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Bennett Bay Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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494 Arbutus Dr, British Columbia V0N 2J1, Canada
+1 250-539-3122
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was excellent. The food was perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. Lots of local seafood which was awesome. Nothing to complain about here!!

Thank shirleyap2015
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Mayne Island Resort and dined at the Bennett Bay Bistro many times in the past. Every time has been a great experience with good food,service and of course the incredible setting overlooking the bay. This was the first time we have been over for New Years dinner however and we were a group of 17... More 

Thank Kenny S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had to ask for the candle to be lit. Asked for ice for my 1/2 litre of white wine . . . server thought it was to put IN my wine. The salad bar was fairly sad with the two soups being unidentifiable. There were towels, blankets, and rugs hanging from the sprinkler pipes. The lights were quite bright... More 

Thank Funkeji
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I recently had the misfortune of having a meal at the Bennett Bay Bistro. There are few establishments on the lovely island of Mayne and this restaurant has received numerous positive reviews. I ordered the prime rib and my partner ordered what was called salad nicoise on the menu . I asked for mine medium rare. I received a great... More 

Thank Anonomoose13
Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at the resort for the weekend and made reservations for dinner for Saturday evening. Our party included 2 vegetarians. There were several options for them and they enjoyed their meals (mushroom burger, fennel-apple salad). I had a pasta dish that was very oil and not that enjoyable, but I was the only disappointed one. The salad bar that... More 

Thank akt0782
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The restaruant is part of the hotel when you drive up but it is easy to find. I would recommend making reservations if you are coming at dinner and get a table by the window. The also have an outdoor seating area but it was too cold to sit out there with our 9 month old. They have a good... More 

Parksville, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great food & service! Friendly, lively, busy atmosphere with lovely ocean view- highly recommend reservations!The salad/soup bar that accompanies entrees was super good. We almost filled up on that alone, we both had 2 helpings of delicious soup! The meals were very tasty, generous portions & reasonably priced. All the staff were very friendly & efficient. Only negative is not... More 

Thank Squirrel58
Campbell River
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I had cashew chicken which was well presented & very tasty (I asked for no cilantro) & small but good salad bar. My partner had the pulled pork melt special which he thought very good--fries & coleslaw also good. Our waitress was friendly & helpful. Decent prices. The view of Bennett Bay is typical island with water, trees, birds, etc.... More 

Thank Julie G
Pender Island, Canada
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207 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

On a beautiful September evening, we boated to Bennett Bay, and had a fabulous dinner with friends to go along with the fabulous view. Our choices were Cashew chicken, Tuna Nicoise, Tuna Appetizer and Beef Stir Fry - all very delicisous. The service was friendly and attentive.

Thank LCplus
Richmond, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Fabulous food to go along with the fabulous view. Try the cashew chicken and the homemade lemonade - sticky toffee pudding for dessert!

Thank Lola201601

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Canadian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 Arbutus Dr, British Columbia V0N 2J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Mayne Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-539-3122
  • This restaurant is at Mayne Island Resort

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?