Brunch at the YEW Seafood Restaurant | Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Enroute to the late afternoon wedding, we decided to slip in a visit for brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel. With so many people and reviews putting it at the top of the best brunches in Vancouver, we had to check YEW Seafood + Bar out – I mean you can take the blogger out of London, but you’ll never quite pry the brunch crown from her tresses.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

The Four Seasons Hotel decided to pay an ode to the glorious landscape just outside their Vancouver doors, and decorated in only what I can describe as wild corporate luxury. Kind of like Wolf meets Wallstreet, with a side of maple syrup. It is beautiful. 

A muted palette of earth tones, kept interesting with stone and gentle turquoise sweeps.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

Very Four Seasons, very Vancouver.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

All scrubbed up, we sat down at our YEW Seafood + Bar table for a delectable mini-feast brunch, fully befitting of the Four Seasons title.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

To go with our gleaming pot of coffee, our waiter kindly brought over a portion of taster doughnuts on the house as we looked over the seasonally changing menu (aka as I decided between their signature lobster eggs benedict and their signature lobster eggs benedict) which was an excellent start to the morning. They were just perfect – and small enough that it didn’t dent our main course.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

I, unsurprisingly, chose the lobster eggs benedict for a couple of reasons – the lobster, and the eggs benedict – but mostly to see how my favourite dish fared with this twist. Served on cornbread, with a red (bell) pepper ragout, Choron Sauce (made by blending tomato purée with Béarnaise sauce) with a side of perfectly triple cooked potatoes, I fell a little bit in love, and guilty about cheating on my favourite lobster eggs bene. It was so good, I would do it all over again.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

Across the table that lovely husband of mine enjoyed their ham + cheese waffle – a generous portion of shaved ham, smoked maple syrup, aged cheddar and a fried egg, all atop a huge light and fluffy savoury waffle which was cooked to perfection.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

Our waiter was lovely and the room was gorgeous so we simply tarried awhile with our coffees, before setting off for the wedding ceremony with plenty of time to spare (in fact enough time to have another coffee on the beautiful waterfront of Coal Harbour.

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

See what I mean about that palette?

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

Oh, and the wolves?

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

One day we’ll pop back into YEW Seafood and Bar. Hopefully one day soon… 

Best Brunch in Vancouver Four Seasons Yes Seafood Restaurant Adventures of a London Kiwi

Have you ever had a brunch worth travelling for? How far would you be willing to travel for it again?