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The Ascot

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Gastown
Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
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420 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T5, Canada
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11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

We dropped in here for a couple of appies and a drink. We enjoyed the prawns and the scallops as they were both tasty but the portion was a little too small. The establishment is tiny and since they had a big reso we couldn't get a table (although the reso hadn't shown by the time we left). We sat... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,319 reviews
809 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Our food was bland and presented in ways that did not offer color or flavor or a cooked look. The perogies stuffing was tasty but they were presented with a slab of sour cream and no carmelization on the perogies. Just boiled or something. The cauliflower was again bland and not tasty. Then came the fish tacos and the tacos... More 

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Thank Joel K
Toronto
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Excellent food (I had the house-cured salmon and the seared tuna salad on asparagus). Tasty cocktails. DJ on Saturday night.

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Thank Alana B
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Very little seasoning, use fresh ingredients and good quality. The only suggestion is to use some dressing on the tofu salad as its taste is quite plain.

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Thank CoCoLau
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Good food and well priced. Liked the music. Great service. High ceiling, black walls, chandeliers, bar, booths and tables. Downtown feel - nice menus with fun appies to share. Will definitely return. It has juice!

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Thank Georgia108
Canada
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423 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

They say on their website that this place is in the heart of gastown that's a bit of a stretch but anyways quaint place. Lovely staff and great prices. The pork tacos were not great tasting though but for 7$ I'm not complaining. Loved my wine and the atmosphere. A little dodgy area outside but relatively safe.

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Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Tried this restaurant through groupon and overall it was great, providing you get a seat outside. The smell was gross inside the old building. The food was non greasy and had a homemade touch. Unfortunately they were out of the ribs, but the burgers were good and potato salad excellent. Great value especially with the groupon

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Thank Batman222
Richmond, Canada
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1,100 reviews
966 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

If you enjoy having your repast in premises that are in dire need of renovations then The Ascot is for you. Even the menu was terribly soiled and tattered. if what diners can see are in that much disrepair I wonder what the kitchen looks like!

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Thank Renegade225
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

If you're a visitor to Vancouver and you're overwhelmed by the high end eateries or countless sports bars, head to the Ascot for great food and a casual atmosphere. Located in one of Gastown's historic buildings, the Ascot combines British pub food with the healthy flair that is at the heart of Vancouver menus. The Ascot is not part of... More 

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Thank Conal C
Edmonton, Canada
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

Been walking past this place on my way home from the gym every second night since it opened and last night finally had occasion to go in. Met a friend there for drinks and appetizers. Arriving at 7:15 on a Thursday evening and already all tables that weren't reserved were already taken. Sat at the bar. For a place fashioned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighbourhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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