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BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$American,
70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
+1 250-754-6835
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Canadian
$$ - $$$
70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deliciously moreish! My partner had the linguini and that too was lovely. The chowder was creamy and had plenty of seafood. A nice glass of white complimented.

Thank Chrissy19
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was in the hotel we stayed at, we only ate breakfast there but it was good, good portions but I did find it a little pricey. The waitress was charming and very entertaining.

Thank NonaleaB
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited with friends for a night out. Found the restaurant to be really nice. Food was good but the prices are quite high - has to be a really great occasion for us to visit again.

Thank billandwendy
NanaimoResponse, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dorchester Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Dear Biill and Wendy, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us, and hopefully we could welcome you again. We'll implement your feedback for our future improvement. Sincerely, Julie Park General Manager Best Western Dorchester Hotel

Reviewed 28 November 2016

buffet was selection of salads,2 hot meals chicken stir fry,beef/mushroom pasta dish and selection of pastries. excellent meal along with great service.

Thank margaret182016
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Too bad for some of the food as the service was very good and the hamburger was not bad. The seafood chowder was pasty and glue like (sever noticed it also made it easy to return) and the pasta shrimp and pesto was .... Ok,...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I do not know why this is not the highest rated location in Nanaimo to stay. You are right on the waterfront, great rooms, fine dining. The view from the room is wonderful. Simply cross the road to get to the waterfront or trendy places...More

1  Thank Barry E
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Two day visit to Nanaimo, this hotel is right downtown across from the marina walkway.staff were friendly and helpful. As this is an old hotel the rooms are small but have great beds , rooms updated and clean. Close to funky shopping and restaurants.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stayed in the hotel and the restaurant is adjacent to the lobby. Had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The service and food was very good.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Dorchester and breakfast before checking out was the icing on the cake. Our server was super friendly and the service was top notch. My companion had a 1/2 order of Eggs Benedict with fresh fruit and I had...More

Thank orcaland
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I was so jetlagged arriving in this hotel that I could have slept on a wooden floor. Luckily this bed was big and very nice, so I had a great night of sleep. Hotel is clean and staff was nice. There was not so much...More

Thank Jinne O
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Michelle C
5 October 2015|
Response from CapitanVictoria | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle, Contact the Hotel directly ask for the manager....You must have misunderstood my message...I was a guest in the hotel..Good Luck ..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Church St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-754-6835
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Best Western Dorchester Hotel
Deep Blue restaurant is located in the lobby of Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Operating for Breakfast and Dinner. Our menu varies from Fruit Granola Parfait to full American Breakfast for Breakfast hours, and various appetizer menus to Pasta, Fish&Chips, or Steak for Dinner Menu. Don't miss our beautiful picturesque Harbour View!
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