Restaurant Review: The Press Box

My husband and I hopped over to the Rink on Renfrew today to watch the Vancouver Giants kick some Kamloops behind, 8-1. During the game we weren’t too hungry for any Triple O burgers but once that final buzzer rang, we needed nourishment before hopping on that bus back downtown.

What we came across the The Press Box, a newly re-opened establishment adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express on Hasting and Renfrew. Walking in we saw lovely photos of hockey heroes, brick walls, leather arm chairs and a lot of flat panel TV screens. We were probably two of 8 patrons at that time and the entire place was quiet and calm as Law and Order: SVU was playing on the big projection screen.


Shortly after we sat down the TVs flipped over to Sports Center and we ordered a few drinks while I soaked up some Holiday Inn (free) wifi with my iPhone. The menu is pretty diverse, from pub fare (club sandwiches and fish n’chips) to pastas and curries.

My husband said the ceasar (drink) that he ordered was one of the best he’s tasted and once our food arrived it was pretty good. Our minds weren’t blown but it was pretty tasty and I couldn’t even finish all of mine – I’ll enjoy it again for lunch tomorrow.


When the bill arrived the cost of our two meals plus two drinks was less than $30. Not too shabby. We’ll be back to try it again but next time it will be BEFORE a Giant’s game so that we can enjoy their specials and hopefully a little more ambiance.

The Press Box is located at 2889 Hastings Street East, Vancouver.

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