Head for bunch at Left Bank in Vancouver’s westend

It’s a good sign of the times when a restaurateur stops to evaluate their business, listen the local marketplace and their customers, and then does a complete revamp, to reopen with a fresh new outlook. That’s exactly what one downtown Vancouver restaurant recently did. Left Bank, located on Deman Street recently opened up earlier this […]

Food + Drink Restaurants Brian Webb

This article was published on November 27th, 2014

Brunch at Left Bank French restaurant in downtown Vancouver

It’s a good sign of the times when a restaurateur stops to evaluate their business, listen the local marketplace and their customers, and then does a complete revamp, to reopen with a fresh new outlook. That’s exactly what one downtown Vancouver restaurant recently did.

Brunch at Left Bank French restaurant in downtown Vancouver

Left Bank, located on Deman Street recently opened up earlier this fall. The French restaurant was launched two years ago as Le Parisien, but it just wasn’t taking off. The French restaurant was putting out amazing, authentic, traditional French dishes, but they were struggling to connect with the marketplace.

Brunch at Left Bank French restaurant in downtown Vancouver

That’s when the owner decided to do something really dramatic. Close the business, not because it wasn’t right, but to give it a fresh new outlook. After a lot of thought, creativity, and look into the local marketplace, the restaurant reopened, still serving French cuisine, but with a menu overhauled with some hints of Asian and West Coast inspiration.

Brunch at Left Bank French restaurant in downtown Vancouver

Not only was the menu redone, but so was the interior. Gone are the dark black walls and red accents. Now there is a flood of white paint to brighten the interior, allowing the natural sunlight to cascade off the walls.

Brunch at Left Bank French restaurant in downtown Vancouver

If you love going out for brunch on weekends, and let’s face it, who doesn’t, then put Left Bank on your list of places to get to. They are open every Saturday and Sunday, serving up some fantastic, hearty and casual comforts that will fill you up and fuel you for the day. The Westend restaurant is  definitely worth the visit just to enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a home cooked breakfast, and to relax with friends.


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  1. Blair Hirtle

    Excellent piece, Brian.

    Definitely it’s a renaissance for a fabled place with a long legacy. Left Bank is one of our favourite go-to spots on Denman and we always get a place at the bar even when it’s packed.

    There’s a few Denman hot-spots right now but they’re small and slightly claustrophobic. Left Bank is bright, big, airy, lots of windows, and we love their lane way patio in the summer. Live music on Thursday nights makes it even more enjoyable. Santé.

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