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Bistro at Westwood Lake - CLOSED

2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S9, Canada
+1 250-753-2866
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
14 Nov 2016
“"Bistro at Westwood Lake" is no more. It is now "Christina's at the Lake"”
14 Nov 2016
“Absolutely amazing food and service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S9, Canada
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

"Bistro at Westwood Lake" has undergone a metamorphosis! It is now "Christina's at the Lake" with Christina as the excellent Chef. We had a wonderful meal starting with Crab Cake made from very fresh crab! This was followed by roast duck with an exceptional array...More

2  Thank Hayleestees
Reviewed November 14, 2016

The menu items even sounded so good it was hard to choose, but we ended up choosing the salmon with mushroom risotto. Delicious! Others in our group ordered the duck, and found it to be superb as well. Lemon dessert was incredible, service was impeccable!...More

1  Thank Jwedmonton
Reviewed November 8, 2016

My spouse and I have been to this location a number of times in the past. Formally the Bistro at Westwood Lake, they have had some great service and food, but they also have had some rocky times with kitchen change overs. It's now reopened...More

2  Thank Braden W
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Given its location, you have to want to eat at the Bistro in order to go there (actually the location is not bad, it's job a little out of the way). And you want to eat at the Bistro! They use local and organic food...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Our anniversary dinner was disappointing. Over cooked salmon, woody bits of rosemary in the soup, and, although the chicken and risotto were delicious, the bread was cold so because the menu changes every few days, how can I trust you to have enough good food?...More

4  Thank Ea M
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful meal. Every bite was a new experience. I had the chowder and he had the fish tacos. So delicious!!

Thank Swissarmywoman
Reviewed September 30, 2016

The ambience and food was absolutely amazing. This was our first time here and we were absolutely blown away. Surprised there weren't more people. Seemed quite but it was nice. The menu is quite limited but it doesn't matter when the quality of the food...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed September 27, 2016

A wonderful evening looking over the gardens....watching the deer wander the property. Everything was prepared perfectly, filet and chicken for the main courses, celeriac soup a new favorite. The homemade Chai ice cream to die for. Can't wait to go back!

Thank joann102
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Earlier this year I wrote a five-star review of the Bistro at Westwood Lake. Unfortunately my wife and I recently returned to discover that it is under new management and with that new management, the food quality has gone dangerously down hill. In particular, my...More

7  Thank E-Fish99
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lovely location and view. Good food, with good vegetarian/non meat choices. The fish tacos are our favorite! Portion sizes could be a tad more generous but they are adequate. Friendly service.

Thank CedarByTheSeaGirl
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Good for
View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S9, Canada (Formerly Bistro at Westwood Lake)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-2866
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