On my first visit to Vancouver, I was lucky enough to attend a small VT meeting where I got to meet VTers YVRDave and rmdw, along with their friend Dennis. They'd picked The Irish Heather for dinner - this pub is located in the historic Gastown area, and their "gastropub" label signifies that they strive to serve great food in a casual atmosphere. I can't honestly say that I saw that much difference between the food served at a traditional Irish pub and the food served at the Irish Heather, but the traditional Irish pot pie sure was good. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place as the pub is subdivided into different sections so although it is not that small, it offers a nice, cosy ambience. Probably one of the best options in the Gastown area!
Favorite Dish: I'd recommend one of their Irish specialties along with a mixed beer drink :o)