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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
US$18 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
International, Seafood, Canadian
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent food and sevice. Just outstanding! We highly recommend this restaurant. Great ambience and great location

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed March 28, 2022

Definitely on the expensive side but if you want a fabulous meal cooked to perfection and great service in an intimate and friendly atmosphere then this is the place.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Just made our first visit since living in Oceanside. Heard lots about this little gem in Qualicum Beach and we were not disappointed. Good food and service is excellent… recommend the seafood crepes as a regular menu item, I had the special Sliced leg of...lamb, we were both stuffed. Great drink menu and atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit, make sure to book ahead as they are popular.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 15, 2022

What to say? In a word: fabulous. We shared a crab cakes starter and then moved on to the seafood crepes and seafood pasta specials. Scrumptious. The shrimp and scallops were super fresh and cooked to perfection. The service was calm and attentive. And the...atmosphere relaxed. We were celebrating an anniversary - and these folks helped made it truly memorable occasion.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed December 14, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. Fresh ingrediants used for all beautifully presented dishes. My favourite is the seafood crepes but scoffing bites from others’ dishes delighted my tastebuds aswell on our last visit. Service is personalized and genuine. Atmosphere is calm with a warm ambiance. Plan...ahead. This is a small restaurant with big demand and limited hours.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021

This was our first experience at the Bistro. It couldn’t have gone better. Everything on the menu sounded fabulous, a rare occurrence. From the Caesar salad and crab cakes, to the seafood crepes and Balinese curried prawns, everything was beautifully cooked. The service couldn’t have...been more gracious and welcoming. We’d come every week of we lived in Qualicum.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 20, 2021 via mobile

Really enjoyed our first dinner at the Bistro. We shared the mussels appetizer and we both had the Artic Char dinner special. All very good. Service was excellent. Loved the small Bistro atmosphere. Very comfortable and friendly. Reservations recommended.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

The pork tenderloin was delicious! The ambiance as always cozy and romantic despite COVID precautions with dangling plexiglass panels hanging from the ceiling to separate diners. One hold back though, the ROAST POTATOES which tasted of nothing but the oil they were cooked in. I...tried cutting them open and pushing them around my plate in the Demi glacé thinking that it would impart some flavour to them, no such luck. The potatoes were the ONLY disappointing feature on our plates. We decided that next time we will ask to sub out the potatoes. I understand that in terms of expediency ‘roast’ potatoes might be appealing, but surely scallop potatoes or something else would serve the purpose and compliment the meals being served better than oily ‘roasted’ potatoes.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 2, 2021

All other establishments serving food in the area should visit this little gem to see how it should be done. From reserving to finishing the last superb mouthful this place excels. We felt welcomed, pampered and special. The food was served beautifully presented, hot and...most importantly delicious! Our party of 3 all had the offered special of Saltspring Island mussels, followed by the Steelhead trout. The mussels were just gorgeous, but the trout was simply sublime - the sauce lifted the fish, which be insipid to heights unknown - just inspiring! We cannot wait to return to sample what other miracles this couple can produce! Jerry PMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 28, 2021

Took two weeks to get a reservation but it was worth the wait. Had a great meal, a fine bottle of wine, and the atmosphere was very comfortable. We are already planning our next visit.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Lisa M
September 4, 2018|
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Response from bambujungle | Property representative |
Hi, We are currently closed for holidays, and will re-open on Thursday, Sept. 20th. Hope to see you another time soon!
Lisa M
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Cata1960 | Reviewed this property |
It is advisable to make a reservation especially if you have a larger group 5-6+. A couple or 3 ppl can usually walk-in without a problem but to be certain, for your special evening, call to make a reservation.
January 23, 2015|
Response from bambujungle | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Yes, we certainly do have gluten free items on both our lunch and dinner menus. A few examples: Lunch menu: Bistro Mixed Greens with Curried Tuna Salad, Caesar or Green Salad with Lois Lake... More
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Bistro 694 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5