Farm 2 Table European inspired West Coast cuisine with a focus on local, sustainable ingredients.

Located in lower Gibsons on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, The Nova Kitchen offers a constantly changing menu of fine West Coast cuisine from esteemed Chef Paul Haldane.

The Nova Kitchen opened in February of 2016 with an eye towards providing the Sunshine Coast with a unique and extraordinary dining experience in a warm, welcoming and casual atmosphere. We'd like to invite you to join us for an unforgettable meal of Chef Paul's creation and sample a craft beer or cocktail from our carefully curated drink menu's. 

In the summer months our patio is open and our guests can take in incredible views of Keats and Bowen Island as well as the Coast mountains and Salish Sea while enjoying the fresh local fare. Reservations are strongly recommended. See you soon! 

Meet Our Proprietors

Executive chef PAUL HALDANE, has previously been responsible for all the food programs at The Irish Heather, Salt, Judas Goat, Bitter, Salty Tongue, Everything Cafe, Fetch Kiosk, and Penn Bakeshop before moving on to Trafalgar’s. He is humble about his talent but passionate about food and his vision for The Nova Kitchen is simple:

I want to make good food and try to improve every food and service aspect to the highest level we can.

Born in Hastings, England, Paul Haldane has always enjoyed cooking. In 2002, after completing a two-year apprenticeship at Powdermills Hotel in East Sussex, Paul moved on to Midsummer House, Cambridge (a restaurant with one Michelin star, 4 AA rosette) as Pastry Commis, working his way up to the  Larder and Pastry sections (serving banquets to more than five hundred covers a seating) at the S.A.S Raddison Portman Hotel in London.

Haldane also worked his way up through the ranks at Redstack Restaurant & Flackly Ash Hotel, both in East Sussex before traveling to Australia in 2005, where he worked as Chef de Partie at Ruby's Restaurant.

Upon Returning to England and the Powdermills Hotel, Paul he spent two years honing his skills as Chef De Partie and Junior Sous chef.

Before deciding to move to Canada, Paul took the Head Chef role at The Jolly Sportsman from 2007 to 2009, creating fresh-made gastropub fare.

In 2009 Paul moved to the Lower Mainland to work in Vancouver at West Restaurant, then taking the helm of the Blue Canoe Restaurant.

TONY BROWTON is a successful realtor on the Sunshine Coast that identified a demand in Lower Gibsons for a fresh, high quality, vibrant restaurant with excellent service.

He has always tried to give back to the community in Gibsons, the most notable program being the donation of benches to all the bus stops that needed them in Gibsons.

After meeting Chef Paul Haldane as a client, they developed a close friendship and when this opportunity came together, Tony didn’t hesitate in investing in Paul and his concept for The Nova Kitchen.

I truly feel this Restaurant is a way for me to give back to the community and supply an entertainment option for my many current and future clients on The Sunshine Coast or intending to move to The Sunshine Coast in the future,

Tony has a simple philosophy with regard to The Nova Kitchen—Offer the best food and service, make sure quality remains high and customers experience consistent.

We want to make sure the locals come in and that’s why all of our marketing is dedicated to getting locals in to try The Nova Kitchen. Our big deck and location will fill us up with tourists in the summer but it’s the locals that keep the lights on. That's also the beauty of Chef Paul's ever changing, seasonal menu...always something new to try!



604 886-5858



546 Gibsons Way,
Gibsons Landing, BC
See map here.



Wed & Thurs 4:30-9pm
Fri & Sat 12-2pm, 5-9pm
Sunday 12-2, 5-8ish



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Note that our beverage menu changes frequently, this is simply a sample of what you can expect at The Nova Kitchen,


Note that our beverage menu changes frequently, this is simply a sample of what you can expect at The Nova Kitchen,



The Nova Kitchen is located at 546 Gibsons Way in Lower Gibsons. We have plenty of free parking both on Gibsons Way and in our parking lot (accessed off Seaview Road).

The Nova Kitchen

546 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC
Tel: 604 886-5858