Formerly known as Lips Resto, Village Bistro on Davie has rebranded for a refreshed new look and feel to the restaurant and menu.
Their new menu features familiar Canadian comfort food, offering well-priced entrees, carefully curated cocktails, and both BC & international wines. Chef/owner Curtis Demyon has made a commitment to serving dishes with fresh, local, and housemade ingredients. With dinner service already up and running since their rebranding last fall, Village Bistro has recently launched their brunch menu again.
Inside Village Bistro, the open space welcomes you in, with the warm geometric pendant lighting and warm dark wood tables making for a visually charming space.
For brunch, I chose the “Smoked Turkey Benedict”, with tomato, spinach, and hollandaise on an English muffin. The eggs were poached beautifully, with a side of crispy hashed potatoes, and fruit. I also liked that the eggs benedict weren’t drowned in the hollandaise, which really helps bring out the flavour of the smoked turkey with the egg and veggies. Yum!
My partner opted for the “Fried Chicken & Biscuits”, with scallion, coriander, chili gravy, fries, and slaw, with a side of eggs. The chicken was super crispy, with that very satisfying crunch when you take a bite into it. The fries were fresh, crispy and nicely salted, the kind that makes you want eat one after another. The chili gravy has a serious kick to it – if you’re not a big fan of spicy sauce, I would recommend opting to have it served on the side.
Overall, a great experience – we left very full and satisfied, both in our bellies and wallets. Village Bistro’s brunch menu is definitely at a very reasonable pricepoint, while offering hearty entrees with fresh, local ingredients.
For location and hours, check out their website here: Village Bistro.