Gastown’s Coquille Fine Seafood set to open its doors next week

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      The team behind popular Gastown eatery L’Abattoir is gearing up to open another restaurant in the same trendy neighbourhood next week.

      Coquille Fine Seafood (181 Carrall Street) officially makes its debut on Tuesday (February 13), and chef and co-owners Lee Cooper and Jack Chen will be serving up a variety of seafood and shellfish plates.

      The 4,100-square-foot space can accommodate 100 guests throughout the dining area, lounge, and bar. An additional 30 seats will be added to its patio this summer, which will likely be a hit amongst outdoor-loving city-dwellers.

      Nods to the sea can be found throughout the restaurant’s interior décor (designed by David Hepworth of SITU Design), including pink clamshell booths, porcelain scallop tile flooring, and scale-like accents on the bar. Glasfurd and Walker (Botanist, Mak N Ming, Savio Volpe) worked their magic on Coquille’s branding.

      The eatery's pink clamshell booths will be a hot spot for photos.
      Coquille Fine Seafood

      As for the food, guests can expect a menu offering starters to shared-plates. Featured items include fresh oysters, spot prawn cocktail, spicy marinated octopus, calamari, baked arctic char, steamed mussels, crab and shrimp roll, and seafood platters.

      A cocktail and wine program will be available, as well as craft beer, cider, negronis, margaritas, and non-alcoholic beverages.

      This eatery opens a day before Valentine’s Day—heads up for those who are still looking for a spot to enjoy a romantic dinner.