Updated BC Health Officer Orders for September 8, 2020

As of September 8, all nightclubs and stand-alone banquet halls have been ordered to close by the Provincial Health Officer until further notice. 

What to expect at restaurants, cafes, pubs and breweries:

As of September 8,

  • Liquor sales in all bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must stop at 10:00 pm and they must close by 11:00 pm
  • If a bar, lounge, pub or restaurant provides a full meal service, they may stay open later, but must not serve liquor until 11:00 am the next morning
  • Music or other background sounds, such as from televisions in bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation

Additional guidelines:

  • Guests can dine in groups, up to six people
  • Guests must maintain a 2 m distance from other tables and other groups, including bar and patio seating
  • In licensed settings, guests must be assigned to a table, booth or counter and shown to their seats
  • There is no liquor self-service allowed
  • Capacity may be limited to accommodate physical distancing
  • If a restaurant, cafe or pub holds an event, no more than 50 people can attend
  • If live music is performed, barriers must in place between performers and guests
  • Guests should not sing or dance, dance floors are closed

WildTale Re-Opening with Care

WildTale in Yaletown is happy to be open again for Dine-in service.


We’ve been working hard to to get our protocols in place to open for safe dine-in service beginning Thursday June 19 at the Yaletown location of WildTale.
Our hours will be daily from 3pm till late, Wednesday to Sunday. We are excited to welcome back our guests and serve up some delicious choices from our menu offerings!

WorkSafe BC and the Government of BC’s Restart Plan have been invaluable resources in helping us set guidelines in our return to business. Our number one goal will always continue to be the health and safety of our guests and our staff. With that in mind we’ve put a number of protocols in place to accomplish this and reinforce the trust we have always enjoyed from our guests.


We are following closely the WorkSafe BC guidelines and 4 steps to Reduce the Risk of Person-to-Person transmission and implementing their recommendations in preparation for regular inspections by their officers. Some of the many items that we are paying close attention to include the following:

  • installation of plexiglass barriers along the length of the bar
  • reducing the amount of seating to 50% capacity and ensuring a minimum of 2 meters distance between all tables and from chair back to chair back
  • enhanced cleaning protocols that see each table or bar seat sanitized between guests
  • single use, disposable menus
  • hand sanitizing stations placed at multiple locations around the room for both guests and staff (we encourage you to use them on arrival and as often as possible.
  • ample signage reminding both guests and staff of proper safe distancing and hand washing procedures.
  • regularly scheduled cleaning and sanitization of high touch surfaces and washrooms.
  • limited staffing, both in the kitchen and front of house comprised of teams that are always paired together to minimize cross over and increasing the bubble too much.
  • restriction of zones – only one bartender behind the bar, servers only their designated sections, small kitchen teams that stick to their assisted stations with ample distancing room between them.
  • Daily visitor and staff logs (this includes any potential interviews) – this includes mandatory tempature and health checks for all staff
  • Staff required to perform thorough hand-washing every thirty minutes.
  • Kitchen staff required to wear hats and/or hairnets.
  • uniforms left onsite and laundered after each shift by the restaurant.
  • Contact tracing for all guests, by asking one person in the party to share contact information in the possible event of a suspected exposure.

At this time, WorkSafe BC has advised us that masks are not required, but as the past few months have taught us all requirements are under constant review.

We hope to see many of you visit us again on your next opportunity and understand many of you may not be ready yet. We promise to work extremely hard to reinforce your trust in us so you’ll feel comfortable to dine out again.


All Flying Pig Group of Restaurant locations to close temporarily due to COVID19

With social distancing being recommended by both federal and provincial health authorities, the health and safety of our guests and employees continues to be our highest priority.  We have decided to close our doors in Vancouver until it is deemed safe to reopen.

Over the last 10 years, as a family-owned and small business, we have faced many challenges. Like our friends and colleagues across the Province and Country, we will be looking to the government, landlords, and suppliers, for support during these difficult times to help us overcome this one.

It is everyone’s responsibility to help stop the spread of this virus and flatten the curve and we encourage everyone to do their part. We thank you for your patience as we tread through these unprecedented waters.

