Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort

4.7
982 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary European
Alpina Restaurant is firmly one of Vancouver Island's best restaurants and a real foodie destination.  Building upon the German heritage of our executive chefs and their extensive culinary training throughout Europe, our cuisine eloquently infuses traditional ingredients and preparation methods from the Alpine regions of Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland.  Elevate your perspective on the foods that have come to embody European inspired West Coast dining at the one and only, Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort.

Boasting unforgettable views of the Saanich Inlet and Finlayson Arm from nearly every table, we strive to make every dining experience as unique as the flavours found in the traditional European kitchens of our ancestors. 

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 982 people are saying
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PhilipH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of space in between tables. Lovely room, with great food and service. I cannot think of anything that I would change.

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marcb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is personal and professional.
Food was great. Vistas are stunning.

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Flashk2
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our favourite breakfast out is the Alpina at Villa Eyrie. Luxury and view with generous portions of great food. The service is always top notch. Definitely worth a trip up the Malahat. Make sure you order the Latte which comes with a wee biscotti. They totally get it! Lattes should never be served without a biscotti!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was awesome. We look forward to coming back. We did dinner and lunch. Best burger I have ever had. Good job

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FioB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. Gorgeous setting and view. Excellent food beautifully presented. The chef pleases our eyes as well as our palates!
Attentive, professional service.
We’re picky, and the Alpina restaurant never fails to impress.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy appetizers and craft beers or Radlers. Excellent taste.

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StefanV
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast and it was excellent. The service also was great and very friendly. We will be going back.

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DonP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was, as always, outstanding. The food was amazing. Would definitely recommend Alpina to all looking for a great meal.

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Greg
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch. Food is as stunning as the views. Innovative, well seasoned and beautifully presented.

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vipTiga
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most everything was great, but my partner was disappointed that his hash came with only dark meat turkey. We were pleased that the parking area had been cleared/salted/gritted as there was so much snow there.

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VikkiP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent service and amazing atmosphere. Doesn’t get much better than Alpina!

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AndrewS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing views, excellent service, great ambience. Food menu a great value for money but not so much the wine.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a wintry day for breakfast and it was magical with all the snow on the trees. We had a great view of the inlet and could see some of the mountains in the distance.

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Donnalk
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One gulten free meal was accommodated successfully. Two pasta meals were excellent. A short rib meal was a small portion but great tasting.
A cocktail was made to order with perfection!! The other cocktails were also good.
Wine prices $90 a bottle and up resulted in no sales in the whole restaurant. Needs reviewing.

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BeeZee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Personal, authentic attention along with consistency in outstanding food at great value.

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vipZach
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must visit. The views are spectacular, and the food was wonderful as well.

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Andriy
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is not the first time we are celebrating there. My family and me love this place. Terrific view, yummy food, quiet atmosphere.. What else do you need to spend quality time with your friends?

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SandyM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful pre Christmas breakfast with dear friends at the Alpina Restaurant. It was a beautiful sunny morning and we were seated at a table with stunning views overlooking Finlayson arm. Our meals were fabulous and service impeccable. We didn't feel rushed at all. Would highly recommend.

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SandyM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently enjoyed a lovely meal at Alpina for our Anniversary. We were given a complimentary glass of champagne to toast our special day. We had starters and mains and all was outstanding. Our server was friendly and attentive. We found all staff were cheerful and welcoming. Covid protocols of the highest standard were met and we felt very safe. We commend them for the outstanding service during this difficult time. Would highly recommend and we will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and delicious food! Seating well spread apart and plenty of parking outside. Portions were decent and service was excellent. Definitely worth going if you are in the area.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only are the views tremendous at Villa Eyrie, so is the overall dining experience. If you want a special place to go to, this is it. I would highly recommend the Alpina Restaurant as I have had breakfast and dinner there on many occasion. It has always been worthy of another visit.

