Gaolers Mews

L’Abattoir Releases 2018 Dates for No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews

After taking its bow as Vancouver’s most exclusive dining experience with a sold-out string of events beginning in May 2017, the world-class ‘restaurant-within-a-restaurant’ concept known as No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews has announced a new series of monthly dinners for the first half of 2018.

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With dates for the new year scheduled on January 19, February 23, March 23, April 27 and May 25, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will offer eight culinary aficionados each month a unique opportunity to take part in a 10-course interactive dining experience as acclaimed chef Lee Cooper presents his signature brand of French-via-West-Coast cuisine before their very eyes.

The brainchild of Cooper and renowned restaurateur Paul Grunberg — part of the team behind award-winning Gastown hotspot L’Abattoir — No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews is situated in the historic cobblestone courtyard within the brick-and-beam environs of L’Abattoir. Each evening unfolds as an ultra-indulgent experience from start to finish, with premium wine pairings selected by L’Abattoir Restaurant Director and Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Lisa Haley and elegant flourishes such as a personalized welcome package mailed in advance, fine crystal glassware and table settings, custom décor, and keepsake gifts for each guest to take home.


No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews hosts its first dinner of 2018 on Friday, January 19, with subsequent dates set for February 23, March 23, April 27 and May 25. Tickets to each edition of No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews are $275 per person, which includes a 10-course menu with wine pairings, keepsake gifts, taxes and gratuity. Tickets will be released on the first of the month prior to each event at beginning December 1, 2017 for the January 19, 2018 edition.

A special New Year’s Eve edition of No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will take place on Sunday, December 31. Further dates on the 2018 schedule for No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews will be announced in the spring.