Happy hour at Coquille Fine Seafood in Gastown of Vancouver

Happy May! Seems like 2018 continues to have sister restaurants openings around town. Remember Ask for Luigi and the sister restaurant Di Beppe?

This is 2018’s pairing so far and it will probably continue to be this way. And Coquille Fine Seafood is no exception. They are the same group as L’Abattoir in Gastown. This place opened sometime earlier this year and we managed to find time to check out the new happy hour last month.

According to Coquille’s website, this is the restaurant description:

Opened in 2018 in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, Coquille Fine Seafood is the latest project for acclaimed local chefs Lee Cooper and Jack Chen and partner Nin Rai. A modern spin on a classic fish house concept, the 4,100-square-foot restaurant offers a creative menu of quintessential seafood and shellfish dishes accompanied by a wide-ranging drink menu featuring craft beer, handmade cocktails and notable BC and international wines. With seating for 100 in an expansive dining room, bar and lounge appointed with nautically-inspired décor, Coquille Fine Seafood allows locals and visitors alike to enjoy a relaxed-yet-elegant dining experience for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night drinks.

Coquille has a very good location in Gastown, it’s located at the former Secret Location’s tasting room and beside the old Chill Winston. And it is near all the Gastown tourist spots. It’s been opened since February of this year so been in business for roughly four months and they recently launched a happy hour menu. The happy hour runs everyday from 3 to 6 p.m.), which is a bonus!

When you open the door, this place is full-on chic. You know how I feel about being chic. 🙂 Similar to Kissa Tanto‘s decor but minus the Japanese theme as this is a seafood place. It is not as fancy as Botanist at the Pacific Rim Fairmont. I really love the decor at Coquille! It’s a modern seafood restaurant with chic-style. 🙂

On the happy hour food, I ordered the negroni on a whim and we ordered the following items below.

The items bolded are the favourites/winners:

  • Fried oysters
  • Calamari
  • Hand-cut fries – ask for light salt (look at the original photo on the salt level)
  • Cod croquettes

Fried oysters – these were amazing as it had the perfect combo of oyster and batter. It wasn’t deep fried so you got to enjoy the delicious oyster inside. Oh yum!

Cod croquettes – it’s a dumpling so automatically passes! It had a very soft texture and the homemade dipping sauce was great.

So tomorrow is the opening of the much anticipated Japanese cheesecake place, Uncle Tetsu at Metrotown in Burnaby. I wonder how long the line-ups are going to be this week? Hours? Days? Am I going this weekend? Nope. Going on vacation to explore for the rest of the month for many Insta-story moments. Until next time and take care. 🙂

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