Island Restaurant Guide
CHINESE • SZECHUAN • DIM SUM • DRIFTWOOD FAMILY
NAMED NANAIMO’S #1 PUB IN BEST OF THE CITY 2019
CHINESE BUFFET Offering quality, authentic Asian food that is fresh, flavourful and reasonably priced.
VICTORIA TO CAMPBELL RIVER INCLUDING WEST COAST
250.729.8225 | 5775 Turner Rd, Nanamo BC firstname.lastname@example.org
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A wide variety of northern Szechuan to southern Cantonese and traditional style BBQ meats.
5023 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni • 250-724-4032
The Best Chinese Food Buffet on the Island
Only the finest meats and freshest vegetables find their way into our kitchen.
• Campbell River • Deep Bay • Duncan • Esquimalt • Langford • Nanaimo • North Saanich • Parksville • Port Alberni • Qualicum Beach • Sidney • Ucluelet • Victoria
White Tower R E S TAU R A N T
An invitation to savour our fine Greek & Italian cuisine
Steaks • Seafood Pasta • Ribs
Prime Rib • Lobster • Some Curry Dishes www.thedriftwoodrestaurant.com 4329 S Island Hwy, Campbell River | 250.923.5505
The Best Pizza in Town!
On line ordering is also available
1920 Island Hwy., Campbell River 250.287.2282 • www.whitetower.ca
Dine-in, relax and watch the ships go by! Everyday fresh seafood in the Summer
Breakfast ALL DAY! Seniors & Childrens Menu Family Restaurant Wireless Internet
RESTAURANT Experience the Tastes of Vancouver Island
1319 Island Highway at the Tyee Plaza Campbell River • 250-286-6711
SIMONHOLT is a locally operated restaurant in Nanaimo’s north end, priding itself on delicious food from our mainly ‘from scratch’ kitchen, an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service.
A perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather with your friends and family. 250.933.3338 • 6582 Applecross Rd., Nanaimo
Enjoy the unique flavours of our homemade Vietnamese Specialties!
Hot ‘n Sour Soups • Beef Noodle Soups • Wonton Soups Spring Rolls • Vermicelli Dishes • Rice Dishes • Seafood Chicken Curry • Chow Mein • Vegetarian
250-591-1746 • www.phovta.com 1-1601 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo Produced and published by Coastal Publications Ltd. www.coastalpublicationsbc.com
Where there’s something for everyone... 2020
Voted #1 for Breakfast!!!
101-919 Fort St.
authentic greek cuisine & fresh seafood in a sensational warm greek atmosphere
SST OF THE CI BE E
Best Restaurant Overall • Best Romantic Restaurant • Best Mediterranean Food
250-716-0451 • www.asteras.ca
347 Wesley St., Old City Quarter, Nanaimo
Asteras Greek Taverna — From our fresh seafood to our succulent roast lamb, Asteras Greek Taverna recaptures the culinary style of authentic Greek cooking. Lunch MondaySaturday 11am-4pm, Dinner 7 days a week from 4pm. Patio open Spring and Summer.
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$14.50 Daily Lunch Buffet until 3pm Serving Indian Inspired Cocktails Catering, Office Lunches & Private Party Bookings
Banners — A local favourite, offering a casual dining atmosphere and moderately priced meals. For over 35 years Banners menu features a variety of appetizers, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken, steak and seafood entrees, as well as a great selection of hard ice creams. Open at 6:30am, 7 days a week! Breakfast all Day!
Bare Bones Fish & Chips — Located in a picturesque heritage church we offer fresh halibut, wild salmon, cod, prawns, hand cut chips, homemade dips and chicken strips for the non-fish eaters! Eat in our intimate dining room or on our beautiful patio. Licensed featuring Vancouver Island Beer, wine, margaritas and more!
