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“Great food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Refinery

The Refinery
1115 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1M1, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-687-8001
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Ranked #338 of 2,779 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 1115 Granville Street
Transit: Granville and Yaletown skytrain stations within 5 minute walk.
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Definitely a place to take your friends for a casual night out for good food, drinks and atmosphere. Our server was very knowledgeable of their menu which wasn't too overwhelming. I recommend ordering the tiger prawns and the meatballs. We will absolutely try the other items on the menu next time.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent tapa style restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Food was tasty, service was attentive. The restaurant is on the second floor and we initially walked past the restaurant, as the only signage was a billboard on the sidewalk

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
348 reviews 348 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 115 cities Reviews in 115 cities
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“Cool, beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

beautiful.

italian european cousine.

2 rooms of different feel.

enjoyed looking at walls with great photos.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfectly balanced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Great combination of flavours and textures. Wonderful range of thoughtful ingredients.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

I had a credit with Living Social and decided to purchase dinner for two at the Refinery. The food was delicious! Each dish was properly cooked and seasoned and really flavorful. I thought the portions might be on the small side (because they are mostly tapas) but they were very filling. The Living Social included 2 drinks, 2 small tapas, 2 large tapas and 2 desserts. A steal really! I will definitely be back!

Reservations recommended - we had to book a week in advance to secure a spot.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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