There’s always something to be grateful for.

Often just by taking a moment, one can usually find that there is a bit of magic somewhere worth acknowledging. This weekend is a special time to share with friends, family and loved ones, celebrating the good that exits in the world, as we pass around the turkey and the pie while simply saying “thank you”.

A number of Gastown restaurants have prepared their tables with all sorts of holiday fare, creating special menus, plenty of homemade pie and delicious trimmings that will have you coming back for more.


The Irish Heather

As traditional as stuffing and as timely as the Steamclock, The Irish Heather will once again be setting the holiday table (and it’s quite a long one) for a hearty Thanksgiving feast. Join the party to give thanks and celebrate with The Irish Heather’s 9-year tradition of feeding hundreds of guests on Thanksgiving weekend. The Long Table Thanksgiving event starts this Sunday October 9th at 7pm with a delicious Roast Turkey Dinner and all the trimmings, paired with a fresh pint of Belgian Dubbel ale brought to you by Grimbergen Brewery.

This combo is normally priced at $30++ but in keeping with The Heathers’ tradition of a decent meal and beer, at a decent price, served to a hungry crowd, the price will be $21 inc of tax and grat. That’s definitely something to be thankful for! Grab some friends or come and meet new ones and book now as seats are limited.


The Flying Pig

The turkey comes home to roast at The Flying Pig this weekend as the team prepares a fine Thanksgiving dinner served both Sunday and Monday. The tables will be laden with free range roasted turkey, mashed potato, gravy and house sausage brioche stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce and roasted fall vegetables. After all that, sit back and enjoy homemade pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream for $8. There will be three seating times: 4pm – 5pm, 5pm-6.15pm and 7.30pm and beyond.


Water Street Café

The Water Street Café can be your home away from home this holiday Monday with a special Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with an assortment of house made pumpkin pie variations.

On the menu is a $24 Thanksgiving dinner, serving roll-styled roasted turkey with apple rosemary stuffing, and fall vegetables, as well as a number of feature desserts and pumpkin pies for $8.



L’abattoir will giving thanks and celebrating by creating a unique menu inspired by the tastes and colours of the season. The kitchen will be preparing a Special Sunday Dinner on the day with traditional fare done the L’abattoir way. Prepare for some tasty surprises!


Meet in Gastown

For those that wish to enjoy an entirely meatless Thanksgiving dinner, Meet in Gastown is planning a vegetarian feast, which will be announced on the holiday Monday. Expect a full family style dinner with lots of awesome veggie sides and trimmings.


The Portside Pub

As wonderful as Thanksgiving dinner can be, the lure of pumpkin pie covered in cream, turkey and stuffing seconds piled high on top of thirds and the early onset of the effects of tryptophan can all wear heavily on the sprit and the waistline. That’s why you need to get on down to The Portside to “dance off your dinner”! This Sunday night at 10pm the pub will host their holiday Thanksgiving Get Down on The Portsidean opportunity to counteract those impending turkey blues by boogie-ing on down with the 90% 90’s Crew! Featuring DJs: 23, Maiyah, ifun and Relik and hosted by Angelo & Rami. Get on the guest list now under the bookings tab here.