Qualicum Beach 710 Memorial Ave. 250-752-7530
#123-3600 Uptown Blvd., Uptown Victoria Phone 778-265-7775
129 - 2955 Phipps Road, Victoria Phone 778-265-9308
Sizzling Tandoor Victoria • @sizzlingtandoor_
Parksville 101-280 E Island Hwy. 250-954-3886
Boomerangs Cafe — Local owners Darren and Laura welcome you to Boomerangs Cafe. Our cozy atmosphere and warm friendly service will make you feel right at home. We offer all your favourites with a little taste of Australia. Delicious homemade food made daily. Open 7 days Sun-Thurs 7am-8pm and Fri-Sat 7am-9pm. Free Wi-Fi. “We’ll Keep You Coming Back” Fatburger — Award-winning burgers made with fresh, never frozen Alberta Angus Beef, no additives, binders or fillers. Our menu also includes Buffalo’s World Famous WingsTM and tenders, marinated chicken breast sandwiches, turkey & veggie burgers, hand-scooped ice cream milkshakes and home-style onion rings. Four Mile Brew Pub — Great food and atmosphere both in the historic Restaurant for casual dining with a superb wine selection; or our Neighbourhood Brew Pub with creative food, an impressive choice of wines, draft beer on tap, and premium scotch. Open 7 days a week at 11:00. Golden Dragon — Located in beautiful Port Alberni, we combine authentic Chinese cuisine with contemporary delicacy. Offering quality Asian food that is aromatic, flavourful, colourful, and reasonably priced. From a wide selection of northern Szechuan to southern Cantonese and traditional style BBQ meats. Come and indulge your taste buds to all the classic dishes from every region of China.
637 Johnson Street, Downtown Victoria
Blue Fox Café — This funky downtown eclectic has been serving up an abundance of fresh, creative, home style morning food to a loyal local cliental for almost 30 years. Perennial favourites include a plethora of Eggs Benedict, (reportedly the best in the city) and feature such originals as the Moroccan Chicken Benny, the Butter Chicken Benny and Eggs in Hell!! Many delicious vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Emphasis is, as always, placed on fresh locally sourced products. Fries are fresh cut. Chicken is free run. Coffee is organic, dark and delicious! Reservations - Available Mon to Fri. Check us out at: www.thebluefoxcafe.com. Blue Fox Café, often imitated never duplicated!
Winner of Best of the City Awards
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10 Acres Bistro - Our Farm. Our Ocean. Your Plate. — 3 unique downtown restaurants offering menus inspired by our farm, island food purveyors and local sustainable seafood. Join us at The Kitchen for slightly finer dining with a menu offering fresh seasonal harvest from land & sea. The Commons is warm & welcoming with a fresh oyster shucking station, sun-kissed harbour patio & funky late night vibe. Visit The Bistro, our original farm to fork restaurant offering local favourites in a cozy room or on the heated garden patio. www.10acres.ca
Blue Fox Café
477 5th St, Downtown Courtenay 250-897-0081 www.unionstreetgrill.ca
GRILL & GROTTO
“Eat to a different beat” Open 11am-9pm Daily Specializing in Vietnamese Noodle Soup
Harbour House Restaurant — West Coast favourites sure to tempt any palate. Steps away from Victoria’s picturesque inner harbour, this charming restaurant has become a local favourite. Making meals memorable, for over 30 years. Howler’s Family Restaurant — We are a family run seafood restaurant offering locally sourced ingredients and unique signature dishes. Our beef is organic and comes from Vancouver Island. Check out our 5 pin bowling lanes, our vintage arcade, or enjoy a game of billiards. Open until midnight all year long with fun things to do for all ages.
Voted #1 Best Asian Restaurant 2013 - 2019 Voted Top Best Lunch • Voted Top Best Restaurant Overall
#19-1925 Bowen Rd., Bowen Centre, Nanaimo 250-756-7943 • www.hlrestaurant.com
6551 Aulds Rd. North Nanaimo 250-390-5060
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Lum’s Chinese Restaurant — Welcome to Lum’s Restaurant, for some of the best Chinese cuisine in Victoria. We have been serving in Victoria for over 45 years! Specializing in Cantonese, Szechuan, and vegetarian cuisine. Free delivery over $20 orders within limited area or 10% off for pickup on orders $25.00 and over. We are open Mon. - Fri. 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm - Midnight. Saturday 4:30 pm - Midnight • Sunday & Holidays 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Longwood Brewpub — Our Chefs have a passion for great food and take full advantage of local Vancouver Island produce, Pacific Ocean seafood, certified triple A beef, and the freshest ingredients available to create exciting seasonal menus. This approach combined with in-house handcrafted Ales and Lagers, all served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere, makes Longwood Vancouver Island’s favourite place to be. Milano’s Ristorante — Serving Nanaimo since 1998, everything is made from scratch in our kitchen. Generous portions, delicious food, daily specials, 3 air-conditioned dining rooms, and a great patio. Fast & hot delivery; 10% off take-out orders. Open from 11:00 a.m. daily. Original Joe’s — Original Joe’s has established a presence as a down-to-earth neighbourhood meeting place. From pub classics to more creative items, we satisfy our guests’ cravings with made-from-scratch comfort food, craft beer and approachable wine. Whatever the occasion and whatever you’re craving Original Joe’s has you covered with the perfect mix.
