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Bayside Bistro and Lounge

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
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240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
+1 250-248-8333
07:00 - 21:00
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North Saanich
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed dinner and breakfast while staying at the Bayside and enjoyed both meals. Nothing too fancy but it is a great setting, good value along with good service.

Thank W4126UMpeterd
Seattle, Washington
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261 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast was hot and prepared quick, staff made sure we had everything we needed. A bit variety in options would be nice. Instead of French toast, mix it up and add a splash of kahlua into the eggwash. This place it at a "resort" so step up the food a bit. What is on the menu is good, but a... More 

Thank KJ9000
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For an onsite restaurant, it has a breakfast menu with a fair variety of standard breakfast dishes. My eggs were well scrambled. Had 2 fat sausages, along with a good sized helping of well grilled country potatoes and toast. For 10 bucks it was very portion to price appropriate. Server was nice too and left a pitcher of ice water... More 

Thank Cwukitty
Qualicum Beach, BC
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely breakfast of French Toast with an option of a delicious lemon custard topping......yum! Great coffee too. The view is absolutely stunning. My server Debbie was excellent: very friendly, attentive and yet not obtrusive. I had a relaxing meal while enjoying the beautiful view and Debbie made me feel so welcome. Thanks so much, I'll be back!!

Thank Gema28
Parksville, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried making a reservation for eleven for lunch. Front desk was very pleasant, however, once through to the dining room, the female was very rude, curt, and careless on the phone. If locals are spoken to in this manner what about the tourist that flock to our town yearly. She turned away a $300 table ... before tips.

Thank Lisa M
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The setting is beautiful, the decor pleasant. Unfortunately that's where the good things end. The server was aloof and uninterested. The food was awful - I ordered the ribs, which had clearly been prepared by someone with zero culinary ability. Tough, flavourless, and the membrane on the back had only been partially removed making them pretty revolting to eat. The... More 

1 Thank omega_498
Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is a big window with ocean view which is stunning. The food was quite good. Especially the appetizers "coconut prawn tacos". Their fries are really delicious and crisp (I usually don't like fries much myself). Quality of food was worth the price.

Thank whatevernamegosh
Victoria, British Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was very disappointed the last time I ate at the Bayside Bistro. The food arrived lukewarm and the portion was small.

Thank annemarie762
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We give this only an average review noting that the beverages were lovely and the prices were in line, but they did not want to seat us near the window, even though the bistro was empty save for one other couple. He told us he'd have to move us if people came for dinner. Fair enough! Then when we wanted... More 

Thank Hobdeb
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were a large group for a reunion and I can't compliment the staff enough. We had scattered groups for endless breakfasts and had wonderful catered dinners on the patio with our many kids enjoying the adjacent lawn. The staff could not have been more accommodating. The menu is broad enough for different tastes and over several days staying there.

Thank Danielle E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Dogwood St | at Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-8333
Breathtaking ocean view! Casual Dining. Restaurant hours change in the summer, please call us directly in regards to our hours.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?