Hawksworth #BrunchClub and Bel Cafe

801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC 

Food Rating: 7.5/10

My first visit to Hawksworth was made possible by attending Brunch Club- their 2 for 1 Brunch special they offer on holiday long weekends. I don’t often eat at “fancy” restaurants, 1) because my wallet really wouldn’t be able to handle that, and 2) I’ve often found that just because a restaurant is higher priced and “more fancy” it doesn’t necessarily mean that they serve better food. My overall opinion: the food is good, but not fantastic- with all of the hype Hawksworth has gotten, I expected a lot more. I probably would have been even more disappointed with the food if I’d had to pay full price for the food. I preferred my boyfriend’s burger and fries over the steak and eggs I had ordered. No complaints, but I was expecting more.

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Hawksworth Beef Burger- applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar, frites ($20)
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Steak and Eggs- rösti, avocado, jalapeño salsa verde ($24)
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Table view

 

Of course, after our meal I had to go next door to Bel Cafe for some macarons for dessert. I liked the flavours (Passionfruit and Cookies And Cream were my favourites), but Thierry’s texture still trumps anyone else!

Macaron Rating: 8/10

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Hawksworth Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Bel Cafe on Urbanspoon

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