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AU$105 - AU$275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the most extraordinary culinary experience. There were four diners and each one of us loved our food, the pairings, the atmosphere and the service.We all agreed it was the most exceptional meal we'd ever had!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear 359 ginnyc, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening so much and we really appreciate your very kind words. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply excellent from start to finish. Remembering our names throughout was just one of the caring touches that make the whole experience of Pluvios a delight. The 5-coiurse fixed price menu had plenty of choices and all of the food was first rate. Extra care...was taken for the member of our foursome who has significant onion intolerance, and she had no after effects which meant the restaurant had totally addressed her intolerance, even avoiding the onion powder. The meal price as good and the wine pairings, for thiose of us who took this option, were really very good indeed. A totally pleasant and memorable evening in every way,More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Ultissimo, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to share this review. I am happy to hear that you all enjoyed your evening so much. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first trip to Ucluelet and had selected Pluvio's based on rave reviews of previous guests. We were not disappointed. Everything was amazing - the atmosphere, the food, the paired wine and the wonderful team. We were honoured to be offered seats at...the bar where we could watch the team in action. An awesome experience and excellent dining adventure. The room was also very comfortable and included an exciting gourmet breakfast. We highly recommend and will be back. Thank you to Lily, Warren and the team!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Michell, Thank you for joining us for a stay and dinner. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much, and that our team took good care of you. We appreciate you taking the time to share this review. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit to Pluvio. From the very first greeting by the hostess, to the impeccable and outstanding service, not to mention a meal too fabulous to even detail, this restaurant is five *, top notch, 11 out of 10. One person in...our party is super picky and had given pretty detailed instructions at the time of reservation. He commented several times that he has never had such an extensive meal where all of his needs were met and all of it tasted amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maureen, Thank you for joining us again for dinner and a staying with us on this visit. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your evening with us, and that you and your guests were well taken care of by our team. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time we’ve been here and I’d say this is a top 5 restaurant in Canada. My wife and I travel for food and we loved this on our visit back in 2022. I came here with customers in May 2024 and it was every...bit as good. I think it’s the best restaurant in the province. From cocktails, to wine choices and every bite we had, it was just an amazing experience. Service was so good. Worth the drive from Tofino or Vancouver for that matter. We put this up there with the likes of Alo, Mallard cottage and Mon Lapin. Just an absolute treat.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Josho19, Thank you for joining us again for dinner and for taking the time to share this review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience again and we really appreciate your kind words. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like the well-loved story of Goldilocks, everything at Pluvio was just right. The hard-working team of Lily, Warren and crew make their perfect hosting seem effortless. No pretence here, this two-night stay afforded me the best sleep I've had in some time (and not just...because I had no cats waking me at 4 am like at home!). Very clean and comfortable room with a bed like a warm hug. Dining at Pluvio was like having a favourite grandpa telling a bedtime story to you, eagerly anticipating the next chapter. And all this in the beauty of the best west coast of Vancouver Island with biking and hiking trails providing epic views of this rugged landscape.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear orion_TTown, Thank you for joining us for a stay and dinner, and for sharing this very lovely (and almost poetic!) review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and were well taken care of by our team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Pluvio as part of a birthday get away trip to Tofino. Opting for the tasting menu and a couple of the add ons, it was definitely a culinary adventure based on the flavours and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest....Some of the evening’s highlights include: the Humdog, seared scallops, the mushroom amuse bouche, candied salmon, lettuce wraps, wagyu and the cheddar waffle! Our server Katherine was just the right amount of attentive and she was able to help me get a couple of the dishes to-go since I was getting super full by the end. We also loved the general vibe and ambience of the restaurant - making use of lots of wood and natural colors that give an intimate and relaxed vibe. Would definitely come back when visiting Tofino and Ucluelet again!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear awanderingpiggy, Thank you for joining us for dinner to celebrate your birthday and for taking the time to share this review. We are very happy to hear that Katherine and our team took such good care of you and that you enjoyed your evening...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The evening was fabulous. We  both felt it may have been the best dinner evening ever. We are elders, so this says a lot! We ordered the 3 course dinner, but tasty surprises kept appearing. Dishes were presented in an artful and often unique presentation...reflective of the Westcoast.  Every dish was simply delicious. We felt the dining experience was conscientiously orchestrated to create a truly memorable experience for the guests. It succeeded with flying colours. Bravo Warren, Lily and the Pluvio team.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Suzanne, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for your very kind review. We are very happy to hear that you not only enjoyed your evening with us but felt that it may have been one of the best dinners ever! Your feedback...More

