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The Loden Hotel – MMV Giveaway for $70 to brunch at Tableau Bar & Bistro

It is officially safe to say 2012 is in full gear, and with the next long weekend a long trek away, a downtown Vancouver staycation may be the perfect remedy for a mini but sure needed break. When trying to choose a boutique hotel, if you’re anything like me, you sometimes want all the typical hotel bells and whistles but not have the 5-star rates, correct? If you want a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel experience that still includes a complete list of amenities and friendly concierge team, the Loden Hotel gives you just that, and is right smack in the middle of the best that downtown Vancouver has to offer. Plus, being in Coal Harbour, the views, atmosphere and proximity to Stanley Park gives this hotel a location advantage.

Upon entering the lobby of the Loden, there is the instant feeling of opulence with the very retro-mod inspired décor. While taking a tour with the Director of Sales, Richard Graham, he mentions that the guests of the hotel are “trendy, design centric individuals,” and I immediately see why. It’s cool yet mature and refined. From the colour-rich artwork to the floor-to-ceiling striped marble fireplace, and learning that A-list celebrities are known to frequently stay at Loden, I wouldn’t mind lounging here all afternoon long and perhaps capture a star-sighting too.

Once we make our way to view the rooms, I can’t help but think, ‘gosh, no wonder celebrities like coming here!’ The guest rooms offer a stunning first impression; soft hues with nature-inspired contrasts, oh-so-comfortable beds, über-luxurious bathrooms, technology plugins and best of all, rooms so quiet that you’ll forget you’re in the middle of the city’s hustle and bustle or that there are rooms right next door.

Then it’s time to see what else a stay includes and I discover that the Loden has it all. The BeFit Studio fitness centre is complete with on-site personal training options, the spa room can be booked for solo or couple services, the business centre is small yet private to get work done if needed and the top amenity is the French bistro, Tableau Bar and Bistro located off the lobby.

Tableau, voted Best in the City by Georgia Straight in 2011, is such a nice recent addition to Loden. Richard mentioned that the menu that has been brilliantly crafted by Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette, was inspired greatly by New York and Paris culinary scenes to offer a unique option to our very high caliber Vancouver restaurants’ list. What really stood out to me was the growing popularity of brunch at Tabeau. In a city that needs more options for winding down on Saturdays and spending time with your loved ones on Sundays, we all can really use a weekend brunch tradition. Tableau is becoming the choice for locals and hotel guests, and quite simply, must really be experienced.

So my verdict? A Loden weekend staycation (especially with Valentine’s Day coming up!) and brunch at Tableau are really going to be hard to resist doing over and over again.

MMV Giveaway: Modern Mix Vancouver is giving away a $70 gift certificate for brunch at Tableau Bar & Bistro. Leave a comment below telling us your favourite brunch item on the Tableau brunch menu (click here to see the menu) and a random winner will be chosen from the comments below. Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you’re a winner. Contests ends Tuesday January 31st (11:59pm PST).  

For additional entries, you can do the following things;

  • For a second entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “I want to win $70 to @TableauBistro at @LodenHotel from @ModernMixVan RT to enter!”
  • For a third entry: “Like” the Modern Mix Vancouver Page on Facebook and post on the wall “I want to win a $70 gift certificate to Tableau Bistro at Loden Hotel from Modern Mix Vancouver!”

LASTLY, want to try out the award winning Loden Hotel for yourself? Contact Director of Sales, Richard Graham at and mention Modern Mix Vancouver or this article to receive a special 15% off* the Best Available Rate of the day!

*This MMV offer is valid until February 29, 2012, subject to availability, is based on double occupancy, cannot be combined with any other promotion and is not valid on February 14, 2012.


  1. Dan
    January 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    Poached egg & duck confit hash

  2. Bonnie
    January 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm — Reply

    Steak and eggs sounds really good.

  3. Bons
    January 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    My fave item is the Pasterie Basket (all the yummy pastries!!!)

  4. Jeff
    January 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm — Reply

    Chicken and waffle.

  5. Jen
    January 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    Steelhead trout would be one of my favourites!

  6. Jeremy
    January 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    Chicken and waffles….yummmm 🙂

  7. Tracy
    January 18, 2012 at 12:21 am — Reply

    chicken and waffle

  8. January 18, 2012 at 12:53 am — Reply

    Mmmmm chicken & waffle!

  9. January 18, 2012 at 7:39 am — Reply

    Poached egg and duck confit hash of course!

  10. Brad
    January 18, 2012 at 7:57 am — Reply

    Chicken and waffles ftw!

  11. Nat
    January 18, 2012 at 8:35 am — Reply

    mmmm…… Pancakes

  12. Erin
    January 18, 2012 at 9:47 am — Reply

    The steelhead trout sounds amazing!

