Named after the beautiful culinary Greek island in the Aegean Sea, World Class Chef-driven Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is a Greek seafood restaurant with an engaging and lively 40-foot cocktail bar.

Located in the EXchange Tower atrium, Hydra applies Greece’s time-honored ingredients with traditional cooking styles, focusing on quality Mediterranean dishes such as vine-ripened tomato salad with flat parsley and feta alongside exquisitely-tender grilled octopus garnished with lemon juice and olive oil, or lamb chops served straight from the grill with hints of garlic and oregano.

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar will deliver you to the sun-kissed hills and the aquamarine waters of Greece. The stylish ambiance of this glass enclosed space is perfect to enjoy throughout the day and evening and has expansive seating options; ideal for events of any size.

With a soaring 60-foot lobby atrium, and a complex, award-winning wine program featuring bottles from Greece and around the world and accompanied by refreshing handcrafted cocktails, Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is perfect for intimate functions, with a private space for up to thirty people, and full restaurant buy-outs for up to one hundred and fifty people.

Engage your senses with a visit to Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar, located conveniently within the EXchange Hotel Vancouver in the heart of the downtown core.

Our Team

Mark Greenfield

Culinary Director

Mark Greenfield is the Culinary Operations Director with Executive Hotels. In his role, Chef Mark coordinates teams across multiple restaurants, providing all aspects of back of house operations, including concept design, culinary training, and menu development.

His passion for excellence is tireless: for Hydra Estiatorio, he dove deep into researching traditional Greek cooking methods to understand the rich character of the cuisine, and worked closely with a number of visiting Greek consulting chefs to ensure the techniques, flavours, and history of the dishes was kept faithful.

A firm belief in sustainability grounds Chef Mark’s support for the farms and fisheries that “do it the right way” by raising and harvesting locally-sourced, conscientiously grown and wild foraged foods.
Before joining Executive Hotels, Mark worked 14 years for a diverse range of restaurants and hotels worldwide, including the Fairmont Pacific Rim, and Glowbal Restaurant Group in Vancouver.

Drawing on years of experience as an Executive Chef and leader, Mark focuses on team building and cultivating the next generation of passionate chefs to be more knowledgeable, engaged, and effective than ever before.

Claire Wright

General Manager

Claire began her career in the hospitality industry the moment she was invited in to it, within multiple establishments in both Victoria and Vancouver. She holds a degree in Education specializing in learning and behavioural difficulties. However, once the degree was complete and it was time for a ‘real job’, she simply couldn’t shake her passion for restaurants.

Upon returning from traveling to Australia and beyond, Claire joined the famous Glowbal Restaurant Group. It was with GRG that Claire truly honed her skills as Boss Lady, working her way through each restaurant in the group during the decade that she was a part of the GRG family.

After a brief hiatus to have her brilliant son, Jack Danger; Claire is back on the Vancouver restaurant scene with Executive Hotel Group. She feels very privileged to be granted the honour of opening this Mediterranean gem in the heart of Vancouver. She is truly excited to give the people of Vancouver a warm and inviting second home where they can get away from it all, right here in the middle of downtown.

Claire Wright is a General Manager who prides herself on working side by side with her team to provide a unique and comfortable dining experience in her restaurants.