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Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
Afternoon Tea - Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
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Afternoon Tea - Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
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Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg

4.3
4.3
294 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Velvet Glove Restaurant and The Lounge at Fairmont are two distinct dining venues located at the Fairmont Winnipeg hotel in Manitoba, Canada.
Velvet Glove Restaurant serves breakfast, offering a variety of dishes made with seasonal ingredients that showcase the flavors of Manitoba. The restaurant has a team of skilled culinary professionals who create exquisite dishes that are both visually appealing and delicious.
The Lounge at Fairmont, on the other hand, is open for lunch and dinner service, and provides a relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy a meal. The lounge offers a diverse menu that features classic dishes and contemporary creations, all made with the freshest ingredients available.
Both the restaurant and lounge provide an elegant and contemporary atmosphere, with professional service and a friendly approach. They are ideal for a range of dining experiences, from casual lunches with friends to romantic dinners for two.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Steak, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 7:00 am–10:00 am Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (204) 957-1350
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Nitin Sharma
  • Catering
    Would you like to take your dining experience at VG Restaurant to your own venue of choice? If so, please inquire about our exciting catering offerings! Please call the manager on duty at (204) 985-6247 to arrange your off-site catering experience today!
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrating a special occasion or planning an evening with family and friends? Perhaps your business is looking for the perfect venue for a company function. The VG Restaurant is easily adaptable into your venue of choice! No matter the size, from an intimate gathering to a large group of 60, we are here to meet your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Carly Durston, Outlets Manager: (204) 791-1230
  • Neighbourhood
    Exchange District
  • Cross Street
    Portage Avenue and Main Street
  • Parking Details
    Paid Valet Service available at the front of the hotel
  • Public Transit
    Located at the heart of the city, Portage and Main, most thoroughfare routes come within one city block of the VG Restaurant. Also, for your convenience, there is a Winnipeg Transit bus stop directly in-front of the hotel.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Monet-Inspired Afternoon Tea

    $66.00 per person

    Nov 19, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024
    Join us in the Velvet Glove restaurant for a Monet-Inspired Afternoon Tea and indulge in contemporary tiers of sweet & savoury delectables. Creative cocktails are available for optional add-ons during the experience. This experience runs from November 19th, 2023 - January 7th, 2024. $66 per person $35 per child 12 years and younger **Special Promotion: Show us your Beyond Monet Experience ticket and receive 10% your Afternoon Tea experience.

What 294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

294 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The table we were seated at was quite small and was missing a place seating for a child who was in reservation and confirmed to attend at a phone call. An extra seat was added but there was not space at this table for 3 people to have tea pots so the table was cluttered and not relaxed experience. The sandwich selections were really gross. I have been to about 10 high teas and had the best experiences but the sandwich choices were just like awful. We had to ask for cream. We weren’t told about the tea timer. We had to wait for the bill for a long time. The 8 year old kid had fun and enjoyed her kids menu tea but I was happy to leave and did not feel the experience warranted the cost.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were there on a Sunday Morning, and Im not sure what was happening but the meal was very slow in getting to us. But, the serving staff (Rita) was amazing!! Once we did get our food, it was good. Alot of sorry for the wait came our way, which was appreciated, we understood, the service far outweighed the inconvienience of the long wait for our breakfast. It was actually nice just to sit and relax!!

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  3. IrisC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed- expected better based on the price point. Mismatched cups and plates ( and a plain brown ceramic tea pot at high tea!) no fresh cup with each different pot of tea, used tea bags left on table to seep onto tablecloth, no tongs for sugar cubes or food, three different scones two people, large tiered tray in front of us. I was expecting fancy and elegant- this just felt meh. Food was okay but definitely bread heavy.

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  4. Jean

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I thought the high tea was presented very well and the food was excellent, but it was pretty pricey!!!

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  5. Eddy

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff were very attentive and helpful and the food was really good. We enjoyed the high rise and shine breakfast!

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  6. Alig

    Manitoba

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful lunch and something I’ve always wanted to do. Lots of delicious food. Only thing that I wanted to say was tea wasn’t very hot. My moms tea was just orange pekoe and very weak even leaving it steeping for a longer time. Thank you for a lovely time. Highly recommend

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  7. Babs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The staff were very attentive and polite. Very accommodating to one of us being gluten free. We enjoyed the Rise n Shine Breakfast.

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  8. MariaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Brad, and the rest of the team was amazing! The whole experience from ambience, food and service made us feel like we were on vacation at an all inclusive resort.

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  9. YaYang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our High Rise N'Shine lunch here for a birthday, very nice menu and beautiful presentation. Would come back again for the High Tea experience next time. The server is also very friendly and courteous!

