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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 21-07-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-07-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Pluvio restaurant and rooms is a unique experience celebrating the best local products and natural elements of Ucluelet, Tofino and Vancouver Island. Chef Warren Barr offers creative and inspired cuisine, served by Lily Verney-Downey and the Pluvio team. The small restaurant and open kitchen allow for personal and refined service in an environment inspired by our surroundings. Spend a night or two in our four room boutique hotel located beside our kitchen garden, for a truly exceptional Ucluelet getaway.
PRICE RANGE
US$62 - US$79
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Celebrating our 25th on our last night in Ucluelet. What a treat! Every course was on point an orchestra of flavours coming together in perfect harmony. Service was excellent. No question an exceptional experience!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Adventure310910, Thank you for joining us to celebrate your milestone anniversary! We are very happy that the team took good care of you and that you enjoyed your dinner and anniversary celebration with us. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have posted, this is much more than just a meal at a restaurant - it is an experience! We chose the 3 course meal and appreciated the portion size, pacing, and choices that were offered. We loved sitting at the bar, the warm...welcome and service by both Chloe and Kate, and just the overall feel of this place. NOT pretentious in the least bit but truly beautiful food suitable for the foodiest of foodies (me) with some real fun thrown in!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HKCunli, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very happy to hear that Chloe, Kate and the rest of the team took such good care of you and that you enjoyed your evening...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a full experience! All the way from the friendliness and professionalism of the staff to the taste and presentation of the food. The bar offers a selection of mixed drinks as well as a large selection of wines that include local selections....You need a reservation for they have 2 hour seating time blocks that book rather quickly. You choose between a 3 course or 6 course meal. I had the 3 course which includes a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. I also had a taste board and homemade bread with homemade butter. Everything is made fresh in their kitchen with herbs grown on site and locally caught fish. I’ll be posting photos of the food so you can see the beautiful & unique selections I had. It was also my birthday and they surprised me with a chilled wooden tray that had seashells in it with a hidden homemade truffle that I got to search for. Very unique & different but again something that touched all your senses. It is pricey but worth every penny. Thank you Lily!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JeanieKK, Thank you for joining us to celebrate your birthday. We are very happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small place with very friend;y and knowledgeable staff. The open kitchen provides a lot of entertainment if you are seated near by. We ordered the 5 course chefs menu with the wine pairing. We were set to our WOWS on every course. Not...just the food but the wine pairings were completely on point. We never felt rushed, even though we had the 9PM sitting. The staff were very attentive but not to intrusive. We are definitely going back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ashley W, Thank you for joining us for a tasting menu and wine pairings. We are very happy to hear that you felt well taken care of by our team, enjoyed your experience with us and didn't feel rushed. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time here. We were blown away by the friendly staff- special marks for Danny & Chloe. And the fabulous food. I enjoyed the tasting meal while my husband went a la carte. The presentation was incredible and SO creative, Cant say enough about...the food. The Humdog was fun. This is now my favourite restaurant. Can’t wait for my next visit!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MrsMac41, Thank you so much for joining and for your kind words about our team. We are so glad that Chloe and Danni took such good care of you, and that you enjoyed your meal with us. We feel honoured to be your favourite...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the chef's tasting menu and it was incredible. The service was excellent, and the cocktails were delicious.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Emma H, Thank you for joining us for the tasting menu. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner and cocktails, and that the team took good care of you. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurants which take young diners seriously have always impressed me. My experience dinning with my family at Pluvio — my son, daughter-in-law & two grandchildren, nine & 13 —in Ucluelet — the ocean village on Canada’s West Coast — showed Pluvio was one such restaurant....Now Pluvio has a special three-course menu for those 12& under, ending with the sublime sticky toffee pudding. Pluvio — well-known for its adventurous culinary endeavors; its commitment to the local; creative decor and linguistic turns — does not just call it the “Kids Menu” but rather a menu for “Little Pluviophiles “ indicating with that they see children as important guests. It starts with a cheese waffle dish, has a choice of short ribs or a scallop dish, as the main,& then that glorious ending of sticky toffee, a favourite from childhood well into adulthood. It is 40$ for the trio. Pluvio has a three-course menu for adults at 85$ — with many choices in each category of “beginning”, “middle” & ending. It also offers a five-course menu for 160$ with wine pairings, & 105$ for just the food. It has a good wine, beer & cocktail list. Pluvio is owned by a husband & wife team, with Warren in the kitchen & Lily at the front end. Reservations are key to getting in to experience this wonderful combination of great food, exceptional service & wonderful surroundings. It is open daily from 5:30 pm to 9pm. It also has a few rooms attached, which, too, have a booking system. I took my very young son to what was then, arguably, the best Italian restaurant in Cape Town, located in the ocean neighborhood of Sea Point. Its owner/chef Poggi, a culinary legend, & who gave his name to the restaurant, came out of the kitchen to serve the Spaghetti Bolognese my son had ordered — & then proceeded to show him the perfect Italian way to eat those tricky, long Italian noodles. After that great eating experience, given with care & respect, my son remains a big fan of Spaghetti Bolognese. Like anything, talents & abilities need to be nurtured early. Educating children’s palates is a noble endeavor. Posted by S FullerMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear S, Thank you for your detailed review, we are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your dinner with us. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our experience at Pluvio! It's intimate and the food was outstanding. We even made a few small off menu requests that were met with exuberance by the team. I have some food allergies as well and this was no problem at all....5/5 stars! We cannot wait to go back again!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Leah T, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening and felt well taken care of by our team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks guys! Always amazing flavours, lovely service, sourced quality food and all your hard work that goes into every meal is appreciated and savoured. A true gem and the best restaurant on the Island.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rdnormanfamily, Thank you for joining us again to celebrate! It was a pleasure to welcome you for dinner and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tasting menu with wine pairing was outstanding. We were given little extras--beautifully presented "snacks" before the first course, and a very fun and delicious "treasure hunt" at the end. The entire experience was so imaginative and carefully thought out. Each presentation was unique, whimsical,...and ultimately nothing sort of sensual. The pairings were perfect. The food was delicious. I can't say enough about Pluvio. Go as soon as you can, book well in advance, and have the tasting menu with pairings. Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey are on their way up.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pluvio_restaurant_and_rooms, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear franklin1963, Thank you for joining us and for such a lovely recommendation. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Lily

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Pluvio restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5