Tap & Barrel - Burgers, Beer, Salad ~ Eating With Kirby

30 March 2014

Tap & Barrel - Burgers, Beer, Salad

Weirdly enough, I've never been to a Tap & Barrel location even hearing great things about this restaurant/pub. They recently opened up a location in Coal Harbour so Gastrofork, Foodology, Food Queen, Foodobyte, and I decided to hit it up and give it a try.

 They serve a variety of pub food like deep fried pickles, salads, burgers, and sandwiches.

Even though my brain was telling me to pick a salad, my belly just couldn't resist one of those incredibly interesting burgers they had on their menu.. like Quebec Street Poutine Burger and Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger!! How can one resist that?!

I heard their beer samplers are pretty good so I gave it a shot. I chose all light beers and ciders and they were alright.

Diana chose the Tap Greens + Albacore Tuna ($9+$6) which had hazelnuts, blueberries, goat cheese, and a red wine maple vinaigrette. I didn't try it but it looked healthy and delicious.

You can't really see it from this picture but I ordered their signature menu item, PB&J Burger ($15). I actually thought it was going to be legit peanut butter and strawberry jam on my burger patty but it turns out to be chipotle peanut butter and bacon jam. It was delicious and I'd definitely get it again. The fries on the other hand were underwhelming.

 Gastrofork ordered the Original Cobb Salad ($17). Now that's my kind of salad! Blackened Fraser Valley chicken breast, fresh avocado, cherry tomatoes, bacon, and a hard boiled egg... yum is all I can say.

Gastrofork's sister chose the New York Chowder ($10), made of local market fresh seafood, tomato fennel cream, and fish crackers. While it looked good, it was SUCH a small portion for the price.

All in all, Tap & Barrel serves up some pretty good pub food but nothing in particular wowed me.

Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 2.5/5
Price: $$-$$$

Overall Rating: 2.5/5

Happy Eating!

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