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“Best Pint of Guinness outside of Ireland”
Review of Slainte By The Pier - CLOSED

Slainte By The Pier
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: View, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I was visiting Vancouver for business from and stopped in for a pint. Coupled with a delicious beef stew it made for a great evening, will definitely be back... The Guinness alone is worth the flight!

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2  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Place serves good fish and chips and the servers were nice and attentive. Overall a good experience.

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Thank chubpoulet
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

A girlfriend of mine bought a Groupon for this place, so on a hot Saturday we decided to try it out for lunch. Got there around noon (it opens at 11:30) and we were the second table there. We received menus from a no personality man who was our server... he walked away and finally came back for our drink order about 10 minutes later (remember its 25 degress out and we were THIRSTY). We told him that we were using a groupon, so he gave us the groupon menu. Another 15 minutes or so later he comes back to take our order, which with the groupon was a choice of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 desserts, which we had to order all at once. Again, barely a word was spoken from him. It was awkward. As our appetizers came, we ate and the food was delicious. We had the Bloxy and brie, and the beet salad, both delicious. Entrees: chicken pot pie, and cod and chips. The cod was panko and it was delicious, as well as the pot pie. Huge portions. Again, delicious food. We were so full that we asked if it was okay to skip dessert. He said he would ask if they made it yet, and well, he never came and told us otherwise so we assumed that they didnt. We were never asked if we wanted another drink, and as he stood over us with the debit machine as we paid for our drinks, we left and felt a sight of relief that we were free of that awkward, unfriendly situation.

My thought was that when restaurant do groupons, they are looking for new business, in which you would think that the server would go above and beyond. This guy is in the wrong business. On the flip side, he sure was chatty with the male patrons who came in halfway through our meal. Unfortunately, even though the food was amazing, the lack of service (not even a "how was your meal"?).... I would not return, the competition is too high in white rock, and service outweighs!

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Thank jill_085
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

During a day trip around Surrey, we went down to White Rock. When we arrived we were ready to eat somewhere, and there are many places to chose from here. We chose Slainte` and enjoyed a grand lunch.

Our hostess/server was a pleasure, the menu made us feel at home, the food was great. A nice spot to enjoy life in.

When in White Rock again, I will return.

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Thank Pierce G
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We wandered in on Saint Patrick's Day and lucked into a table by the windows. The place was packed so we were quite happy to get in. We ordered an appie & beers, expecting to stay just a little while, thumbing through the big books of Irish photographs. Then our waitress asked if a woman who was on her own could share out table - of course! Turned out to be a friend of the Irish band just making its way to the stage. We decided to order dinner & enjoy the show. I've eaten here before & enjoyed the food but to be honest, after a few pints of Guinness it was all about the great Irish pub feeling, the great music, and sharing our table. Next year we plan on making a reservation for the day!

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Thank ASASG_7
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