CView Restaurant at the Qualicum Beach Inn

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Stunning oceanside hotel and restaurant nestled in the charming community of Qualicum Beach. Featuring an extensive menu, great wine list, heated patio, banquet facilities and air conditioning. Also featuring a full service hotel with indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and exercise room.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was very noisy when we were there as the restaurant was full and there was a singer too. We could not hear the singer because of the noise. Our table for six was made up of three separate tables pushed together so we were a fair distance from each other which, added to the noise level, made it difficult to have a conversation between ourselves. There was a new menu and I had already looked at the menu online and chosen my meal but the site had not been updated so my choice was no longer available. The service was good and the food was also good. I probably won't return to this restaurant.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with outstanding food! Highly recommend!

JV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. We waited over an hour for our food and we had our 2 grand children with us. 2 tables that came in after us got their food way before we did. Had to wait and ask for a spoon to stir our coffee as none were supplied with the cream and sugar

Very disappointed in the length of time it took to get our food. Even when it came it was several minutes between dishes for the various people. Our table of 6 won’t be back as we will find somewhere else to meet our family for breakfast/brunch. What is worst we even made a reservation

The server was nice but overwhelmed.

Sorry we are not picky people and rarely give negative replies but the length of time we had to wait for our food was not acceptable

I drank 3 cups of coffee and 2 glasses of water waiting. The others who had tea were never given hot water refills.

You get a D- for our experience

Jim Vardy

j
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, easy to park, good access for elderly and wheelchairs. Great view. Lovely staff and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend.

F
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

CView never disappoints. The food, service, presentation, ambiance are always excellent and this was no exception.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have dined here and again we were not disappointed. Food was delicious, all four of us had a different dish and we all were very pleased. The bar manager is a sweetheart that makes a mean Manhattan! All the wait staff were terrific. Would definitely recommend it and will be returning ourselves next time we are in Qualicum Beach.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I was disappointed with the service it was poor. We were left waiting for our plates to be picked up . He was not very at tentative.

I really wish they would bring back the Brussel Sprouts and edamame beans too. They were excellent. Menu has gone more Pub like .

I love restaurant and go there a lot. It will be 3-4 times in the past 10days.

c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Restaurant at Qualicum Beach Inn has great ambiance, good value for what you get

BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is a favourite of ours, and they never disappoint. The food is excellent, and service prompt. The inside of the restaurant can get a bit loud, but outside is wonderful. And quite the view!

B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having breakfast mid morning so the restaurant was pretty quiet so enabled us to have a nice relaxing meal. Great food and the gentleman serving us was attentive and pleasant. We will be back.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Paul was our server and he was a great host. Cocktail and wine wonderful, as was the ravioli. But the seared tuna dish would have been better with a different side - the succotash and un-dressed arugula was a strange accompaniment and not very good.

WM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife, daughter and a good friend celebrated an evening out together over good food and good wine. The service was top notch right from the reception, to our waitress and all the support staff. Very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious as was the wine and beer. We were probably quite loud. We laughed, ate, drank and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. What more can I say.

TJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous. It was truly a memorable night and we were ove r joyed with the waiters help finding the right wine. We LOVED it!

GP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant on Vancouver Island! Besides the food being great and nicely presented, the ambience is amazing, the glass balls on the wall and the big white fixtures above the banquettes make the room magical. We try to celebrate every special occasion here

MH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I had while on the island!!
Butter Chicken was incredible!!

KT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our second visit and the ambience was just as nice as the first visit. Sadly, due to staff shortage, our wait for the table was long and the service was not as spot-on as before, which was no fault of the staff. The Tuna Bowl, the shortribs, and the pasta were all superb, as was the Grey Monk Pinot Gris. Must mention that all at the table noticed one bottle of the Pinot Gris served appeared to be short of wine. Odd, but we all observed this. We question if the bottle had been opened, some served, and then the capped bottle returned to the bar? Nonetheless, we will certainly return.

SZ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and so was the service! I would highly recommend it

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food took a long, long time to come. When it finally arrived, although my wife’s dish was hot and fresh, it was evident that my halibut had been sitting for a long time. Fish batter and fries were limp. Tartar sauce and coleslaw were as warm as the rest of the meal. Tasted good, I ate it, but disappointing.
Waitress was very pleasant but made no attempt to address the long wait.
It is a beautiful spot, will probably go back, but we were disappointed on this visit.

