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Simonholt Restaurant

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6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
+1 250-933-3338
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Parksville, Canada
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Went here and it was great! The service was very friendly and the food was really good! I definitely recommend the French toast. Over all great restaurant!

Thank meadowac
Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Fettuccini prima Vera was to die for. Extremely disappointing, as this was one of the best dishes in town. Will not return

Thank NanaimoReviewss
Marilyn_Holt, Guest Relations Manager at Simonholt Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry we took your favourite dish off the menu but we have several new pasta additions that are delicious. If you are a vegetarian we are more than willing to accommodate you. Did you ask your server to ask the chef to make you the Prima Vera? I just asked the Chef and he said it would be... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had our staff Christmas party here for the second year in a row because of the excellent food. Everything was cooked to perfection: the veggies were tender-crisp, the salmon wasn't overdone, the prime rib was mouth watering... They have a "scratch kitchen" which is great for a restaurant of this size, and their menu has something for everyone. There's... More 

1 Thank Nick S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friendly staff! Great food! Extensive bar and scotch offerings! What more is there to want? I've always found the service at Simonholt to be friendly and prompt. There is always a smiling face at the door and a drink on the table. I'm really excited about the new menu. Lots of variety.

Thank Scott F
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ill start by saying we were warned that a lot of customers had arrived at the same time and it might take a little longer than normal to get our food. That said the restaurant was not that full and front house seemed to be adequately staffed. It took almost 10 minutes before our initial drink order was taken. Once... More 

Thank tonywoodmaybe
Vancouver Island, Canada
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207 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant on a Saturday early evening after not being able to get in to two other full restaurants in the area. The place was 70% empty and lacking in atmosphere. Our server was friendly but there were other staff members, all female, who were dressed inappropriately for a restaurant. I really don't understand why restaurant owners... More 

1 Thank islandholidaymaker
Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Went for our anniversary as was taking too long to seat at our first choice. So Simon holt was empty Not a lot of atmosphere. They served us promptly. And brought our food quickly. Waitress friendly but food was very plain overpriced And the place is little more that an overpriced cafe . So disappointing as quite pricey! Had great... More 

Thank Pioneernana
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Simonholt this evening for dinner and had another wonderful meal. The overall experience was as outstanding as it usually is. Truly a nice atmosphere and prompt and helpful staff. Overall a 10 out of 10!

Thank Dave B
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A great place. Excellent wait staff. There was a medic issue in the kitchen and the staff kept us apprised of the time on our orders. We had the truffle oil fries appy. Outstanding. All dishes were incredible.

Thank Blaine M
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This was my first visit to Simonholt but knowing that they have had performers like PJ Perry entertain, I went with great expectations assuming that this would be similar "class act", the experience was far from it. I booked for supper to start our New Years Eve celebrations. Upon arriving we were issued both the menu and their "specials", however... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21
Bar, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6582 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-933-3338
SIMONHOLT is a family friendly Nanaimo destination that features a diverse menu based on the refined palette of Chef Aaron Mayor priding itself on a 'mainly from scratch' kitchen. We offer an extensive wine selection of both red and white by the glass, a fully stocked bar and first class service. We have 3 patios including a rooftop deck with beautiful ocean and mountain views. We frequently host live music from both travelling and local Vancouver Island artists. Please check our website for upcoming shows. SIMONHOLT is locally operated and has been ranked in the top 3 best overall restaurants for 4 years and best patio restaurant in Nanaimo . We are located in the North Nanaimo commercial core and are neighbors to Woodgrove Center and Costco. SIMONHOLT is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the mild west coast weather.

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