About Bella - Westin Bear Mountain Resort

Fresh. Local. Inviting.



Discover inspired west coast fair and breathtaking views at Bella.



Choose from a selection of house-made pastas, fresh seafood, beef tenderloin and modern takes on traditional classics.



All fresh. All local. And very inviting.

1999 Country Club Way
Victoria, BC V9B 6R3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:30am

All Day Menu: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 391-5224

Website:
http://bearmountain.ca/Dining

Executive Chef:
Mark Wadsworth

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Bella - Westin Bear Mountain Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (8)
Special Occasion (7)
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Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was amazing! And the food was just perfect. Will be going back indeed.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food, presentation welcoming...felt like home.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Best option for Christmas Dinner. A great selection of food and desserts. It’s great for a person with anxiety not to have to cook a big meal and bake desserts
We have one son who is an adult now so we gave a gift to c-fax, no gifts for us, just a great meal.
No limit on foods. Very good deal.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a disappointment! We reserved well in advance and arrived hungry and eager enjoy the hotel's advertised special Christmas brunch. The wait to be seated was ridiculously long and we ended up being seated in the hotel bar, where we had an additionally long wait until we were finally approached by a server. When we finally made it to the buffet, we discovered that while it looked like a carnivore's dream come true, there was almost nothing available for my vegan friend and not much more for a vegetarian like me. While there was clearly an abundance of food that was continually replenished, the hotel was so seriously under-staffed that the bartender had to leave her post to wait on tables. There were no apologies from management, no complimentary beverages nor anything else to make up for this spectacular let-down. Had I not checked to ensure our server/bartender would receive the tip herself, I would not have left one.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

TOTALLY ENJOYED MY MEAL MY HUSBAND HAD THE RIB STEAK AND FOUND IT TO BE TENDER BUT NOT MUCH FLAVOR. WE DON'T GO OUT FOR DINNER OFTEN SO IT WAS A REAL TREAT. THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE SERVE WAS GREAT.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent roast beef dinner on Sunday night at a great price. We will go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went to Bella to celebrate an early family Christmas. Our party of ladies ranged in age from 12 to 73. Bella did not disappoint. The festive ambience was wonderful and the food was spectacular! Our waitress was amazing, I wish I had her name. She catered to my senior mom and my younger niece, making them feel equally special. She picked up on the fact that my niece was not partial to the gourmet menu and offered up the lounge menu which was well suited to a 12 year old. We had a lovely evening overall and would highly recommend Bella for a special night out. Our food was amazing.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved the food, had great service however the room is dated, not a warm feeling, more like a lower end dinning area. Needs music, nothing playing at all, lights needed to be dimmed and candles burning , no atmosphere for what is supposed to be a higher end facility. The menu prices are on par with some of the better restaurants. Male waiters are dressed in suits, where as the female servers were dressed in more or less causal golf type shirts from Adidas. Not sure we would rush back.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always nice there
Thank you
Great chefs ! 😘
Bar staff awesome s so FRED sky and helpful
A class act!
Well done
We will be back soon

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It took a long time to get our food orders to our table. Waffles were delivered with out butter by the time the butter and syrup arrived the waffles were cold, Canadian breakfast was warm not hot, eggs benny were warm not hot, egg sandwich was ok. All the food had good flavour just would have been more enjoyable hot. Just being honest!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The wine tasting menu was very good. Our sommelier was very good at explaining how the wines interacted with the food. Service was very good!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food. Good service.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service was slow and we left hungry. But it was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

My children loved making their own pizzas at the table and the adult food was also of a very high quality!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

One if the best steaks I've had in years. (Striploin )

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Took several minutes to be greeted by hostess. Food took a little longer than expected for breakfast, especially since the seating wasn't full. Excellent food. A bit pricey.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Limited menu. Tenderloin was very good but other selections not as good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Fantastic French style service with amazing culinary flavour and exceptional service!
Thank you
Alexander

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was fair. However we had the taster menu the first course was tasteless and we could not eat the desert .

