Our Story

With a luxurious and contemporary design inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930’s, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar brings a new era of glamour to the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, the restaurant pays homage to the hotel’s storied history and legacy as a luxury hotel along the Canadian Pacific railway.

Notch8 features West Coast cuisine, with many dishes designed around items featured on archived menus from the hotel’s early days. Chef Jason Saruya has kept the fundamentals of those classic dishes, while modernizing them to suit today’s discerning palates. Sommelier and restaurant GM Philippe Grandbois has curated an extensive wine list with offerings from around the world and recommendations for best pairings.
Behind the bar, vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times are being shaken up with bitters created exclusively for Notch8 by Ms. Better’s Bitters.  Learn more about the Notch8 team.

A gathering place where locals and travellers come together, Notch8 offers exceptional cuisine, great wines, and enticing cocktails in a lively environment. We invite you to visit and make us part of your journey. Watch the story come to life.

Featured Recipe

30 Sep
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ROASTED SAN MARZANO TOMATO SOUP RECIPE

Leaves are changing colour, the air is a bit crisper and sandals are being put back in the closet. Autumn is upon us, and what better way to cozy up to the season than with a bowl of classic tomato soup? Try our Roasted San Marzano Tomato Soup ... more

Upcoming Events

Create new memories at Notch8. Our daily events include:
- Happy Hour 3:00- 5:30, Mon-Fri
- Fire Roasted Dinner Feature
- Live Music Thurs-Sat

To explore our daily and upcoming events click here

Stories

19 Nov

About the name 'Notch8'

The meaning of 'Notch8' is a reference to the bygone days of luxury travel by rail. Learn more! more