Notch8

3.9
858 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Notch8 features regional cuisine including new favourites and prized classics created by Executive Sous Chef Dennis Peckham, a curated wine list with offerings from around the globe, and vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times.
Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner and lounge.

Best Hotel Lounge, 2020 - Georgia Straight, Golden Plates Awards
Best Hotel Dining, 2018 - Where Magazine, Where to Dine Awards
Honor Award - Play, 2017 - International Interior Design Association (Awarded to EDG Interior Design for the design of Notch8 Restaurant & Bar)

Experiences

  • Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch Menu - Available Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2pm.
  • Thanksgiving Menu

    CA$75.00 per person

    Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2021

    To Start Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Black Truffle and Gruyere Gougeres , Sherry Vinegar Gastrique, Chives Main Roasted Fraser Valley Turkey Roasted Turkey, Turkey Sausage, Potato Puree, Crispy Brioche Stuffing with Sage, Brussels Sprouts, Scratch Gravy Dessert Pumpkin Cheesecake Gingersnap Crust, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, PSL Spice $75 per adult, $37.50 per child (Aged 12 & under) Exclusive of tax and gratuities
  • Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet

    CA$79.00 per person

    Oct 10, 2021 only

    Gather the family and join Notch8 for a delicious Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet! Classic brunch favorites have been given an autumn makeover, like the Pumpkin Spiced Buttermilk Pancakes, Apple Pie French Toast, and Turkey Benedict. Be sure to try the Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding and the perfectly roasted Fraser Valley Turkey. Notch8 Restaurant & Bar Sunday, October 10th, 2021 10:30am - 2pm $79 per adult $39.5 per child, ages 12 & under Please Note: Taxes & gratuity are not included.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 858 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately for an upscale restaurant, they failed to achieve in service and quality. We ordered breakfast which should be easy enough. The food was cold and eggs were underdone. The toast was burnt and still cold. Service was mediocre as the waiting staff preferred to yell things from a distance vs. Coming by the table.

Overall I feel like this could have been an off day however this doesn’t change the experience. This restaurant certainly has the potential but seems to lack quality control in the kitchen as well as the house.

Ambiance is nice as should be expected for a restaurant at a fairmont hotel. I just wish the food/service met the same standard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Short rib was dry. French toast was soggy. Avocado toast was not worth the price. Server was very good

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vipRJJN
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was terrible. The experience was an overpriced, well below average hotel coffee shop.

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vipTracyV
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great. Shared a meal. Large portions. Glad we went.

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Kelley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Expected more , food is not that good and service is slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The OMG chocolate cake is not what it used to be pre covid. Its more like an OH my gosh instead of Oh my God. As well the pasta dish we ordered was extremely small for the price vs the Prime Rib we also ordered (which was delicious)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Chicken was raw, happy hour wine was limited ..
We left and went to Italian Kitchen .. much much better ..

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Server appeared to be somewhat ambivalent & inattentive.

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DonS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great selection to choose from on the menu. Prime ribe was terrific

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Gerry4258
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

This place was just okay. Good facility, and nice atmosphere. Food was okay, but not AWESOME for the price we paid. We could easily get the same breakfast food somewhere else with a better value for money. Service was not the best. Although the food came in pretty quick, our waiter was slow for everything else. It took awhile until he greeted us and to take our order. Then, after trying to call the waiter multiple times, it took almost 40 MINUTES to get our bill! We even called another waiter to help us, and all they did was tell our waiter to come help us....but he still never came. Given the poor value for money (for just ... okay food) and the service we received, I would not go back to this place.

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ShawnS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was just ok, they forgot to put in one of our appetizers, the meals themselves were meh, honestly looked like trainees did the plating and sauces. It was the type of meal I expected from white spot or something.

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Traveller
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Quiet. Excellent service. Prime rib was perfect. Had miso mushrooms side very good. The tomato soup was good. They have a good bar with a decent choice of local wines. Also had eggs Benedict which was perfect.

