Newly renovated Cinema Public House reopens with refreshed look and brand-new menu

Cinema Public House recently reopened after a two-week shutdown with a completely refreshed interior, updated branding, and a fresh menu created by Chefs Alvin Pillay and Sarah Stewart.

The most immediately noticeable interior change is the removal of the dividing wall between the pub and restaurant which was necessitated by previous liquor licensing rules. Given a free hand to reimagine the interior, designer Ricky Alvarez has created a bright and invitingly open space which blends communal seating options with intimate banquette seating by the brick feature wall, and two sit-down bars. The walls are hung with eclectic artwork and repurposed neon signage shows off the new concrete finishing along walls and pillars. It’s a contemporary and clean, with a touch of irreverence.

When the sunny weather returns, the renovated patio will feature outward-facing railing seating to share the energy being brought to the Granville Street Entertainment District by new office, hospitality, and retail openings.

Chefs Alvin Pillay and Sarah Stewart have created a new food menu built around delicious flavours and value-packed price points, with emphasis given to a broader selection of appetizers and share plates. From $6 small plates like Blistered Snap Peas, Lettuce Wrap Spring Rolls, Perogies, to $8 wings and salads, $10 handhelds, and $12 entrées like Coconut Curry Noodles and Spaghettini with mushroom eggplant ragu, Cinema has set the new benchmark for pub food on Granville Street.

Cinema Public House is open for lunch, Happy Hour, dinner, and late night 7 days a week at the corner of Granville and Smithe. Visit for more information.

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