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  10. Dare19

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    There was an eyelash in my cream. In addition, speaking over a customer’s food is unkind.

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  11. jeed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We had a reservation, yet table didn't appear to be ready. Waited longer than normal to be seated with a reservation. There appeared to be one wait staff member for the entire restaurant. The wait staff member was very friendly, but clearly could have used some help. One person at our table didn't get the opportunity to provide a drink order.

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  12. KShaw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Went for High Tea for a late Mother’s Day gift. They tried seating the 3 of us at a 2 person table…. Water glass on the table had lipstick mark on it. Waiter filled the glass anyways and left. I was expecting fresh flowers everywhere as decor but there was nothing. Not even a bouquet on the table. Maybe I misread the initial ad??? The food tasted ok but was not fresh. All desserts were soggy and so was the baguette. We ordered mimosas @ $10 each and they didn’t come in the correct glass. They used smaller glass. Bill was $280 after tip. Not worth the price.

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  13. Barba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food portions were very small. There were not enough savory options, and the savory options consisted of 4 bitesize items. We believe that there should have been at least 8 savory items for the price. Most people prefer savory foods over sweets. There were enough sweet items. The server was excellent, and very attentive, kind and friendly. Thank you, Mardina Andrews

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  14. Samantha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Air con was broken in 40 above weather You get one tray of dainties, one piece each for $65 per person and endless tea. So really maybe 8 tiny pieces of one bit dainties Bug in my tea cup Waiter was awesome and friendly Food was Ok. One piece was edible because it tasted like perfume

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  15. CynthiaM

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a special girls afternoon. We took our mom for tea, and it was a special experience.

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  16. BethN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The High Tea was a great experience! The staff was very accommodating and the chef even visited each table. Kudos for the chef for making my High Tea foods gluten and lactose free - not easy to do. Everything tasted great!

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  17. DaniP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The experience was lovely, tea and service were both fantastic. But the food was quite bad. Some was nearly inedible and tasted like it had been made the night before or left out from very early in the morning. For the ticket price we did expect a better meal.

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  18. CarolynS

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great. Food and service were excellent. The only detractor was that the Velvet Glove restaurant is closed and dinner is served in the Lounge. However it was quiet. Food menu a little limited but what we had was excellent.

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  19. MontrenelL

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fair price, perfect location lots of parking. Staff where friendly and kind.

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  20. LouiseH

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dining is limited to lounge at this time. Would have liked to experience the restaurant. I do Love the lounge though.

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  21. AmandaC

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rod was amazing!!!!! Above and beyond service!! We all had such a great time!!! Food, drinks, venue, service all outstanding!!

    Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont WinnipegResponded on April 2, 2023

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience, and that our team, especially Rod. We appreciate your glowing review and look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable experience. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to make your next visit even more enjoyable. Thank you again for choosing our Restaurant of choice. -Vinay Babu Asst Venues manager

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We went to experience the Sunday Golden Gatsby high tea. Dining room is beautiful, seemed promising. No other options were offered for a mimosa or coffee or anything off-menu, and we ordered our teas. Food came on three tier platter and included exactly one of each canapé per person, which was fine because none of them were good enough to want a second taste. There was no sundried tomato in the tasteless sundried tomato quiche, no flavour to the stale dense biscuit, no lemon to the lemon square topped with raspberries days ago….you get the idea. Waitress brought our bill in the middle of our meal. We were very hungry and trying to draw out the experience so we ate and stayed, thinking at least the desserts will be good. They were not - must have come out of the freezer and then dried out. Such a disappointment and cost $200 for three people. We could eat lunch anywhere in this city for that, and next time it will literally be anywhere else. We did complain and the manager called to offer us a make up experience next week. We are not available, but frankly also have no interest in making ourselves available. Which says something.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Golden Gatsby High Tea. The food was fabulous, the tea is amazing and the service was top notch. Our sever was Rod and he went above and beyond to ensure our experience was memorable. I can’t say enough good things about this event!

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  24. annsbee

    Saskatoon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there for high tea and the meal was very filling and staff made us feel welcome and attended to. Would definitely recommend and return!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. SamsonB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good the price is right for the food

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  26. GlenF

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and meal were perfect.

