Burnaby’s next great restaurant has just opened

Chris Campbell

Opening a restaurant during a pandemic is not what the owners of Burnaby’s next great eatery were hoping for.

But you deal with the hand that is left you.

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With Burnaby’s Pear Tree restaurant closing down in mid-August, the city needs other restaurants to step up their game.

Time & Place is looking to fill that void, opening its doors in a revamped dining space on the third floor of newly renovated Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

A locally-inspired menu designed by Executive Chef David Ferguson awaits diners.

Menu highlights include: Grilled Kuterra Salmon Bowl, a wholesome and nourishing dish with ancient grains, stone fruit salsa and a charred citrus vinaigrette; Hand Made Pizza, enjoy classic flavours amped up with house made oils; West Coast Cioppino, a bursting bowl of seafood featuring salmon, ling cod, clams and prawns in fragrant fennel saffron broth.   

A happy hour will run 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursday – Saturday. Drink offerings will include $5 sangria, draught beer and well drinks. Diners can gather and graze over an array of plates priced from $5-15, including hand-made pizzas, chicken wings and “Hipster Vegan Sliders.” On tap, patrons may enjoy an array of local brews, including Time & Place Lager made by Central City Brewers, with a portion of sales from Time & Place Lager going to Burnaby Hospital Foundation.
Restaurant Manager Naveed Siddique leads the cocktail program, expect a lineup of fresh summer sippers like the Southern Peach, a bourbon and Aperol spiked iced tea with white peach puree and thyme. Fun-filled riffs include a Mai Tai with a hibiscus tea spin.

Weekend brunch will be served 11:00am – 2:00pm. Sweet or savoury, healthy or indulgent, there's a time and place for it all and the restaurant is dishing up plenty of options for patrons to choose from. Expect amped-up variations of the favourites such as beef brisket as an option with eggs benedict and a Croque Monsieur with the welcome addition of sweet onion jam. To celebrate its opening Time & Place will be offering a complimentary mimosa to patrons with brunch through August.    
Time & Place will also be offering a Low n' Slow BBQ dinner experience Thursday to Saturday through August. This summer spread offers up four proteins: 12-hour pulled pork with maple whiskey BBQ sauce; a juicy dry-rubbed Canadian beef brisket; roast chicken and grilled Italian sausage. Complete with piles of sides including roasted potatoes, summer greens salad, creamed corn with double-smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes on the vine, charred green beans and house made bread. The Low n' Slow experience is available for dine-in or takeaway and generously feeds two adults for $65.  

Hours of Operation  
Dinner 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Thursday – Saturday 
Brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday and Sunday  

Starting in September, dinner service will be offered Tuesday – Saturday.  
In conjunction with dine-in service, the new eatery will be offering takeaway; orders can be placed by calling 604-639-3756 or emailing admin@timeandplaceburnaby.com. Time & Place offerings will also be available for delivery on DoorDash and Uber Eats. Time & Place will be located at 6083 Mckay Avenue, Burnaby. 
www.timeandplaceburnaby.com

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