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Simonholt Food and Drink

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6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
250-933-3338
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to sit and eat.

Friendly staff. The food is very good. The bar drinks were also good. The staff is very welcoming and talkative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Katrina F
via mobile
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant. We met a couple here for lunch. This was the first time we met here for lunch. The prices were so high that we all ordered the special for lunch. Naturally you would expect the prices to be higher but they were dinner prices that didn't make sense for lunch. This left us cold. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. The food is very good. The bar drinks were also good. The staff is very welcoming and talkative.

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Thank Katrina F
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Just had lunch here , so good ! Have the fish tacos , then call me .my son loves the chicken wings and I agree they are great

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Thank gary b
Nanaimo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The restaurant is not too big which is great and the tables and booths are not crammed too close. The food is excellent and varied. The spinach salad and seafood chowder are the best I have eaten anywhere. The service is friendly and very good without being too "in your face". Watch for the sign at the entrance to the... More 

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Thank Lynda P
Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We've been to Simon Holt for lunch quite a few times, but decided to go for an early New Year's eve dinner with friends. 3 of us tried the pumpkin crusted brie appetizer - really tasty. I had the special snapper roulade, it was good and our friends enjoyed their prime rib & stuffed chicken too. Unfortunately, my husband didn't... More 

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Thank Roning50
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had four couples for a birthday brunch on Sunday. The restaurant was not very busy so we had great service and we each had something different and not one complaint about any of the meals. Food was very good and hot when it arrived. Definitely will be back.

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Thank larryjude
Parksville, Canada
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Don't know why we hadn't tried this restaurant before, but I'm glad I have now! Not in a crowded area of Nanaimo and has plenty of large parking spaces. First impressions were that it is a very nice building, immaculately clean, has a very large bar with seating at the bar, which is a nice feature. We were very pleasantly... More 

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Thank Jim S
Nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I have been to Simon Holt many times since they have been open but had not been there in a while, so we decided to check it out with friends a couple weeks ago. The other couple had eaten there once before and decided they didn't like it - which surprised me greatly - but they were game to try... More 

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Thank JandBNanaimo
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have been going to Simonholt restaurant when in Nanaimo since they opened and it was first suggested I'd like it there. I have never been unimpressed. Once noticeable thing to me which speaks a lot is that I don't see a high turnaround of staff. I recognize some of the same faces there year after year. When you have... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and reasonable prices. My first Creme brûlée and it was definitely not a disappointment. I will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6582 Applecross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-933-3338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?