Bows & Arrows: Tartines and Lamb Ribs

I’m really behind in my blog posts… after recently hearing that Bows & Arrows had sold and plans to close down after this Sunday’s brunch service, I figured I should push this post up while they’re still open. I actually visited back in mid-April after having wanted to try this place for a number of months.

Don’t worry… there’s no archery happening here – although when I think about it, that might be actually entertaining (I’ve always been interested in archery). Instead, this is more of a cafe-like establishment with a long communal table and smaller individual tables in the back. The thing to know about Bows & Arrows is that their dinner service doesn’t start until 6pm so if you’re coming here for food before 6pm, you’re stuck with their small plates.


The Roasted Beet Tartine ($7) is an open-faced sandwich on warmed, rustic bread topped with ricotta cheese and cubed beets. I was surprised that the beets weren’t sweeter.

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I also ordered the Smoked Lamb Ribs ($9) which were suitably tender, bone-in lamb ribs topped with puffed wild rice and a plum-like glaze.

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I found that most of the flavours were fairly muted here (including the $4.50 pineapple soda that I ordered). I would have liked to have tried their dinner service but it looks like I won’t get the chance now.

4194 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on August 17, 2018, in Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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