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US$4 - US$29
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Bar, Canadian, Healthy, Wine Bar, Beer restaurants
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is nice and open and has space for live entertainment (when we get back to that). The food quality is good and there is an interesting variety of dishes. Family friendly restaurant and good value for their kids meals. Good place to go...if you're in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

Quality of the food is not worth the high price. Lamb sirloin was very tough, salmon was over cooked and the mashed potatoes were actually cold. Despite the restaurant being half empty the service was poor. I've tried this restaurant for supper a few times...now. Last night was strike three, I won't be going back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

We were a party of six, phoned to make reservations for that evening, they never answered the phone but got answering machine, we left what we would like and what time and asked if they would get back to us. We never got a reply...but thought we would try anyway, when we arrived we were told they were too busy to seat us. There were quite a few tables, but maybe didn’t have the staff to serve them. I asked the server if they listen to there answering machine I was informed that they didn’t have time to listen to it. The bartender over heard the conversation didn’t come over to see what the problem was but quietly told us to “F” off. I overheard this and approached him and told him I didn’t appreciate that kind of language, he almost yell that he didn’t care what I thought. If they are going to hire that kind of staff I don’t care how good the food is you are going to lose customers. We went home and I went on the web site were they say the best way to get a table is to make a reservation, I would like to know how when they don’t answer the phone or listen to there messages. I wrote on there comment section on what happened and how unhappy I was by there staff. Shock they never answered that eitherMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

We were a group of 6 mature women; our 90-year old mother, me and my three sisters and one daughter celebrating a mother/daughter spa day. My sister called twice to leave a message earlier in the day to make a reservation and her calls were...not returned. We arrived at 4:45 PM and were asked if we had a reservation. Obviously, we did not. We were told that they were not serving any tables for more than 4 people so we politely asked for two tables and told them that we were not in a hurry. Nope! We were told that they are too busy and simply could not accommodate us in a very dismissive and rude manner. The server walked away and left us standing there pretty much dumbfounded. So we politely asked another hostess/server and we were once again refused service. The restaurant was very empty and I understand that their patio tables were likely busy, but there is no excuse to be refused service and be treated rudely and disrepectfully. I can almost guarantee that if we were a bunch of guys just coming off the golf course that we would have been served. The female servers had no interest in hosting a bunch of women who are perceived as being bad tippers. They just lost 6 customers and our dinner and service at Pipers Pub down the street was exceptional!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

I am so glad this restaurant still has their wait staff wearing masks around customers. Since rules were relaxed many businesses no longer have employees wear masks regardless of vaccine status. So vulnerable patrons cannot be sure they won't be exposed to covid. There were...many options in the menu for celiac patrons and the service was great. The food portions were more than generous. We had not dined out for over a year so we were thrilled with the experience with food, service and safety and plan to return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 25, 2021

We love their decorations in the restaurant. Their menu is amazing and the food is very delicious. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2021

This hidden gem in Nanaimo is our new favorite restaurant. Excellent service, menu has a good selection without being too extensive. You can tell that they choose their ingredients well. I had a Caesar salad with a chicken breast, a mundane dish the chef made...spectacular. One of the best chicken breast I've had in a restaurant fresh not frozen. The salad was crisp and fresh, dressing was perfectly balanced and even had popped capers. Fantastic around experience. Considering the quality of food I think the prices are most acceptableMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2020

I have duck brest in fresh sheet with my coworker. He had ass kicker. Safe table distance in the restaurant. good service. Amazing foods. I will come back for sure.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2020 via mobile

It’s a little hidden gem behind Costco. It’s has good happy hour drinks and food. My favourite is the Nashville chicken burger (in a wrap). A few more favourites are the wings (sweet and spicy), Thai chicken noodle bowl and coconut prawns. The service is...always great and you can tell they really care about their customersMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

went there for the first time a couple of years ago, absolutly the worst service i've ever had, swore i would never go back. but i did go back to go out with friends that insisted on going there, terrible service and food again! now...they won't be going back either. so disappointed i cut up a gift card that had remaining balanceMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Marilyn_CRM, Marketing at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Hi there, When did you go to the resturant? What did you order? Please be responsible for what you said in the public.

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Simonholt Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4