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The Breakwater - Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

198 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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"The Breakwater" name speaks to the heritage of our setting; the original breakwater was formed to calm Comox Harbour so loggers could form their bounty into booms for tugs to transport. Just up the shoreline, several ships were scuttled to create a breakwater. Today, those silent hulls serve as an iconic reminder of the perils that faced coastal pioneers. "The Breakwater" speaks of the restaurant's proximity to the ocean, as well as the rich history of the Comox Valley. We invite you to enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly service, and fresh, creative West Coast cuisine in the Breakwater restaurant or on our patio — all with one of the best views in the Pacific Northwest. We're committed to bringing you the bounty of Vancouver Island. The surrounding waters are famed for salmon, halibut, sable-fish, shrimp, crab, mussels, oysters, clams and more. Our climate supports a vast range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs… to say nothing of the wild foods that pops up without anyone's help
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:45 am, Sunday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am;

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; **Note - Ala Carte, no longer a buffet**

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(250) 338-1323
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ralph Spodzieja
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Private party facilities
Private room available upon request
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Private party contact
Chrystal Van Dok, Sales & Events Coordinator: (250) 338-1323 ext. 399
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Cross street
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Parking details
Open parking
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Public transit
Bus stops at entrance
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Special events & promotions
December 12th and 13th 2015 - West Coast Holiday Party in the evening - enjoy live entertainment and a special Three Course Gourmet Plated Dinner

Celebrate New Years Eve by ringing in 2016 Gatsby Style! Seven Course West Coast Gourmet Plated Dinner with Live entertainment and Vintage 1920s style!
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Went for a celebration and everything was perfect thanks!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

This was the first time in the new dining room, everything is lovely except for the art, no worries the restaurant has a fabulous view. We found the only people who looked happy to be working were the hostess and busboy. No one was rude, but no one was very friendly either, server didn't introduce themselves and we waited over 20 mins to get a drink we ordered when we sat down. I think we prefer the old fashion over the top type overly attentive kind of service, which I realize is not very popular anymore. (generation thing) Food was tasty, but the plating does not match your pricing, it lacked sophistication. If I am honest, I would make the appetizers smaller and lower the price, they make better sharing plates than individual servings before a dinner. Overall it was a good experience, but not a great experience for the price.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

We went there for my husband's birthday. Fabulous meal. Service was great. Waitress was helpful and had good recommendations. I heard her talking about the area and she was quite knowledgeable. They gave my husband a lovely dessert, free of charge with a candle in it. We really enjoyed the evening. The view was amazing. The whole experience was wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Very enjoyable evening with friends; really unique menu, excellent food and cocktails. Great ambience and superb service by Roxy who was attentive to just the right degree. Highly recommend for a special dining experience.

WorthATry (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

The view is fantastic - overlooking the water. The food was fresh & tasty - I had buttermilk Chicken & my boyfriend had the martini mussels. The bowl of mussels was generous & delicious and my chicken was tender & juicy (not always the way with a chicken breast). But the highlight of the visit for us was our server. She was friendly without overdoing; had a great sense of humour and was informative about the menu. Definitely a great asset for the restaurant!

Linda (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2016

About to undergo renovations to make a bistro and wine bar and casual dining restaurant which is going to be much better with comparable bars and restaurants now opened up in town. Beautiful surroundings with Eagles flying by makes dining there a great experience. I only go for brunch or lunch as much better value. Great buffets on special occasions , just to expensive now for the amount I eat.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

We had a pleasant time although the sevice was a bit slow but they mad up for it by bringing over a complimentary dessert! Nice touch...

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

My wife and I, attended the restaurant for Sunday lunch, my wife had the salmon and I had the steak sandwich, both were very good. We also had desert which was also very good. The waitress was very pleasant and friendly and very knowledgeable in regards to items on the menu.

We would definitely return to your restaurant.

Hope (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on December 5, 2016

I would not recommend going here again to my friends. The most disappointing meal I have ever had. Poor value for the high price. Two prawns, two scallops and a few mussels is not my idea of a 'Seafood Pasta' it was all pasta.

St3v3 (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

The service at this restaurant is always friendly and helpful; we love coming here.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

We were for a birthday weekend, and had occasion to have both breakfast and dinner. Lucked out with the weather so breakfast vIew was a bonus. Service, although a bit slow, was pleasant. Food was great. Two steaks and two sablefish entrees were cooked to perfection. The fact that the restaurant uses locally sourced products was much appreciated. Most definitely will be coming back after the renovation.

Reyn27 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

the server was very nice.. if ever in the summer their should be a site for barbeque..

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2016

food was great waitress had more tables than she could handle

PatB (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on October 20, 2016

The entrees were not worth the price; insufficient and nothing to write home about. In fact our friends only ordered appetizers and they looked better than the entrees.
The waitress was not very professional, was not at all helpful in helping our friend chose gluten free options. She was also inattentive and slow.
I also called ahead to the restaurant while my husband was out of town to surprise him by letting the restaurant know it was a special occasion; his birthday. I was assured that this would be recognized on the evening as "we always go the extra mile and help celebrate such occasions".
My husband's birthday was not mentioned or recognized in any way; not even a "Happy Birthday" from the staff.
Very disappointed and won't be going back anytime soon.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

My wife and I just spent three days at the resort for our 25th wedding anniversary.

We ate dinner at the restaurant twice during our stay. Our compliments to the chef!! The food was excellent! We enjoyed a memorable beet salad, tasty sea scallops and pork belly with carrot puree and some perfectly prepared raw oysters on a succulent seaweed base.

The service....well, there's definitely room for improvement; eg. lifting empty dinner plates over your head, not once asking how the meal was, not keeping the water topped up, no offering of fresh ground pepper for your meal. We brought a special bottle of wine for our special night fully prepared to pay the corkage and our server simply opened and poured without leaving even ten seconds for some breathing time. The tables could be positioned differently so that everyone can enjoy the view. There's plenty of room between window columns to accommodate this. It would have been nice to have our 25th anniversary acknowledged in some way. We mentioned this special occasion on our open table reservation, at the front desk as well as to our server. My wife was wished a happy birthday during the meal and corrected our server as to the fact that it was our anniversary but the server collected the signed bill and wished her a HB once again. LOL.

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