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Bistro at Westwood Lake - CLOSED

2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S9, Canada
+1 250-753-2866
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (17 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Canadian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S9, Canada
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11 - 20 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nanaimo is not really known as a foodie town. This place has reasonably good food in a pleasant atmosphere and good prices.

Thank johnfromlantzville
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fish Tacos were excellent! Service was very friendly and the location was great. Like that it's right on the lake.

Thank LinkaVanas
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Lunch today was not great! Our meal arrived 40 minutes after our order was taken, the main was very good except for my dry salmon and the cold plates everything was served on. The dessert was not good and certainly was not a trifle. ....More

6  Thank Marygrace A
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Good food if a bit expensive , great view of the lake but make sure to book to get a table on the patio.

Thank gwizzzzz
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We decided to have lunch here and do not regret our decision. Tables with umbrellas looking through the trees to the beautiful Westwood Lake. Two of us had pasta with tomato cream sauce with a poached egg on top. It was delicious. We both loved...More

Thank LRossmann
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Went to the Bistro for the first time after hearing about their wonderful food and menu that changes weekly. What a disappointment! We were promptly seated for our reservation by one of the food runners. It then took the waitress 20 minutes to acknowledge us...More

2  Thank jvpitcher
Breanna M, Manager at Bistro at Westwood Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Hi Jv Pitcher, Thank-you for taking the time to review your first dining experience at the Bistro last Thursday. We are always disappointed to hear when a guest has left disappointed and this is certainly no exception. I apologize for the perceived slow service issues...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Beautiful outdoor patio on peaceful Westwood Lake, scrumptious meals and such lovely staff. We've heard so many great reviews from friends and weren't disappointed. We will definitely be back!

Thank L8680ZYbrendaw
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stopped for lunch on our drive from Victoria to Parksville (two adults, two kids), not realizing this is the restaurant for the tennis club. As a result, we felt and looked out of place The food was fantastic. No complaints there. . The service...More

1  Thank annieKAKL
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I loved this place! Amazing food, amazing ambience, amazing staff. This was my first visit but I will definitely be back. The setting is stunning!

Thank James Q
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I cannot wait to visit Nanaimo again so that we can eat at this restaurant again. The food was absolutely amazing! My in-laws have been going to this restaurant regularly for some time and treated my husband and I and our 2 sons for dinner...More

Thank tia66m
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6S9, Canada (Formerly Bistro at Westwood Lake)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-2866
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