We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Simonholt Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 347: English reviews
Ladysmith, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time to this restaurant The food was very good and the sevice excellant. Will definitely return in the future

Thank Marg305
Gabriola Island, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My guest and I decided to try SimonHolt, which we'd been hearing much about from friends. We arrived on a quiet Tuesday evening at about 7:30 PM and were seated in a spotless booth. Our server, Gabby (Gabrielle), introduced herself, took our drink orders and returned quickly with our drinks. The menu matched the website's menu, and we had a... More 

Thank Richard N
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we got there. sat in the corner. The staff continuously walked past us . No drinks, menus or even a hello for 20 minutes. We got up and left. other times were pretty good

Thank Dennie S
Parksville, Canada
Level Contributor
68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in with my wife for a quick lunch. We both ordered the daily lunch special, which was a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. We waited 45 minutes from time of ordering until our meals were delivered. The sandwich contained a good amount of roast beef, which was tender, but rather tasteless. There was very little cheese, onions or peppers, making... More 

Thank Rogerw303
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here this evening with an old friend to visit and catch up. She'd been a few times but this was my first time being here, and I was very impressed! Our server was charming, friendly, and incredibly attentive. At one point a coin fell out of my purse and he came from behind the bar to pick it up... More 

Thank Madylin D
Vancouver Island
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a small get together after our wedding there. They did an amazing job. In the group there was a very complex variety of requests because of allergies, training programs or diet choices. They went out of their way to make it happen by modifying the menu or special request. The hostess and servers were amazing and everyone enjoyed... More 

Thank sawdusty
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level Contributor
141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joined approx 16 co-workers for dinner. Service was prompt and the food was very good. My steak was overcooked but that is something I run into often. The server offered to order me a replacement. It I was too hungry. This is my second time here and so far they are batting 1,000 ! :)

Thank Moiraine8
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Best meal I have had in along time there were 11 family members didn't hear any complaints Service was awesome

Thank Pat S
Prince Albert, Canada
Level Contributor
55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went in the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch and parked in the back. One of the kitchen staff was taking a break in the back and looked like she had been working long and hard, yet took the time to welcome us and wish us a good meal. The food is capable and well described in the... More 

Thank arewetherenow
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have eaten there 3 times in the past 2 months. The food is excellent. Good portions, well prepared and presented. The managers need proper training. Twice the server has taken the order, only to return 10 minutes later to advice the meal is not available. On the last visit the server returned twice to advise the wine ordered was... More 

Thank carboneraser

Travellers who viewed Simonholt Restaurant also viewed

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Been to Simonholt Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-3338
SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Simonholt Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Simonholt Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?