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“Superb - three nights in a row”

Norwoods Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$74
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nanaimo, Canada
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2 reviews
“Superb - three nights in a row”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Dining out is a very individual experience: “One man’s meat is another man’s poison” says it all. However, if you are looking for the freshest local ingredients simply prepared and eloquently served, you really can’t do better than Norwood’s Restaurant in Ucluelet, BC. Watching owner/chef Richard Norwood working with his sous chef Phillipe Mallette from the proximity of the “chef’s table” is as entertaining and exciting as a front row seat at a jazz concert. These two have obviously been close collaborators for many years and their results are outstanding. We recently spent three evenings in their company (together with their capable house staff) and were more than completely satisfied. Reservations are strongly recommended and be sure to ask for the table near the preparation area for a real treat. We sampled their “catch of the day”, the rack of lamb and several appetizers and found all consistently excellent. A wine list emphasizing BC wines is comprehensive and excellent in quality. This restaurant would be highly regarded in the largest metropolitan centre.

  • Visited February 2012
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Gibsons, Canada
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

From the outside Norwood's is somewhat nondescript, but once inside the ambiance is great - we enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience there - music, food, service & decor. Meals are on the pricier side but inline with what one would expect to pay at any other upscale dining establishment. We appreciated the wine pairing suggestions in the menu and the option of ordering half glasses.

Visited February 2012
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Grande Cache, Canada
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Great menu and a very memorable Valentine's Day meal!

Visited February 2012
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Ucluelet, Canada
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9 reviews
“a gem”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

This place has excellent food . The chef has a very creative menu. Seafood is divine.

  • Visited December 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent meal!”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

The food is excellent at Norwood's and not something that one would expect to find in Ucluelet. The scallop appetizer was one of the best that we've had, albeit a bit pricey for the amount that is served. For dinner we had the specials and wine pairings were offerred and right on the money. We'd for sure go back to splurge again but hopefully we'd get a different table as we were crammed in the corner facing the walls last time.

  • Visited January 2012
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