Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort

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300 reviews
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Contemporary European
Atop the forested heights of the Malahat ridge overlooking the picturesque Saanich Inlet is an incredible west coast fine dining experience unlike any other on the island. Alpina Restaurant at the Villa Eyrie Resort is the island’s newest fine dining experience creatively blending local flavours with tastes from the European Alps with awe-inspiring views in every direction.
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BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly one of a kind experience, the food was amazing and the atmosphere and staff in the restaurant were so positive. Our waiter was exceptional and filled us in on the scenic aspects as well as all the dishes, he also offered to take pictures of us with the view in the background. Would definitely recommend anyone to stay here and I hope to come back soon.

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B
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative food. Very attentive staff and quiet ambiance. The view is spectacular!

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EC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, ambience, and views . A world class gem 30 minutes from Victoria.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative preparation that tasted even better than it looked.
The tasting menu was a delight for a celebratory lunch.
A totally enjoyable experience.

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JP
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way! We'll be back again soon. Food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful.

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding views and meal. Will be going again. Highly recommended.

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TB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant offering gorgeous views to go with your beautiful and delicious prepared meal. Just go!

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there overnight and attended a Wine Dinner. Food incredible and excellent service. The view is stunningly beautiful.

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TW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect, and our server, Wayne, took excellent care of us from the moment we sat down. Impeccable.

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Wayne, I believe??) was magnificent - made us feel welcome, comfortable, and shared good conversation. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, as were the cocktails. We’ll be back!

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

World class location amd ambience.Good selection on buffet table..dessert table really good. Servers were pleasant however perhaps some additional training required..eg..bill was presented half way through our meal..server should wait until we ask for bill..

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CG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional, knowledgeable and courteous staff; excellent service. Delicious white wine from Oliver, BC. Meal was beautifully presented and divine. Beautiful views on summer solstice!

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and service top notch. The real show stopper though is the incredible view. From the beautiful landscape of the Eyrie, the Saanich Inlet to the Olympic Mountains, it doesn’t get much better! An amazing little paradise hidden away at the top of the Malahat! You will be blown away!

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RG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary - incredible view, wonderful food and the service was fantastic.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal for lunch of a Pasta Vongole dish and a Cobb Salad (the best chicken I have ever tasted!), on the balcony overlooking the unbelievable view - for the same price as a meal in Victoria, but with the amazing view included!

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food, view and atmosphere! It’s one of our go to breakfast places!

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RT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought 3 other couples there in January (during the World Jr. Hockey in Victoria) and it was so awesome from every aspect (food, ambiance, service) that I had to bring another couple who are friends that I wanted to have a similar experience. The January visit was over the top, mainly thanks to Wayne who looked after the 8 of us. It was everything Jewel looked after us on this visit and she did a nice job. It was also great to catch up with Wayne who was looking after a large group of graduates that night, but he remembered us and made us most welcome. The food, view, service are world class. If you haven't been here recently, you must try it, especially if you want a special night out and want to feel you are in a European country with a view to die for.

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends to Alpina at Villa Eyrie to thank them for some special services. We had the lunch special with 3 courses and wine pairings and we found each course delicious and beautifully presented. Our friends who are from Calgary were absolutely blown away by the food, ambience and service. We lingered and took many pictures! Perfect day!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, view, and service were all equally incredible. Thanks for making our anniversary so memorable!

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ME
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful, slow meal at the Alpina Restaurant. Breathtaking views. Friendly service. Great food. Recommending this place to all our friends and family!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time. I always thought the food was good but in year since we last were there it is even better. Presentation and eye to ingredients and technique was excellent all washed down with the featured BC Rose.

The only thing, and this is a mere quibble, is that we were given a beautiful and enticing bread basket as we were beginning our entree. We were famished when we arrived and it would have been great to have brought to us with our wine at the beginning.

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good atmosphere, food and the view is breathtaking. Was a little expensive but for a once and awhile experience it's worth it.

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M
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular view. An interesting and tasty menu. All around.....good evening with friends.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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OT
Los Angeles
170 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just...wow! The entire experience, meal, service, ambiance, view; what more could you ask for?! Just an amazing place. Certainly will be back again when in the area; this is not to be missed!

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love heading to Alpina for brunch! Try their lattes they are so yummy!

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RB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good experience. The food is amazing, the service is world class, the price is so decent. We will be returning soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing! I had the $99 food and wine pairings menu and I couldn’t be happier. Will definitely be back and highly recommend . The view is outstanding and they made sure to give us a window seat.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for anniversary dinner. Just a bit pricey.

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IW
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The view is what you pay for hands down. Therefore it’s important to specify a window table. Service is spotty - being a Mother’s Day brunch it was reasonable but it’s hard to screw up refilling water glasses and clearing plates. Previous experience has shown that the staff are pretty “green” and the service levels can vary greatly. Food quality was good but the replenishment of the buffet was sporadic. Some premium dishes appeared after we were basically done with no idea we’d missed out on them (crab legs and prawns etc). For the price point ($165 for two adults and a small child) I’d have preferred more consistency. I give them the benefit of the doubt as a newer restaurant with a challenging geographic location. After all it was basically the geography that spelled the demise of the original Aerie resort.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was beautiful. Loved watching the swallows swooping in front of our window. The Cob Salad I had was very good. The chicken in it was cooked excellent! My husband really enjoyed his fish and chips too. It was a lovely experience.

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JE
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible view, outstanding service, and delectable food.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summit Restaurant went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable experience for our birthday celebration. Food was delicious, service was polite and prompt, and the view was gorgeous. Pricy but a great value considering the thoughtful details and extras that are included.

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GS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous view
Beautiful food with exquisite presentation
Service outstanding

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had Sunday brunch at the Summit Restaurant. The food was great, really tasty and fairly large portions, the servers were all friendly and attentive, and the views from the restaurant were beautiful! We would definitely go again.

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DB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the summit restaurant! I brought friends visiting from out of town there. One of them complains about everything but no complaints at the Summit restaurant. The view and the food are spectacular. Everyone who works there is so nice. The chef even came out to see how we enjoyed our meals which is a very nice touch. Thank you Summit restaurant.

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great views food and service will definitely go back.

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DD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambience and view was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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FG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Villa Eyrie is in a beautiful location with an unbeatable view.

Sunday brunch was quite good. There is an emphasis in quality over quantity. There were some small things missing such as jam or butter for the fresh baked goods. Also, some stations did not have proper serving utensils, making it very difficult to take certain foods.

The service was very poor. There were 2 main servers in the dining area. One was doing a good job, but she was overworked because the second server did not seem to be doing anything. We asked for coffee and she seemed shocked that we'd ask. She asked if we wanted cream, but then she arrived with cream and no sugar. She refused to make eye contact with us again. We ended up pouring maple syrup into our coffee because it was near the pancake station.

Several times the host and server walked by our table that had dirty dishes stacked on it (from the buffet brunc
h). Seeing as this restaurant is being marketed as higher end, that was unacceptable.

When we were ready to leave/pay, we waited 15 min to receive the bill (well to get anyone's attention) and then another 20 minutes just to pay.

We might return here because of the good and view but the service was surprisingly bad for a restaurant of this calibre.

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R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent seafood chowder and the polenta fries were very tasty. Service was attentive but not invasive. Very pleasant experience.

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