Olive & Anchor – Oysters at Horseshoe Bay

If you live in the Lower Mainland, when you hear the words “Horseshoe Bay”, you probably think of long lineups at the ferry terminal.  It’s no wonder since this is the 3rd largest BC Ferries terminal. 

The community of Horseshoe Bay is small and touristy and reminds be a bit of Deep Cove in North Vancouver (aside from the large ferries that dominate the waterfront).

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On our visit in June, we decided to check out Olive & Anchor because I heard that they had a number of oyster dishes on their menu.  The Baked Oysters Platter ($15) comes with six – yes six – different baked oysters.  Starting from the top we have the Alexander (brandy saffron white wine seafood puree, cream, grana padano cheese), the Bombay (with madras curry), Rockefeller (Ya Ya’s with bacon bits and mixed cheese), Lisbon (slow roasted tomato sauce), Fuego (sweet chili tomato sauce), and Ya Ya’s (spinach, cream, and grana padano cheese).  My favourite was the Bombay as the madras curry sauce was rich and had a pleasant kick.  Actually, any of the ones with cheese on it were really good.

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Mussels ($12) – I love mussels that have bacon in the broth.  I think this was a daily special and isn’t on their regular menu.

When we read that the Home-Made Chicken Pot Pie ($14) was made fresh and in limited quantities, we knew we had to order it.  It comes with a fair-sized spring salad with a honey lemon vinaigrette but the star of the dish is the flaky French puff pastry.

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I would definitely come back to try out their pan fried oysters, oysters tempura, raw oysters, New England Cham Chowder (with oysters), etc…

6418 Bay Street
West Vancouver, BC

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Posted on August 7, 2013, in Restaurant Review, Seafood, West Coast and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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