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Fantastic food and service! We had two breakfasts and one dinner here when we stayed at the hotel and it was all outstanding. Highly recommend the Breakfast Bowl and Scrambled Egg & Turkey Wrap for breakfast - super flavorful!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Food poor quality and way overpriced. This was the first time I've gone there... and it will be the last. Servers were nice.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Amazing Lobster Night Special Menu! Can't wait to try Roast Night! Jolene was a very attentive server that made our evening very special. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Drove out to bear mountain with the family for Dine Around. I was expecting there'd be more to this restaurant than the 3 rows of seating. Apart from the lack of an ambiance, the views were stunning. The food wasn't bad but it didn't exactly hit it out of the park for me either. My sockeye salmon was really good but they could've added more to the pork tenderloin as it was on the lacking side of things. Crème brulee with the biscotti were a nice finishing touch. Unfortunately I don't see myself coming back here unless I'm staying at the Westin and can't be bothered to drive down the mountain to grab a bite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was wonderful and service was amazing. Little on the pricey side and portions are small but in terms of taste you definitely get what you pay for

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was excellent, except for one of our party with a steak ordered medium rare and delivered blue rare. They did fix it, and made that meal gratis, which was a nice touch. Service was excellent (Scott). All in all, a great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We went during Dine Around. The Good was wonderful. My dessert (chocolate bar) was sooo good!
It wasn't busy while we were there so noise level was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We were greeted by the very friendly valet who then directed us to the restaurant. The host was also very friendly and offered us our choice of seats. I loved the romantic ambience. There was only 1 other couple in the restaurant so we wanted to sit away from them. But unfortunately there was a large and noisy gathering in the private dining room so our only option was to sit close to the other couple in order to hear ourselves talk. There was also entertainment in the bar across the way and we enjoyed hearing the singer throughout our meal. The service and food were excellent. Would have given an overall 5 if it weren't for the large group of people having fun, which is really not a bad thing!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Excellent service and very good food. We all had a wonderful time and the fireplace was very cozy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Small portions for the amount of money you spend, which is typical in high class restaurants. However, these types of places would have food that you talk about for days. Food was mediocre, pricing through the roof, service was the only category that stood out.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

This was our second Christmas Day visit and was even better than the first. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. If one dish was emptied it was replaced right away. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the room was warm and comfortable even though the outside weather was quite cold.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Not good value for the price. This was Christmas Day. Took a long time to be seated even with reservation. Needed more staff in dining room. Buffet trays almost empty often. Not a lot of choice of food for the price. Would not go back for a buffet brunch!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

disappointed that no coffee/tea was included with the high price we paid per person for the Christmas Brunch Buffet

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We booked for the Christmas day brunch and couldn't be happier! The ambiance from arrival in the lobby of the hotel with the Christmas tree, large teddy bear, fireplace roaring to the scenic view out the windows was lovely. Service was friendly and on point. We look forward to many more special events and times in between at your establishment. Thanks for helping make our Christmas extra special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We decided to try the Bella Restaurant after being at the hotel earlier in the year for Celebration of Life event. We decided to try the restaurant for our 43rd Wedding Anniversary. We had a lovely meal and because it was quiet, we were able to have a nice intimate conversation during our meal. Thank you, and we will definitely dine here again!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Took my significant other's parents out for a nice night. Food and service was fabulous. Thanks for helping me make a good impression! 😊

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Bella was completely booked for the third of three Lobster Night special events. Food, Service, Ambiance and Value all 5 of out 5. Wine pairing option was excellent. Will definitely continue to dine at and recommend Bella.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Great atmosphere for a quiet birthday dinner. Staff was excellent and food was very well presented. Love the fact that the beef was BC raised. Will recommend to friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Went for Lobster Night and we were well pleased with every aspect of this meal. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2016

This was our second visit in one week. The food and service were even better than the first time. A great meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Went with our daughter for Steak and Lobster. The steak was the best ever and done to perfection. Of course the Lobster was fabulous too. Our server was friendly and helpful and we felt well served. Also, the desert was the perfect ending to a great meal. We'll be back!
Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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