Chambar Block Party – this Sunday, September 8 from 2pm

Chambar Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Street Party and Throwback Menus

Storied Vancouver restaurant parties in style this September

The year was 2004: Kanye West dropped his debut album and Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg launched a platform from his dorm room called “the Facebook.”

Also that year, Nico and Karri Schuermans signed a lease on space between the parkades and dilapidated warehouses of Vancouver’s Beatty Street in hopes of taking their Whistler waffle cart to the next level.

And Chambar was born.

The restaurant, whose name alludes to the moment the teacher leaves the room and all the kids go crazy, quickly formed a loyal following who returned time and again for superior service, a laid-back atmosphere and Belgian-and-North African-themed dishes that had never before been seen in the city.

Instrumental in turning a barren strip of downtown into the vibrant Crosstown neighbourhood, Chambar helped launch Café Medina and the Dirty Apron Cooking School and, in 2014, moved two doors down into its present, two-storey location.

Chambar’s influence can be felt here in Vancouver and around the globe, wherever alumni work the floor or the kitchen line in some of the world’s top restaurants.

All that’s to say: Chambar has a lot to celebrate!

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 8
We’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited! The 15th anniversary celebrations kick off with a block party featuring live entertainment and an outdoor pig roast. The highlight will be a giveaway of 1,500 of Chambar’s famous waffles — the sweet treat that started it all! Starts at 2pm, while supplies last. This is a free, all-ages event and open to the public.

Sunday, September 15 – Monday, September 30
For 15 days, Chambar will feature a commemorative, four-course set menu bringing back favourite dishes from the past 15 years, as chosen by staff, alumni, regulars and newsletter subscribers.

It is with great gratitude to our team and the many people such as yourself who dine here, that we continue to evolve, while staying commited to our original vision. We bring you the most remembered dishes of our menu history. Please enjoy and celebrate civilized debauchery


Thon Libanais

Seared Ahi tuna, fine herb

tabbouleh, smoked baba ghanoush


Tomates et Nectarines

Heirloom tomato & nectarine salad,

orange blossom vinaigrette,

halloumi cheese


Lapin à la Moutarde

Sherry braised rabbit cannelloni,

pistachios, dates, radicchio,

dijon mustard sauce


Waterzooi à Ma Façon

Prawns, mussels, lingcod, calamari, pea shoots, saffron

citrus broth, black Thai rice


Bison et Choron

Char grilled Bison flat iron, crisp chorizo, fingerling

potatoes, tomato & tarragon béarnaise



Eleanor Chow, Cadeaux Bakery

Pistachio, caramel, sablé cookie, rosewater ice cream


Terre Rocheuse de Chocolat

Jane Copeland, Lift Breakfast Bakery

Belgian chocolate mousse, chocolate streusel, crisp

chocolate caramel, raspberry buttermilk sherbet


Sunday, September 15 – January 1, 2020
Every week for 15 weeks, Chambar will bring back a classic cocktail from its archives as the week’s cocktail feature.


Address: 568 Beatty Street, Crosstown
Reservations: / (604) 879-7119
Reservations not accepted for the terrace

Hours: 8am until late, 7 days a week
Breakfast: 8am to11:30am, M-F
Lunch: 11:30am to 3pm, M-F
Interlude (Happy Hour): 3pm to 6pm, daily & 9pm to 11pm, Sun-Thurs
Dinner: 5pm ‘til Late
Brunch: 8am to 3pm, weekends and holidays

Instagram: @chambar_restaurant
Twitter: @chambar

Media release and image provided by Kate MacDougall, Camber Communications.

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