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Notch8 features West Coast cuisine, with many dishes designed around items featured on archived menus from the hotel’s early days. Our culinary team has kept the fundamentals of those classic dishes, while modernizing them to suit today’s discerning palates. Our bartending team has created a wine list with offerings from around the world and recommendations for best pairings.
Behind the bar, vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times are being shaken up with bitters created exclusively for Notch8.
Be part of the journey of Notch8 – catch up with friends at breakfast, close that deal during a business lunch, unwind at happy hour, and reconnect with loved ones over an intimate dinner.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Buffet (Mon to Fri): 06:30 to 10:30
Breakfast Buffet (Sat & Sun): 07:00 to 10:30
Breakfast A La Carte (Daily): Opening to 6:30
Brunch Buffet (Sat & Sun): 11:30 - 14:30
Lunch A La Carte (Daily): 11:30 to 17:30
Dinner A La Carte (Daily): 17:30 to 22:00
Bar Bites (Daily): 11:30 to 23:00
Bar Beverage Service (Sun to Thu): 11:30 to 24:00
Bar Beverage Service (Fri & Sat): 11:30 to 01:00
Happy Hour Daily: 15:00 - 18:00
Alberni or Hornby
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Wednesday - 17:00 to 21:00
Thursday: 18:00 to 22:00
Friday: 19:00 to 23:00
Saturday: 19:00 to 23:00
Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
If you are seeking an exclusive, discreet and memorable private dining experience then we have just the place for you. Our private dining room is an elegant space reminiscent of a historic luxury rail car and is the perfect private dining venue for your next event.
Notch8 Ratings and Reviews
Gear for lunch.
Great vibe had a fun evening with work colleagues. Will have to check it out again!
I met my daughter there for dinner. I looked at several best rated restaurants online and picked Notch8 because of central location, parking options as well as I am coming in from Bowen Island. But I'd say mostly because I thought your dinner menu looked good. So kudos to your chef...they brought me to you. I did look at the menu of the #1 rated by someone ( as well as many others) restaurant at The Georgia. But I just didn't see anything that really appealed to me. And I could not see a dessert menu online. When I go out to dinner I absolutely want a good dessert menu. It's a treat. And in my opinion the desserts should be rotated, deleted and added to on occasion. Especially if I decide to choose a particular restaurant to frequent.
I ate the Shoots, roots and leaves I think it was called with Bee Pollen. I loved it. It was healthy, light yet substantial and beautiful to look at. I loved having a vegetarian option right on the menu instead of having to ask for something to be adjusted.
Shoots, leaves, they score!
Take care, I am positive I will be back.
We decided to have a fancy breakfast on a day off. It was good.
Fairmonths have high standards and Notch8 will not disappoint
Very good food from a creative chef. Enjoyed the food and service. Lobby location the only problem. Makes it a bit loud and not very private.
Over all still good. Our main taste the same as before but not very warm.
Creative seasonal menu. Excellent service and a great guitarist in the background
Expected a lot more from a restaurant in the Fairmont. Although the dining room space is good, food quality and service were both sub-par.
Expected a little more given the pricing. Food and service were ok, nothing out of ordinary. I gave a note , asking for a quiet corner for a romantic bday dinner but we were sat at a normal location in the middle and the waitress did not mention anything about the occassion.
Notch8 has pretty dishes, a nice atmosphere and they will even customize to your preferences.
Dinner was horrendous! Would never recommend this place.
There was a foul smell like dirty dish cloths coming out of the kitchen and they had to change our table. That didn’t help because the smell kept coming and it was nauseating. The food was also horrible, lacking of flavour and over cooked. We had to send some dishes back because they even burnt the sablefish we ordered. Service was poor as it took 25 mins for our waiter to even come to get our dinner orders and we sat there trying to wave her down for hours.
Celebrating a 9th birthday, it was made truly memorable with Chef Will touching the table turning it into an interactive experience talking us through the campfire tartare dish including black truffle and smoked egg yolk.
We were blown away by the dessert platter created for a special occasion which was deliciously indulgent and a perfect way to end our evening dinner.
