Olive & Anchor Restaurant: internationally inspired comfort food

Coming up with a menu to please everyone from diners rushing for a ferry, to families with kids, to local retirees looking for a pleasant evening meal would seem impossible. But the Olive & Anchor restaurant in Horseshoe Bay appears to have done just that.

"We wanted to be able to cater to visitors just passing through," says Rick Kim, General Manager and co-owner of the Olive & Anchor, "but we also wanted to make the restaurant a local destination. By catering for both families with kids and older local diners, it means that we're a four season restaurant and we don't have to lay staff off in the winter."

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Conveniently located on Bay Street, the Olive & Anchor opened in 2011 with an eclectic menu that ranges from the Horseshoe Bay staple of fish and chips, to Korean fried chicken wings, and chicken tikka masala. Everything is made from the freshest ingredients available, including freshly harvested fish that is meticulously filleted by hand.

"My wife, Executive Chef Lisa Kim, has a culinary arts background based in both French and Korean dishes. She's worked at some high-end restaurants and she has successfully created approachable casual fine dining with a family twist."

The Kim family has owned a restaurant at the same spot since 1992.

"My dad became involved with Ya Ya's Oyster Bar in the early nineties with a couple of partners. He took the restaurant over in 2000 and I worked here throughout school and university. Lisa and I made extensive renovations and reopened as the Olive & Anchor in 2011. We've been part of this community for 25 years, so we're very local and community driven."

To view the menu and daily specials, or to make a reservation, call 604.921.8848, visit the website at www.oliveandanchor.com, email info@oliveandanchor.com or stop by the restaurant at 6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver. The Olive and Anchor can also be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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