Fresh Food • Games Fun for the whole family!
Family Style Restaurant Bowling • Arcade • Billiards Take out and Delivery
250-726-2211 1992 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet
fresh halibut, wild salmon, cod, prawns
fish & chips
Penny’s Palapa Mexican Restaurant — Take a culinary cruise to Mexico and enjoy our authentic handmade Mexican dishes, made with the freshest Summertime produce, Vancouver Island seafood, and chicken. Overlooking the picturesque Nanaimo Harbour. Enjoy our Tasty Enchiladas, Zesty Tacos,Frosty Margaritas, or warm blanket. Amidst our colorful, casual, floating garden. Pho V•Ta — We pride ourselves in serving healthy and freshly prepared authentic Vietnamese food with zero MSG. So come in and enjoy a piping hot bowl of Pho (soup) or try our variety of traditional and popular Vietnamese dishes. We hope to see you very soon and are looking forward to serving you! Open Daily. Romeo’s — Serving Vancouver Island for over 45 years. A locally owned family restaurant specializing in pizza & pasta. Our 5 locations provide a fun & relaxed dining experience offering a wide variety of menu items. Everything is made fresh in house daily, ensuring that our customers get the most flavourful dishes. Romeo’s also offers Take Out & Delivery options for your convenience. Open 7 days a week from 11 am - 10 pm Sun-Thurs & 11 am - 11 pm Fri & Sat. Check out our menus & information on line at www.romeos.ca.
hand cut chips, homemade dips licensed, featuring vanc. island beer, wine, margaritas, and more!
Lefty’s — Crafting ‘Leftcoast’ fresh food daily since 1996. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner & desserts with many gluten-free and vegetarian choices. Two fully-licensed locations with cozy tables, sunny patios and friendly service. Now featuring thin-crust artisan pizzas in both Parksville & Qualicum Beach. It doesn’t matter who’s right! Visit us at: www.leftys.tv
The Little Bavaria Restaurant — Has specialized in German food and hospitality since 1966. Little Bavaria has a great variety of schnitzels served with Spätzle or fried potatoes & traditional red cabbage also featuring homemade soups, goulash, sauerbraten, cabbage rolls, and so much more. “ Two good places to eat, home and here!”
3280 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC • 250.585.1563 #9 361 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC • 250.597.8935
winner of trip advisor’s certificate of excellence
highway 4/ johnston road
Italian Soul in the Heart of Nanaimo
Huong Lan Vietnamese Restaurant — Authentic Vietnamese food prepared from traditional recipes using herbs and spices imported from around the world. We offer a huge menu selection; our speciality is the unique and well-known “Special Beef Noodle Soup”. Here you’ll enjoy a comfortable casual dining experience, friendly service, and great values. Open 7 days a week 11-9PM. Hope to see you there!
intimate dining room or beautiful patio seating
eat in or take out
located in the picturesque heritage church
4824 Johnston Road, Port Alberni
Pub Style Comfort Food Outdoor Patio Breathtaking Views!
The Best Fish & Chips on Vancouver Island!
Ship & Shore Marine Restaurant & Family Campground UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 180 Crome Point Rd, Bowser (Deep Bay) 250-757-8399 • www.shipshoredeepbay.com
The Locals love it...