Thank you for such high level hospitality from Chef. I will definitely be recommending to friends and family!
Amazing dinner and service. Christian took care of us well and had great recommendations. It was a perfect anniversary dinner.
Wide selection on menu and food was good. Service was O.K. Very noisy, not at all romantic and not much room between tables.
Service was extraordinary, I am in the food and beverage industry and I was impressed. My congratulations to the chef. The turkey was marvelous. The whole meal just the best. I will be back and I am planning it for Christmas dinner on the 25th.
I booked with OpenTable a day in advance when we arrived my name & reservation was not on file. They sat us down quite quickly and we had a great meal of prime rib on there set 3 course Thanksgiving menu.
The food is very good here focusing on west coast and local ingredients. Good choice of various seafood meal. Food is well prepared and well served. Also have a good wine selection though I find their prices a little high. Only downside is the ambiance. It is a lobby location and feels cold and is noisy and echoey. Not a good place for a date but fine for business.
Live singers were talented and singing great popular covers. The food was delicious. Large servings and very well plated. Will definitely be coming back.
Very creative!!! The tables near the front of the restaurant get “breezy” due to restaurant’s proximity to hotel entrance.
Fantastic service! We went in to have afternoon tea as we had dinner reservation elsewere that night for my mom's birthday. However we didn't know that the last seating was at 3 for the afternoon tea service. So we were seated for dinner instead. We just had bread, soup and salad but we never felt any pressure to order mains or dessert. And during our stay we never felt rushed. A nice surprise was the live music - a guy on acoustic guitar started playing and singing around 5. Finally, there came a birthday cake slice with candles compliments of the chef! My mom and I were both surprised. It was a really nice gesture. I know now I'm having my birthday dinner here! Thanks Notch8.
Great live entertainment! Great service! Great food. Couldn't ask for a better place to celebrate a birthday.
We went there for a friend's birthday, it was a very good dinner. Not a big menu for food but all dishes are creative and special, they are all delicious! The sea-sar salad is so special and unique, I strongly recommend everyone to try. Wine menu is big, they have lots of good selections. Overall this is a good place for friends gathering or any special event.
The food was very nice, my only complaint would be that the BC hot pot was too salty.
I would not recommend even though the service and the food were good.
Convenient and good value. Inovitive food options after a busy day sightseeing
my girl friend and I were so impressed when I took her there for her birthday; therefore we took my friend and her whole family from China to your restaurant. I bragged about the place ; unfortunately the presentation and the food though still good, came up a bit short than when I was there with my girl friend. The difference in the lamb chop was more obvious meaning they were not great. But I have a good memory of my first visit to your restaurant with my girl friend. That counts . Thank you
I'm enclosing the dishes that we ordered on our first visit : the presentation and the food were outstanding
Good but not on the top , no near at the italian style.
The food was delicious. The service was appalling. I have to figure out how to get the food without having to go there.
Great food, excellent service, yummy cocktails and amazing bread!
We waited for a bottle of champagne for 20 minutes to start with, our glasses were never refilled in lounge at all. When we moved to table things never improved. The food was quite good but not good enough to compensate for the lack of service. We waited for 20min for our packed leftovers to return and decided to leave and cut our losses.
My husband I went here for our anniversary - each year we go to a different Fairmont Hotel for our anniversary as we were married at Lake Louise Fairmont. Our dinner at Notch8 was our BEST anniversary dinner yet (6 years). The food was incredible - every course - the ambience truly lovely, and the service was superlative. We highly recommend Notch8!!
Great location. Seated right away. Once at the table, it took a while to place an order for the drinks and food. Seem the server was pretty stressed and busy. It was all better when the food came. The prime rib (classic) was exceptional!
another great experience via 'open table' and the Notch 8 is outstanding in all respects....keep it up.
Too many seafood dishes and not enough of American food. Too expensive!!
Great experience. Food was spectacular. Prawn and crab risotto was outstanding. Fantastic service and great wine. Can't ask for any better. Will return soon!
Very nice and upscale place. Love the decor. Breakfast buffet was great. Great variety.
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