so we specifically asked our waitress if the salmon was moist, and she assured us it was, saying it was her favourite dish on the menu. So we ordered that, plus the duck poutine, and a plate of roasted root vegetables.
We were given a trio of salts to go with our meal, plain, truffle salt, and spicy salt. Nice touch, and unique. However, we never got to use them because the salmon (dry) and the poutine were both already inedibly salty. The vegetables were good, but it was a ridiculously small portion for $17.
We really wanted to like Edible Canada, but my rating is mostly for the ambiance and service, not the food, unfortunately...
Hi, We are very sorry to hear about your negative experience with our food! We agree that it should not be too salty and what you have described is not in line with our standards. We recently changed our menu and there have been a few changes in the kitchen but we are working hard to improve accordingly, based on the feedback from the past days! We hope that you will give us another chance in the future! Have a good day!
We have been there many times and the service and food is excellent! There is a sense, in true local Canadian style, that you are dining with friends!
Hi, We absolutely love how you described our Canadian bistro on Granville Island. We are truly all about sitting together around a table and celebrating life, local and fresh ingredients as well as local farmers, and what our bountiful land has to offer! Have a wonderful day!
The food was amazing and beautiful
Amazing to hear, thank you so much!
Very interesting and delicious food. Casual setting a great location across from the Public Market.
Hi, So glad that you enjoyed your time at Edible Canada! That's correct, we are located at the heart of Granville Island :) See you around!
We had a great brunch with family; food was great as always and service was excellent!
Hi Lisa, We are excited to read that you had a great Easter brunch at Edible Canada! Have a wonderful Easter Monday!
Great service and ambiance. Very accommodating for allergy restrictions. Friendly staff and varied menu. Risotto slightly undercooked but flavorful.
Hi Christine, Thank you so much for your honest review! It is truly important for us to accommodate any allergy restrictions. See you around!
Another great dinner out at our favourite spot!
Staff was delightful, food and drinks were phenomenal. Absolutely a top notch place! Can be either casual or for a special event or date. Highly recommended!
Hi Megan, WOW! Thank you so much for your lovely words! It means a lot to hear that you had a great experience with us! We will be launching our spring menu this month and are looking forward to seeing you around! Cheers & have a wonderful day!
We absolutely loved our meals! Great job once again on a job well done from the meal to the server!
Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your whole experience at Edible Canada, as you put it: from the meal to the server :) Have a wonderful day!
We asked server Jess what was really good Saturday evening.
She said the salmon was always good. So we both ordered salmon
And was it ever!!
Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented!!
Don't usually do dessert, but decided because it was an early birthday dinner we shared the organic crem brule and coffee. A perfect end to a wonderful evening on Granville Island, that started with the Flamenco dance group performance at the Improv Theatre.
Hi Ernie, We are so happy to read about your wonderful experience at Edible Canada and about Jess being the absolute super host :) It was our joy to make your evening extra special and offering the best of Wild Canadian seafood & game paired with our BC wine. Have a wonderful day!
The food and service were excellent!
AWESOME!! Thank you so much for your lovely words! I will share your review with the team. Have a great day!
Excellent service and food! We had the kale and beet salad plus the chowder to start. Then the boar tagliatelle as well as the mussel, clam and chorizo dishes as mains. Excellent all around. Noise level was low but that may be because the restaurant was less than half full. Would definitely go again!
Hi, It's wonderful to hear that you had an excellent experience with us! We are very much looking forward to having you back again! Have a wonderful day!