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CindyB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Walked out didn’t feel safe with the distancing

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LorraineL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant

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Bailey
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant and atmosphere but the live music was still too loud even though we sat far away. Did not expect a fine dining restaurant in a hotel like the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel to be playing live music in the restaurant.

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of music was AC/DC so not exactly expected at this type of restaurant.

KB
KathB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was okay, but the service was appalling. Wouldn't go back.

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RegL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make reservations - it was busy when we arrived at 7:15 on Wednesday. They are family friendly (kids menus available) and food was top notch. We had prime rib, salmon and kids had grilled chicken and Mac & cheese. We all enjoyed the food a lot. Quality and taste were top notch. Cocktails were delish too. Not exactly a low cost meal but perfect for us because we were celebrating a special occasion during our staycation at the fairmont. It did not disappoint at all and we would go back.

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RitaT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

J’ai commandé une entrée et un plat principal. Mon plat principal est arrivé avant mon entrée. Le serveur m’a dit qu’il avait eu un problème à la cuisine, J’ai refusé le plat principal et j’ai demandé mon entrée, ce qui a été fait. Mon plat principal, un poisson , est revenu plus tard mais il avait été réchauffé. …ce qui est inacceptable pour un restaurant qui est dans un Fairmount .

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vipNickM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Charcuterie board was very disappointing and the steak was chewy and had little flavour.

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vipTrevorA
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely breakfast, had eggs carbonara

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RostyslavM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was good. But portions were ridiculous for the price. 1 toast is 21 dollars

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hangout
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was slow before our order was taken. However, the food was delicious and didn’t take long to serve.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our Honeymoon and we had a lovely meal plus a table that was intimate with candles. Wonderful food selection and choice of alcoholic beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversaire de mariage

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Lelainev
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

What I first ordered wasn’t available and when I did get my main course it was not very warm. I then wait for another meal. Also as a single person I was seated right at the entrance-not a great location. I went on my 47th wedding anniversary to remember my husband who has passed away. It wasn’t the experience I expected.

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bam48
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was not very busy as it was a Sunday evening. The service was prompt and friendly. Our meals were delicious.

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MikeD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! We had a nice quiet booth to ourselves. The food was perfect, super yummy and decadent. Service was 5* will be definitely coming back!
Cheers 🥂

KF
vipKootenayFoodie
Vancouver
140 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Enjoys the music from the lounge. Service was very professional and attentive and food tasted great! Enjoyed it very much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

For such high prices, the food was really bland and tasteless

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RyanM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notch8 is a fantastic fine dining experience with amazing food service and atmosphere. Been here a couple times and always hits a home run, last night was no different! Thank you for making our 6th anniversary dinner memorable

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NasimN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been to Notch 8 many times for lunch and dinner but first time for brunch. The service was super slow, the food was very underwhelming, drinks were cold. For a high end restaurant I’d expect a much higher quality food. I’d choose other high end restaurants over Notch 8 in the future.

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Daryl
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks list, good presentation of food, good atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meals served. I was not comfortable with the seating placement due to the air conditioning having a too cold temperature. This can be an area of improvement. Other then that; I am a very satisfied customer and will return again in the future

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Vangirl68
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was rushed and seemed stressed.
The food was okay but not great.
For the price I had high expectations and they weren't met.
Our server did bring my date a free glass of wine that had been poured by accident so that was nice

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Stretch13
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Positives:
Parking was quick ("attached" to hotel) and relatively inexpensive (vs. valet).
Decor was beautiful.
Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Negatives:
COVID related?...
I could only see two servers, which made for longer time between visits.
Food took longer than normal to come out.
Non-COVID related:
Air conditioning seemed to be blowing directly at our table.
Open-air layout made for elevated noise, regardless of where you were seated.

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JohnA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was terribly cold. AC turned up way too much.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely awesome as always..
Chef Dennis Peckham was a wonderful Host !!
Perfect Ambience and Service as always ❤️

HC
vipHannahC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

FAQs

Notch8 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 662-1900.

Notch8 is rated 3.9 stars by 858 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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