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DM1234
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. It was just getting dark when we arrived so we still got to enjoy the view. Our server Paul was awesome and entertained our table. We will be back for sure. I've already told friends how great our meal was.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stunning views, great ambiance and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. There were 4 of d us dining and each one of us had something different from the menu. Every dish was spot on…flavours, temperature, as described. This will become a go to.

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sunny
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was excellent. And views AMAZING!! Thank you!

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DonnaM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch as always. Always look forward to a fabulous lunch there.

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KatyR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, this was a 5 star meal through and through. I went with my parents for my 40th birthday. It was a sunny day and we had the most gorgeous view over the Malahat. The food was so decently priced for the amount of food you got - my parents loved every bit. They did not skimp on anything (ex. seafood pasta actually had lots of seafood); each dish had a different flavour profile (and I'm a pretty picky foodie). We were very impressed.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very fine food ambience, views, service. Beer is reasonably priced.

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johnb
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent,Sarah our waitress did anexcellent job

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came here from Victoria for brunch. We had a great experience here - everyone was really nice and welcoming. We had an amazing view of the water and mountains from our table and ambiance was relaxing. It wasn’t too busy at the time but I think even if it had been, it still would have been a nice environment. The food was amazing, one of the best breakfast/brunch we’ve had on the Island. You can tell the food was made with fresh quality ingredients. They even did a surprise birthday mimosa and dessert for my partner after I briefly mentioned it was just his birthday. I thought that was so thoughtful!

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Aimee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing veiws! It had snowed that morning and we got to look out at the winter wonderland as we ate :)

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CatherineD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and you can't beat that view!

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GregM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great location, excellent food. only issue was waiting 40 min for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner and an overnight in the Cielo
We absolutely enjoyed our time there!
Our dinner was incredible
Service was outstanding
Molly and Jack!!! You made our night
Thank you so much for everything you all do

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BeverleyR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My twin sister and I had the most enjoyable 80th birthday lunch!
Everything was perfect!
We took our time and savoured every mouthful.
We had the dining room all to ourselves, it was very special!
Thank you

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AliM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tell everyone how amazing Alpina is, I get worried I’m going to jinx it! But every time I’ve come, I’ve always had an amazing meal, incredible service and the best views around! We are so lucky to have this gem on southern Vancouver Island. There is no other place I would rather go for a birthday, special occasion, or standard breakfast. The food is honestly the best. THANK YOU for always doing the best!

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were put into a poorly lit back section of the restaurant near stairs that volumes of unmasked patrons were using to go to a party downstairs. Our table did not have a candle or flowers such as the other tables around us and just gave an overwhelmingcafeteria feeling. Considering I had made the reservation specifically for a birthday dinner; all but the food was underwhelming

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know we need to "Pull up our Boot Straps". Your review was particularly upsetting because It was your girlfriends' Birthday, an event we love hosting, and we did not hit the "Bullseye" for your special evening. Also because you chose to stay with us that evening, as our In-House Guests needs are at the top of our list at the Villa Eyrie. I shall try to contact you personally JohnT to discuss this matter.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey Guys
I've got to say "Thank you so much" for, again, providing a wonderful evening to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary.
And I have to tell you that since we were both building our houses at the same time (1990), over the years you have improved, decorated and highlighted your home absolutely marvelously! I always look forward to seeing your latest improvements.

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Karin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We have been to this restaurant a few times. The food is always delicious. The view on a nice day is amazing! Our visit last night was a bit lack luster in the service department. Our entree order wasn't taken for almost an hour even though our menus were removed from the table and we were finished our appetizers and second drinks. Our server did not check in on us much at all. Comparing to our last visit where the service was 5 star, above and beyond! It was a bit disappointing. Also, there were food crumbs on the window ledge beside our table. I expect a bit more for a $250 dinner.

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort
Responded on November 22, 2021

We truly appreciate your feedback and comments when we do not match what the Villa Eyrie is all about. In particularly from on of our Returning Guests. First, thank you for your continued support and understanding during these trying times. Secondly, I take full responsibility for your Dining mishap. I shall try to contact you personally Karin to discuss this matter.

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Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 856-0188.

Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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