There’s a new restaurant for hungry travellers to check out before they board their plane at Vancouver International Airport.
Passengers waiting to fly to their next destination will be able to walk past the new eatery located in the international terminal, wrapped around the airport’s aquarium installation that features over 850 water species.
Lift at YVR draws on a coastal waters theme, using tones of warm oak, steel blue, and charcoal greys throughout the space.
The upscale dining spot will feature a west coast-inspired menu, focusing on Oceanwise seafood options such as sushi, ahi tuna poke, crab cake, tempura prawn and spicy squid.
It drink offerings include international and Lower Mainland wines, artisanal cocktails and regional craft beers—perfect for those who would like a nice beverage before taking off.
“Many international travellers go places strictly to eat, so that’s what [they] are looking for,” Bob Lindsay, owner of Lift Bar and Grill, told the Straight at the new restaurant. “To be able to give them something more upscale and a little more downtown-oriented is a great thing.”
YVR partnered with SSP Canada (a division of SSP Group that operates food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide) to bring Lift to the airport. The culinary operator will open five more drinking and eating spots at YVR later this year and in 2019, including Pajo’s Fish and Chips, Freshii, and Banh Shop.
Check out the photos below to take a look at the newest restaurant to open inside North America’s number one airport.