The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

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731 reviews
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Nestled on the bluff overlooking the idyllic Cordova Bay, the Beach House offers stunning views and an eclectic mix of local and west coast inspired food. Restaurant reservations are in our beautiful lower level, accessed by stairs or ramp on the right side of the building. The upper level is available exclusively for private event bookings. Window table requests will be noted but are never guaranteed. Patio seating is available on a first come first serve basis - weather permitting. We accept group reservations for up to 24 guests maximum. For further questions please phone the restaurant directly at 250-658-5224.
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CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our party of 3 received attentive service. The food was delicious, the view beautiful, and the table setting was lovely.

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SP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The view alone was worth the experience, the food was delicious the only reason I didnt make it a 5 star is because the fish portion was small and a little dry. I will be going back.

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RS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a good restaurant to take out of town visitors.

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PH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with a colleague, great dinner and space.

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KV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

I requested a window seat but wasn’t given one. I asked to bring in a special piece of cake for the birthday person only and was going to be charged $3.00/person attending for the loss of revenue for bringing in a piece of cake. Food was dry and pushed out to turnover tables so we couldn’t enjoy our appetizers. Not going back.

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RS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable lunch sitting by the window looking at the sea view.

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The place was very loud and stuffy. Service was great: flexible and friendly despite it being busy. My dish (seafood salad) was very good, but my friend's dish of poached eggs with mushrooms etc. was bland she says. A new meal was offered to her, so that was nice, but she chose not to. The server suggested pesto sauce and my friend said that improved the dish. I like that it is Celiac-friendly at your place. Thank you.

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AL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal, lovely view, great service and a great night with family.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of the best views in Victoria - positioned on Cordova Beach. The lower restaurant is very cosy with breath-taking views of the sea. During the summer there is now an outside terrace offering great views over the beach. The menu is a mix of bistro fare like pizza, salads with more interesting dishes. The service was very good, quick fast and attentive servers. My pizza was a little burnt but still ok. Enjoyed the dining experience and plan to go again.

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had very good service even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Food was served without long waits, and the carrot cake dessert was exceptional. With it being busy, we found it was also quite noisy and affected our ability to have a conversation at our table. We'll still come back again, perhaps at a different time, to see if it was just an unusual evening.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow. Appetizer came before our drinks. Table wasn't cleared for a long time. Very disappointing.

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a
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice little restaurant. Great view of the beach. Food was pretty good. We were there with a baby and the servers were great.

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful views. Lunch menu was good but short of avocados not being ripe. Was quite expensive considering all things. Definitely paying for the views. Having said that service was very good

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PW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Get there very early if you want a special off the menu they were out by 7 pm

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CT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, the water view was great. Was just a little noisier than we like.

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VS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Dining room closed for private function. We weren't alerted when rez made. Downstairs was impossibly noisy and not as nice. Disappointed as we took a guest.
However, food, menu and service have all improved in last couple of years - well done on those aspects!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was meeting old friends who were visiting from Ontario, and the Beach House was the perfect place to show off our beautiful coast. It was quite noisy inside, so we ate on the outside patio which was quiet and protected from the wind by transparent panels. The seafood in my dinner salad was generally excellent, though the salmon fillet was a bit overcooked. Servers were excellent, and they seemed to try to gear their pace to ours. Signature entrees are in the $25 range, but there are other choice for the budget-conscious. A friendly unpretentious restaurant with a truly spectacular setting!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My meal was later getting to the table. But the food was good and enjoyed the view.

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

My favourite place to eat. I always recommend this place to people. Great seafood chowder.

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

Our dining experience was fabulous. We had excellent service and the view from our table was amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff was patient with our larger group. Appreciated not being rushed

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CC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant...the views are heavenly and the food is FABULOUS; great portion sizes and very fresh. Our server was friendly and always ensured our glasses were filled. I wouldn't say no to eating here ever!