JR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Good service, good food, good ambiance and beautiful sunsets!

c
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, hood food . Service was marginal. Our waiter seemed to be rushed and did not do the niceties such as water refills etc. They need more serve staff.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Management should have interceded with children of a family dining at the same time as us. The parents did not control their children. Dinner at8:00 pm shouldn’t include children running around the room.
Our waiter was unable to greet us and present menus. Another waiter had to get us water after he saw we were not getting served properly. Not impressed.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were all amazing, waiter was fantastic, wonderful spot with a fabulous view.
Our only complaint was the noise level was quite bad but we enjoyed our meal immensely.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was terrible! I ordered the special which was prime rib. What showed up on my plate was not prime rib but some version of roast beef. To their credit, they didn't charge me for the meal. My wife ordered butter chicken which also was awful. Instead of being buttery, it consisted of a red pasty sauce. We will never go back to this place for dinner!!!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Parents anniversary

MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always outstanding, very fresh and innovative! Great ambiance and staff efficient and so friendly.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the food was very good, the Ahi Tuna Bowl was very good as were the short ribs. The shrimp sandwich was disappointing and the soup special, creamy tomato basil, was almost not edible, way to thick and way to spicy would have been better on pasta. The view is outstanding and the decor is also very nice. Would go back but would avoid the two issues noted above.

V
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful with wonderful views. Unfortunately, there were a few issues with both food and service. Food - ordered curry chicken dish and advised server or tree nut allergy. All orders were taken and after appetizers were served and before we received our meals the server notified us that they could not guarantee no tree nuts in the dish ordered. She left a menu and did not come back for a long time to take the order for the alternate dish. Special of the day - lamb - was ordered at medium and questioned whether a shank or chops. Was advised at time of ordering that it was a chop (after server went to check) when it arrived it was overdone and VERY well done and it was a shank. Another meal had to be ordered and although it came quickly others had finished their meals. The server was very nice and polite and efficient however there were long waits between requests/questions.

K
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Two of my guests ordered the salmon. They asked if they could split one entrée as the wife was really hot and suddenly not very hungry. While the server (and kitchen) were very accommodating, the salmon was unfortunately overcooked and very dry. As visitors from another country, they just didn't feel comfortable saying anything or sending it back. The remaining three of us were very happy with our food. We always enjoy the décor, the friendliness and the service by all staff.

K
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It has gorgeous views of the beach and our server was nice but the food was very mediocre. My steak which was suppose to be medium rare was medium well and hard to eat and my husbands salmon was also over cooked. We definitely feel like for our anniversary dinner it was not a very good meal but did love the view and sunset.

KA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although the service was good, the food was over priced for what you get. We found the food "fine" at best, but definitely not good enough to return or recommend to anyone else.

TP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Busy! Slow service this time.

GI
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and has improved substantially since my last visit. Despite being a very busy night, our server was efficient and friendly. The atmosphere and which included subtle live music was great and still allowed for conversation. A beautiful sunset over the ocean with dinner never hurts either, we’ll definitely be back!

o
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

everthing was great and Julie our Waitress was super

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It took more than 1 hour to get our appetizers (soup and shrimp cocktail) and we waited another 45 minutes for our main course but we left before it arrived since we had been there for more than 2 hours. Nobody seemed to care since we were told repeatedly that our food was coming. It never came. Service was terrible and what ever food we had to as mediocre

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh this is such a lovely place. We recommend it to everyone.

d
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We shared the seafood Cobb Salad and Angus Burger. Both were very good. The restaurant was bright and roomy. Despite being the August long weekend, it wasn't busy. The disappointing part was that "Ocean-view" actually meant view of the ocean beyond the car park. Still, overall it was a pleasant experience and staff were nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother-in-law’s 90th and she thought the experience was exceptional

JD
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food Douglas our server was very knowledgeable and made everyone there feel special

B
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I shouldn't have to write a review. You saw that we were the last to leave the restaurant and that we're coming back tonight

JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening out with family. The view was amazing and the food was delicious. The mussels are definitely a must and so is the Tuna Takagi. They were child friendly and had coloring and a kids menu. Live music outside. Creme brule for dessert was one of the best I've had.