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Bridgemans Bistro
Bridgemans Bistro

Bridgemans Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bridgemans.ca/
  • Phone: (778) 356-3568
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Dion Ponech
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are currently planning a catering division of Bridgemans Bistro! Watch for updates here, on our website and facebook.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Bay Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bridgemans Bistro
Welcome to Bridgemans Bistro. A place that honours the proud tradition of building bridges and the people that build them.



We are open and ready to serve you. Located at the state of the art Mill Bay Marina in Mill Bay BC, Bridgemans Bistro is comfortable, welcoming, warm and friendly. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our tasty and affordable menu.



Grab a seat on our outdoor patio with fantastic views of Mount Baker and the Saanich inlet. Overlook our marina with a pint of Bridgemans lager or a glass of wine from our unique wine list.



With friends, food and drink we unite.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I enjoyed the Black Bean Burger. The view is nice. Servers are friendly. I appreciated the time allowed for my friend and I to have a long visit while enjoying lunch. We both live in separate directions of the Island and Bridgeman's is our halfway point to meet. The location is great. I like that this restaurant allows us time to spend catching up!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "the best of BC as far as the location goes! Love being on the water and in nature as an added value of our dining experience. The food choices are great and service is attentive and personable. My second visit. There will be more."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We made reservations for eight and upon arrival our table was ready. We had two small children with our group and the staff immediately provided crayons and colouring sheets which was greatly appreciated. Great meal and outstanding views. Our guests from England were suitably impressed! This is a great Bistro to relax and enjoy a great meal."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a great experience. Scenery definitely something to see to complete your BC West coast experience. Food was great, good value to. Would go back again. A gem for sure!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The Bridgeman never disappoints! The ambience is lovely, views spectacular, the service is attentive and prompt, and the food is consistently very good!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Every seat is a window seat, the view of the marina and mount baker is outstanding. People from all over the world can enjoy the experience of this neighborhood gem!! Food presentation was 4 stars and the flavors in the Butternut Squash Ravioli was fit for foodies. I recommend Bridgemans for lunch or dinner. And I would continue to make reservations each time I want to bring my clients and friends out to dine."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant / bistro for the first time. On the water by a marina. Fabulous views and every seat is a window seat. Terrific food made with imagination. Menu not geared for young children but overall very good! Will be returning for sure."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "expensive nachos! been there a few times - always out of luck on the ribs :( rib sandwich DRY - really need the gravy steak gravy TERRIBLE"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "on the water with a great selection of local beers and good wines; good menu and well prepared. Should please any foodie. World Cup on TV made it fun for us"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Made us wait even tho there was an open set unreserved table .That is not trendy it is annoying ."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've dined here 3 times now, have had the same bubbly server every time and she's lovely. I've returned my meal the last two times however due to being over cook. Ordered Seared Tuna: cooked through and dry, but was beautifully done on the 2nd attempt. Ordered 6oz Angus steak med rare: cooked to well done, but again the 2nd attemp was fabulous and so is their steak sauce! The downside of having your food re-cooked is everyone was finished well before me, so I felt rushed when they started clearing everyone else's plates... & took away my steak sauce that I set on the side (but was enjoying). I don't like sending food back, but if I'm paying $25 for a meal and they ask how I'd like it done... I'd like it to arrive as per the agreement."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is a gem of a place, however the funky setting & the views recommend it more than the food. It is nicely presented but quite inconsistent in quality (eg. a salmon burger arrived on a huge bun with nothing really on the bun in the way of sauce or mayo. Don't know where the "maple" fit in as we couldn't taste any). We tried a flight of wines which were all very good. Our server was very accommodating in moving us to a table which was in a spot out of the wind."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the location was amazing but the food was only ok. The salad was good but the short rib sandwich was tasteless and overwhelmed by the bun it was on. A dark and stormy is goslings black rum and barretts ginger beer, not sure what I was served but it wasn't what I know as a dark and stormy. Not a bad drink though for what it was. Loved the location and the staff just wish the food had been a bit better"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Steak dinner and on tap IPA! Sat by the window overlooking the Marina - awesome! This Bistro is on par with Earls, Cactus Club and Browns Social House - with better prices. A must place to come for a meal."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It is always a treat to eat at this ocean side restaurant. Tucked away in Mill Bay, you are literally on the ocean. Never a bad seat in the house. The views are spectacular and the sunsets breathtaking! The staff are always friendly, professional and the food.......delicious! What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The restaurant is near perfect in every way. The food is so tasty and filling, the service is very good, and the ability to eat outside is so nice. Also, the prices are very reasonable for the quality that is provided. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had a great time. It was my Mom's birthday and she was made to feel special. Food was very good. I would go back again, in fact I have. Great atmosphere - personable. Besides it always nice to sit by the sea and have a great meal. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Mill Bay does not have another comparable venue. Its a bit pricey for a casual dining experience, but the setting is lovely, there is lots of light, views, indoor-outdoor dining, the staff is attentive, and the menu variety and food quality is far superior to other venues nearby. