The Fish House in Stanley Park is an iconic restaurant nestled in the luscious greenery of Stanley Park. This restaurant is 100% Ocean Wise, and they only serve organic meats and produce. My husband and I had never tried the Fish House before, so I was excited to see that they had a “12 Days of Christmas Lunch” on. This three-course lunch offering is priced at $29 per person (plus tax and gratuity).
I made a quick reservation with the OpenTable app as I collect dining points with them. There were no issues checking us in when we arrived. The restaurant can also check your coats in as well.
The server first brought us bread with a mix of olive and ciboulette lobster oil and balsamic oil, which was a nice combination. Based on the Fish House website, this lobster oil is is produced and bottled in Vancouver. It is also made with fresh Nova Scotia Lobster from the Atlantic coast of Canada, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. It was my first time trying out this lobster oil and I found it really went with the bread.
My husband started with a delightfully creamy clam chowder consisting of Manila clams, bacon, and Yukon gold potatoes.
I had the scallop and bacon terrine starter with poached Pacific scallop, Chinese bbq pork, roasted shiitake mushroom, daikon slaw, and taro root chip. The taro root chip was delightfully crispy and I loved the loud crunch when I bit into it!
The pork cheek tagliatelle entree consisted of braised pork cheeks, roasted tomatoes, spinach, confit garlic, basil, Grana Padano, and romescu sauce. The entree was beautiful just as it was tasty! I generally do not like pork cheek dishes as seen in Asian cuisine but this pasta and pork cheek combo was really wonderful.
As a seafood lover, I went for the pacific cod with seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes, and beurre blanc. Another beautifully presented entree with sustainable fish and organic vegetables!
My dessert was the sticky toffee pudding with pumpkin spice gelato, poached sour apple, and créme anglaise. It was a heavenly and decadent dessert that I would gladly have again and again!
The Maple Chiffon Cake with bourbon peaches, vanilla bean gelato, and rosemary streusel was a definite winner with my husband.
We enjoyed our experience overall at the Fish House. The location of the restaurant allows patrons to have a serene dining experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The food was beautiful and tasty and the service was great. One remark is that you do need to pay for parking if you are parking at the restaurant during the daytime. The parking is free, however, after 6 pm. But let me tell you, the dining experience is worth it!