For our final meal of the trip, they decided to finish it with a bang! The Beacon pub is what you would expect from a pub – décor, filled with TVs, a pool table but it also has a nice rustic vibe to compliment Whistler. The upper floor has a lot of good natural lighting which is perfect for lunch on a nice day.
Our meal started off with fried pickles – these were pretty hefty pickles in thick, crunchy batter. The balance of the crunch and the pickles not being overly sour made it a great way to start the meal.
We tried two drinks – one was the Raspberry Truffle (a perfect Winter sipping drink). The chocolate was decadent and it had a fantastic taste of liquid raspberry truffle. On the note of drinks, there were many interesting ones to choose – we wanted to try it all.
The other drink we had was the Caesar. Served in a boot – unlike the one at Basalt, this is more lighter, slightly sweeter and a good accompaniment to an early-midday meal. You can also order beer flights as well.
We chose the Tomato Avocado Salad with spice-crusted Albacore tuna. If you are looking for a salad but a big, filling one, this is the one salad for you. It had all the elements of sweetness, savoury and served with a generous portion of Albacore tuna. The tuna is fantastically seared on the outside but still nice and raw on the inside. Although the salad felt light, it definitely didn’t leave you feeling hungry afterwards.
And being at the pub, it’s mandatory to try the burger. We had the Royale with Cheese (harhar, to any Pulp Fiction fans out there). This meaty burger had a thick patty and all the fixings. You can also upgrade the side to a poutine, because why not – we’re in Canada!
The poutine is great – the thick cut fries held up in the light brown gravy and chunks of squeaky cheese. It was a nice homey, comfort version of this already comfort food.
What was great about Beacon is that their portions are big overall and they offer satisfying pub and comfort food. Overall, the items are quality and the pricing is affordable. They have a great selection and it doesn’t feel like “just a pub”, its great for hanging out in but also a nice lunch spot to hit up with friends and family.
For more information on Beacon Pub & Eatery, check out their website here: http://www.beaconwhistler.com/
Disclosure: We were invited on a media trip to Whistler and our meal was paid for, however all opinions are our own.