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“A real treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Refinery Event Space

The Refinery Event Space
Ranked #652 of 3,678 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West End
Cross street: 1115 Granville Street
Transit: Granville and Yaletown skytrain stations within 5 minute walk.
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this unique and exclusive second level event location features beautiful decor, elegant lighting, a 18ft full-service bar, and much more. We offer a diversity of customizable options to book a semi-private section or the entire location. The Refinery is the perfect fit for a wide range of functions from 20 to 75 people. From corporate functions, staff parties, engagement parties, birthdays to presentations. The Refinery provides a laid back, comfortable atmosphere to our diners through our music, dimly lit room, and elegant décor. The Refinery is nestled in the heart of downtown, but tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the Granville Entertainment District, we are upstairs at 1115 Granville Street, between Helmcken and Davie.
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“A real treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went to the Refinery with a Living Social coupon that was too amazing to pass up. It was our first time here, and the prices are quite high, but the quality of food and the designer cocktails need to be tried! They specialize in small plates with big taste! If you're looking for a special occasion venue, this is it... though the environment is more bright and fun than "romantic".

Visited August 2012
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Casual tapas in good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Yes, this restaurant does exist but it's hard to find. We walked past twice before spotting the sign. Menu specializes in shared plates, and our server encouraged us to order a variety and to share. We had cheese board, lamb chops, pork belly, salad, and ribs, plus a couple of bread orders, and that kept four of us happy. With drinks (4 wines, 3 beers) came to about $150. Nice atmosphere. Good for casual dining. Servers were not pushy and knew the food and drinks list.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Taste of Spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Good place. We order 8 tapas all were very good. Decoration is nice and the service was very friendly. We recommend

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank RaniM59
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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 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 bubbles
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Thank SLMK14
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Honolulu
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent tapa style restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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