Great restaurant and location.
Great restaurant and location. Food was very nice and lots of west coast food dishes. Not crazy about the Squid Ink Pasta nor the Tuna dish as neither had much flavor at all. However the steak was fabulous and the Double Pork Chop was awesome! The deserts on the menu need some work. Lacking flavour on the Pinapple upside down cake. The coconut cream was basically un tastable. The Lavender Ice cream was very nice.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful.
Everything was wonderful. The meal and the service were excellent and the view is of course spectacular! Definitely a repeat!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an amazing dinner and
Had an amazing dinner and brunch, will definetly recommend your restaurant to all our friends.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vancouver Island Gem!
This was our first visit to the Breakwater and we were delighted to find such a gem close by.
The view is incredible, the resort gardens are spectacular and the whole ambiance was perfect.
The only thing that marred the effect was the fact that there was a large and quite noisy table of ladies enjoying themselves close to our table which rather spoiled the effect of such a nice, intimate place to eat.
However, this was more than made up for by the very attentive service, the delicious food and the excellent wine we chose.
This chef really knows how to prepare and cook fish.
The salmon was mouth-watering and the halibut special equally delicious.
Portions are large so come with a healthy appetite.
Highly recommended by my husband an
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an overall great dining
Had an overall great dining experience. Very friendly staff, beautiful view, and delicious food. Hope to come back to the resort soon!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The experience was second
The experience was second to none! Service was excellent - we felt cared for, right down to the detail of getting salt, ice, housekeeping as needed, etc. can't wait to go again!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The cherry on top
The Service and Ambiance:
Our expectations for dinner were not only met, but exceeded! We felt like VIP's and our time at the Breakwater truly made our time at the hotel that much better! Tastefully decorated with artwork in black and white, beautiful lighting, and music though not too loud. A wonderful balance and breath taking view really make this restaurant something to enjoy.
Don't expect a cluttered menu full of mediocre entrees, but instead a handful of carefully selected entrees that has something for anyone. We savored every bite. My husband ordered the spring salmon that had been caught fresh that morning and it came beautifully prepared with an amazing crab salad on top. And the veggies were to die for!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic (Gluten Free) Food!
Stayed at the spa so ate at the restaurant several times, and it did not disappoint. Every entree - either from the menu or the day's special creation - was beautifully presented and so tasty. My dining companion has a gluten intolerance, and almost everything on the menu could be adapted by the chef to be gluten free - without sacrificing taste. Every table does have an ocean view, the staff are all extremely friendly and attentive. A great experience all around.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Fathers Day Brunch
We chose the Breakwater for Fathers Day Brunch and had a lovely table with an amazing water view. We were seated at a window but the entire restaurant had fantastic water views. The food was wonderful and the selection was vast and pleasing to the eye. The service was great, we were offered beverages within less than a minute after being seated and our plates were cleared as we finished with each course.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch was over the top. The best I've ever been to. Definitely go again!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Birthday Lunch
We got together for a birthday luncheon. My husband and I had the burgers as it is a limited menu on Sundays for lunch. I am not normally a burger fan, but they were nicely done and served with a healthy salad.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good dinner. My partner chose the feature which was halibut on polenta. He was very pleasantly surprised with how good his dinner was. I ordered the mussels and they were delicious. I was pleased with my choice. The service was outstanding as well. It is surprising though that the restaurant charges for bread and butter. The prices are quite high and one would expect at least bread and butter would be complimentary.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was very good, beautifully presented by friendly,knowledgeable staff. We decided to eat all our meals at the resort, a decision we were happy with.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal we have had this
Best meal we have had this year! Will be back the next time we are on the island.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
Being a senior couple, our appetite's are not a large as they used to be. Our server was very helpful in suggesting alternate ways to order and bringing us extra plates so we could share. The food was excellent and the view was gorgeous. We both agreed that we would return for dinner again.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy bringing friends here for lunch as it is never a disappointment. The view is spectacular and the dining room has a lovely atmosphere. The food is reliably good and there are so many gluten free choices for me. I can actually chose what I would like to eat rather than having to have the only think on the menu that I can eat. This restaurant is a wonderful destination restaurant all year round, not just in the summer. I always like to end the meal with a tour of the lovely gardens which also are delightful with something for every season.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great presentation and tastes!
Beautiful views! Lovely staff were quite helpful and knowledgable about the area, as well as current events to take in. We actually had the opportunity to not only dine in the evening, but also for an afternoon lunch one day and an amazing brunch on an another day.
