David Hawksworth’s new restaurant opened May 9th
After much anticipation, Nightingale – the newest addition to the Hawksworth Restaurant Group’s flock – started welcoming guests last night, Monday May 9. Located at 1017 West Hastings, the two-level, 180-seat room, which was designed by multi-award winning Canadian design firm Studio Munge, was finally unveiled.
Guests walk through an unassuming entrance to be greeted by the restaurant’s high ceilings and modern paper taxidermy for a dramatic first impression. The juxtaposition of the light birch walls paired with the masculine details of the furnishing gives the room a cozy yet contemporary feel.
“Echoing the original Hawksworth Restaurant’s approach, Nightingale will place an emphasis on BC’s seasonal produce and showcase our take on the region’s incredible variety of fresh flavours,” says Chef David Hawksworth. “Nightingale brings to the table simple seasonal dishes, packed with flavour, and a focus on quality, excellence and fun.”
Nightingale’s thoughtfully planned menu is sectioned into raw, vegetables, pizza, small and large dishes; all perfect for sharing. Fresh, local ingredients are abundant throughout the menu and highlights include: daily market fish crudo, charred carrots, roasted mushroom pizza, burrata and anchovy toast, and grilled pork belly.
Try Nightingale’s signature beer, Nighting-Ale; a craft beer that was developed with the help of local brewer, Main Street Brewing Company. Award winning sommelier, Bryant Mao, has curated a social, upbeat and unique wine selection that perfectly accompanies Nightingale’s unpretentious atmosphere. A vast selection of bottles in the cellar are available by the glass, or by the half bottle allowing diners to experience a wide range of tastes that perfectly accompany each dish.
A prominent bar sits to the right of the entrance, acting as an anchor point for the lounge, and grounding the entire space with an approachable and lively atmosphere. The bar, lounge and restaurant will be open seven days a week from 11am – midnight. Reservations can be made by calling 604.695.9500 or visiting our website www.hawknightingale.com.
Celebrating the here and now, Nightingale delivers fresh and vibrant modern Canadian cuisine that’s designed for the way people want to eat today. Fresh vegetables, seasonal salads and creative proteins are offered in a range of share plates that contribute to the fun, convivial atmosphere of the industrial- chic space. Located in a heritage building in downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, Nightingale’s buzzing dining room is anchored by a focal bar that complements the compelling flavour profiles of the food with G&T on tap, an approachable wine list and a range of local craft beers.