Reviewed 8 May 2024

As a Chef who has not only worked under world class Chef’s, as well dined at the very same. This place is truly amazing. It is so very refreshing to know that a place like this exists in this day and age of mediocrity and...un inspired restaurants only looking to gain utter profitability. The Food, exceptional and highly executed. Staff, friendly and knew what they were delivering to guests. Very refreshing seeing Front of House staff engage and deliver. Anna was particularly helpful and very knowledgeable behind the bar. Candied Salmon (ridiculous) Profiterole (Decadent) Oyster (Over the Top) In other words….I will be raving about this meal for awhile. Thank you All for a Very piquant mealMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Dream, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for sharing this lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us so much and that our team took such good care of you. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 7 May 2024

What an incredible dining experience - each part of my meal was absolutely top-notch. The service was excellent. The extra touches along the way made the meal extra special. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear psschoepp, Thank you for joining us for dinner and your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and we appreciate you taking the time to share this review. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 25 April 2024

I’ve eaten at many wonder 5 star restaurants through out my years of travelling to many beautiful place in the world . Pluvio had to be one of the best experiences I’ve had from fantastic service to the most beautiful creative and delicious food. I...can see why they have been voted new best restaurant in Canada glad I don’t have to come to far to experience it again .More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2024

Dear Trish, Thank you for joining us and for your very kind review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and that our team took good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon. All...More

Reviewed 22 April 2024

OUTSTANDING in every way! One of the best food experiences I’ve had in my life. The care and details were so appreciated to make our celebration evening memorable. Our taste buds were excited to try every bite and were not disappointed! Superb.

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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2024

Dear Zozotravels, Thank you for joining us for dinner to celebrate, and for taking the time to share such a lovely review here. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 17 April 2024

I hardly write reviews but this restaurant deserves a 5 stars rating. The chef tasting menu was amazing and delicious. All the dishes were prepared with precision and presented exquisitely and artistically. Staff were very friendly and attentive to every details. We brought our 6...months old granddaughter to the dinner and all the staff were able to serve around us and didn't mind we had to take care of a baby. That was something that impressed me the most. At the end of the night, we had to take the dessert home as baby was fussing. Even though it was already served at our table, they immediately boxed it for us with grace and style. Overall, we were impressed with the restaurant, especially the service. We will definitely go back when we visit Ucluelet.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2024

Dear aktchiu, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to share such a detailed review, we really appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you felt well taken care of by our team and that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

We visited Pluvio for dinner midweek on a holiday to Ucluelet. The whole experience was amazing. The service was friendly, and impeccable. The food was absolutely incredible - we went for the three course menu and all the dishes were beautifully presented and tasted fabulous.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2024

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for taking the time to share this review. We are very happy to hear that our tea took good care of you and that you enjoyed your evening with us. All the best, Lily

Reviewed 5 April 2024

The staff, atmosphere, and of course food, made for a wonderful evening. Highly recommend coming to experience this amazing restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Lily Verney-Downey, Owner at Pluvio restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2024

Dear Michael, Thank you for joining us for dinner and for sharing this lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your evening with us and we appreciate the recommendation! All my best, Lily

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Hi Kathy, There is no formal dress code for the restaurant. We say it is 'smart casual', but it ranges from guests joining us for their elopement and guests coming right from a fishing trip! Lily
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5