  13. Gigi
    January 18, 2012 at 9:54 am — Reply

    Everything sounds so delicious. It’s hard to choose, but I think I would go with the Poached Egg & Duck. 🙂

  14. January 18, 2012 at 9:59 am — Reply

    chicken & waffles FOR SURE.
    oh and a whole pasterie basket to myself.

  15. Shannon Mac
    January 18, 2012 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Eggs and Duck Confit, yum

  16. Anita
    January 18, 2012 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Egg benedict

  17. bucks14
    January 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Chicken and waffle.

  18. Shantel Shave
    January 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    Oysters and bubbly for breakfast. Yes please!

  19. Jan
    January 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    A classic caesar with croque monsieur & frites

  20. January 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    Hard to choose! POACHED EGG & DUCK

  21. Jeremy L
    January 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Steelhead trout!

  22. Elysia S
    January 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    Chicken and waffle!

  23. Joyce
    January 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    yuum steak and eggs! 🙂

  24. KY
    January 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    French Onion Soup

  25. Tracey Flattes
    January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm — Reply

    Steak and Eggs would be my choice!!!

  26. Dilara
    January 19, 2012 at 12:38 am — Reply

    The chicken and waffle sounds really good.

  27. tina
    January 19, 2012 at 12:44 am — Reply

    steelhead trout sounds dee-lish!

  28. Nicola
    January 19, 2012 at 9:19 am — Reply

    My fav brunch item is the smoked salmon and pickled red onion eggs benny! YUM! 🙂

  29. January 19, 2012 at 11:21 am — Reply

    ENDIVE & PEAR SALAD bleu cheese, hazelnut with a mimosa! please 🙂

    Great review!
    Trendy, brilliant design with “oh-so-comfortable beds, über-luxurious bathrooms, technology plugins and best of all, rooms so quiet that you’ll forget you’re in the middle of the city’s hustle and bustle or that there are rooms right next door.” – Sounds fantastic! I’ve been to Tableau for dinner, but am yet to experience the Loden! Perhaps, one day for a staycation 🙂

  30. Nikki
    January 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Mmm the Poached Egg & Duck sounds delicious, and possibly fits my dairy-free requirement?

    That, or oysters + bubbly for breakfast, yum! There’s never a bad time for raw oysters!

  31. Andrew
    January 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Gotta be the oysters!

  32. Jeremy
    January 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    chicken and waffle

  33. Melissa
    January 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    Mmm chicken & waffles

  34. maria
    January 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    I love chicken and waffles

  35. AW
    January 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    wow! waffles looks sooo good!

  36. lucy kabatoff
    January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    Steak & Eggs

  37. kam
    January 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    Steak & Eggs

  38. lucy
    January 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    Eggs benedict

  39. January 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm — Reply

    chicken and waffle sounds good

  40. Lisa
    January 20, 2012 at 10:04 am — Reply

    Chicken & waffle

  41. January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am — Reply

    Buttermilk pancake stack!! =)

  42. January 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm — Reply

    I think my comments keep disappearing!

    I have never tried Chicken and Waffles – might be good to try here!

    I tweeted and FB!

  43. January 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm — Reply


  44. Michael Trew
    January 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm — Reply

    Steelhead Trout is a rare treat – Salmon is great but Steelhead has a lovely unique taste – I like it a lot!

  45. Dennis L.
    January 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    Poached egg & duck!

  46. Carmen
    January 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm — Reply


  47. James Wang (@t4iw4n33z)
    January 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm — Reply

    chicken and waffles 😀

  48. Amy
    January 24, 2012 at 12:18 am — Reply

    I want to try the chicken and waffles!

  49. Nicole Poitras
    January 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Anywhere that has Chicken and Waffles is my kind of place!

  50. Derek
    January 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    Classic Caesar and Le Grand Tableau!!!

  51. January 29, 2012 at 2:40 am — Reply

    I would chose the pear and endive salad… mmm.

  52. Erica
    January 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm — Reply

    Eggs and duck confit, yum!

  53. danna
    January 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    tuna nicoise salad paired with a mimosa. that’s classic french bistro fare for you.

  54. Jess L
    January 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    Chicken and Waffles!! nothing like a good hearty southern brunch ! Love your blog btw.

  55. January 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    I’d do the Omelet… even though I want the Chicken & Waffles too.

  56. Tiffany
    January 31, 2012 at 3:05 am — Reply

    i would pick the eggs benedict <3

  57. Tintin
    January 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    Eggs and duck confit!

  58. Maggie
    January 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    Chicken and waffle! Buttermilk fried chicken, yum, yum!

  59. Maggie
    January 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    Chicken and waffle! Buttermilk chicken, yum, yum!

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