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  27. Loraine

    Manitoba

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This was our third high tea at VG. The others were great. This one however was lacking. The spots were time limited to 90 minutes. This is somewhat understandable however it was mentioned 3 times to us.and at this price point seems a bit chintzy Secondly the service was not great. No one explained our 3 tier offering. Which they were doing at other tables..as well we had to ask for refresh on our tea which took quite awhile . As well they took our tiered plate and left just the last plate in what seemed like an effort to move us along. We were brought our bill which presumably they were in a hurry to have us pay to get us to exit prior to their needing the table. However again we waited Most disappointing was the sweet desserts.. Three of them we only took one bite. They were not tasty. We will return as it is a nice experience and we hope this was a one off. We stayed the night at the Fairmont and this did not match their brand or level of service

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  28. MonicaF

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting , excellent ambiance and service. Food was very good: wouldn’t say exceptional for the price we paid, but I wouldn’t hesitate to go again.

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  29. ZinnyD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Highly recommend the high tea event. Would be nice to have more than an hour and half to enjoy. Some background music would add to the ambience, maybe a pianist, harpist etc. More savoury and less sweet. Overall enjoyable.

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  30. MichelleM

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What an amazing experience. 4 of us went for the Winter wonderland tea. We had such and amazing time that we talked about making it a yearly tradition. Our waiter was amazing. He gave me a complimentary glass of champagne as we were celebrating.

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  31. NicoleB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was extraordinary. The only damper on the experience was the cost of adding a mimosa. I did not expect for each drink to be $20, although in retrospect I should have asked (since the experience is a fixed price and there are no prices written on any menus on the table). Had I known the cost, I would not have ordered one. The additional cost was a small unpleasant surprise at the end of a beautiful experience. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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  32. Taylor

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fruit flies on dessert plate so they brought us a new one otherwise amazing experience!!!

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  33. GrantB

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful personable service. Food was very good although the salmon on the Eggs Benedict seemed much saltier than we would normally expect. Hoping we can have brunch in the dining room next time instead of the lounge.

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  34. OlaN

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a review of the New Year's dinner. The ambiance was great and the service was outstanding. The food was tasty but I would have preferred more greens, like a real salad and more crab filling in the crab pastry. It seemed mostly made up of dough. The soup could have had some real mushrooms rather than just mushroom flavor. The bun served with the meal was cold. To be honest a bread basket would have been better. The dessert was also a bit disappointing, with a smear of meringue on the plate rather than an actual meringue cookie or cake. For the main meal the beef was delicious but the potato was underseasoned. There were no salt or pepper shakers at the table and nobody came to ask about extra seasoning. The live band was excellent and the seating booth very comfortable. Service was also excellent. Overall a 7-8 out of 10.

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  35. Margaret

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening of food, music and excellent ambience! The menu picked for us was superb. We had a lovely table at the restaurant, with the just right mix of privacy and closeness to the band. Definitely will do it again. Thanks again to our "personal" waiter for outstanding service!

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  36. IanC

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic, menu could of had some additional appetizer options. We will be back.

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  37. Bonnie

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We reserved a month in advance and asked for Dining room . We were not informed it would be in the lounge . The menu is limited . The chaucuterie was underwhelming. Food was okie but not more than pricier than a mom and pop shop

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  38. JessieP

    Manitoba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was cold, pasta dry, bread dry, potatoes chewy, everything under seasoned. Cocktail had no sugar / simple syrup (mojito). Steaks and turkey were good, but sides all lacking. Shocked as we’ve spent lots of Christmas dinners at the Fairmont, and this was just not good. Server was casual so didn’t know the menus too well nor the cocktails (not her fault). Food was slow, but that’s not a huge deal since we were enjoying spending time together.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was en excellent experience, we’ll be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rod from The Velvet Grove was amazing and made our night unforgettable. He truly took care of our party and made the experience that much more enjoyable. The four course meal was amazing, the best steak i’ve ever had in Winnipeg.

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FAQs

Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (204) 957-1350.

Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg is rated 4.3 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Velvet Glove Restaurant - The Fairmont Winnipeg

2 Place Lombard, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0Y3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Portage Avenue and Main Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Exchange District
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 7:00 am–10:00 am Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Steak, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Paid Valet Service available at the front of the hotel
  • Public Transit
    Located at the heart of the city, Portage and Main, most thoroughfare routes come within one city block of the VG Restaurant. Also, for your convenience, there is a Winnipeg Transit bus stop directly in-front of the hotel.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Nitin Sharma
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (204) 957-1350
  • Catering
    Would you like to take your dining experience at VG Restaurant to your own venue of choice? If so, please inquire about our exciting catering offerings! Please call the manager on duty at (204) 985-6247 to arrange your off-site catering experience today!
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrating a special occasion or planning an evening with family and friends? Perhaps your business is looking for the perfect venue for a company function. The VG Restaurant is easily adaptable into your venue of choice! No matter the size, from an intimate gathering to a large group of 60, we are here to meet your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Carly Durston, Outlets Manager: (204) 791-1230
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