Former L’abbatoire Employee Shares Her Ghostly Experiences

First Posted May 1st, 2014

Brodie sent an email to tell me that she worked at L’Abattoir, the restaurant at 217 Carrall Street, in Gaoler’s Mews, from April to October 2010. This is the restaurant located in the same unit where the Irish Heather pub restaurant once was. Brodie worked as a runner, delivering food and drink to guest tables, and spent a lot of time along the corridors and near the washrooms at the back. She sometimes got the feeling that an unseen presence lurked in those areas, which she took to be a male energy. More frequently, however, she heard her name called by a female voice that she couldn’t account for. After asking every female colleague in the restaurant if one of them had called her, none of them had. This also happened when the restaurant was closed and few others were around. It was obvious that something unexplained was going on.

Brodie is the first (former) L’Abattoir employee to share her experiences with Ghosts of Vancouver, and it confirms that the ghosts who made themselves known to employees at the Irish Heather are still haunting the place and are up to their usual antics. Thanks, Brodie! If anyone else who reads this was employed or is currently working at L’Abattoire or in Gaolers Mews and has had some ghostly experiences there, please let me know.

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2 responses

  1. Chris says:

    My wife and I were at the 210 Carroll street Irish heather last night, and the empty chair at our table slid forward hitting our table pretty hard. we both witnessed this happen. Spooky feeling.
    I wonder if anyone else has had an experience at this location.

    • Greg Mansfield says:

      Hi Chris:
      Thanks for sharing this experience. You’re the first person to tell me about anything strange going on at the Irish Heather’s current location, across the street from where they used to be located in Gaoler’s Mews. That must have been quite a shock for you and your wife! That whole area of Gastown is a hot spot for ghostly goings-on, so it wouldn’t surprise me that the Irish Heather still harbours a spirit or two. I’ll have to follow up with the owner or people who work there sometime to ask about it. Did you tell any of the staff members about your experience or ask them about such things when you were there?

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