Breaking: Vancouver’s Newest Rooftop Patio Opens June 4

Bring on the sun! Lavantine officially opens its doors in Coal Harbour

There’s a rumour going around that the number-one pastime in Vancouver is discovering the newest patios before anyone else, just for bragging rights. As if we Vancouverites have nothing better to do but hope for sun and try to claim it for ourselves.

Will I say who started this ridiculous rumour? No. But I will say that just in time for this weekend’s sunny forecast, Coal Harbour’s newest rooftop patio Lavantine officially opens its doors on June 4. Located at the Azur Legacy Collection Hotel, the rooftop is part open-concept kitchen—serving up dishes inspired by the Levant-region and the fabulous Pacific Northwest ingredients—and part Skybar, which has a decidedly chic Daniel Craig’s Bond sounding vibe.  

Chefs Shyam Longani and Daniel Kenney are at the culinary helm of the lush, garden-like restaurant. They’re doling out Eastern Mediterranean coastal-inspired dishes, such as green falafel with maple tahini, small plates like kibbeh (with mozzarella, beef, jalapeño and coconut), and entrees for the table like whole branzino with smoked pepper and lemon or lamb shank tagine with wild rice, saffron, pistachio, sour cherry and garlic labneh. 

The cocktail menu created by bar manager Serhii Kulikov is no less bold. From the rahat lokum old fashioned that’s inspired by Turkish delight, to the pandan cheesecake delight that brings the delicate flavour of pandan front and centre—bragging rights for knowing the newest patio included, of course. 


Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 4PM – 11PM 

Address: 833 W Pender St.