Each experience with the food was a pleasure. I was actually impressed!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of the way gem
The Breakwater is a few kilometers out of town with a sweeping view of the ocean and the mountains along the BC Coast. Great service, superb seafood, lavender martinis - this is a real gem of a place.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely brunch with visiting family at the Breakwater. The view dazzled our guests, but the food and service was what makes us return again and again. An island gem not to be missed.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoyable meals
We stayed at the Kingfisher for a couple of days, enjoyed a lunch and 2 dinners at the Breakwater. Like the additions to the menu, especially the Seafood Ceviche, the mussels and calamari were very nice. Tried the Rib Eye and Duck Duo, both were very nicely done. The Seascape is always the best desert to finish a meal. Service is always top notch and the view is very relaxing.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with
We were very impressed with how flexible the staff were in accommodating our family. We have to small children and Kingfisher isn't exactly a family orientated place (we didn't think it was to begin with). We try to be mindful of others and realize that other diners who just came from the spa may not want to hear two small kids running around. We asked to be seated outside, and I'm sure that was a bit of a pain for the waitress since we were her only table out there, she was great about it. I was also very impressed when I had trouble deciding on a wine, she brought me a small tasting of the two, at no charge, to help me make my decision. The food was great, excellent polenta. The service was very good as well.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dinner experience!
Once again, we enjoyed a delicious dinner with a fine wine list and very good service at the Breakwater.
Would recommend it highly.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special place overlooking
A very special place overlooking the ocean, with view and ambiance second to none. A perfect setting and dining experience for a special occasion! Caesar salad is amazing and local seafood is fresh and imaginatively prepared and presented.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started with the Caesar Salad - wonderful presentation, flavour was awesome with fresh, crisp romaine hearts, local smoked bacon bits, roasted capers and shaved parmesan.
The special of the evening was Halibut served with Chantrelle Mushrooms and risotto. One of the best meals we have had in recent years. Very tasty, the fish was done to perfection!
We treated ourselves to dessert and coffee to top off this fabulous meal. Again we were amazed at the flavour and presentation.
Our waitress was a pro!! She appeared when necessary, was very pleasant and attentive.
From the moment we entered the restaurant til the meal was finished and we were on our way, it was a superb evening.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great presentation,
Great food, great presentation, great taste! Service is excellent. Looking forward to going back.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, professional service and a very pleasant ocean view, despite the fog. An enjoyable place to celebraate any special occasion.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful dinner to celebrate a special anniversary, the Kingfisher didn't disappoint. From the wonderful Caesar salad that we began with, to my husband's top notch steak, dinner was delicious. Our server made our experience extra special, with top notch service. Kingfisher is a lovely place, definitely worth a visit. Be sure to get there before sunset, to take full advantage of their exquisite
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food !!!
Unbelievably Amazing food !!!... Everything was completely Delicious !.. And we left Full !!!... 5 +Stars +
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very fresh with
The food was very fresh with a wide variety of fish items as well at the brunch....everything looked and tasted wonderful.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really, it was the service that made the experience. Great service, the omlette maker even obliged my mom in singing a song for her. Above and beyond and more than that.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the Thanksgiving Dinner
We had the Thanksgiving Dinner 3-course meal. Started with the beet and goat cheese salad--the goat cheese was lovely, thick and rich with a mild flavour. The prime rib with the garlic mashed potatoes and veggies was fabulous--and the horse radish was wonderfull (hot-hot, just so you don't get surprised). The place was packed and yet it was still quiet--just what we like--and the view with sunset to boot was stunning. The service was great. I'd love to go back and try some things from the a la cart menu.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My overall experience was fantastic. My server was very polite and knowledgeable of the menu and was patient with all my questions. The food was amazing as well. I would deffinetly re visit if I stayed at the resort again or was in the area.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accomodating chef
The chef customized our menu choices to leave out certain ingredients that we were not fond of. This resulted in excellent food.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rainyday Getaway at Kingfisher
Spectacular view of snow capped mountains over the water. Our server was very helpful with the menu. Raw oysters were amazingly fresh and delicious. Our party of 4 ate 2 nights in the restaurant and every meal was beautifully presented and the flavours were awesome. Beef tenderloin, ling cod, lamb duo and the Cowichan Bay chicken breast with pasta were our favourites! And affordable wines! The chef did an outstanding job of all our dinners. We had absolutely no complaints!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM