A new White Spot just opened for business in my neighbourhood and I thought it’d be a perfect excuse to write an impromptu restaurant review.

For those of you who don’t know White Spot is a chain of restaurants in British Columbia and Alberta and today I enjoyed an appetizing and delicious lunch at their newest location at Kensington Square in North Burnaby.

If today was any indication of what to expect in the future I am confident that this location will do very well. The food was good, the service was excellent, and the whole place had a very nice ambience.

The Kensington Square White Spot.

The Kensington Square White Spot.

This is in stark contrast to the ABC Country Restaurant that once occupied this location. Housemate ate breakfast there every week but I didn’t like it. I thought the food was disgusting, the service was piss-poor, and the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. They really seemed to cater to senior citizens and people coming out of church. I was not their demographic and the servers let me know this…

Those days are no more!

One of the White Spot managers explained that they hope to attract a diverse crowd of customers including seniors, students, young adults, and everyone in-between and I told him that I had no doubt they’d achieve their objective.

The people at White Spot completely gutted the old ABC location and essentially rebuilt the entire restaurant from the inside out. Back when it was ABC a large portion of the restaurant was sectioned off for some reason and I never saw anyone use it. The new White Spot, however, has filled the entire place up with booth seats and a very attractive bar area.

The bar area at White Spot. The servers said there is no booze on the shelf yet!

The bar area at White Spot. The servers said there is no booze on the shelf yet!

And yes, the food was delicious! I’ve been sick for the last week and this was the first actual meal I’ve had in days.

I ordered some tea, a Legendary Combo (a hamburger with some kind of salad), and a vanilla milkshake.

I am pleased to say that the burger was made from local ingredients and that the patty was fresh – not frozen. The salad was salad. I’m sure someone who likes salads would say that it was delicious but I only eat them because they contain essential vitamins. And yes, the tea and the milkshake were also delicious!

The servers were very attentive, friendly, and prompt. I will definitely make a habit of eating here and Housemate has also indicated that he will join me on future visits!

The tea was excellent!

The tea was excellent!

The Legendary Combo with a salad!

The Legendary Combo with a salad!

A close up of the burger! Tee-hee-hee!

A close up of the burger! Tee-hee-hee!

Vanilla milkshake!

Vanilla milkshake!