Category Archives: English

James Street Cafe: East Meets West for Breakfast

James Street Cafe has always been a bit of a mystery to me. The restaurant doesn’t actually sit on James Street and seems far from a typical cafe. We visited early one February morning for breakfast… something that they are supposedly well known for.
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Origo Club: Afternoon Tea

The number of places that you can enjoy Afternoon Tea has certainly ramped up in Vancouver over the last couple of years. One of the newer and splashier places is Origo Club in Richmond. What sets Origo apart from other places that serve Afternoon Tea is their attached gallery that displays various contemporary Asian art pieces. I know it sounds a bit disconnected from the French-inspired fare that Origo strives for, especially when you consider Afternoon Tea being so closely associated with old world English culture.
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Red Lion Bar & Grill

If you were to ask me to describe examples of English cuisine, I probably couldn’t name anything other than fish and chips and bangers and mash.  Fortunately, there’s a pub located in Dundarave that helps to dispel the common myth that British food is nothing to write home about.  Read the rest of this entry