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The Pier Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Bar
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2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-655-4995
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the ambience and friendly service on a windy, rainy seaside day, but the lunch was not quite as good as we had hoped. My partner's fish and chips was very overcooked, dry and tasteless. I fared better with a warm prawn, artichoke-heart and spinach dish which was delicious, served with warm pita bread. However, it was served in... More 

Thank Don N
Victoria, Canada
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch twice here and both times the food was excellent and food was delivered super fast. The interior of the restaurant is ocean setting, so perfect with the view. My girlfriend and I ordered the 2 piece halibut and chips and asked to share it. It was delivered on 2 plates each receiving lots of fries. My... More 

Thank A-847
Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portion of excellent Halibut and Mediocre Chips. I suggested fewer chips of better quality as ours were soft and greasy and hope the owner gets the message. Nice location at the end of the Sidney Pier. Inside a bit cramped and noisy but we will still return.

Thank Hot_Tours
Hungerford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was frankly very poor. The crab cakes that I ordered arrived on a heap of salad leaves, which was emptied out of a ready packet, with no tomatoes or cucumber and no dressing.

Thank olivedickson
Vancouver Island, Canada
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Honestly i couldn't say enough bad things about this place. This is exactly what you don't want to experience in a restaurant. I knew I eat in for something rough when i asked if the "kitchen recommended" crab cakes were made in house, and they said no. Right as a giant delivery of Cisco came in the door. I won't... More 

Thank Freedomless
Steinbach, Manitoba
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The small restaurant is located at the end of the pier in Sidney. It has lots of character being finished as a log cabin inside. It was cold inside in December but would be quite delightful in a warmer season. Food choices include several fish dishes - the crab cakes were the best I ever tasted! This is a cozy... More 

Thank sylvia N
Red Deer, AB
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small restaurant on the pier. It was good views of the water. The sea food was very good. Was so good we ate there twice in our week in Sidney.

Thank Travellers5710
Sidney, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

the view and atmosphere were only serpassed be the excellent service and great food. Both my wife and I were delighted by the homey feeling and comfort of the bistro. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for a casual meal.

Thank dmpett
Chehalis, Washington
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Small little place on the end of the pier. Excellent fish and chips and a wonderful seafood lasagna. Could use a better heater. Would defiantly go again

Thank BobJToledoWA
Sidney, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had a gift certificate so went for a weekday breakfast. Had the crab-cake benny and the Mrs had an omelet with sausage. Both very well prepared and were hot like right out of the oven. Server was super friendly. Venue is small so not a lot of seating but Excellent value and a Great view

Thank Ted W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-655-4995

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?