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About The Breakwater - Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

"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

4330 Island Hwy S
Courtenay, BC V9N 1Y4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

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

Cross Street:
Argyle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 338-1323

Website:
http://www.kingfisherspa.com/

Parking Details:
Open parking

Public Transit:
Bus stops at entrance

Executive Chef:
Ralph Spodzieja

Private Party Facilities:
Private room available upon request

Private Party Contact:
Chrystal Van Dok, Sales & Events Coordinator: (250) 338-1323 ext. 399

Additional:
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

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!

The Breakwater - Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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4.2

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3.7

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (46)
Kid-friendly (27)
Waterfront (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Went for a celebration and everything was perfect thanks!

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·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!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·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...

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·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.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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

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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2016

food was great waitress had more tables than she could handle

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·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.

It's all about the details...you don't always get a second chance to make a first impression.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Delicious food and excellent service. I requested a table by the window overlooking the ocean and we got it. Delightful lunch enjoyed by all my family. Thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Was our third stay and we absolutely loved it. Everything was wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely evening with delicious seafood overlooking the water with attentive service by Roxy. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We have used the restaurant many times in the past. We were very disappointed in the meal and the value. In fact I would say that this was the worst value for a meal I have ever had. Out of probably the last 300 opportunities. The staff did not even ask me for any comment. I expected better.
Don and Nattalia Jackson, Cobble Hill B.C.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Excellent service and food. Only negative things for us were portions were small and it was pricey. Wont be coming very often, cant afford it even though we love going there.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2016

We loved the Breakwater at the Kingfisher Spa & Resort. We had excellent food, excellent wine and very good service. And breakfast the next morning - outside on the patio - was lovely. And of course, the view is spectacular. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 1, 2016

The oysters were local and exceptional.
I had the Halibut on pea puree with thinly sliced pickled beets and carrots. It was quite delicious, although I found the pickled beets and carrots a bit too tangy for myself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Ordered the halibut for dinner. The halibut was good but what it came with was less than satisfying. It was a pea puree that was - I'm sorry - but gross. Also no starch (i.e. potato or rice). I am glad that we ordered caesar salad to start or we would have left hungry as my husband and I are not big dessert fans.
We have been to Kingfisher many times but both of us said we are reluctant to go back as the last time we were there the restaurant was closed for a private function. I would have thought that Kingfisher would notify their patrons of this upon reserving.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 16, 2016

My friend and I have been meeting at the Kingfisher for several years for our annual catch-up and I was absolutely shocked at the increase in price since the last time we were here. It was my turn to pay but after receiving the bill, we decided to go Dutch. Unbelievably expensive - view or not!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 13, 2016

The menu had too much fish & seafood which I can't eat. There were very few other choices. I am guessing here but I think that about 80% of the menu was fish & seafood. I asked the waitress for a toothpick. I asked her a second time and finally asked another waitress. We asked to see the breakfast menu and had to ask three times. For those who love seafood it would be probably be great!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Our first impression of the menu was quite exciting but then 3 of the entrees were removed and we were told they were coming out with a new menu. Our thoughts were that they should have kept the old menu and all it's items until the new menu was printed and even then, for those who had been before, kept some 'leftovers' until people got used to the new menu. It's disappointing when you can 'taste' something in your mind all afternoon and when it comes to actual mealtime, told it no longer exists!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We have attended mothers day brunch here for the last four years. All of our experiences prior to this one have been positive. The service, although friendly was inefficient and lacking professionalism. The food had a nice selection as usual; however, most of it was only luke warm. Overall it wouldn't have been a complete disaster if not for the price. We fully expect a higher than average bill when eating at King Fisher, but in this case the value was simply not theregiven the high cost.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

I booked a birthday dinner and the poor waitress did not mention it. One meal had to be sent back. The caesar salad was dry and not what we expected. The bread was terrible.the crust was so stale we had to cut it off. The waitress was told and did nothing to correct or offer to correct the bread. The waitress in my opinion acted like a snob, she was not very friendly. We have been there for lunch and had a very good meal and time we expected more for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Food was great! But I found on all 3 occasions service to be very slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 6, 2016

A spectacular place for a relaxing getaway. Great staff, great rooms, beautiful grounds and great spa. The views are breathtaking and at the same time very relaxing. Could not ask for a better couple of days.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 30, 2016

It was almost funny how Mom perked up when I mentioned our dinner was not going to be at a usual restaurant but at the Kingfisher. The decision proved to be perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 28, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. We started with the bread and dip appetizer, delicious. We tried the pork and the halibut. Both were excellent.
The seascape dessert was to die for, perfect combo of chocolate and raspberry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Interesting menu, good food and attentive service. Good value. Pleasant surroundings. Would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

This one is well hidden from the road and caters to a higher caliber of clientele while maintaining a reachable price for fine dining. We were very pleased all around and for Valentines Day even included a complimentary photograph of us, printed on the spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2016

My friends and I come to the spa once a year, and we always eat at The Breakwater. The service is great, and it's nice to come back year after year and be treated like old friends. The food is also fabulous. We recommend the oysters!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at the Breakwater. The view was phenomenal, it was just a great experience. We will definitely be back again

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2015

We went for the 3 course , prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. the oyster appetizer was amazing. The two huge baked oysters were delicious. We then had entrees of the turkey (the white meat was moist!) and trimmings, and the salmon and risotto. Both dishes were well prepared with seasonal veggies. The risotto was slightly underdone, which is much better than having it overcooked and mushy. Dessert was to die for: pumpkin cheesecake with a caramelized sugar top, pumpkin brittle, poached pear, and raspberry sorbet. The wine pairings with each dish were good as well, although the port would have been worth upgrading to match the awesomeness of dessert.

I dinged one star on service because the server leaned over my wife to show her something on the menu and actually rested her elbow on my wife's shoulder. We had not, to that point nor after, achieved a degree of familiarity which would make it acceptable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Knowledgable serving staff, beautiful atmosphere , great food and fast service, was an amazing dinner experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 8, 2015

This is not fine dining...but far better than the usual resort fare.
Bistro size plates....prepared with some thought...not for foodies....not gourmet..but a great attempt.
Scallops...presented well but slighlty overlooked....Pork tenderloin tough, and yet pink, served with overcooked spicy vegetables.

Waitress friendly...wine good selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner there the other night. Had the calamari to start (which was cooked to perfection! Not an easy task) and I shared the bread and butter with my partner..which could have had more bread in it then just 2 small pieces per person..for my main I had the grilled chicken which was very well proportioned and super tasty! To finished it off I had the creme brûlée which was a nice way to end off the evening. I enjoyed every bit of my meal and plan on returning!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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