Review: More Brunch at Dockside

by gigi on May 12, 2009

I’ve been on a bit of a brunch craze lately as you may have noticed from my posts. :) One of Samantha’s favourite restaurants is Dockside Restaurant at Granville Island and she’s always telling me I should go check it out. I was too lazy to make my way there and I’m easily frustrated by the traffic congestion at Granville Island but when she and George gave Jenkins and me a gift certificate to Dockside, I knew I really had no excuse. :) To get around the traffic situation, Jenkins and I biked over to Granville Island from our place. We parked our bikes by the False Creek Community Centre and strolled over to the Granville Island Hotel, which is where Dockside is located.

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We arrived shortly before the lunch rush and were lucky enough to be seated by the window. We had a great view of the marina and enjoyed the sunny weather while we pondered what to order.

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To buy ourselves some more time, Jenkins ordered an orange juice and I decided to go with the grapefruit.

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After my disappointing eggs benny at So.cial, I decided to order Dockside’s version called the Smoked Wild Sockeye Eggs Benedict. Our server asked me how I liked the eggs to be done and since I had never been asked this when ordering Eggs Benny, I panicked and said medium. In hindsight, I should have said easy because I like my Eggs Benny to be runny and dribbly over the English muffin. :) I would have liked the English muffin to be more toasted and felt the Hollandaise sauce could have been less thick.  The fried potatoes were crunchy and slightly peppery but fairly standard.

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Jenkins chose the French brioche toast, which came with cinnamon whipped cream and sauteed bananas. French toast tastes the best when it’s made with brioche and it was coated with just enough of the egg mixture. The bananas added a nice sweetness to the dish and the whipped cream was a nice, indulgent addition. :) Jenkins also got his choice of sausage or bacon to add to the toast and he went with the sausage. This turned out to be a good choice as the sausages were quite juicy and tasty.

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Our brunch was quite filling and I have to say that it was quite an improvement over the food we had at our last brunch outing. Brunch items at Dockside are around $14-16 for the most part and although higher than what we usually pay for brunch, it’s somewhat offset by the nice view. :) There was nothing too out of the ordinary with my Eggs Benny and I’ve definitely had better but I found Jenkins’ French toast to be pretty unique and tasty.

Details:
1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-685-7070

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:3]
Price: $$

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