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 Will Lew has kept the fundamentals of those classic dishes, while modernizing them to suit today’s discerning palates. Behind the bar, vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times are being shaken up, and an extensive wine list with offerings from around the world has been curated with recommendations for best pairings. 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

24 Nov

Moscow Mule

This simple and refreshing drink is sure to please the group at any gathering. The Moscow Mule emerged in the early 40’s around the same time as The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was coming of age. You can make it home with no trouble and if you can ... more

Upcoming Events

Create new memories at Notch8. Events include:
- Daily Happy Hour, 3pm - 6pm
- Daily Rotisserie Feature
- Live Music Thurs-Sat

To explore our daily and upcoming events click here

Featured Post

Notch8 Restaurant - A Video Journey

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver welcomes a new era of glamour to Vancouver. Take a journey into this restaurant inspired by the Hotel Vancouver's railway history.  Enjoy exceptional cuisine, great wines, and enticing ... more