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US$8 - US$28
European, Contemporary, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 16, 2021

The pork belly buns app was delicious. Chicken prosciutto great with very fine seasonal veggies. The pork belly with scallops definitely a cut above. Delicate sauce and nice greens. The Bavarian dessert quite good. The wine list is thoughtful and designed to accompany everything on...the menu. Service is professional.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 11, 2021

The food is consistently exceptional in this hidden gem of a restaurant. High quality ingredients prepared skillfully and with rich flavours. Great cocktails and a stand-out wine list too. The staff are warm and friendly, and clearly have a passion for what they do. Tap...has been one of our local favourites for a decade! Their recent patio expansion is beautiful - it’s cozy, is nestled in a neighbourhood full of rich foliage, and offers a perfect sunset view. Highly recommend this place any time of year!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 26, 2020

Just had a great takeaway dinner from Tap. Our rack of lamb was perfectly done. The portions were very generous with 4 good-size chops each. Looking forward to leftovers ! Pickup service was very prompt. Great value .

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 3, 2020

We had been here pre-Covid and the food was definitely much better. The flavour was OK but my dish was barely lukewarm while my wife had to wait for hers to cool off a bit. The lunch fare is much better than their dinner offering....They have a very odd way of presenting their menu using old technology to scan a QR code. Also, beware of the "Covid" pricing - $50 for a lamb special and $14 for an Old Fashioned is ridiculous.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020

Our daughter chose Tap to host a small dinner party for her wedding guests. We had a group of 12 in the private room. Alistair promised us a great night and WOW! did they deliver. The atmosphere was fantastic and the room was perfect. Everyone...commented on how much they enjoyed their meals, and the wine served. The service couldn’t have been better. A huge thanks to Phil and Bailey for making our evening a memorable one. We have been patrons of Tap for a long time and plan on continuing to make it our go to spot. Thanks again, Alistair and the Tap team.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 30, 2020

Amazing food and excellent service. We were served by a very lovely person by the name of Gioia who ensured that all our needs were met throughout the evening. She was friendly and had a great sense of humor. Being a lovely evening, we sat...on the patio and when it became a bit cool, she was there to light the overhead heater to ensure that we were comfortable. Gioia made our evening and we want to thank her for it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2020

As restaurants go, Tap is a hidden jewel! It has one of the nicest patios with amazingly artist yet functional sun covers with views onto a beautifully treed urban parkway. Alistair and his team have adapted well to our "new normal". The take-away meals are...fantastic! Tap is now open for guests. Alister has ensured the proper spacing and safety precautions which makes one very comfortable. Service continues to amaze, each meal brings forth a bouquet of extraordinary flavours. If you aren't aware, Alister is a word class Sommelier which is reflected by the wine list. Stop, don't worry! The list offers a wide selection of wines for ever taste and every budget with the lower priced wines offering an exceptional taste for the value. We've been customers for years and intend to remain so ... if you haven't visited ... we strongly recommend Tap. If you have but haven't been for awhile, come on back ... you will enjoy!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Such a wonderful night ! Served first by bartender in back room them moved outside to a gorgeous lit patio. Dinner was so good...and our server was brilliant! Thank you for making my freind's 50th birthday

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Best restaurant in South Surrey/ White Rock! We also do an annual birthday dinner catered by Tap...now Butter & Salt. Best night of the summer. Alistair is so knowledgeable and charismatic and of course the food and wine is epic! It’s the best night of...the summer every year! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Owner Alistair Veen and his team have no doubt faced many challenges in this year of Covid. They have adapted well, with an new Italian inspired, well-priced menu and wine list. Patio seating is well-spaced, staff are careful and conscious of covid protocols, so we...were very comfortable being there. They still have the same delicious Caesar salad, and on the night we were there, a generous serving of plump and yummy mussels in a tomato broth. Desserts are decadent. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Kim Sing L
March 1, 2016|
Response from Aron V | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
In the past they have served Fois Gras at wine paired dinners or as a feature topping a steak, but I don't think it's currently on their menu at the moment.
Kim Sing L
March 1, 2016|
Response from Aron V | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Chefs try their best to accommodate all allergies and dietary preferences. Gluten Free options include Parmesan Risotto, Chili Prawn Salad, Mussels, Oysters, Market Fish, Beef Tenderloin, Lamb, etc. There is no dress code... More
August 30, 2015|
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Hi There, sorry for the late reply but we have been without power due to the storm. You don't need to show ID. Happy Birthday!
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Tap Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4