We look forward to reopening our doors when the time is right for you and for our staff.  In the meantime, please stay safe and take care of yourself and each other.

John, Erik and the entire TFP/WildTale family.

Share a little love this Valentine’s day

The fastest way to anyone’s heart is with our Valentine Menu choices.

Indulge in your tastes with the wonderful options from land and sea in our set menu for $49 per person (min 2 pp)

Delicata Squash & Kale Salad
shaved fennel + apples, candied walnuts
sweet citrus dressing
Rangeland Bison Tartare
grated parmesan cheese, scallions, crisp watercress
charred focaccia
Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Cake  
pickled radish and frisée salad
caper + dill aioli

Surf & Turf  
“AAA” flat iron steak, lobster whipped potatoes
 black pepper demi-glace
Pan Seared Arctic Char  
tomato + artichoke risotto, buttered french beans
lemon beurre blanc
Jumbo Scallop & Prawn Linguini 
double smoked bacon and spinach cream
parmesan breadcrumbs

Double Chocolate Tart
raspberry coulis, chantilly cream 

Reserve Now at your favourite location

Dine Out Vancouver 2020

Its that time of year again to enjoy the annual festival of dining that Vancouver has come to love.

This year, both locations of Wildtale are participating in the event. Check out our menu below for $35 per person and the suggested wine pairings we are offering for you to add on. Then make a reservation at your favourite location as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

January 17 to Feb 2, 2020

*suggested wine pairing (6oz.)


pickled mushrooms, scallions, grated parmesan charred focaccia
*Averill Creek Pinot Noir $14.75

candied pecans, crème fraîche, chives
*Le Vieux Pin ‘Petit Blanc’ Sauvignon Blanc Blend $13.50

spicy mirin mayo, jalapeño soy sauce
*Synchromesh Riesling $12.50


coconut jasmine rice, baby bok choy, carrots thai green curry
*Synchromesh Riesling $12.50

roasted bone marrow mashed potato roasted campari tomato
black pepper demi-glace
*Skaha Vineyard ‘Impulsion’ Cabernet Franc/Merlot $13.50

roasted roma tomato & lemon cream fresh basil & parmesan breadcrumbs
*Desert Hills ‘Cactus White’ Chardonnay/Gewürztraminer $11.00


chocolate shavings & chantilly cream
*Averill Creek Pinot Noir $14.75

Choose your favourite location on our reservation page – Click Here



Festive Bonus on Gift Card Purchases

Its that time of year to give a little back to our guests!

From November 1 to December 23 we are offering a $20 bonus card for every $100 Gift Cards purchased.

Gift Cards are available in any amount. Stop by any of our locations to get yours today. (and save the bonus for yourself to redeem in the new year.)

Buck A Shuck Oysters and Spring Dinner Menus


Vancouver restaurants kick off patio season with $1 oyster promotion, extended late-night Happy Hour, fresh menu items for spring

Vancouver, B.C. (April 25, 2019)– WildTale is celebrating the return of warmer weather at both its Yaletown and Olympic Village locations by extending its Happy Hour offerings with a new buck-a-shuck oyster promotion and adding fresh coastal-inspired dishes to the spring/summer menu just in time for patio season.

Available in the lounge and at the bar Monday thru Thursday from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. as well as 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday at both WildTale Yaletown and WildTale Olympic Village and from 9 p.m. to close every day in both locations, WildTale’s Happy Hour menu includes and a new buck-shuck oyster promotion in addition to a selection of small plates starting at just $2.75. One of the few venues in Vancouver to offer buck-a-shuck oysters every day, WildTale’s rotating selection of featured bivalves from B.C. and beyond are served on ice accompanied by Tobasco red pepper sauce, fresh lemon and horseradish. Chef’s select oysters are available for just $1 a piece (minimum of six per order, while quantities last) during both early and late-night Happy Hour services.

WildTale’s new Happy Hour lineup also features raw bar selections like Seafood Ceviche and Hawaiian Tuna, steamer pots of Clams with white wine and Mussels with Thai coconut curry, and a variety of crowd-pleasing appetizers that showcase both land and sea, including BC Salmon Poppers,‘AAA’ Beef Carpaccio and Braised Meatballs. Guests who are looking to imbibe in an alcoholic beverage can sip on an array of great-value Happy Hour libations, including draft beer and highballs for $5, classic cocktails like Moscow Mules and Negronis for $6, and a selection of B.C. red and white wines starting at $6 per glass.

