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US$18 - US$27
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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 May 10, 2021

The Mother’s Day Take and Bake was a new experience for us - and a total success. My husband and I loved every single dish. The pea soup was truly exceptional and everything that followed was put together with care and thoughtful touches. The baking...directions were clear and easy to follow. It all made for a delicious, chef inspired meal enjoyed in our home. We already look forward to their next Take and Bake.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 24, 2021

By far the very best restaurant in Qualicum Beach. The food is exquisite, the ambiance mellow and softly lit, making for a most delightful dining experience. It is especially enjoyable due to the owners personally attending to the serving and cuisine. It is an experience...not to be missed. The Bistro 'SHINES' !More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

We had take out for 4 people and it was great. Meals arrived hot and fresh. Meals were carefully packaged and good containers for transportation.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020

We are so fortunate to have this little GEM in our town. Although all our restaurants have done a fabulous job of dealing with great cuisine during such a difficult time, our favourite is still this quaint Bistro. I applaud the haute cuisine and excellent...service in an safe environment, while retaining it's charm and warmth. Please support all our local restauranteurs, I will, but am always thrilled to return to Bistro 694 for a special evening.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 29, 2020

One of us had a birthday yesterday and we topped it off with a wonderful dinner at 694! We were a little tentative about going out in covid times but we had no issues. The tables are well spaced and have a plexi sheet between...them. We were comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Oh, and by the way the meals were fantastic! Service was excellent. I would love to go back!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020

It is our last night in the Island with our aunt ,so we all were out for family dinner at the Bistro 694 , ,it is a small town ,every body know each another , my aunt know the owner very well , (Husband and...wife team ,they are semi retire ,, they are not here for the money ,they have the passion for cooking and with people ,that' why they only opening few evening ,reservation must , due to the Covid 19 ,social distancing guideline well follow , only operating 50% capacity, ,we all free comfortable and relax ,decor is very cozy ,menu planning excellent , lot to choice ,their concept is quality over quantity ,fresh ingredients ,every dishes is so high caliber also prepared with absolute T.L.C . ,my curry prawn very delicious not too spicy ,crab cake is wonderful baked ,butter chicken amazing well balance of flavour ,if you around the area ,must come in try it out ,you will amazing the quality of the food ,family enjoyed the dinner and evening .thank you for lovely time with my aunt .More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020

While the pandemic has created so many challenges for us all, I’m happy to say that Bistro 694 has surmounted them. With excellent Covid protocol in place, while the ambience has suffered slightly from the new regime of bare tables and limited spaces, both the...food and the service are still a 10 here! Nancy is as charming and upbeat as always and Tony is still producing some of the best food offerings on Vancouver Island. Celebrating an overdue anniversary, my husband and I felt completely comfortable eating indoors at 694, with the tables well spaced, the French doors open for airflow, the staff sporting chic face shields and hand sanitizer available upon arrival! We both opted for the daily special for our first course; fabulously fresh, large mussels steamed in a savoury white wine broth with sweet summer cherry tomatoes. He then had the justifiably famous Seafood Crêpe, while I opted for the daily special entrée of Arctic Char topped with two succulent prawns. As always, the reliable consistency of the offerings here did not disappoint. The delicate fillet of Char was perfectly moist and suffused with the most delectable herb-flecked buttery sauce. A treat for both the eye and the tastebuds, both entrées were beautifully plated as well. One of the things we love about 694 is their knowledge of perfect wine and food pairings, and how they optimize a well-priced wine list with many excellent BC Okanagan wines to complement their excellent menu choices. This has become our #1, go-to choice for fine dining and we look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 10, 2020

Fantastic little spot, have been here about 4-5 times now, incl once for take-out back in March when Covid first hit... Tony and Nancy are great hosts, and the food is absolutely outstanding. This time I had the Beef Bourguignon and my wife, the Seafood...Crepes, both highly recommended. I can recommend the Butter Chicken as well. And try the Warm Apple Galette for dessert!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 22, 2020

My wife and I had reservations here, but they were cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic, however Bistro694 was offering take out instead, and we took advantage! Great service when picking up, and the take-out menu was quite varied. We had the seafood crepes, and...the butter chicken - both amazing, no surprise there! We'll be back!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

We were a group of four, having reserved on a Friday night at 7 (no earlier available.) Our table was ready, and our server quickly seated us...the ladies on a long pew with cushions. The two of us kept sliding off! We all thought the...venue was chilly, and the ladies kept coats on. We ordered drinks which came in a timely manner- food was much, much slower. I guess one could say it was worth waiting for (food was hot and excellent- scallops, pork, chicken- all great) but by 8 we we were almost past being hungry. This is a small restaurant, and even though not at capacity that night, it was quite noisy. Not sure if we will return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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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