Named after the beautiful culinary Greek island in the Aegean Sea, Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Wine Bar offers Vancouver’s freshest seafood selections right from the sea and our local sustainable farms. Time-honored ingredients elevate timeless Greek cuisine, with Chef-driven traditional dishes grilled with perfect execution at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.
The Tastes of the Ocean, the Soul of an Island.
A dining experience without parallel.
VANCOUVERS FRESHEST FISH
On display every day at the Raw Bar, choose from today’s latest selection of seafood from the Aegean & Salish Seas and the world’s oceans, always flown in fresh. Have your fish exquisitely cooked in a sea salt crust or choose to have it grilled with olive oil and ladolemono to absolute perfection.
Captivated by the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, Brad Scharien began his culinary journey at the age of sixteen in the city of Victoria, B.C. Growing up on Vancouver Island made Brad recognize the importance of supporting local farms and fisheries and he takes great pride in sourcing sustainable ingredients from local producers. Not only does he bring this to the forefront of his cooking, but he shares this philosophy with his culinary team through continuous mentorship and professional development.
Upon his completion of the Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Program at Camosun College and the recipient of a Red Seal certification, Brad’s culinary path eventually led him to Vancouver, where he worked at Italian Kitchen and as the Executive Chef at Coast Restaurant. With experience in Mediterranean cuisine and a culinary passion for seafood, Brad joined the team at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean Café & Bar where he leads the kitchen as Executive Chef.