Set by the Salish sea, Thatch Pub and Restaurant is where you can feast on a fine meal while taking in fine views of the horizon. This charming waterfront resto-bar is a great spot for a leisurely meal and a few round of drinks, after a busy day. Take a seat within its cozy interiors, or opt to sit on the porch and feast on savory bites as a refreshing breeze blows through your hair. Favorites here include the signature seared salmon and oyster platter, while the burgers, pie and classic fish and chips are also worth a try.
Sea Breeze Dining Restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience, surrounded by a blanket of lush green trees and lawns. The perfect spot for a casual meal or even a romantic date, this restaurants guarantees an intimate yet enjoyable experience. Seat yourself at its charming indoor area, or if the weather permits, the lawns are a better spot to sit back and treat yourself to a variety of tantalizing dishes. The food served here is crafted from the freshest ingredients possible, and is infused with the spirit of the island.
Enjoy a range of barbecued delights at Smoking George’s BBQ. Beef Brisket Sandwich, Smoked Mozza Sticks and Fresh Corn Tortilla Chips are just some of the dishes you can call for at this join. Besides the hearty BBQ dishes, the restaurant also offers a lighter of soups and salads for those who don't want to go overboard with the food. Pair the food with some of their spicy homemade sauce or call for wines and locally brewed beers to balance the savory flavors. If you are in the mood for a feast, then a meal at Smoking George’s BBQ is what you need.
If you have yen for Japanese cuisine and sushi, then Nori Japanese Restaurant is worth a visit. Their inventive cuisine is an ode to Japanese food and local produce. The result is a unique culinary journey. Savor their dishes like Agedashi Tofu, Kakuni Chashu and Tuna Karrage. Try the omakase (chef's specials). All of their sushi and sashimi are delightful and showcase the chef's flair in this type of cuisine. Beautiful presentations and distinct flavors are the highlights of this eatery. Complement your meal with sake, shochu or premium wines.
A famed neighborhood watering hole, Fanny Bay Inn is a great place to enjoy a round of drinks with friends. This old school is the perfect place to stop by for an enjoyable drinking session, and a scrumptious snack, after a busy working day. Its well-stocked bar boasts an impressive collection of imported spirits and bottled beers, as well as a selection of local brews and innovative mixed drinks. Along with its drinks the pub is also known for its scrumptious food, serving a host of delectable seafood dishes. Do-try their legendary oyster and shrimp platter, while the salmon burger and seafood chowder are also worth a shot.
Simonholt Restaurant in Nanaimo is one the best places in the city to dine while listening to soothing jazz music. The interiors are classy, featuring an elevated area where live performances take place. The restaurant has separate menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, tea and kids offering endless choices for guests. Specialties include the Hunter Chicken, Angus Top Sirloin, Simonholt Hash and the Vanilla Creme Brulee. The bar serves some amazing cocktails which go amazingly well with appetizers.
Operating five days a week in Parksville, Bread and Honey Food Co serves food with locally produced and seasonal ingredients. Set up in a very simple and relaxed space, this restaurant serves traditional breakfast, with eggs, bacon, sausages and much more on the menu. The brunch on Saturday and Sunday includes favorites like Classic Benedict, Black Pudding, sockeye Salmon, Pork Shoulder and Croque Madame. Beverages like House White and Red Wine, Brews and Cocktails are there to complete your brunch on weekends. This easy-breezy place is fitting to enjoy a wholehearted meal without a pinch in the pocket.