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meal was very nice, only exception was father-in-law order small jumbo prawn dinner two prawns is not a dinner it is small appetizer. Rest of the meals were very good.

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LP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible view, outstanding food, and exceptional service. One of my favourite restaurants in Victoria!

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HP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets. A restaurant on the beach with lovely views, great atmosphere and pleasant staff. The dishes are costal with beef and chicken added but all are equally great. My personal favourite especially for brunch & lunch.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. We had a beautiful table overlooking the ocean and the server was extremely polite and helpful. Would recommend without hesitation.

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b
Vancouver
71 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic experience - I enjoyed the salmon and the ladies the paella and veggie pizza - our server Sarah took excellent care of us and never kept us waiting- we will be back - truly a great neighbourhood gem

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HM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

love the view! had not been for lunch and found the menu consisted mainly of burgers and pizza

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t
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oh, the view! How lovely! And six of us had a lovely dinner as well, though the menu is small. I would certainly return! It's quite noisy, but we were tucked away in a corner so we weren't totally surrounded by people. Thank you.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Always loved the Beach House, but over the past six months, the food has become disgusting. Last visit, had to send back both the Calamari and the Nachos, both were inedible. The Risotto was under cooked and had about three mushrooms. Went again on Wednesday, had the seafood salad, there were NO scallops, the shrimp were straight out of a pre-cooked packaged and the one prawn (large shrimp) was cooked for so long it was like rubber; also, the salmon was like salmon jerkey, dry and tough as nails. My friend had the fish and chips, no batter and grilled, it was delicious. My other friend had the fish (shrimp) and chips, the shrimp were like rubber and completely over cooked, the chips were great. Our server was friendly, attentive and fun, she deserved her tip, and of course the view is always a treat. Overall, we (three of us dine out once a month) have made a pact to never go back to Beach House, such a pity as it's one of the few restaurants with such a great view, however, with such poor food being served, NEVER again...goodbye Beach House. Oh by the way, the couple next to us sent back their fish twice, and eventually the husband sent back his whole plate of food, that is another indication of the shoddy food you're serving, you won't be able to keep up with this type of thing, you need to up your game, change your chef or change your vendors providing the food, because at this point, all three need to GO ! So sad !

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! Would definitely return and recommend !!

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pretty loud, service was great except fiancé didn’t get his hashbrowns and our appetizer came out with mains. Food tasted great and overall happy customers.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was great and the ocean view was perfect

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience and are looking forward to dining at the Beach House again soon.

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JF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent birthday lunch for a friend and it was nice to receive a piece of cake for her to celebrate. Nice touch. One seafood salad the salmon was quite overcooked and food that should be hot was not hot. It may have been sitting hence an unusual wait time. It did not detract from the enjoyment of our lunch overall. Noise level at times was a bit much - baffles needed, maybe? It was the busy lunchtime period.

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KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot. Super popular so be sure to get a reservation.

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JE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is fantastic, and with the view you really couldn't ask for much better. It was peak hours with a few large groups, so very noisy. That said the service was great and the price is definitely worthwhile. If you like seafood, and would enjoy a classy meal in a steakhouse environment this is a perfect location. Or, stop in for a quick seafood lunch!

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

Four of us had a delicious meal on the last day of our two week stay in Lochside Drive. The view from our table was amazing and the waitress absolutely great.

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PR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The Beach House is a beautiful place. Love the view. Service was good, server friendly. Very disappointed in food, in particular, the lamb shank. It was very fatty and greasy, was unable to eat much of it. I would like to see more chicken/pork/beef on the menu. There is a lot of seafood which I don't eat. Overall experience was good but the food we ordered was under par. We will try it again sometime.

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L
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation two weeks ago to request a window table as it was a special occasion dinner. But we didn't have it. The food was so so. Our server was very clumpsy and not professional! It was so noisy that we couldn't hear our own conversation! Won't be going back.

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