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We love going to Bridgeman's and always find the food to be of high quality and the views spectacular. If people are looking for a quiet , romantic setting then they may want to go elsewhere. This is a bustling, energetic, local gem - my husband and I always chose the Bridgeman for special and not-so-special dining - we simply love it."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "went for first time for supper on our anniversary after hearing word of mouth how good it was. This place is set in a nice location with wonderful views. The food was very good and the service was good. My only complaint was it was so loud in there we had a hard time hearing each other. Neither of us could relax and truly enjoy ourselves due to this. This place is great for those that want to go in a group but for those couples wanting a nice quite night out this might not be for you."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Been here three times now, each time food has been sub-par. Often too much sauce, too rich, too garlicky, too something. Drinks are good, view is beautiful, service is great and the ambiance is good enough that I keep trying to give it another chance. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The setting was wonderful. Cheerful service. Food delicious for me. My guest was not to pleased with the garlic. Felt there was too much. Good parking as well."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Love this place, a drive from Victoria is well worth it. GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE ALL WITH AMAZING VIEW. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit, on Mother's Day - staff handled the full restaurant gracefully. The food has been spot on flavour each visit. I live at Shawnigan Lake and will gladly take the drive to Mill Bay to enjoy again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great view, Great food, and great service! A beautiful setting with a bistro on the wharf overlooking the bay on a warm spring evening in May Service was prompt friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent, and we never felt rushed during the course of our dining experience. The atmosphere was warm and lively. We are looking g forward to our next opportunity to dine at the Bridgeman's Bistro"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The consensus at our table was that the food tasted good but the portions were small especially for the price. We had courteous service and enjoyed the view. However, I would not recommend a romantic dinner here. Too crowded and noisy with the cement floor. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A great space for a visit with friends. Loved the service and dinner was delicious. Loved it!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This gem is situated at the Marina in Mill Bay. It's easy to find and free parking is plentiful. The inside dining is bistro style with a central bar and TV monitors. All the tables have nice water views. The outside patio is wonderful, has heaters, and great views from all tables. The food has been excellent on all three of our visits. The last time we went the service was slow but it was a glorious day, and a Saturday, and the restaurant was hopping. The food, when it arrived, was hot and delicious and the quantities generous. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Unfortunately I am allergic to seafood, don't like burgers or higly spiced food so found the menu a bit constricting for lunch. My companions enjoyed their choices though my friend said the chowder lacked any salmon or fish that she could find"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "A great variety of fabulous food, all wait staff were excellent! Like what they have done with the retractable roof and glassed in patio."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This place is amazing! My boyfriend and I go about once a week. Great food great service!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was OK, very BC pub-ish but the water tasted very funky. They should add some lemons to mask whatever is going on there. Beer was good, that was about it...nice view."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Third time here, perhaps last. This restaurant should be wonderful - beautiful setting, great decor - but it keeps missing the mark. Our dinners weren't ready at the same time, and there is nothing more annoying than one person out of four waiting for their meal. And no fault of our waitress, she was good. But it seems like either the kitchen or wait staff are stretched too thin, or a combination of the two. As well, we were told the menu had changed - but noticed few changes - other than no longer getting the prawn skewer with the chowder, and the white sauce for mussels now being tomato - and not as nice. Poutine was gone too. All in all, disappointing again.... they should be able to pull it together by now. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a big group and Bridgeman's was so great and flexible and accommodating. As usual their food was great. And that view....!!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Appies really good, thought burger patty did not seem home made. Tasted like cheap boxed burgers, over priced for burger of that quality."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Bridgeman's has a casual atmosphere and a great view. Our server was friendly, cheerful and helpful and we appreciated her service. The food was good, but we didn't feel it was good value for the price. For example, we had the Oyster Tacos as an appetizer for $12. There were two small corn tortillas, a little lettuce & jicama, some aioli and what seemed like half a breaded oyster on each one. The mussels were excellent and much better value. The Artisan Salad was also $12 and in terms of quantity was really only slightly larger than a side salad. The fish in the Fish n' Chips was 2 tail pieces--something we normally save at home for making chowder, not for serving as a meal. We tend to eat out at higher-end places & will likely not return."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have been to this bistro several times and the food has always been poor to fair in taste and presentation. If it weren't for the incredible view, the bistro would struggle to stay open."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have tried everything on the menu no complaint. However the menu is limited and getting boring. Would like to see a special of the page to spice things up."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My partner and I went for our (very late) office Christmas dinner this March. We got a great table, saw many wild things out the windows were served by a prompt, thoughtful and cheerful waitress and loved our meals. Mine even reheated well the next day."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Overal it was good. We were greeted ok, but a little on the cold side by the hostess. We had to wait quite long for the waitress - she was very friendly and informative, genuine. Afterwards the food came really quickly. My seafood chowder was excellent. My daughters vegetarian past wasn't that good...yes lots of different vegies but I found that the warm advocado didn't work and somehow the goat cheese wasn't that tasty."
    Dined on 3/24/2014