A friendly cozy atmosphere offering a 50+ year tradition serving German food
Celebrating over 50 years! Since 1966
The Little Bavaria Restaurant Open 7 days a week • Free Wi-Fi Lunch: 11-2 Monday - Friday Dinner: 5pm until Closing
250-724-4242 • 1-800-704-2744
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 3035-4th Ave., Port Alberni www.littlebavariarestaurant.com
Triple A Approved
BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER
Local Beers | Aussie Beers | Soups | Salads | Burgers | Ribs | Prawns
4833 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni 250-724-5794 • www.boomerangscafe.com
Roost — More than just a bakery/cafe, The Roost roosts on 10 acres of farmland where they grow many items used to produce the food they proudly serve. They’re well-known for their breakfasts, lunches, amazing farm dinners & estate wines. Their wood-fired pizza oven is year round. In May they begin offering entertainment. Sabhai Thai — This family owned business is a popular fixture in Sidney where they create authentic Thai Food and hospitality assuring the true tastes of Thailand. Open 7 days a week for lunch: 11:30-2pm and dinner: from 5pm.
VOTED VANCOUVER ISLAND’S BEST
Ship & Shore Marine Restaurant — Whether you are coming here to eat our pub style comfort food or to pull in for the weekend in your camper, Ship & Shore is a wonderful place to relax and a beautiful place to visit! In addition to the Restaurant/Lounge we also serve marine fuel/diesel and a boat launch. The immediate area is beautiful with lots to see and do.
SimonHolt FOOD • DRINK • LIVE MUSIC — A locally operated restaurant in Nanaimo’s north end, priding itself on delicious food from our mainly ‘from scratch’ kitchen, featuring an innovative new Italian Enomatic System that allows for 16 different types of red wine to be sold by the taster or glass. Offering three patios, including a roof top deck featuring beautiful ocean and mountain views, SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather with your friends and family.
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Sizzling Tandoor — Offers the best in authentic Northern Indian Cuisine served with a smile. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Victoria. A favorite restaurant of curry and Tandoor dishes, our cuisine ranges from extremely mild to the richly pungent. All of our food is natural and freshly prepared daily on the premises with no additives or preservatives. We have a lunch buffet including veggie & non- veggie dishes. Eat all you can, as much as you can.
250-479-2514 • 199 Old Island Hwy. www.fourmilehouse.com
“Best Thai Experience in Sidney”
...experience the exquisite taste of Thai Cuisine
Downtown Sidney 250-655-4085 2493 Beacon Ave. Langford 250-590-5039 2800 Jacklin Rd. Langford
The Celiac Scene — is your premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Owned & operated by celiacs, we guide you to restaurants we trust and local gluten-free products we love! We even tell you where to purchase them, at the very best prices. Enjoy national ‘celiac’ news, local reviews and nonstop gluten-free event notices. The Celiac Scene is your gateway to Gluten-Free Paradise! www.theceliacscene.com The Driftwood Restaurant — Serving the Campbell River and area for over 3 decades. Our extensive menu offers a wide selection of dishes ranging from tradition to modern recipes, appealing to all tastes. Only the finest meats and freshest vegetables find their way into our kitchen. Once there, they are cooked in pure vegetable oil to bring out the true flavours of authentic Chinese cooking. Stop by and see us for lunch or dinner. Trollers Fish & Chips — We serve up local and wild-caught seafood. Choose from our scratch battered fish and hand cut chips or grilled fish with a organic mixed green salad. Trollers Fish and Chips is #1 with Lonely Planet, so whether its ling cod, sockeye salmon or the delectable fresh halibut you’re in for a real treat!
Farm Bakery 250-655-0075 Vineyard Bistro 250-655-0009
9100 East Saanich Road North Saanich
Chinese Restaurant Fine Chinese Cuisine
Open for Lunch & Dinner Dine In • Take Out • Delivery
(We Deliver 4:30-10pm) 914 Esquimalt Road • 250-385-2322 www.lumsrestaurant.com
Union Street Grill & Grotto — We have been one of the top restaurants in the Comox Valley for over 20 years! Check us out for local seafood, steaks, burgers, and pastas, with a contemporary, urban flare. We proudly offer an incredibly popular gluten free menu and accommodate dietary restrictions! We are passionate about the quality of our food and service, come visit us soon and see for yourself! White Tower Restaurant — For over 40 years customers come from miles around to savour our authentic Greek Cuisine, fabulous steak and lobster, exotic tasting curry dishes and… The Best Pizza in Town! The White Tower Restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the very best. We hope our menu entices you and that you join us soon. On line ordering is also available on Whitetower.xdineapp.com!
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Vancouver Island Restaurant Guide - Victoria to Campbell River, including West Coast