WildTale co-Founders John Crook and Erik Heck have also introduced a selection of new entrees to the dinner menu, all designed to highlight of-the-season ingredients sourced from local farms, oceans and fields. In addition to WildTale’s signature lineup of meaty steaks and chops, fresh grilled fish and classic pasta dishes, the spring menu now includes Linguini alle Vongole,Tiger Prawn Linguini Puttanesca, Harissa Chicken served with jalapeño mashed potatoes and mint yogurt, and Haida Gwaii Halibut paired with gnocchi Provençale.

“As a go-to dining destination in Vancouver, we’re thrilled to launch our new buck-a-shuck oyster promotion as part of our extended early and late-night Happy Hour,” says Heck. “We take pride in developing creative, seasonal menus that are designed to appeal to seafood fans, meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. We look forward to celebrating the return of the spring season with our guests at both locations.”

For more information about WildTale’s new Happy Hour offerings and new spring/summer 2019 menu, visit https://wildtale.ca and follow @wildtale on Instagram.

ABOUT WILDTALE | First launched in 2015 by business partners John Crook and Erik Heck with a second location opened in Olympic Village in 2018, WildTale is a polished-yet-relaxed restaurant that celebrates the coastal regions of the world. Daily lunch and dinner menus highlight fresh seafood as well as favourites from farm and field paired with great wines, delicious local beers and refreshing and creative cocktails all served in a warm and friendly atmosphere inspired by East Coast hospitality.

WildTale Yaletown (1079 Mainland Street) is open every day for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m, and
Daily Happy Hour is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday) and 9 p.m. to close in the bar and lounge.

WildTale Olympic Village (165 West 2nd Ave) is open daily from 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 2 p.m. Friday – Sunday. Daily Happy Hour is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday) and 9 p.m. to close in the bar and lounge.

Have you Made your Valentine’s Reservations?

Buoys are Red, The Ocean is Blue. We have a Table for a Loved One and You!

We’ve created an extremely delicious menu offering to celebrate that most romantic of holidays. From Appetizers like our Dungeness Crab and Shrimp Cake to our luscious Jumbo Scallop Linquini, you will have no shortage of choices to make while celebrating some of Vancouver’s Finest Seafood. See our full menu and feature Wines/Cocktails below

Make sure you reserve at your favourite location as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

WildTale Olympic Village: Call 604-800-5253 or Book Online Here
WildTale Yaletown: Call 604-428-9211 or Book Online Here

Dine Out Vancouver 2019

Both locations of WildTale are proud to participate in the annual Dine Out Vancouver promotion from January 18 to February 3, 2019. Guests who may not have had the opportunity to visit us previously can experience Vancouver’s Best Seafood prepared in flavourful and innovative ways. Take the time to visit us and enjoy our West Coast hospitality and cozy, intimate rooms.

Here is a link to our menu and an opportunity to Book Now to avoid disappointment.

Ring in 2019 with us!

Gather your friends and loved ones for a wonderful dinner and celebrate the changing year at WildTale. In addition to our regular menu, WildTale is offering a sumptuous set menu designed treat your palate and mark a memorable end to 2018.

Make sure you reserve at your favourite location as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

WildTale Olympic Village: Call 604-800-5253 or Book Online Here
WildTale Yaletown: Call 604-428-9211 or Book Online Here

Amuse Bouche
Lobster Bisque “Cappuccino”
brandy cream
Beef Tartare & Bone Marrow
charred sour dough, watercress chimichuri
Mozzarella & Prosciutto Salad
walnut pesto, baby arugula
Albacore Tuna Poke
dungenss crab and crushed avocado
Herb Crusted Sturgeon
rock prawns and bacon risotto, braised kale, northern divine caviar
Duo of Lamb
olive and rosemary roasted lamb chops, lamb sausage, gnocchi ragout
Surf and Turf
california cut beef striploin, alantic lobster mashed potato
charred broccollini, cabernet jus
Dark Chocolate Tart
Chantilly cream