Every great story needs a beginning. Our story begins with Trevor Bird. While competing on Season 2 of Top Chef Canada during the ever popular “Restaurant Wars” episode, Trevor came up with the name for the team’s farm to table restaurant concept: FABLE. The vision was born. Upon returning to Vancouver, Trevor started working on this vision – a restaurant that would showcase his talents and help define Canadian cuisine. Sourcing local product and delivering great flavors in a fun and non-pretentious setting.
Trevor found the perfect location that shared his vision of an open kitchen where he and his team could interact with guests while showcasing their talents. The next step was finding someone who he could share the vision with to help bring Fable to life. Where else, but online… “Chef looking for front of house partner”. Kathy Schleyer forwarded the ad to Ron MacGillivray. Trevor and Ron met for the 1 st time over coffee. After two hours of getting to know each other, the vision was shared. Within three weeks they took over 1944 west 4 th Avenue and with a lot of help from friends and family Fable started to take shape. Exposed brick walls, wood beams reclaimed from the historic Cecil hotel, hand built wine and preserve shelves, art from local artist/photographer Kyla Brown, a hand carved sign, and the branding of Fable in the wood with a crafted branding iron.
Each day the food for our guests is prepared from scratch for the night’s dinner service by the talented Fable team from the local ingredients that arrive at our door. A delicious lunch menu is served from Monday to Friday. Brunch is featured on Saturdays & Sundays.
Please email your reservation request to with date, party size and hoped for dine time. Please provide a first and last name and best contact phone number to complete the reservation. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Reservation requests for the current evening should be made by telephone (604)732-1322.since we may not access our email inbox once lunch service has begun and we do not want to miss your visit.
Come in anytime after 11:00am Monday – Sunday to purchase at the restaurant.
Monday - Friday 5:30pm-10pm
Monday – Friday 11:00am-2:30pm
Saturday/ Sunday 10:00am -2:00pm
Brunch seating is on a walk-in basis. Only complete parties will be seated.
Limited reservations are taken for Boozey Brunch on the last Sunday of every month. The majority of our seating remains available for walk in guests.
Menus, Hours of operation and Reservation policy may and probably will change. We will try and keep you updated as best we can. Thanks for choosing Fable.
Fable is excited to now offer full service catering. From private dinners at your home, to company BBQ's or cocktail receptions. You bring the idea and we bring the execution. Please email for any request
For future dates, we are happy to take your reservations via our contact form, emails to or a DM to our twitter account @fablekitchen after you have asked us to follow you. Provide name, phone number, party size and the date and time of your request. Your reservation is not confirmed until you have received a response from us!
We will never over book the room as we want to save space for our neighbors, friends, Gordon Ramsay and anyone who wants to wander in to Fable. Our goal is to ensure that our quality of food and level of service are consistent every night of the week and anytime during service. We may limit the size and time of any request in order to maintain our standards.