Something about the Red Lion Bar & Grill...
Gren Thomas dreamed up the idea for this place and has teamed up with co-owner Mario Corsi, long time operator of the Park Royal Hotel in West Vancouver. Formerly the Dundarave Cafe, it closed for one and half million dollars in extensive renovations on January 1st, 2004 and re-opened on St. Patrick's Day (of course).
The Red Lion has authentic stained glass from Ireland, and Prarie Pacific Pubs, who did the amazing millwork, says it's the best one they've built in North America.
Fashioned after the best traditional British pubs, the Red Lion is a beautifully designed and crafted bar and grill in the heart of affluent Dundarave, West Vancouver. It is still a place for families, offering warm atmosphere, a beautiful setting, several cozy fireplaces for the winter, patio sitting in the summer, and bringings the best of West Coast and authentic pub food & experience from across the pond to West Vancouver.
Meet and make new friends, discover the Red Lion today and experience all it has to offer.
Born: Maenza, Italy
Park Royal Hotel
Mario and his brother Antonio decided to create an authentic Italian trattoria on the North Shore. In 1980, Trattoria Corsi opened its doors. Encouraged by the success the trattoria, the Corsis created another successful restaurant concept, Charley Potatoes Oyster Bar & Grill, located on Esplanade Avenue in North Vancouver. In 1984 they reinvented the restaurant as Café Roma, a more upscale companion to the popular Trattoria Corsi. Mario was one of the first inductees to the BC Restaurantes Hall of Fame.
North Arrow Minerals Inc.
Born in Wales in 1941, David Grenville Thomas (Gren) left his homeland for Canada in 1964 as a mining engineer and prospector. Gren started working at nickel mines in Sudbury, ON and gold mines in Yellowknife