The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
*** J A N U A R Y C L O S U R E ***
PLEASE NOTE THE BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED FROM FROM JANUARY 6 – 14, 2020 FOR YEARLY REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE. (Private Events are not affected)

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 (no reservations) and is always weather permitting.

We accept group reservations for up to 24 guests maximum at off peak times. We offer housemade desserts however, should you wish to bring your own dessert our policy allows only desserts from a certified bakery and $2/person Cake Plating Fee applies.

Question? CALL US 250-658-5442.
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KH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with stunning views. Pleasant greeting, seated right away. Service was excellent and not overbearing. My friend and I each had the seafood tacos, they were delicious (a bit messy) and salad. Delicious!

ME
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We decided to go to beach house because my friend had gotten married there which was amazing but she had never dined in the restaurant before.
Got there 15 minutes early so we could sit at the bar and have a drink but ended up waiting off side and the bartender who was very nice but super busy tried to take care of us. Ended up waiting 45 minutes (half an hour after our reservation time) for our table and the server was nice but she too was super overloaded and didnt smile.
Food was super disappointing except for the dessert. Food seemed to take a long time and for a table of 5 women we got 1 slice of bread each which was covered in salt.
We did the dine around menu which weren't on any websites and usually dine around menus want to show case what the restaurant has to offer so you'll come back but everything was so salty! The calamari, the bread, the risotto, and the fish and chips had so much batter and salt it wasnt really edible.
The desserts were really good and we even ordered off the ala carte menu to try the verrine which was all of our favorite with the lemon tart coming in close second.

Just very disappointing dining experience after experiencing such a great wedding last year.

BJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a very enjoyable evening at The Beach House.: good service, good food
The noise level made it difficult to hear each other.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love to come here for a relaxed meal for 2, even in the winter when there is no view. This visit was fine, except for a service glitch when my partner's main course came several minutes before my own. Our server apologized and said it was because "Dine Around" menu itens show on o different order than regular menu, so they didnt get paired up. Otherwise our experience was great. Food, wine and service otherwise all great.

BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all my family enjoyed your restaurant. There were 11 of us and no one had mention of a bad meal. I did however find some of the liquor prices a little pricey (ie 9 ounce Kendall Chardonnay $19.00) where as a highball was reasonable (Canadian Club with ginger $6.00). I would definitely go back. Our server Jules was exceptional!

r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been here a few times for special occasion dinner/brunch. The complete experience is always a delight. Eating brunch while watching the waves crash practically at your feet is a real treat. I highly recommend you visit this establishment for a fantastic dining experience

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time enjoying a family meal at The Beach House. The service was fantastic, the view was unbeatable and the food was very yummy. We’ll be back for sure.

RB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous Food and location! They were super busy, so the service was a little slow, but it’s such a lovely location to just sit and chat, that we didn’t mind.
We had the lamb shanks, chicken vol-au-vent, steak and paella. All were amazing! The citron tart was a perfect mix of sour and sweet. We will be returning!

KE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

All good, except still too noisy. Suggest they review

PG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable.
Love the view.
Service was great

V
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Perhaps for lunch. Food is not necessarily reflective of the price or the ambiance.

L
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Beach House.

a
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Scenery is great and the service is always good but the food is very mediocre. Offered flat Prosecco which we had to return. Vol au vent was a soggy mess of sauce on top of a single chewy piece of pastry; seafood crepe was sauce in one small cold crepe. Food is pretty awful, but the view is magnificent. I'd recommend it for friends to come for a drink but not under any circumstances for a meal!

C
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was very good.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

All was very good the first time I was there. This was my second visit. I ordered the same thing (healthy avocado toast), since it was so good the first time, but this time the same meal wasn't near as good. I ordered the poached eggs med, and they were hard inside, so almost well done. This first time there was quite a bit of pesto sauce drizzled onto the plate surrounding the food, but this time there was just a trickle of it. This dish really needs that sauce to give it a nice bite. So the second meal was dry and not very tasty. This was the first time for my husband, since I told him how good it was when I first went. He ordered the Country Sausage Skillet and said his dinner was nothing special. Quite bland. We are not fussy eaters, so we don't usually complain... bad day maybe? Although we were asked to do this review via email. Also need more choices on the brunch menu. Very polite friendly staff. Nice atmosphere!

HW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch today. Busy restaurant but we felt well looked after.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and even though it raining we enjoyed the view!

BV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Time after time we arrive at the restaurant and are seated away from the window. When we ask the host if we can have a window seat we are told they are reserved, even though nobody is seated while we are there. I guess they are waiting for someone important to arrive! Food is good, service consistent.

T
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had a lovely time, but found the restaurant quite noisy and we were in a quieter corner.

MR
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been to the Beach House Restaurant for a long time but it did not disappoint. We attended for our 25th wedding anniversary and now for our 46th anniversary. Will definitely attend again soon.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent salmon and lamb dishes. Everything was perfect.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is amazing; ambience is great; food was good for all choices (we love the fish tacos and the chowder); we enjoyed the beer choices; best of all the service was welcoming and efficient without making us feel rushed. We'll be back again.

BR
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good.

JD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server was kind of grumpy. Need someone with a great personality.

DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really good! The Lamb was tender & very tasty, it fell off the bones. The chicken in the filo pastry & Mornay sauce was so good & flavourful! The atmosphere was relaxed & enjoyable. Our waiter was very nice & was attentive to us. The whole evening was very enjoyable & we would definitely return!

LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Seafood Salad & Cobb Salad. Excellent & Highly Recomeneded

m
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would love to come to your restaurant on a regular basis.....do you do brunches??????

MB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ramp down to the entrance is a bit steep for an elderly person with a walker. Thanks to quick thinking on the part of the staff, our table was moved to the upper level so my mom didn't have to go down the stairs.

E
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Beautiful scenery in the day time. Service lacked a bit for kindness.

B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With high anticipation of dining there I was delayed joining my celebratory dinner party by circumstances beyond my control. Arriving after the kitchen's closing time and 90% of my party left, they prepared me a spectacular delicious taste sensation in their seafood paella. Impeccable service and phenomenal food, highly recommend. I wish to personally thank the Beach House for going beyond the call to adapt to my situation that night. I will return to enjoy the dining experience such a fine establishment like them delivers.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great view and nice atmosphere. The food was fine. Well presented but staff were minimally attentive. Twice an employee came and did something at our table without speaking at all.

JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to enjoy a nice meal! The view is beautiful and the food is delicious!

SO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch very much. Our waitress was a wonderful young lady and the food was great too.

MM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant offers a great location and very good food at a reasonable price.The service was very professional and prompt.

B
San Salvador
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent as usual. Patrick gave us exceptional service, above and beyond,. We definitely will return.

SV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely location. Started out minimal noise but it kept getting louder and louder...service was slow for all 4 meals, 2 came out quickly and last 2 were really slow. 2 of our meals were wonderful and 2 meals were just ok. I understand the restaurant may have changed hand. Could that have had an impact on the experience?

VR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location and wide variety on the menu. It was also nice being able to make a reservation online.

WA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

2 Birthdays

LC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beach House did not disappoint!! Always an excellent meal!

BE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner, service was amazing and the food was very tasty with lots of value.